Floriade Almere 2022 B.V. joined forces with the co-organisers of Floriade Expo 2022 – the NTR, the municipality of Almere, the province of Flevoland and the Dutch government – with one common goal: to find systemic innovations and solutions for sustainable, liveable cities.
How we aim to do so? By bringing various groups together from around the globe. They will present their best horticultural practices to consumers and colleagues.
Chief Contracting Party
Floriade Almere 2022 B.V.
Floriade Almere 2022 B.V. organises the world horticultural exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 together with co-organisers, partners, participants and stakeholders from the Netherlands and other countries around the world. Together we aim to inspire visitors to live greener, healthier lives. With the theme Growing Green Cities, Floriade Expo 2022 focuses on making cities more fun, liveable and healthy. It revolves around four sub-themes: green, food, energy and health.
The Municipality of Almere
Almere is the host city of Floriade Expo 2022. For the municipality, the world horticultural exhibition acts as a catalyst for the development of a green and healthy city of the future.
The Dutch Horticultural Council
The Dutch Horticultural Council (NTR) is a licensee and co-organiser of Floriade Expo 2022. Growers from all over the Netherlands are involved in Floriade through the NTR.
The Flevoland province
Floriade Expo 2022 is a one-off and therefore unique opportunity to put Flevoland on the map. Frontrunners in the sector will show what they are proud of in Flevoland, both to ordinary and business visitors.
With respect to the government, the Floriade subscribes to the ambitions as laid out in the RRAAM Management Accord/Almere 2.0. The Ministries of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality; Economic Affairs and Climate; Infrastructure and Water; and Foreign Affairs have all formulated a joint work agenda in which the Floriade is linked to the top sectors of Horticulture and Source Materials, Agriculture & Food, Water and Life Sciences, and the international positioning of the Netherlands as a trading nation.
Floriade Employment Agency
The Floriade Employment Agency helps those who are distant form the labour market to leave the registers of the Municipality and UWV, and to sustainably re-enter the world of work. It is an innovative concept involving a public-private partnership between Floriade Almere 2022 B.V., the Municipality of Almere and Randstad. The foundation for the project is SROI (Social Return on Investment) agreements with all the Floriade’s investors and contractors.
Flevo Campus is an initiative by the Aeres Group. The goal of the initiative is to arrive at a cluster of research, development, teaching and entrepreneurship that focuses on innovations concerning food issues in the urban context, health and green urban development. In the first instance, this concerns how people in cities feed themselves and what this means for their health. But it also concerns how this works with a green city, developments in the agricultural sector, energy production and a circular economy. The campus development on the Floriade showground has already begun and will be partly finished before 2022 and will function independently after 2022.
Partners of the Flevo Campus are Flevoland Province, the Municipality of Almere, Wageningen University, TNO, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Deltares and the business community. The Municipality of Almere and the Aeres Group signed a purchase agreement for the land in 2018.
Amvest Vastgoed BV and Dura Vermeer
The Municipality of Almere and Amvest Vastgoed BV set their signatures under the Floriade Development Contract in December of 2018. With it, the Municipality has harnessed a significant engine for developing the Expo showground and the Floriade city neighbourhood, which has been christened as ‘Hortus’ by Amvest. It is a remarkable area development because the civil engineering works (which began in 2019) will take existing trees into account. Together, these trees will be one of the most significant calling cards of the Floriade: the Green City Arboretum. That is complex and partly for that reason Amvest will be working with a partner that has a great deal of experience doing this: Dura Vermeer.
The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (RWS) and Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB)
The widening of the A6, commissioned by the RWS is a part of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere (SAA) road-widening works. The renovated A6 was completed in 2019, one year earlier than planned. The widened A6 provides for its own energy needs and is therefore energy neutral. Apart from the widening of the A6, the A6 project also includes the performance of the landscape plan up to Weerwater Zuidoever. The Municipality of Almere and the RWS have signed a cooperation contract containing agreements regarding this plan.
A large part of the Floriade showground was in the ownership of the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB). This concerned approximately 24 hectares, of which a large portion is water (approximately 10 hectares). In January 2019 the transfer of ownership from the RVB to the Municipality took place.
Amsterdam, Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam
The Municipality of Amsterdam confirmed its intentions concerning cooperation in a letter (2015). Floriade Expo 2022 is a world horticultural exhibition from and by the metropolitan region. Furthermore, it is the foundation for a joint work agenda on sustainability and economic development.
The Green Amsterdam Logistics Area lab (GALA-lab), a consortium of private and public parties under the direction of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, has named the Floriade as one of its living labs. Experiments with improvements to access, the greening of logistical flows and the smart use of data will be carried out in the living lab.
Partners Almere Centre
In 2015, Ondernemersvereniging Stadscentrum Almere (OVSA/Almere Centre Entrepreneurs Association), estate agents, Almere Centre Platform, Windesheim and Aeres Secondary School, cultural institutions, Almere City Marketing and the Municipality of Almere signed a covenant regarding the relationship between the Floriade and the city centre. It covers, among other things, the development of the area around the station, the ‘Green Carpet’, an activity programme and the expenditure of marketing budgets. The Centre partners, Floriade Almere 2022 B.V. and the Municipality of Almere are working together to develop these plans further.