Green Expo fair a good opportunity to promote Polish city of Łódź

The General Assembly of AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers - PAP) granted the Polish central city of Łódź the right to organise Horticultural Expo 2024, Poland's Ministry of Culture and National Heritage announced in a Friday statement.

"This is very good news for the city and for the entire region," Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Glinski said as quoted in statement.

"As promised when seeking to organise the EXPO, the government has not withdrawn from the development plans of the region," Glinski stressed. "On the contrary, it has consistently strived to build the city's position as a European leader in the field of revitalisation," he continued. "I am convinced that winning the race for the organisation of the Green EXPO will become a new opening for Łódź as a modern, environmentally friendly and dynamically developing city," the deputy PM added.

Horticultural Expo 2024 is one of the so-called small EXPO fairs, organised between the world editions of the main EXPO. It is exclusively dedicated to the use of greenery and landscape shaping in the city. The next "green" Expo will be held next year in Beijing (China) and the following one is planned in 2022 in the Netherlands. Łódź will organise the exhibition under the slogan "Nature of the City" in 2024.

"In the opinion of the designers of the Horticultural Expo in Łódź, the preparation of the exhibition will involve investments worth even PLN 100 million (EUR 23.6 mln). Some 4 million people are expected to visit Łódź over a five-month period which will allow the Polish city to be promoted on an unprecedented scale," the statement read.

According to the Culture Ministry, the government's support for Łódź opens up the perspective of its multidimensional, sustainable development on a cultural, communications, infrastructural and scientific level.