Thursday 31 December 2015

67 Asian Countries to be invited to Expo 2016 Antalya

General Secretary of Asian Mayors Forum Mohammad Khodadadi visited EXPO 2016 Antalya Exhibition Area and gathered information about the project. Khodadadi stated that EXPO 2016 will be a major organization that will contribute to peace and told that he will encourage 67 forum member Asian cities to participate in EXPO 2016. Khodadadi, told that he believes the EXPO 2016 Antalya will make a significant contribution to the peace which the world is in need of and added, "If the cities we have mentioned participate in EXPO 2016, they will not only bring their flowers and plant but their cultures too".  

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Wednesday 30 December 2015

Tower of Expo 2016 Antalya...

We know that the work of the Tower, the symbol of Expo 2016 antalya is underway and ahead quite well. Here is a 3D animation that shows the construction of this tower, which will be the very beautiful emblem of this Expo 2016 !

The 114-meter tall Expo Tower will be one of the most captivating structures of the Expo Antalya 2016 which opens to the public in April 2016. This unique structure is being built utilizing several innovative systems, including the heavy lifting of the top tower structure allowing the project to be completed on a fast track schedule. We have engaged several international consultants in the planning of this important Tower.

The ground floor bazaars and structures consist of 20,000 m² interior spaces and there are 30,500 m² open areas for the millions of Expo visitors to enjoy. The upper floors will house a restaurant and outdoor terraces. The Expo Tower will offer amenities such as a grand bazaar, a variety of shops and a dining area with the capacity to accommodate 500 people.

Saturday 26 December 2015

Senegal to improve its trade relations in Expo 2016 Antalya

Western Africa country, Senegal, signed the EXPO 2016 participation agreement. Senegal Country Commissar Malick Diop highlighted that one of the main objectives of EXPOs are to improve economic and trade relations between countries and added "We would like to organize economic forums by gathering Senegalese and Turkish businessmen together during 6 months that EXPO will remain open".  Diop and General Secretary of EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency signed the participation agreement together.

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Wednesday 23 December 2015

EXPO Consultant of AIPH Stimac: "EXPO 2016 will be unique with its many features"

International Horticultural Exhibition Curators Guide Author of International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), German Sven Stimac, pointed that Turkey's first EXPO Project is unique in terms of its construction works and quality, and told that many structures that are not much seen in EXPOs are present here. Stimac: "Elements such as Agriculture and Bio-diversity Museum, Turkey Bio-diversity Theme Course are structures that we are not used to see in general botanic EXPOs. These are what makes EXPO 2016 distinctive from other botanic EXPOs". 

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Tuesday 22 December 2015

Expo 2016 area will blossom ith "Peony"

In Exhibition Area of EXPO 2016 Antalya to be opened with "Flower and Child" theme on 23rd of April next year, planting and flowering works are ongoing as well as construction works. Symbol flower of EXPO 2016 Antalya, peony flowers, are being planted on various locations of the exhibition area of 121,000 decares, including the EXPO Hill. Two thousand peonies were planted in the first phase of the works. Four thousand peonies will be planted in total. Peonies will welcome the visitors when the EXPO 2016 opens its gates on April next year. 

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What about Turkish Cuisine at Expo 2016 Antalya ?

Turkish Cuisine in the Restaurant Street of the Expo !!

Turkish cuisine is also given an important place in EXPO 2016 to be opened on 23 April 2016 with "Flower and Child" theme. Works at 'Restaurants Street' constructed near the EXPO Lake will be completed soon. Restaurants Street, representing architectural features of 7 geographical regions of Turkey :
  1. Istanbul waterside residence,
  2. Antalya House,
  3. Bodrum House for Aegean Region,
  4. Diyarbakır House for Southeast Anatolia Region,
  5. Erzurum House for Eastern Anatolia Region,
  6. Konya House for Central Anatolia Region 
  7. Trabzon House for Black Sea Region.

In these restaurants, which are true to their original architectures and built using materials bearing typical structural properties of the corresponding region, menus will also consist of regional cuisine culture and tastes.

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Sunday 20 December 2015

Living Plant Sculptures of EXPO 2016 on Canadian press

Living Plant Sculptures to be located on an area of 15 acres at the Exhibition Area of EXPO 2016 Antalya had a press coverage in Canada. In the article of “Le Journal de Montréal” Newspaper published in the State of Québec, plant sculptures to be displayed at the exhibition area were defined as “magnificent and spectacular”. The article also stated that the most magnificent work would be the Asian woman figure surrounded by silk worms on the branches of a mulberry tree with the following words: “This magnificent work symbolized the Silk Road and will surely be breathtaking. The work will also display animal figures reminding the groups carrying loads on the historical Silk Road. Another central piece to be designed by MIM will be a mammoth that is 7 meters tall”.   

