The 13th Interflora World Cup will take place in Shanghai this year from March 26-28. The venue for the competition will be the beautiful Oriental Riverside Hotel.
Representing Great Britain is talented florist Neil Whittaker of The Design Element in Irlam, Manchester…..
This is the first time the World Cup has been held in China. It provides the opportunity for some of the world’s top designers to present themselves to a global audience. The 2010 event is set to be one of the most challenging and thrilling and the preliminary rounds and final are all open for public viewing.
With 20 countries taking part, the competitors first have to go through a series of preliminary rounds over the first two days. These include:
- An exhibit of the designer’s choice on the theme ‘Flowers on the Orient’
- A table setting entitled ‘Green tea for two’
- A bridal bouquet on the theme ‘Oriental Petal’
- And a host’s choice – ‘Surprise Item’
The top 10 florists will go through to the final and will have to use two surprise items in a design, which will form a unique floral fashion show.
This is going to be one of the most exciting World Cup events. With Neil Whittaker’s talent and artistic flair he may be able to become the fourth British world champion.
Neil has already competed successfully in a number of competitions. A few of his many awards include:
- BFA Florist of the year
- Interflora Florist of the Year
- And RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year and gold medal winner
He also came third in the Europa Cup, gaining the highest score ever to be achieved by a British competitor.
To find out more about Neil take a look at the video below.
To view some of the fabulous designs created by Interflora florists at the Interflora World Cup Selection Trials 2010 watch the video below! There are some truly talented Interflora florists out there and this is only a taster of what’s to come in March 2010!
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