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    Floriade Dialogues Summit
    Floriade Dialogues Summit

    March 28th: Floriade Dialogues Summit

    It’s a pleasure to announce the first international Floriade Dialogues Summit, a summit on green and healthy food cities for all! How do we build these green cities? What is the best way to build and supply our cities with good food? And how does the availability and access to good, healthy food influence what we eat? Expect a lively scientific dialogue alternated with inspiring cases and best practices from international scientists, activists and creatives!

    The keynote speakers Raj Patel, Charles C. Mann and Adriaan Geuze will shake you up in the morning programme. In the afternoon we serve you the Talks of the Town with many inspiring cases from green and healthy pioneers all over the world: from Zimbabwe and Detroit to Almere!

    Date: 28 March 2019, 09.00 – 18.00
    Location: KAF, Almere, The Netherlands
    Language: English
    Registration: Free

    We are looking forward to meet you there.


    Prof. Raj Patel (UK / India)
    This ‘rockstar’ of social justice and food is an award-winning author of ‘stuffed and starved’, activist and professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (USA). Patel will set the stage on the challenge of creating healthy and green cities for all from London to New Delhi.

    Charles C. Mann (USA)
    Journalist and award-winning author of The Wizard and the Prophet (2018). In his book he details two competing theories about the future of agriculture, population, and the environment. Will technology or environmentalism shape the future of our food system?

    Prof. ir. Adriaan Geuze (NL)
    Leading landscape architect, urban designer and founder and owner of West 8. His projects reach from Hong Kong to Chicago, without losing sight of the challenges in his own country. He’s famous for the preservation and development of the Dutch landscape and including the landscape in cities and will share his last insights.

    Taste of Flevoland
    We will show you around in the province of Flevoland. Dutch chef and cookbook writer Nadia Zerouali will introduce you to the flavours of Flevoland. Representative of the province Jan-Nico Appelman will share his love for the landscape by screening a documentary made by Ahmet Polat.

    Talks of the Town

    What’s going on around the globe in terms of green and healthy food cities for all? During the the talks of the town we serve you many inspiring cases from people all around the world! You get to pick one case of your choice.

    • Detroit with fearless farmer Devita Davison
    • Oosterwold with researcher Jan Eelco Jansma & area director Werner Brouwer
    • Trinidad and Tobago with Alpha Sennon, agri-entrepeneur and founder of Whyfarm
    • Amsterdam with researcher Jaap Seidell
    • New York City with health professor Nevin Cohen
    • Turin with professor Egidio Dansero
    • Harare with social entrepeneur and mushroom growing activist Chido Govera
    • Seoul with food policy advisor dr. Eunsook Moon
    • More about the talks of the town

    Time Schedule

    09.00 – 09.30
    Doors open

    09.30 – 09.45 
    Official opening and introduction

    09.45 – 12.30
    Keynote speakers: Raj Patel, Charles C. Mann & Adriaan Geuze,
    Taste of Flevoland: documentary by Ahmet Polat, live cooking show by Nadia Zerouali and Flevo Campus.

    12.30 – 13.30 

    13.00 – 16.45 
    Talks of the Town and
    in-depth sessions

    16.45 – 17.45 
    Closing ceremony & drinks


    About the Floriade Dialogues Summit
    The Floriade Dialogues Summit is an annual conference and an introduction to the Floriade 2022 themed green, food, health and energy. The goal is to create a platform for scientific debate and international exchange. The Floriade Dialogues Summit is an initiative of Floriade B.V, Flevo Campus and the Province of Flevoland.