Republic Indonesia signs official participation contract Floriade Expo 2022 with ‘Wonderful Archipelago’.In the presence of His Excellency Mr. Mayerfas, Ambassador of Indonesia in the Netherlands, Annemarie Jorritsma, Commissioner-General Floriade Expo 2022, director Floriade Sven Stimac and the Mayor of Almere, Franc Weerwind, signed the official participation contract for Indonesia on Thursday 4th March. This official ceremony took place on the Indonesian plot at Floriade.
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Annemarie Jorritsma: We like to share knowledge and we like to learn
Emphasized the historical bond and friendship between Indonesia and the Netherlands and addressed the ambassador: “We strive to continue the good cooperation between our countries with trade mission and knowledge exchange. We like to share knowledge and we like to learn. The Netherlands, the province and the city of Almere are preparing for your arrival.”
Sven Stimac: I am convinced this time it will even be better
Sven Stimac praised the former entries of Indonesia, very active, with a rich palette of cultural activities, trade missions and participation. “I am convinced this time it will even be better.”
“The Wonderful Archipelago” represents the enormous diversity of the country in the nature and culture of the more than 17,000 islands
Visitors of the Indonesian pavilion will be taken on a journey through the traditional and modern Indonesian way of life that reflects the local wisdom of living dynamically with nature. The theme “The Wonderful Archipelago” represents the country’s enormous diversity in nature and culture of the more than 17,000 islands. The buildings on the site will include a traditional Indonesian dwelling constructed of sustainable materials, a greenhouse with typical Indonesian plants and trees and a playing field with traditional games to give visitors a fun experience the Indonesian way. “Indonesia also participated in Floriade 2002 and 2012. This experience served not only to present the relationship between the Netherlands and Indonesia in every aspect, but also to promote the ideas and principles for green and sustainability. Indonesia is also forced to live green for a better future.”, His Excellency Mr. Mayerfas, Ambassador of Indonesia in the Netherlands.
Franc Weerwind: Water management is an important topic for both Indonesia and the Netherlands…
Life in Indonesia as the world largest archipelago also brings challenges. The threat of rising sea levels is a burning issue for the many islands of Indonesia. The theme of its participation expresses Indonesia’s commitment to protect the archipelago by living sustainably. This theme ties in well with Floriade. “Water management is an important topic for both Indonesia and the Netherlands. The participation of Indonesia in Floriade offers opportunities to work together. We look forward to sharing knowledge and discussing business opportunities. In addition, the presence of Indonesian art and culture enriches the event,” says Mayor Franc Weerwind.
Floriade Expo 2022, solutions for sustainable and livable cities
From 14 April until 9 October 2022 Almere will be the stage for the international horticultural exhibition. The Dutch horticultural sector together with national and international partners will present innovations and solutions for sustainable and livable cities. The theme of “Growing Green Cities” is central to the 60 ha Floriade Park. The expo site is close to Amsterdam and immediately off the A6 with a view of the Almere skyline.