'Live Green, Live Better'
The spectacular opening ceremony of Expo 2019 Beijing took place on 29th April 2019 in the Yanqing district of Beijing in China.
The Expo is an A1 International Horticultural Exhibition approved by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). The inaugural speech from AIPH President Mr Bernard Oosterom, highlighted the importance of the Expo’s theme ‘Live Green Live Better’.
16 Million Visitors
Hosted for six months the expo covers over 500 hectares with over 100 exhibiting countries and international organisations, Expo 2019 Beijing is the largest of its kind ever to be held.
An estimated 16 million visitors will attend the park and take part in almost 2500 different cultural events including academic conferences, horticultural competitions and flower parades.
Planting of 100,000 Trees & Shrubs
Within the park, 50,000 trees have been preserved and 100,000 trees and shrubs planted to improve the condition of wetlands, purify water and provide a habitat for migratory birds, embodying the expo’s theme ‘Live Green'.