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Suc­cess­ful start for Gro­wing Media Euro­pe AISBL

13.01.2017 | Author: Dirk Röse | 0 Comments

The new European voice of the Growing Media Industry

As announced earlier this year, Growing Media Europe AISBL has now officially been established as an international non-profit non-governmental organization. Succeeding the former European Peat and Growing Media Association EPAGMA, Growing Media Europe represents leading companies and associations active in the field of plant substrates and soil improvers all over Europe.

It is with pride, enthusiasm and strong confidence that we announce the foundation of our own European stronghold representing the growing media industry. We are strongly determined to turn this into a great success!” said Norbert Siebels, the Chairman of Growing Media Europe, at the very first meeting of the new association.

The main objective of  the new association is to promote optimum conditions and legislation for the manufacturing as well as the free and fair trade of growing media within Europe. Representing the common interests of its members and the wider growing media industry, the association acts as an interface to the European Institutions, national governments, the general public and other stakeholders.

The Growing Media website www.growing-media.eu is already available and will soon provide detailed information and news from the industry.

For further information, interviews or quotes, please contact Cecilia Luetgebrune, Secretary General, +32 (0) 483 44 99 17, ue.ai1501210235dem-g1501210235niwor1501210235g@enu1501210235rbegt1501210235eul.a1501210235ilice1501210235c1501210235

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It’s you we write for

Our blog’s editorial staff prepare news and topics relating to our company’s various areas of activity. Here, we briefly introduce the members of the editorial team. Don’t hesitate to use the e-mail addresses given here for purposes of feedback and further information, to ask questions and suggest topics.


Corporate Editor

Dirk Röse | Head of Corporate Communications

Dirk Röse has been at Klasmann-Deilmann since 2004 and heads up the Corporate Communications division. His contributions to our blog are mainly about the company’s latest news and day-to-day activities.

Competencies Editor

Hermann Limbers  | Head of Advisory Service & Quality Management

Hermann Limbers has been with Klasmann-Deilmann since 1983. As part of the Product Development team, his contribution has included his instrumental role in establishing our range of Lithuanian growing media and our organic substrates. His present-day focuses are on international customer guidance and quality management. He consistently enriches our blog with his unique expertise on many aspects of raw materials and products.

Careers Editor

Kim Karotki | Corporate Communications

Kim Karotki has, since 2015, enjoyed a wide-ranging remit pertaining to Klasmann-Deilmann’s internal communications. Her background in journalism stands her in good stead when it comes to researching and delving into complex issues. For her blog entries, she generally takes contributions to internal communications and explores them further; she also focuses on human-resources development and careers.

Sustainability Editor

Jan Köbbing | Sustainability Management

Dr Jan Köbbing has been pursuing various research projects at Klasmann-Deilmann since 2015, on topics including Sphagnum farming and the restoration of former peat extraction sites. As Sustainability Manager, he also coordinates our emissions reduction measures and the preparation of our climate footprints. His contributions to our blog relate mainly to corporate social responsibility.