HTA horticulture head Raoul Curtis-Machin said:
“We are delighted that Theresa May accepted China’s invitation for the UK to participate at the Beijing Expo 2019. It’s a great opportunity for UK horticulture to promote itself on the global stage. With our world-leading designers and landscapers we can create a fantastic platform for UK industries to market themselves in what will be the first big international trade event after we leave the EU.
“The Beijing Expo will be the biggest horticultural Expo the world has ever seen and we have been lobbying Defra to accept the invitation through the Ornamental Roundtable Group and many other avenues.”
HTA chairman Chris Pateman said:
“It’s good to be able to point to the Prime Minister’s decision to sign us up to participating at the Beijing Garden Expo as a result of HTA’s lobbying efforts. Beijing is going to be the UK’s first international trade set-piece event once the Brexit deadline’s passed. So it’s really pleasing that all that international news media attention will be focused on garden tourism and the horticultural industry.”
This post was written by: HortWeek