The A1 horticultural world exhibition is to take place in Almere, Amsterdam in 2022. With the theme ‘Growing Green Cities’ the expo will cover over 60 hectares and focus on the future role of horticulture in city construction.
Three final agreements were signed on 1 September following the agreement by the City Council of Almere last July regarding the plans for organising the Floriade.
In order to organise a world horticultural exhibition approval is needed from AIPH which checks if the exhibition meets the requirements for A1 international horticultural exhibitions. In the agreement with the city of Almere AIPH gives its approval to the Floriade Amsterdam Almere 2022 as a A1 horticultural world exhibition. Bernard Oosterom, vice president of AIPH said:"This is a great way to show the world what green is and what the horticulture sector is able to do. The Netherlands has a great heritage of Floriade Expos and I am confident that Almere will do a great job in continuing this tradition."
On the evening of the signing Vice-Mayor of Almere, Henk Mulder, said: "A lot has to be done, we are fully aware of that. But with the agreement of the City Council last July and the three agreements tonight, we can go full speed ahead."
Two further agreements were signed with the NTR, relating to the use of the word mark and logo as well as detailing plans for the coming seven years before Floriade Amsterdam Almere 2022 takes place. Nico Koomen President of the NTR, added: "This agreement is the written embedding of the intention to make Floriade Amsterdam Almere 2022 a big success."
With the approval of AIPH the government can make the formal request at the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) in Paris.
The current programme for AIPH approved Expos is:
2016 - Antayla (A1) 23 Apr – 30 Oct, Turkey
2016 - Tangshan (A2/B1) 29 Apr – 16 Oct, China
2018-19 - Taichung International Flora (A2/B1) 3 Nov 2018 – 24 Apr, Chinese Taipei
2019 - Beijing Expo (A1) China
2022 - Floriade (A1) The Netherlands