SOURCE Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal
From left to right: Louis L. Roquet, chairman, International Mosaiculture of Montreal; Gérard Battika Emin, Honorary Consul General of Turkey to Montreal; Levent Murat Danisman, Deputy Secretary-General, Expo 2016 Antalya Agency; Lise Cormier, Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Mosaiculture of Montreal.

Friday 18 December 2015

After BIE, AIPH also appreciated !

General Secretary of International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Tim Briercliffe, highlighted that the EXPO 2016 Antalya's progress is promising and added, "It is very good to hear that many countries will participate". Also Osman Bağdatlıoğlu, AIPH Board of Directors member and EXPO 2016 Antalya inspector, pointed that works are very well performed. Kazım Aydın, General Secretary of EXPO 2016 Antalya, accompanied the delegation and told that the works conducted in such a short amount of time earned the appreciation of AIPH. 

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Tuesday 15 December 2015

Children of the World coming together at Expo 2016 Antalya

TRT General Manager Göka, visited EXPO 2016 Antalya Exhibition Area and planted a 200 years old olive tree with General Secretary Kazım Aydın. Göka, declared that the 38th TRT International Children's Festival will be organized at EXPO 2016 Antalya exhibition area next year.

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Sunday 13 December 2015

Venezuela participates at Expo 2016 Antalya

Latin America country Venezuela will participate in Turkey's first EXPO, EXPO 2016 Antalya which will open its gates next year on 23 April with 'Flower and Child' theme. Ankara Ambassador of Venezuela, Jose Gregorio Bracho Reyes visited the area and gathered information about the project. Reyes stated that his country will participate in EXPO 2016 Antalya project and told that "EXPO 2016 is a project highlighting the necessity to realize that a green world must be sustained."

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Saturday 12 December 2015

First digging of Expo 2016 is from Nepal

Nepal was the first to dig for country gardens in Turkey's first EXPO, EXPO 2016 Antalya. After the first digging in company with a ceremony representing our respect for Nature, works are commenced in Nepal's 3,600 square-meter garden. Nepal Project Coordinator Binayak Shah told that they aim to reflect Nepal's culture and architecture in the best possible way and added, "This place will be a very special area for visitors".

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The largest garden of China in EXPO 2016

Participation agreement between China, which has decided to attend the first EXPO of Turkey, and EXPO 2016 was signed in Beijing. Jiang Zehui, Chairman of Chine Flower Association, and Ambassador Erdoğan Kök, General Commissioner of Antalya, were the ones signing the agreement. Zehui explained their great interest in the first EXPO of Turkey and said: “Our garden requiring a space of 3,150 square meters will be the largest Chinese garden ever displayed at a gardening exhibition outside China.”

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Thursday 10 December 2015

Qatar will be at Expo 2016 Antalya

Qatar, one of the Gulf Countries will take part in EXPO 2016 with its saharan plants and hawks. Stating that EXPO 2016 Antalya project is a great and beautiful project, Muhammed Ali Al-Khoori, the State Commissioner of Qatar, added that they are very pleased to take part in EXPO’da. Indicating their desire to make a successful and beautiful contribution on behalf of Qatar, Al-Khoori continued: “We will try to bring our own plants, trees, hawks, special Qatar coffee, food and culture to this area.”

Source Expo 2016 Antalya

Friday 4 December 2015

Netherlands will join the Expo 2016 Antalya

Netherlands Ambassador Kees van Javier announced that will participate in the EXPO 2016 Antalya. Ambassador Javier, with a rich cultural activity program for the duration of the EXPO and EXPO will take place in 2016, he said.

Speaking at the opening of the fair, Netherlands Growtech Ambassador Kees van Javier, Netherlands in EXPO with the theme of "green city" by 2016 to Antalya, he said he was going to join. 
Ambassador Javier, 6 months will set up in the exhibition area of Antalya EXPO 2016 country garden and will exhibit their botanical culture of the country and culture, and organize cultural activities in the area, he said. Ambassador van Javier, also ornamental plants during the bilateral talks, said they planned their representatives stated that they believe the very productive and useful.

Growtech Fair was followed by the opening of the EXPO 2016 Ambassador Kees who visited Antalya stand van Javier, virtual reality glasses and inspected the EXPO 2016 Antalya area expressed appreciation about the project.

