Throughout the year the BFA organises and participates in a number of events. These events are both consumer facing events where we promote our skilled profession, florists and the BFA. Also industry based events like BFA FleurEx and Visions.
The BFA leads the way for floristry at all the UK’s major flower shows, bringing the very best of floral artistry to the attention of the visiting public and the world’s media.
BFA Vision is our annual spring trade conference with an engaging programme of inspirational speakers and business workshops on essential commercial topics to re-energise your business mind! Open to all trade florists, growers, tutors and suppliers whether a BFA member or not. Each year we will have a stellar line up of speakers on all the topics that affect florists and their business .
BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD LIVE
The BFA is delighted to have teamed up with BBC Gardeners’ World Live where we bring an exciting mix of live demonstrations along with the BFA Shop and professional floristry competitions to some of the 95k visitors attending the show at the NEC. Thousands are attracted to view designs made by our professional florists – a fantastic way to highlight Floristry and the professionalism of our industry.
BFA EUROPEAN FLORISTRY SCHOOL
Once every two years, Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire hosts a sell-out 3 days of floristry experience where those attending are taught by three of the best designers in the world. New concepts, techniques and a range of designs are introduced before breathtaking designs are created. This is typically held in Mid August. They have taken place in 2015, 2017, 2019.
FleurEx is the BFA’s annual show typically held in October. Now the only floristry trade show in the whole of the UK, BFA FleurEx offers rich and varied content over the course of a single weekend. Hundreds of florists flock to FleurEx to visit trade exhibitors’ stands, , watch floristry demonstrations, attend floristry masterclassess and to take part in floristry competitions.
BFA INDUSTRY AWARDS
Presented at the Gala Night celebrations during FleurEx, the coveted annual BFA Industry Awards are voted for by florists over the course of the year. Categories include Flower Wholesaler, Florist Newcomer, Florist Website, Floristry Tutor, Training Provider and Sundries Wholesaler of the Year.
Competitions are a great way to improve your speed and skills as a florist. Opportunities to compete worldwide, often present themselves and give the opportunities to network with fellow florists and venture abroad. To read more about Floristry competition take a look at our Industry news.
At these show we have volunteer opportunities. This is your chance to roll your sleeves up and get involved? FIND OUT MORE HERE