Are you an Interior Landscaper?
EILO is a cooperation of Interior Landscapers and their suppliers from all over Europe. Our goal is to share knowledge and to help our members with connecting with their customers. Every year we organize an excursion to one of our member countries giving you a unique backstage view on the most fascinating projects from all over Europe. And every two years we organize the EILO Best Project Award which can put also your project in an international spotlight.
The larger we become, the more activities we can organize and the better we can help each other.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
These are unusual times, and for many of us quite difficult too. There is no knowing how long they will last. We hope you are all well and safe, and taking good care of yourselves and your loved ones.
Nature is a powerful force. On a global scale and within a period of days, a very small piece of genetic material appeared capable of changing life and business as we know it. Interior landscaping companies too, will need to adjust. Daily business is in decline, whether due to lack of access to company buildings or cancelled orders.
After this pandemic has passed, life will resume some kind of normality. And we do know this: access to nature and having plants in our homes, workspace and public spaces are imperative for our health and wellbeing. Plants make people feel good and we need this now more than ever.
This makes our profession extremely valuable. Through our work we show the importance of nature for people’s health and wellbeing as well as the need for restoring the broken relationship with nature that is partly to blame for the occurence of this pandemic.
So when people will return to their offices, we all want them to find well kept greenery in their workplace and in public spaces. We hope you are still able to perform maintenance activities within your projects. New plants might be harder to find after lockdown is over. Try to be able to supply as soon as demand rises again.
CRISIS CAN BE AN OPPORTUNITY
Each interior greenery company is affected differently by Covid-19 but we all have one thing in common. These unfortunate circumstances provide us with precious time to reflect on our business and further develop new ideas and concepts.
Let’s remain confident, because the demand for greenery and plants will pick up and continue, as soon as the government regulations are stopped. Let’s make our companies fit to act stronger in the market after the crisis.
And let us keep sharing images of beautiful green projects! We all need a pick-me-up and the public needs to remember that our sector will be back with beautiful greenery as soon as this crisis is over.
IN THE MEANTIME: KEEP SAFE, BE WELL!
In 2021 EILO will visit the most European city there is: Brussels. After two years of very big cities, we now go back to a more human scale. We can visit all projects by bus and can offer you a hotel that will truly give you a SPA feeling: close to the city, but in the middle of the Sonian forest, an UNESCO World Heritage site.
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?