Monday 30 November 2015

Netherlands, here comes Expo 2016 Antalya

The world flower industry's front line in the Netherlands, the first EXPO EXPO 2016 Antalya Turkey in the investigations.

Director of external affairs, Government of the Netherlands and Expo 2016 Antalya came to EXPO 2016 announced that preliminary participation. The cultivation of the world, particularly tulips and flower-growing industry in the Netherlands is located in the front row, on the 23rd of April ' flowers and children ' will open its doors to the theme of EXPO 2016 will prepare "concept" for the Botanic Exhibition in Antalya.
The Government of the Netherlands in order to watch at work by external garden commissioned landscape architect Niek Roozen about in conjunction with a delegation come to Antalya.

on November 10, the EXPO 2016 Antalya Aksu district will visit the delegation of the Netherlands, the Exhibition Area pre-accession review place.

Thursday 19 November 2015

Expo 2016 Antalya in french Newspaper Centre France

Thanks a lot to Stéphanie Zeimet for her wonderful article about Antalya, Turkey and Expo 2016 Antalya in Centre France newspaper.

It's above all tourism, which is put forward with this dream destination in Antalya ... the Mediteranean Pearl.
Charm, authenticity, secret corners of Kaleici, but also ancient ruins, the sun and the sweetness of life ... not to mention the roses of Isparta ... and of course, the next Expo to be held from April 30 at October 30, 2016.
A nice article interesting as exciting, Stephanie thank you!

Thursday 12 November 2015

Netherlands will establish a "green city" garden at Expo 2016 Antalya

Tulip breeding world floricultural industry front-ranked Netherlands, EXPO 2016 continues to work on the subject of participation in Antalya. Netherlands delegation consisting of representatives from Government and the private sector, came to the EXPO 2016 Antalya Convention Center.

Netherlands Embassy Agriculture Counsellor of the Embassy of the Netherlands Deputy Mehmet Uğur warmed up, Consulting Chimedza landscape architects Niek Roozen and Noortje Netherlands Henk Westerhof Horticulture Board of Trade Representative with Buddingh and Honorary Consul of the Netherlands consists of the Netherlands delegation of War Exacting EXPO 2016 Antalya came to the exhibition area.

EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Deputy Secretary General is satisfied by the delegation, the project presentation of Todar Şengül then received information related to the field. Deputy Secretary General Santos, in addition to operational activities in the area carried out construction work related to the information presented.

The delegation, in addition to the participation of the country Netherlands horticulture sector is interested in closely with EXPO 2016, said Interior and garden area.

Participation in EXPO 2016 the Netherlands Government-private sector collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy Agriculture Counsellor told Mehmet Chimedza, recalling the last came a month ago in the field since then affected by the progress made in the area, he said. Chimedza, "everyone here works in a timely manner to raise really works very well. I'm very impressed with that, "he said.

Not only as a tourist region of Antalya, is a very important region in the field of garden crops pointed out that most visitors to Antalya, the Netherlands Chimedza sender countries ranking in the top 5 in stating, "Netherlands citizens here are spending their holidays. This is an opportunity for all to visit next year to come and underestimate the EXPO would like to invite you to, "he said.

A broad participation of the Netherlands in EXPO 2016 study emphasizing Chimedza, private sector participation in this field by increasing the arouse the interest in the effort.

Netherlands Gardening Board of Trade Representative Henk Westerhof is both Antalya and Turkey in terms of the Netherlands is increasingly a big importance. Westerhof speech said:

"Turkey is important from our perspective because both the seed and onion as well as garden plants in the industry is a very important market. As a result of this EXPO is very important relationships with katılımımızla 2016, I believe the Board. In my personal opinion we should not necessarily participate in EXPO 2016 because the sector will benefit a lot from it as well. "

Netherlands under the name of "green city 2016" to establish a country garden in the area providing information about landscape architects Niek Roozen, a contemporary garden more colorful flower stated that they wanted to set up that takes place. Roozen, Netherlands Pavilion was taken to the Netherlands from Turkey 400 years ago, the official said the sergileneceğini Lale. Netherlands 2-3 different types of pavilions also thousand of an exhibition of photographs of Tulip would take place, he added.

To commemorate the visit EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency delegation, Deputy Secretary General of the EXPO's symbol, guest Mücahit Şengül Peony and endemic Plants book as a gift.

Tanzania is also participating at Expo 2016 Antalya

Tanzania, which will open on April 23 next year EXPO 2016 signed the accession agreement to Antalya. Tanzania country Commissioner Faisal Salim Samson, however, the first time the many EXPO participated in a botanical EXPO will take place, he said. The Secretary General of the EXPO participation contract 2016 Antalya Agency P.j. Sha signed together with Tanzania between Commissioner Barry Salim Samson.

Tanzanian delegation, ornamental Antalya Exhibition area of Aksu and to sign a contract to make and review participation in the exhibition area.
Tanzania Country Commissioner Faisal Salim Samson, Chief Operating Officer Edward Rukaka and Marketing Director Davina Rukaka 121 thousand acres to the project was the presentation.
EXPO across the bridge and then to the Green Hill overlooking the delegation inspected the work. Tanzania Country Commissioner Samson, involve many EXPO and finally in Milan, stating that, "But for the first time, as the Government decided to participate in the EXPO, and a botanical garden, and how we're protecting our nature, we will introduce our culture EXPO in 2016. We are happy to be here. Our project will be different, mysterious, "he said. Samson, Turkey emphasized that they were satisfied with the invitation.

EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency Secretary P.j. Sha, Tanzania's first decision and Turkey's participation in the botanical EXPO is the first EXPO are joining more than they said they were satisfied. Secretary General Sha, "Tanzania's honored us with this decision," he said. Seth with Samson then put together the signature of the contract of participation.

Tanzanian delegation, symbol of Antalya flower ornamental Peony was presented with several gifts.

Sunday 8 November 2015

IFTF - International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair - November 4-6, 2015 - Vijfhuizen, Holland

EXPO 2016 Antalya is promoted at the booth of Turkey Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Union at IFTF between 4-6 November at the Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, Holland.

At left Ms. Pinar ACAR and at right Ms Anim DUM from Expo 2016 Antalya Agency.
Center, Mr. Osman BAGDATLIOGLU, (Central Anatolian Ornemental Plants And Products Exporters Union)


The IFTF (4–6 November at the Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen) will present future-minded florists with the Flower Shop of the Future, during the florist event IFTF World of Flowers. A sizable group of companies is involved in the event.

Those are all companies who want to help keep the florist strong, to keep the floriculture sector strong. Help make the European florist future-proof, and strengthen his or her entrepreneurship. With special attention paid to aspects like product range, floral artistry, company hygiene, digitisation and sustainability.

More details on IFTF Wbesite (International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair :

Saturday 7 November 2015

Sierra Leone will be at Expo 2016 Antalya with a "Smart Farm"

Flower gardens and diamond mines in Sierra Leone, the West African country known for ornamental plants to join the official agreement signed in Antalya. Milan EXPO 2015 is also participating in the Sierra Leone country Commissioner Philip Conteh, Antalya EXPO, under the theme "smart farm ' Append to the future, he said.
EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency External Affairs Director Alice Fang met with Sierra Leone, which will be held in Antalya, Turkey's first EXPO is a great satisfaction from participating they can starve, he said. The world horticulture EXPO in the promotion of the culture of his country's 2016 would be a major contribution to Antalya, emphasizing the country's Commissioner, "local horticulture sector firms Conteh, including Turkey and of the participating countries will meet with potential business partners. Opening date is April 23, we look forward to 2016, "commented.

Sierra Leone, to establish a country garden ornamental plants have a common goal of many visitors to the individual's ability to put a complete "smart farm" experience. "Smart farm" with rice cultivation, sustainable fishery, poultry and small cattle-breeding, healthy and balanced nutrition education will be given, it will focus on energy production systems.

The mobilization of volunteers from Japan for Expo 2016 Antalya

Turkey's Antalya's first EXPO EXPO 2016 days before the opening of the World EXPO 2016 for many of the volunteers from publicity Agency contact. many of the world since the 1970s for browsing on the internet, Japanese Hideo Fujii Expos performs the dialog, "EXPO of 2016 introduction volunteer reserve. He said, "I am excited to give support to the Turkish Expos.

In the world of many Japanese citizens involved in the Expo, and EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency by contacting via the internet with video calls with volunteers. Ornamental plants on behalf of Japanese citizens to participate in Antalya and Antalya ' ya come up saying they wanted to show the way on behalf of Japan Hideo Fujii, "ornamental plants in Japan to help raise awareness of Antalya on behalf of improve the volunteers. Japanese participants prepare for promotional materials, and we want to share through social media. We can also work in the field of public relations. I am excited to give support to the Turkish Exposu "expression.


