DIDCOT, UK: Over 100 countries are expected to participate in the AIPH-approved Expo 2019 Beijing to take place from 29th April to 7th October 2019 in Yanqing district of Beijing, China. Covering over 500 hectares this will be the largest ever A1 International Horticultural Exhibition approved by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). 

Organisers expect to attract over 15 million visitors to the Expo which will be taking place close to the foot of the Great Wall in Badaling. Countries and international organisations will take their place at the Expo alongside many gardens from provinces across China.

AIPH granted approval to the Expo in 2012 and have supported the project through annual inspections and reporting. It subsequently gained the recognition of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

Following the most recent AIPH inspection visit in March, AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe commented, “Construction is well underway on site and this is set to be the most magnificent International Horticultural Expo that we have seen. The organising team have worked tirelessly on this project and I have no doubt it will receive the global recognition it deserves when it opens in April next year. With the theme of ‘Live Green, Live Better’ it will highlight to millions of people why plants matter so much in their lives and how to use them in this way. This will be an unmissable event for anyone in the horticulture industry and for anyone who cares about how people can live in harmony with the environment.”

AIPH member, China Flower Association (CFA), has consistently supported and promoted the Expo. Commenting on the progress when meeting with AIPH President Bernard Oosterom, just one year before opening, CFA President, Madame Jiang Zehui, said, “With great importance attached by the Chinese government on ecological civilisation and beautiful China construction, China’s floricultural industry will usher into a bright future. Expo 2019 Beijing will help us show to the world how far our industry has come and how we see the future. I look forward to welcoming you all to Beijing next year to experience this great event.”

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