Thursday 19 March 2015

Turkish pavilion... at Expo 2015 Milano !!!


Turkey, the homeland of agriculture, has had quite a peculiar place in farming and nutrition thanks to the amalgamation of its geography, climate, nature and its culture identified with the charity of its people for centuries. Our theme, centered around the teachings and experiences of a 12.000-year-long history, is embodied through the fruit of pomegranate. As one of the richness of Turkey in agriculture, “Nar”, Turkish for pomegranate, inherently represents diversity within unity. “Nar” is both singular and plural, and the symbol of fertility and abundance in the world. It has come to be associated with positive attributes in many cultures and religions. “Nar” encompasses each and every one of our values and, through its very nature, is ready to share with the rest of the world.

Our theme “DIGGING INTO HISTORY FOR FUTURE FOOD”, inspired by the opulent and abundant attributions of “Nar”, is inlaid and displayed in the entire architectural and contextual design and formation of the Turkish Pavilion.


Architecture & Design

Turkish Pavilion consists of 3 main divisions of indoor, semi-outdoor and outdoor venues on a total area of 4.170-square-meter, which includes 7 semi-outdoor distinct chambers.

Of these chambers, 5 are designed for theme-related events and the remaining two as a Turkish restaurant and a boutique of souvenirs.

The main entrance of the Pavilion is on the outdoor area, where a perforated roof is crowned with a modern interpretation of the 'Seljuki Star' made of steel. In the whole architectural design, our values are reflected through fountains, stones, world-famous Turkish traditional house, Turkish glasswork 'Çeşm-i Bülbül' and special patterns belonging to the Turkish culture.

Restaurant, Tea Garden and Coffee

At the outdoor area of our pavilion, there exists such an authentic space where the visitors can enjoy Turkish Tea and Turkish Coffee under the shadow of plane trees just next to the famous Ottoman fountain. Besides, Bazaar, Kiosks and Anatolian Food Table are also available at the outdoor area, which hosts periodic exhibitions and workshops with ingenious touches on the specialties of Turkish history and culture.

The design of the semi-outdoor division of the pavilion, which opens to a court which is reserved for cultural events, receptions, shows and performances, is inspired by our vaults and caravanserais.

The indoor division consists of an office building that reflects the form and style of our world-famous traditional houses.


The library includes both hardcopy and digital books on food and nutrition in Turkish history, Turkey’s agricultural policies, food aid programs in the world as well as national food bulletins, presentations on nutritionally more sustainable world and other printed materials about nutrition and food.

The Situation of Turkish pavilion at the Expo :

Source : Turkish pavilion at Expo 2015 Milano

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Pakistan signed an official agreement for EXPO 2016

Pakistan Committee who arrive at Antalya on March 10th 2015 conducted investigations in the exposition site completed their studies about country garden and signed the official agreement for participation.  

 Source Expo 2016 Antalya

Monday 9 March 2015

AIPH Expo Conference - 19 march 2015 Paris

AIPH Expo Conference is a new event open to anyone with an interest in international horticultural exhibitions. The event will include expert advice from expo consultants, inspiration for those considering organising an expo, progress reports on upcoming expos, as well as opportunities to share information between expo organisers. 

Programme :

Thursday, March 19, 2015
08 h 45 - 09 h 30Conference coffee and registration
09 h 30 - 09 h 45Introduction – by Chairman, AIPH Secretary General
Welcome by AIPH President
Mr. Timothy Briercliffe, Secretary General , AIPH
Mr. Vic Krahn, President, AIPH
09 h 45 - 11 h 15 Keynote – Best Practice for high quality and successful expos
Sven Stimac, CEO, friends + friends AG
Li Fengli, Secretary General , Executive Committee of the International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao
11 h 15 - 11 h 45Break for tea/coffee
11 h 45 - 12 h 30AIPH Expo Strategy – Tim Briercliffe, Secretary of AIPH, will outline the work underway by AIPH to support expo organisers into the future. This will cover:
Mr. Timothy Briercliffe, Secretary General , AIPH
12 h 30 - 13 h 00BIE Expo Strategy – Vicente Loscertales, Secretary General of BIE, oversees world expos. BIE is also involved in the approval of A1 horticultural expos and he will share his great experience on what makes expos great as well as:
Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, Secretary General, Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
13 h 00 - 14 h 30Buffet Lunch
14 h 30 - 15 h 00Identifying and implementing an expo theme – Bart Dohmen, Managing Director of BRC Imagination Arts BV, has worked with numerous organisations to turn dreams into reality. He will share his thoughts on:
Bart Dohmen, Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV
15 h 00 - 16 h 00Many AIPH approved international horticultural expos are currently going through the development and construction process. For each expo coming up there will be a short progress report from the organisers where they will share progress to date and their expectations for their own expo. Reports will be given from: 
16 h 00 - 16 h 20Break for tea/coffee
16 h 20 - 17 h 10Expo reports continued: Int. Hort. Exposition Beijing, China 2019 (A1)
Role of horticultural expos in influencing city development and landscape design
17 h 10 - 17 h 30Closing speech – Kevin Chung, AIPH Marketing & Exhibitions Committee Chairman
Closing remarks and next steps - Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General, AIPH
Kevin Chung, Vice Chairman, AIPH Marketing & Exhibitions Committee
Mr. Timothy Briercliffe, Secretary General , AIPH
17 h 30 - 17 h 35Conference Close
17 h 35 - 19 h 00Networking drinks reception
19 h 00 - 22 h 00Conference Dinner

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
16 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009, France


Friday 6 March 2015

AIPH SPRING MEETING - 18 march 2015 Paris

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel
16 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009, France
Event Overview
Tuesday 17th March
09.00-17.00 – AIPH Board Meeting ( Board members only )
19.00 – Dinner for Board at Marriott Paris Hotel

Wednesday 18th March

09.00-18.00 – AIPH Spring Meeting
19.30 – Dinner at local restaurant

Thursday 19th March
09.30-17:30 – AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference
17.30-19.00- Networking drinks reception
19.00 – Conference Dinner at Marriott Paris Hotel

Friday 20th March
09.30-16.00 – AIPH Green City Working Group Meeting ( working group members only )