skilled staff is key to strenghtening the interior landscaping business after covid 19
The year 2020 and the first half of 2021 were gamechangers for the business of interior landscaping. All offices were closed. No events took place. And all people learned to keep their distance. In schools, hospitals, and the restaurants and cafe’s that happened to be open.
But the end is in sight. And entrepreneurs need to think ahead. Green offices were a trend before Covid, and green public spaces and offices will continue to be a trend or will, as we predict, become even more important in terms of human welfare.
The biggest problem before Covid was finding skilled staff. Everyone wants to relax and work in a green space, but few people want to work to make them happen. So, what should we do as a sector, now Covid is slowly retreating? Find and educate new staff. With the employment market changed due to Covid, many enthousiastic people are now looking for new opportunities. So this is our chance. And, the best news is: EILO can help you educate these new people.
Educating the modern way: online and interactive
NILA and EILO have cooperated in creating an international education tool that is easy, online, fresh, practical (also for the teachers) and leads to an official certificate. It now exists in Swedish, and in English. We made a demo of the tool (with subtitels in three languages), so you can judge for yourself if this is something that you would like to implement in your country. If the demo sparks your interest, join us in one of our three online meetings about the tool. There will be one facilitated in German, one in French and one in English. This way you can discuss freely in the language that suits you best and within the context of the specific circumstances in your own country. Also, we will explain how you can make this tool a reality in your country.
demo of the education tool
In 20 minutes Peter Lind from NILA explains how the tool works, both for students and teachers. The video is in English and has German, French and Dutch subtitles. Please have a look and consider whether this is a tool to use in your country. With more EILO members working together, we can enhance the quality of our education and reduce costs.
Every country has different issues and questions. We organised three online meetings in English, German and French. A recording will be posted shortly.
This excursion is postponed due to the Covid situation. We will inform you from may 2021 onwards about the new date.
What members say:
In 2018 I participated in the EILO London excursion and found it very insightful and interesting.
I look back on the excursion as a very valuable experience. I would recommend anyone with a passion for interior landscaping to participate in future excursions because it is always great to see how big our industry is and how many peoples lives we can impact through horticulture.
Design & Development
Plant Designs United Kingdom
Last year I visited the EILO excursions in London. It was impressive to see two large indoor gardens and the impact these have in a public area. Also exchanging knowledge with foreign interior landscapers and being inspired by different ways of green creativity is interesting.
Helga Verheijen – Bruinsma
Bruinsma Natuurlijk, The Netherlands
In 2018 Nieuwkoop Europe participated in the EILO conference in London and we look back on these days as an interesting and inspiring experience. These days have passed at great speed with interesting lectures and other meetings. There is hardly enough time talking to clients and colleagues from all over Europe, exchanging thoughts and ideas, seeing projects during the excursions.
Jan Pieter Melis,
Nieuwkoop Europe B.V. , The Netherlands
What members say
I have been participating in EILO events since 2014. I find the excursions very interesting and rewarding. It’s important to see how your European ‘neighbors’ work. These meetings are open minded and motivate me a lot. We meet every year and enjoy exchanging on our trade and the problems that we encounter. Sometimes I have found good solutions because of these discussions.
Research and Development
What members say
For me the most interesting about the EILO excursion is that I can meet friendly, open-minded and creative people and that I can talk with them about business matters.
I have the opportunity to see places not always possible to visit, and to meet people directly related to the projects that are often extremely innovative, and thus worth promoting.
The excursion to green Paris on October 3-4!
This year our annual EILO excursion took us to Paris, France. We shared knowledge with colleagues and were inspired by a number of lectures and visits to beautiful and innovative interior landscaping projects.
Be part of your customer base
Interior landscaping is in fact quite a rare profession. And this makes it difficult for suppliers to actually meet new and existing customers. EILO offers an unique relaxed ambiance and opportunity for interior landscapers and suppliers to meet each other and exchange knowledge, trends, new tools, etc etc.
EILO's activities are wonderful learning opportunities
Indoor greenery is here to stay
Indoor greenery has never been more fashionable. This is wonderful, but this succes also has its issues. How to keep up for example, and find enough qualified people? Or, how to deal with issues regarding the environment, or the sheer amount of fake green that is entering the indoor space?
How nice is it to exchange experience with collegues and suppliers from all over Europe. To discover that you certainly are not alone. How are others dealing with pest control? How do they solve the issue of finding personell? And, what are the new trends, in styling or in tools, green wall techniques or maintenance control? Every excursion starts with a symposium tailor made for you, about your trade only. Where else can you find that?