As Turkey’s first EXPO, EXPO 2016 Antalya will be held from April to October 2016. Starting with the title of “Flowers and Children” EXPO 2016 Antalya has adopted the theme “Cultivating a Green Life for Future Generations”, along with the motto “A Green Life for Future Generations”.
History, Bio-Diversity, Sustainability and Green Cities make up the four subthemes of EXPO 2016 Antalya.
EXPO 2016 Antalya, which will host national and international congresses, panels, meetings and seminars will be held, will also provide cultural and artistic activities for its guests. It is anticipated that 8 million local and foreign visitors will visit EXPO 2016 Antalya over its 6-month duration. EXPO 2016 Antalya will be held on a 112-hectare exhibit site in Aksu.
EXPO 2016 Antalya aims at being the start of a new way of thinking, the intoxicating scent of flowers and the laughter of children throughout the city bringing with it hopes for a greener world.
Sub themes of Antalya Expo 2016 are:
• Green Cities
EXPO 2016 will also host some activities such as country presentations/festivals, local expositions, international symposiums, world environment symposium, panels, meetings and seminars, children’s’ congresses and performing arts and concerts.
In the EXPO site, which will be a permanent site and work for both Turkey and Antalya, will include exhibition spaces for participant countries to introduce their gardening cultures. The exposition site will include: -the Expo Tower, symbolizing the historic Hadrianus Gate, one of the most important symbols of Antalya – the first Agriculture and Bio-Diversity Museum of Turkey -a Congress Centre with a seating capacity of 6500 – two amphitheatres with the capacity to seat 5000 persons and 800 persons, -the Children’s Island, where activities will be held to train children while entertaining them, -the Science and Technology Centre for Children -A countryside activity area to hold activities for children and their families, -Expo Lake -A peony-shaped like terrace, which is the symbol of EXPO 2016 Antalya -Expo Hill – Expo Forest -Expo Square -Culture and Art Street -Restaurants to reflect the architectural culture.
Known to visitors as “the pearl of Mediterranean” and “Turkish Riviera”, Antalya is the fourth most visited city in the world. Given its developed infrastructure and agricultural soils, Antalya is an ideal city for EXPO 2016. Antalya is an important place in Turkey in terms of agricultural potential and ecological compatibility, thanks to its Antalya Plain. Antalya is a city rich with natural beauty and historical interest, combining the attraction of ancient cities that whisper fascinating histories, myths and legends, with the natural beauty of the peaceful verdant forests and sparkling waters of Mediterranean. The most magnificent and most well protected ancient theatre in the territories of Asia and Africa is in Aspendos. In addition to its many archaeological cities and historical structures, Antalya has 640 kilometres of gorgeous sand beaches, along with other natural wonders, including waterfalls and caves. The city’s international standard golf courses are preferred by world-famous golf players. Antalya museum also exhibits a wide range of significant ancient works.