Floriade Expo 2022, the international horticultural exhibition, is a one-of-a-kind event and is therefore a unique opportunity to put Flevoland on the map.
In Flevoland, national and international frontrunners in their sector will show what they are proud of, to the public and to conduct business. Flevoland will have its own pavilion on the Expo showground: Food Forum. In this pavilion, the Province, municipalities, entrepreneurs and knowledge institutions will be able to show what they excel at. The Province will not only show what they are proud of, but also strengthen the (knowledge) economy by entering into partnerships with peers who are defining the challenges of the future.
One and a half years prior to the opening of the Expo, the pavilion is already available, and it will continue to be available after the Expo, as a part of the Flevo Campus. Together with all the partners, a programme will be developed for the six months of the Expo, both in and around the pavilion. All partners must feel that they can make use of the Food Forum to exhibit and to do business. But also, that the Floriade has offered them sufficient opportunities for receiving visitors and to do business across the entire province.
Flevo Campus is an initiative of the Aeres group to create a cluster of research, development, training and entrepreneurship that focuses on innovations related to food issues in urban areas, health and green urban development. The Campus mostly focuses on how people in cities feed themselves and what this means for their health. But also on how this relates to a green city, developments in the agricultural sector, energy generation and a circular economy. The Campus on the Floriade site is partly ready before 2022 and will continue to function independently after 2022.
Partners of the Flevo Campus are the province of Flevoland, the Municipality of Almere, Wageningen University, TNO, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Deltares and the business community. The Municipality of Almere and the Aeres group concluded a purchase agreement for the site in 2018.