Floriade Expo 2022
July 15, 2020
The preparations for Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere will continue. On 18 June 2020, the majority in the city council of Almere voted in favour of continuing Floriade. The World Horticultural Expo will take place from 14 April to 9 October 2022.
Amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus and the potential effects of this may have had on the Expo, the city council of Almere had appointed an advisor to consult on a number of scenarios for the A1 World Horticultural Exhibition, and answer whether the pandemic necessitated a reconsideration of Floriade.
Mr Pieter Cloo, Director of Floriade Almere 2022 B.V., is pleased with the outcome of the vote in the city council. "Together with the municipality of Almere, the province of Flevoland, the Dutch National Government, the Dutch Horticultural Council and all our partners, we will be able to achieve the desired Floriade programming and surprise the world in 2022".
World Horticultural Exhibition
In 2022, Almere will be the stage for the Floriade Expo 2022 World Horticultural Expo for six months. The theme is 'Growing Green Cities'. Together with international participants and national organizations, the Dutch horticultural sector will present innovations and solutions for sustainable and liveable cities. Some two million guests from abroad and the home markets are expected to visit the World Horticultural Expo.
Relevant and urgent
The Floriade theme 'Growing Green Cities' is more relevant and urgent than ever. Urbanisation is rapidly increasing and the liveability of cities is under pressure. Creative, innovative and sustainable solutions are needed to keep urban environments attractive. Horticulture in all its segments offers excellent opportunities to live healthier, greener and more pleasant lives. Greening the City', 'Feeding the City', 'Healthying the City' and 'Energising the City' are the subthemes of Floriade Expo 2022.
Trees and plants keep cities cool
The Netherlands is one of the major players on the world stage in the horticultural sector. The sector is able to anticipate current global developments and is constantly working on innovative concepts that contribute to the quality of life, both on a large and a small scale. For example, the Expo’s Arboretum will feature trees that have been chosen for their ability to lower the city’s temperature. Together with the Dutch Horticultural Council, Floriade is welcoming parties from all over the world to showcase their horticultural best practices to consumers and trade visitors.
Currently 210 national companies have committed to Floriade and 33 countries have confirmed their participation.
Together with the municipality of Almere, the Dutch Horticultural Council, the Province of Flevoland, the Dutch National Government, Amvest, Dura Vermeer, the local/provincial business community and the tourism sector, Floriade Expo 2022 is on its way to a successful Expo.