Floriade Dialogue #13

100 Climate Neutral Cities in Europe by 2030; Circular Cities and Food Innovations



This Dialogue took place on Monday 14 June 2021.


We must help European cities reach their target of becoming climate-neutral by 2030. That’s why the RVO created a two day event to inspire corporates, knowledge institutions and societal organisations to join forces. On June 14th 2021 the mission took place, live from the Floriade Expo 2022 at Food Forum with an interesting line-up.

Exploration with potential partners in a potential hybrid model where we connect new innovative propositions to the Floriade Expo in 2021 and 2022 and take that, together, to a next level. (SDG9 & SDG11)

Moderator: Danny Frietman

  • Jeanine Peek, Topsector ICT
  • Hans Bakker, CEO Floriade Expo 2022
  • Geert-Jan Put, Economic Affairs Almere
  • Brian Benjamin, Digital City Almere and Floriade
  • Leonie van den Beuken, Amsterdam Smart City
  • Petra Claessen, BTG

Re-thinking food strategies as part of a circular economy: connecting new and existing food innovations. An invitation to (Food Strategy) SME’s and innovators to share their thoughts. (SDG2 & SDG12)

Moderator: Xander de Bruine

  • Mark Frederiks, Managing Director Local2Local – Sustainable food solutions and new revenue models
  • Erik Koldenhof, Senior Program Manager Food Strategy, Municipality of Amsterdam
  • Sigrid Wertheim-Heck lecturer Food & Healthy Living at Aeres Hogeschool Almere, food security access, safety, diversity and nutrition
  • Katharina Prause, Food Chains & Strategy, Province of Flevoland
  • Susanna Butterman, knowledge and business hub World Food Center

Want to learn more about the 100 Climate Neutral Cities in Europe by 2030 programme? Visit the website: