Friday 27 February 2015

Welcome to the Mascots of Expo 2016 Antalya : ECE & EFE

We're pleased to welcome the two mascots who represent Expo 2016 Antalya, and also the theme, Flowers and Children, a program as beautiful as wonderful !

Discover together the video, with these two lovable characters, symbols of Turkish youth, ready for the future !

Tuesday 24 February 2015

BIGS - Bahrain International Garden Show 2015

February 25th, 2015 (Official opening)
February 26th - March 1st, 2015 
Bahrain International Convention & Exhibition Center 

Welcome to BIGS
Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain and the support of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain, President of the Consultative Council of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development, the Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) will be held from February 25 - March 01, 2015 at the Bahrain International Convention& Exhibition Centre.

This year’s theme emphasizes the need for continuous agriculture empowerment through education, training and capacity building. The Show will showcase the available agricultural empowerment opportunities that will enable individuals to enhance their knowledge and abilities towards efficient and effective agricultural techniques.

Through the various topics and themes highlighted at the Bahrain International Garden Show over the years, the Show has become a platform for experts and enthusiasts to further develop their expertise and knowledge with the latest best practices in the industry. It is also an opportunity for potential investors to seek profitable agricultural investment opportunities.

The Bahrain International Garden Show takes this opportunity to invite all relevant agricultural organizations and companies to participate and promote their products and services to a wide local and regional client base of different levels of expertise and interests.

Welcome to the Bahrain International Garden Show 2015.

Friday 6 February 2015

History - Expo 1904 Saint-Louis... Floral Clock - Palace of Agriculture

One of t he novelties of the Exposition was the Floral Clock. Its great dial, 112 feet in diameter, was laid out in flowers and plants of bright foliage, and as it was located on a slope, in front of t he Palace of Agriculture, it was visible from great distances. Its minute hand, 74 feet long and weighing 2,700 pounds, moved five feet every minute.

The machinery to drive this clock was a singular one. There was a small clock work which every minute set in motion a compressed air piston that in its turn moved the hands of the Floral Clock.
The hours and half hours were struck on a bell weighing 5,000 pounds. The same small clock also rever sed every hour and hour -glass which held 100 pounds of sand, ancl it turned a terrestrial globe once in twenty-four hours.

The Palace of Agriculture covered an area of twentv-five acres. In its central nave exhibits of corn, cotton , sugar, rice and tobacco were shown. There was a model creamery, using 5,000 pounds of milk a clay, ancl all the latest agricultural implements and machinery.

Palace of Agriculture.