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Details Flowers Software at the Interflora World Cup 2023


Interflora World Cup Competitors

The Interflora World Cup is among the world's most prestigious floral design competitions. Florists from all corners of the globe participate in this competition, displaying their unique skills and boundless creativity. This event occurs once every four years, and we were honoured to be a sponsor and attend this year's Interflora World Cup. Here is a recap of our experience.


Our CEO, Corrine, and her husband, Greg, travelled to the UK to experience this event representing Details. The event took place in Manchester's Central Convention Centre, a venue known for hosting grand exhibitions and events. The spacious halls provided the perfect canvas for the floral installations. Each corner of the venue bloomed with creativity. We had the pleasure of sponsoring and aiding in the planning process of this event. It was incredible to see all the designs come to life created by the talented design team. Working with Karen Barnes and the Interflora team was such a joy.


Images of the venue

Images: International Manchester Central Convention Centre (location of the 2023 Interflora World Cup); Corrine Heck with Karen Barnes


As a sponsor, we held a private VIP Cocktail Hour on Thursday, 7th September, after the day's events. The evening was filled with laughter, fun conversations, and love for all things floral. It was great to see old friends and new connections being made. We enjoyed hosting the get-together and made so many lasting relationships.

Snaps from the Interflora World Cup

Images: Greg and Corrine Heck with Interflora contestants (top left); Greg and Corrine (top middle); Corrine with Per Benjamin and Hannah Jackson (top right); Julie Reed with Corrine (bottom left); Corrine with Lea Romanowski and Katrina Skyback Doyle (bottom middle); Greg Heck with Karen Barnes, Rhys Hughes, and Nick Priest (bottom right)


The theme of 2023 revolved around "our natural world," urging designers to focus on sustainability and utilising natural materials. Each florist was allocated a specific time frame to complete their creations. The many tasks included A Rainforest Canopy, A Bee-utiful Tribe, Watery Wonders, A Heavenly Wedding, Meadow Melody, and The Big One. Their works were evaluated based on various criteria, including creativity, technique, sustainability, originality, and the skillful use of colour.


Competitors at work

The 2023 Interflora World Cup Champion was finally announced as Nicolaus Peters from Germany. While the winner received well-deserved recognition, every competitor showcased their extraordinary talent and commitment to the art of floristry. The 2023 Interflora World Cup was not just a competition but a grand celebration of floral artistry. If you want to learn about the participating contestants, read this blog.


Interflora World Cup competitors

Images: Nicolaus Peters (First place winner of the 2023 Interflora World Cup), Corrine Heck with Jenny Thomasson


The Interflora UK World Cup went beyond being a competition platform; it is a centre of education and inspiration for seasoned professionals and passionate enthusiasts alike. Throughout the event, attendees were invited to engage in educational workshops guided by celebrated floral designers, offering valuable insights into the latest techniques and trends.


Snaps from the Interflora World Cup

Images: Corrine Heck with Deborah de la Flor (top right); Corrine with Katrina Skybak Doyle of Cloud Hill Flowers (top middle); Karen and Regine of Thursd. (top right); Greg with Monica Patricia Garcia Villegas, Kristina Rimiene, Lea Romanowski, and Yoli Laguerre (bottom left); Corrine with Lottie McKinnon (middle bottom); Corrine with Yoli LaGuerre and Kristina Rimiene (bottom right)


One of the most captivating aspects of the Interflora UK World Cup was the chance for floral artists to connect with professionals from around the globe. We connected with so many companies worldwide, from Europe to India. Thanks to this event, we can create even more connections in the future.


World cup images

Images: Corrine Heck with Nikki Meader and Kate Whelan (top left); Corrine and Greg Heck with JP of Wellington's Florists (top middle); Corrine with Rhys Hughes, Interflora president UK & Ireland (top right); Corrine with Alejandro Figueira (bottom left); Corrine and Greg Heck with Alex Choi (top middle); Corrine with Tomas De Bruyne


Supporting sustainability was really important to all of the designers and organisers of the event. The remaining flowers from the event were sold, with all proceeds benefiting St. Anne's Hospice. The Confetti Club carefully collected the surplus blooms and used them to create biodegradable confetti.


We want to thank Nick Priest, Karen Barnes, Nicole Moore and the whole Interflora Team for putting this event together. It was truly unforgettable and a milestone for us at Details. We cannot wait till the next World Cup!


 
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Launched in 2015, Details Flowers Software is a platform designed specifically for florists and event designers to manage their business operations efficiently. The world's best designers grow their bottom line through professional contracts and confident pricing with Details all-in-one florist platform.




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