Inaugural Royal FLORIA International Dialogue: Connecting The Green Dots

Royal FLORIA Putrajaya will be introducing the very first capacity building platform since its inception in 2007. Aptly named the Royal FLORIA International Dialogue, the event will see the congregation of industry players in a two-day programme that aims to deliver a meaningful conference program with top industry presenters from around the country and the world, allowing attendees to learn industry’s hottest trends and the challenges and changes of urban landscape, get up close and personal with exciting initiatives in the Landscape Architecture environment around the region, in addition to establishing worthwhile networking opportunities between peers and other professionals within the same industry. A catalytic initiative supported by Putrajaya Corporation, Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) and Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Royal FLORIA International Dialogue is scheduled for 27 and 28 May 2016 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Precinct 5, Putrajaya. The capacity building programme features a keynote address, panel discussion, country updates, documentary screenings, garden talk, trade, trend and tech snapshots and a networking cocktail. Conference visual topConference speakerPerformancePanel Discussion   Royal FLORIA International Dialogue is a trade engagement platform within Royal FLORIA Putrajaya that not only attracts players, leaders and influencers from the industry but also a more global audience. In addition, the conference exemplifies the existence of Royal FLORIA Putrajaya not just as a tourism product but also as a platform that spurs the Malaysian economy and generates business opportunities for small, medium and large enterprises. The event features networking session for industry stakeholders, session that connects you with Industry professionals from Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Malaysia. Filled with impactful presentations, case studies and...

School of Bloom

University and School Garden Competition Every year during the Royal FLORIA Putrajaya event, the organiser Putrajaya Floria Sdn. Bhd. will arrange for the participation of students from the primary to secondary and university level to participate and compete within their own respective category for the Best Student Garden Design Competition. This competition is one of the mainstay competition of Royal FLORIA Putrajaya. It was mooted with the awareness to inculcate, firstly the love of nature, instilling horticultural design skills and imparting self-confidence amongst the learners so that it will inspire and enthuse their interest and importance in horticulture. Also it is in line with Putrajaya’s City in a Garden concept. With the main theme of “Magical World of FLORIA” and the sub themes of “Futuristic Garden”, “Science Fiction Garden” and “Fairy Tale Garden” for the university, secondary and primary student participants respectively. Garden plot size allotted are 25 sq. metres for the university entrance and 12.5 sq. metres for secondary and primary schools. Each garden must convey a strong message, on the impact of outdoor activities; endorsing environmental conservation, its landscape and resources, protection of green heritage and promoting best green practices and innovations. Panel of judges are picked based on their professionalism and expertise of the respective fields ensuring a fair and methodical adjudication. Assessments are made based on how close the submitted design concept is translated into the actual exhibit garden. Expert space utilisation, proportion and scale of the design elements. Choice of plants, its appropriateness and quality. Materials used for construction of rigid structures and building quality and finishing. And finally the elusive garden’s “WOW” factor....

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