Highlights edition 2019

Visitor record

Never before have so many public space professionals visited the Expo for Public Space. A total of 6,525 visitors set foot on the bright blue carpet of the trade fair.

Excellent figures

  • The atmosphere on the exhibition floor was rated an 8!
  • The overall trade fair score is 7.9
  • 96% of visitors recommend the fair to colleagues and other professionals in the business
  • 86%of visitors will definitely return next year

The latest products and services

With more than 600 exhibitors, visitors were treated to the latest innovations. To name but a few, there was a new electric utility vehicle, visitors could discover a new kind of concrete paving stone, find out more about a new generation of fixtures, learn more about bio-based production techniques and be informed about a new rainwater drainage system with filter substrate and marvel at a bee hotel. There even was an Utrecht bus shelter with a green roof.

Het Plein

Craftsmanship and experience
A group of high-quality companies, active in all the disciplines of public space design, could be found on The Square. The theme "Down to an Art" emerged very clearly. Hundreds of plants danced in the air above The Square - a spectacular display. Under this flying green oasis, you could see each of the participating companies' 'art', displayed on columns in The Square.

De Groene Stad

Nature-inclusive, sustainable and circular
Entering this area made visitors feel as if they had entered a 'green world'. In addition to the many exhibitors, the Knowledge Square featured a host of sustainable products, and experts from the green and grey sector discussed cases from the construction world, while visitors to the Lecture Room could learn all about the nature-inclusive city. Crowds regularly formed at the back of the full room to catch something of the presentations.

De Slimme Wijk/ Smart Neighbourhood

Smart cities and citizen participation
The Smart Neighbourhood attracted many visitors interested in developments concerning the digital society and environmental management. At 'Het Wijktheater' (The Neighbourhood Theatre) Connected Worlds gave the lecture 'Een slimme wijk ja, maar niet zoals in China' (A smart neighbourhood, yes, but not as in China) and 'Kijk op de wereld; welke impact heb jij?' (A look at the world; what is your impact?) by the Province of Noord-Brabant. The launch of the brand new Smart City Plaza platform filled up the theatre.

Tours

Circular Route, the Tree and Plant Tour and the Greenspiration Tour
The tours provided insight into the activities of companies, municipalities and clients. How does a company or municipality deal with different challenges? In a short period of time, many visitors to the fair were able to get to know new organisations through the tours. These were ideal for networking and gaining inspiration.

Lectures

More than 80 lectures in 8 different rooms
Visitors could relax on a pouf in the 'Living Room', take a ride through the jungle in the stationary Safari Bus or imagine themselves in a green world in the glass greenhouse. Wellant gave a very well-attended lecture at the Symposium on the promotion of the entire biodiversity with bee plants, Bureau Duwtje in the Future Green City Theatre on climate adaptation and behavioural change and Antea Group on the future of management in the Advisory & Management Room. A total of 3,300 visitors attended the lectures and workshops during the trade fair.