Canada's first Expo experience living in the city of Montreal, Keiko Ueno, in 2013 and 2014 in the Sunchon Exposu Korea at Wando Korea Exposu in, he said. Keiko Ueno as public relations employees in may, Milan Expo 2015 and EXPO 2016, noting that you visit Antalya's presentation described how he wanted to be a volunteer: "I had the opportunity to see the different themes in the EXPO. EXPO 2016 thanks to want to visit Turkey and Antalya. Japanese people will try to recognize the Turkish Garden ".


9 language broadcasts smooth fox terrier EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency web site is greater than the happiness that they were taking part in the EXPO and Expo 2016 2016 Antalya Antalya-related Japanese Volunteers, an internet sharing network bringing together with tourists in Japan that develop and "EXPO lovers internet network" announced that they want to create. Japanese, English, and Spanish volunteers, for more than 10 years in Japan Guide and travel agency thanks to their tasks in ornamental plants for the presentation of Antalya from different countries come to Japan they said they can do the promotion for tourists.

After a meeting with Japan's Agency EXPO AICHI Expo Park Center in Antalya EXPO 2016 event promoting Japanese Volunteers, ornamental plants by communicating via the internet with Antalya Agency the Agency's promotional materials sent by deploying the voluntary introduction.

on April 23, the EXPO will open its doors in 2016, calendar of Antalya Culture and art works located in Japan of the platforms.

Thursday 5 November 2015

What's new in Antalya's streets ?

A gorgeous 3D painting done in the Antalya's streets... children and flowers... and above all, lots of fun and color !!

Antalya Kalekapısı'na 3 boyutlu dokunuş.
Antalya Kalekapısı'na 3 boyutlu dokunuş.
Posté par EXPO2016 Antalya sur jeudi 5 novembre 2015

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Midi Libre French Newspaper... about Turkey and Expo 2016 Antalya !

Thanks to Muriel Plantier, journalist at Midi-Libre for this excellent article about the interest of Expo 2016 Antalya, and more largely, about tourism in Turkish riviera.

Everything is there... everything is said !

What is the Expo, where to eat, what to drink, where to stay, what to visit ?
and the secret of Isparta roses... everything !

A very complete article, thanks Muriel for the good communication !

Thursday 29 October 2015

A new logo for Expo 2016 Antalya ?

For the moment, we don't have the confirmation, but it seems that a new logo will be now used for Expo 2016 Antalya... even if we appreciated much the previous logo, very flourished, colored and fun, the new one seems more "EXPO", but anyway very colored.

It's of course a very good news, and more especially a further evidence of the will to achieve a major Expo next year in Antalya.

Just remains us to wait the confirmation, and to discover the final version of this beautiful logo !

AIPH elects new president... Bernard Oosterom

27 October 2015

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has elected Bernard Oosterom as its new President. The announcement is made following the 67th Annual Congress held in Stresa, Italy, last week.

As a potted plant grower and board member of several organisations within the ornamental sector, Bernard Oosterom, from The Netherlands, has been involved in international cooperation across the horticultural industry for many years.

He is Chairman of the Dutch Council for Cooperatives (NCR), Chairman of the Dutch Flower Auctions Association (VBN), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FloraHolland and has been Vice-President of AIPH and Chairman of the AIPH Novelty Protection Committee for the last three years. His past roles include being a Board Member of the Flower Council in Holland (BBH).

Commenting on his election Bernard Oosterom said, “AIPH is and wants to be an organisation of and for growers and growers associations. From that perspective I’m honored to be the next president of AIPH. Together with our staff and all of you involved I’m sure that we can move AIPH in the right direction in the coming years.”

Amongst his aims for AIPH are to make it a global resource for promoting Green Cities, promoting international horticultural exhibitions, collating and disseminating data and information on the international ornamental horticultural industry, and further developing the association’s valuable network.

He added, “I will do my utmost to serve AIPH and help growers worldwide to strengthen their businesses and their added value to the world.”

Bernard Oosterom replaces Vic Krahn from Canada who has served as President since 2012. Commenting on Vic Krahn’s past leadership he said, “On behalf of all our members and myself I’d like to express our thanks for your inspiring leadership, inspiration, commitment and of course friendship.”

Vic Krahn was presented with the prestigious AIPH Gold Medal in recognition for his services to AIPH over many years.

During the Congress Tim Edwards from the United Kingdom, was elected as the second AIPH Vice-President alongside Professor Qixiang Zhang from China.  Also Gijs Kok, Director of Corporate Affairs at FloraHolland in The Netherlands, has joined the AIPH Board as a representative of his region.

For full details of the AIPH Board see