Chief Executive Officer Harrie Noy of ARCADIS (NYSE EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, today sounded the opening bell at the NYSE Euronext stock exchange on location in Venlo, the Netherlands, at the occasion of the official opening (later today by Queen Beatrix) of the largest horticultural show on earth: Floriade. ARCADIS co-designed and realized the Floriade park.
The central theme for Floriade is Living nature. From the perspective that horticulture is a key factor in the creation of quality of life, the Floriade Park will consist of five thematic fields. The theme field Relax & Heal will focus on the importance of horticulture for a health life style. Horticulture as economic engine and provider of green energy is reflected in the Green Engine. A third thematic field, Education & Innovation shows the interaction between horticulture on the one hand and education and innovation on the other. The theme field Environment emphasizes the importance of a green (work) environment and gardens for our wellbeing. And finally in the World Show Stage horticulture is showcased as an inspiration for art, culture and entertainment.
Once the Floriade exposition is over, the Park will be transferred to an agricultural business park. ARCADIS has been involved in the development of Floriade 2012 since the spring of 2004. This involvement is based in part on its prior experience with these types of exhibitions. ARCADIS also contributed its expertise in land development to the project. Floriade 2012 has been fully realized on sustainable principles.
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