Following the annual general meeting on June 17 2020, the Board of Directors has appointed Cedric Abriat as new chairman of AFAIA. Cedric succeeds Benoît Planques after his mandate. Cedric Abriat has occupied the position of First Vice President of AFAIA since 2017.
In the current Covid-19 crisis, the European growing media sector is doing its outmost to ensure continuity of movements of goods in the supply chain for professional horticulture as well as in the gardening and landscaping sector. Growing Media Europe calls on national governments in the Member States to keep the retail sector for gardening open.
On 1 January 2018, former Vice Chairman Stefaan Vandaele officially took over the chairmanship of Growing Media Europe. He has the ambition to bring the European growing media sector to the next level.