Photo 1. Esther Somers from Jointhepipe.org is handing Minister Maxime Verhagen his own Jointhepipe.org bottle. Photo 2. Dzsingisz Gábor, Commissioner General, Ms. Somers and Mr. Paul Beck, Director Floriade 2012 are proposing a toast to a succesful Floriade. Photos by Henriëtte Guest
"The Dutch Pavilion at the Floriade 2012 is built using latest technology and materials and shows how much knowledge & innovative products the Dutch Entrepreneurs have in house". That said Minister Verhagen of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation at the signing of the plans for the Dutch State Pavilion 'My Green World’. The Jointhepipe.org tapwater stations (developed in collaboration with watercompany BrabantWater), will be displayed as an example of one of these innovations and also to promote the Dutch water expertise. The Floriade is held once every ten years and will take place from April 5 to October 7 2012 in Venlo. The pavilion expects about 1.2 million visitors, including many foreign businessmen and investors.