PADUA, Italy: Having celebrated its 70th edition in grande stile in 2019, one of Europe’s oldest horticultural trade exhibitions, Flormart, is undergoing a major overhaul. A new team of event organisers from the city of Parma are showing an unprecedented willingness to experiment with new features and the ability to understand the needs of Flormart’s attendees and exhibitors. Their efforts will start to pay off between 9-11 February 2022 when true to tradition, Flormart will open its doors in Padua.
New dates and a new partnership structure with trade show organiser Fiera di Parma: following the unforeseen postponement of last year’s show, Flormart is ready for its 2022 come back.
The 71st edition of Italy’s second-largest horticultural trade show will take place in its home town Padua on the recently renovated grounds of PadovaHall but organised in partnership with Fiera di Parma, the event organiser that prides itself on having successful international trade show brands such as Cibus, Mercanteinfiera and Il Salone del Camper in its portfolio.
Fiera di Parma stresses that the venue remains unchanged with Flormart staying true to the city where it all started 71 years ago.
Flormart’s February 2022 edition will serve as a platform to exchange ideas and research findings. The focus will be on Italian grown flowers and plants offering growers an opportunity to showcase their latest breeding breakthroughs and excitingly new varieties. Now that the green city movement worldwide is gaining increasing traction, the Flormart forum discussions will also highlight how green infrastructure can contribute to the liveability of a city through its economic, social and environmental benefits. Flormart’s message will be a clear one: Italian grown flowers and plants play a crucial role in helping realise successful urban green spaces.
It is safe to say that Italy’s investment and reform plan for recovery (in Italian known as PNRR or Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza) from the Covid-19 emergency will be one of the topical issues in February. The plan earmarks €6.68 billion for culture and tourism, through investments in heritage regeneration, enhancements in assets and skills, digitalisation and accessibility, targeting environmental and social sustainability.
PNRR’s paragraph on parks and gardens is crucial for ornamental horticulture in Italy as it highlights the restoration of historic parks and gardens adopting a systematic approach to urban regeneration. Its goal is to improve the quality of life and social inclusion, also among the younger generations and within urban communities. The protection of the environment and biodiversity, and people’s right to “urban green spaces’ are all important criteria for the €300 million funding programme.
Show organiser Fiera di Parma expects the exhibition will be back to its normal format between 21-23 September 2022.
For more information visit http://www.flormart.it