THEALE, UK: The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) today announced it has approved the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition which is set to take place from April 29th to October 7th in Yanqing County, near Beijing.
Yanqing County to the north west of Beijing contains the 960 hectare site to be used for the expo. Already an important tourist destination within China, the area has beautiful scenery, clean air and one of the best places to view the Great Wall of China (Badaling).
The expo hopes to welcome over 16 million visitors and over 100 exhibiting participants. The setting for the expo lies within a carefully protected environmental conservation area with the wide Gui River running through the middle of it.
Planning for the site is giving careful consideration to continuing to preserve the environment in the area whilst also becoming a large horticultural show piece. This means considerable effort is going into planning for restoring the site after the expo.
Hosted by Mr Wu Gang (Vice County Mayor of Yanqing) and Mr Ben Quanmin (Deputy Director General of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Parks Afforestation), AIPH’s General Secretary, Mr Tim Briercliffe was given a detailed overview of plans and a comprehensive tour of the expo site. The expo theme of ‘Live green, live better’ will guide the development plans for the expo which also achieved full BIE Executive Committee approval during April, and the final ratification at the BIE General Assembly was on 11 June 2014.