Floriade trees Venlo transferred to Floriade Almere
By handing over two Laburnocytisus trees, on 20 April 2022, the province of Limburg en the municipality of Venlo quite literally passed on the baton to the organisation of Floriade Expo 2022. The previous Floriade was in Venlo in 2012.
Diversity and growth opportunities
A delegation of the municipalities in North Limburg, Province of Limburg, Brightlands , the Limburg Development Agency, the Limburg Development Agency and Limburgse Land and Tui and Tui (regional federation of of Agriculture and Horticulture) has visited the Food Forum pavilion of the Province of Flevoland. (regional federation of of Agriculture and Horticulture) has visited the Food Forum pavilion of the Province of Flevoland. The gift of colourful trees symbolised the transfer. They will have a nice spot in the arboretum at Floriade. They represent the international diversity of Floriade, and the growth opportunities triggered by . They represent the international diversity of Floriade, and the growth opportunities triggered by the event, serving Venlo just as much. According to Commissioner-Genertal Nico-Jan Appelman of the Province of Flevoland, the collaboration between the two provinces is a wonderful example of connecting, developing and finding solutions for current issues.
The municipality of Venlo knows what kind of opportunities and challenges will present themselves by organising Floriade. Floriade in Venlo has led, among other things, to Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo: an innovative and thriving campus where business, education, government and research meet and work on tomorrow’s agriculture and horticulture. On the campus in Venlo extensive research is being conducted into protein transition in terms of healthy and safe food. And a lively community has come into existence with more than 70 new companies, 700 jobs and 1,200 students.
Undiminished efforts towards protein transition
At Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, Flevoland and Limburg as well as other provinces will be joining hands to show the tipping point in protein transitionagricultural province of A shift in the production, consumption and more efficient use of proteins is key to be able to provide the growing world population with sufficient proteins in the future. The collaboration between the business community, education, government and research groups can lead to new concepts particularly in the agricultural province of Flevoland and the young city of Almere, Appelman outlines. With the Flevo Campus, of which food of the future. In other words, what will be on your sandwich tomorrow? The kitchen at Food Forum proves ther are many options. All sustainably grown ingredients provided by is a part, the region could develop into a player who will gave shape and content to the food of the future. In other words, what will be on your sandwich tomorrow? The kitchen at Food Forum proves ther are many options. All sustainably grown ingredients provided by Flevoland’s very own soil.
Photo handing over the trees, from left to right: Leon Frissen (former governor and now commissionor Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo), Antoin Scholten (mayor city of Venlo), Jan-Nico Appelman (regional minister Province of Flevoland), Hans Bakker (CEO Floriade Expo 2022).