Expo Benefits

AIPH is proud to have approved and supported over 50 International Horticultural Expos since 1960 around the globe

The International Horticultural Exhibition is one of the few educational and entertaining events able to attract world leaders and decision makers as well as millions of visitors, it is a unique opportunity to strengthen the international image and position of the host city and country.

The International Horticultural Exhibition focuses the economic, social and cultural development objectives of a city or region on a fixed milestone. Horticultural Exhibitions create parks and new, attractive public spaces of recreational value for citizens and tourists.

These Exhibitions can create lasting results that forge new identities for cities and set apart a whole region in the eyes of the world. A Horticultural Exhibition is not only a unique catalyst for urban development, but stimulates private and public investment.

With a mandate agreed by an international convention, we have been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos, with our partners BIE, since 1960. The approval and monitoring of the progress of every International horticultural exhibition is a key part of our Exhibitions Committee’s role.


Hosting an International Horticultural Exhibition will change a city and its community forever

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Introducing Blooming Economies and Cities to Inspire the World


Is the estimated direct economic impact of an expo

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Direct Economic

Sustainable Expos

AIPH requires the Expo organiser to think of the Expo legacy and find sustainable solutions for the further use of the Expo park, infrastructure and support of the created immaterial legacies.

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Long lasting diplomatic and trade relations

Previous host cities have reported their AIPH expos had participation from between 23 and 83 countries from all over the world

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Investment in new infrastructure

One of the primary requirements for a successful Expo project is its integration with the city and region and a positive impact it can have on city development, mobility and land regeneration.

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5 m people every year between 2015 – 2020

Visited the 2013 Expo site, Suncheon Bay National Garden
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Raising focus on subjects that affect our planet

Horticultural expos are a source of inspiration and education on topics that affect our planet. 1500 was the number of educational activities for children held at 2012 Floriade, Venlo.

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Education & Inspiration

Collaboration and cohesion

Preparing, planning and hosting AIPH Expos bring together experts from different industries, often from the host city, to build together an institutional capacity that will benefit before, during and after Expos.

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Capacity Legacy