The 162nd General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has formally recognised Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere as an International Horticultural Exhibition.
The formal recognition, approved by member states of the BIE, was followed by the ceremonial handing of the BIE flag to Franc Weerwind, Mayor of Almere, and Jannewietske de Vries, General Director of Floriade Expo 2022, in the presence of the Ambassador of the Netherlands to France, Pieter de Gooijer.
Floriade Expo 2022 will be held on a 60-hectare site in Almere, located in the Amsterdam metropolitan area between 28 April and 23 October 2022. It will be organised under the theme “Growing Green Cities”, with four subthemes being Green, Food, Health and Energy.
Beginning with Floriade Expo 1960 in Rotterdam, the BIE has recognised 22 International horticultural exhibitions. The aim of horticultural expos is to promote and support a more harmonious relationship between people and nature. The gardens exhibited at these expos reflect the cooperation, goodwill and commitment of the international community to protect, preserve and enhance the diversity and promises of nature.
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