July 2019 Expression Newsletter

EMC makes a strong presence at AIFD AWAKEN S Symposium

As the International Floral Community came together in Las Vegas from 6-10 July for the American Institute of Floral Designer (AIFD) Annual Symposium, the EMC family was also very active during this event.  EMC had the opportunity to get together for a reunion at the Beer Park where graduates, students and the EMC bvba shareholders gathered.  During this gathering, Hitomi Gilliam, retired co-founder of EMC, was the guest of honor for her years of dedication and service. 

Many EMC Graduates and Students, including Stacey Carlton AIFD EMC, Arthur Williams AIFD EMC, Sherene Tan AIFD EMC, Summer Kwak EMC, Alejandro Figueria AIFD, were part of the Wabi Sabi Stage presentation that opened Symposium. 

Also, Julia...

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Alexandra Farms hosts Educational Partner EMC at Garden Rose Farm in Bogotá, Colombia

Alexandra Farms hosted their international educational partner European Master Certification (EMC) for a week-long session in Bogotá, Colombia from March 25-30. Eleven members of EMC’s Core Educational Team, coming from different countries and backgrounds, all speaking the language of EMC nomenclature, Elements and Principles, eagerly took in the beauty of the farm, the vibrancy of Bogotá, and the history of rose growing in Colombia. The EMC Core Team consists of designers from Romania, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States who are event and wedding designers, freelancers and retail flower shop owners.


“The idea to organize our EMC team building with our partner is a testimony to the power of collaboration,” explains Tomas De Bruyne, the...

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