Presenting International Horticulture Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 to China

The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Beijing hosted together with DPSC and CYTS a meeting to present the Presenting International Horticulture Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022. 

The Floriade is an horticultural exhibition held once every 10 years. This year the Floriade will be held in Almere – Amsterdam, from 14 April to 9 October. The China Bamboo Garden will be the largest pavilion at the Floriade. It highlights the good cooperation between China and The Netherlands.

The theme of this year’s Floriade is “Growing green cities”. Green cities are healthy cities where people live in harmony with each other and with nature! And it is all about sustainability and circularity!

The trees, plants and flowers are the lungs of the city. They contribute to the health of all the city’s inhabitants. High quality food products can be produced in a metropolitan environment and bring social and economic development. This is a theme that connects China and The Netherlands, two countries, both with a growing urban population.

The visitors of the Floriade will be impressed by the beauty and importance of the Chinese pavilion, called the China Bamboo Garden. The design highlights the prospects of an innovative application of tradition and modern technology.

As a country with a small surface area, only 2.5 times Beijing, The Netherlands relies on inventiveness and efficiency to drive high production in our horticulture sector, across the supply chain. Today, The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agrifood products globally. The collaboration between government, entrepreneurs and research institutes boosts the pace of innovation in The Netherlands.

Both the Ambassador of The Netherlands Mr. Wim Geerts and the Ambassador of China Mr. Tan Jian welcomed the participants. Followed by speeches from Ms. Annemarie Jorritsma, Commissioner General of the International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo, and Peng Youdong, China’s Commissioner for Participation in International Horticulture Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022.

It was followed by presentations for Chinese companies on how to engage in the Floriade, including a lively Q&A session. Minister Roderick Wols of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands concluded by emphasizing that it was a fruitful event which introduced the Floriade to a bigger Chinese audience.