Union Fleurs was founded in 1959 in Brussels as an international umbrella organisation for national associations and companies active in the floricultural trade.
Its main purpose is to represent and promote the interests of traders of cut flowers, cut foliage and pot plants.
Union Fleurs has nowadays members in 20 countries worldwide, gathering over 3.000 companies involved in the import, export, wholesale and distribution of cut flowers and pot plants.
Membership accounts for 80% of the total value of worldwide trade of cut flowers and pot plants. All the major players in the floricultural trade are represented in the organisation.
More specifically, Union Fleurs actively pursues the following objectives:
The Union Fleurs Board of Directors was most recently elected at the Union Fleurs General Assembly in November 2020 for the period 2020-2022 and is composed of:
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The General Assembly is the supreme body of Union Fleurs and is composed of the delegates of Union Fleurs full members. It meets once a year and has full powers for:
The Board of Directors consists of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary General, the Chairmen of the Committees and the Relationship Manager.
Directors are elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years, except for the Secretary General who is elected for a term of three years. The Board of Director has full competencies in terms of management and administration, subject to the powers of the General Assembly.
The day-to-day management of the Union Fleurs office is delegated to the Secretary General.
The Committees are appointed by the General Assembly, which also elects the Chairperson and defines their tasks and responsibilities.
Emerging or specific issues can be tackled through ad hoc working groups established by the General Assembly.