EXPO 2016 Antalya chose its title to highlight two precious and meaningful assets necessary for a green future: Flowers and Children. 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.
Flowers, thanks to their colours and fragrance, play the main role in the reproduction of plants and pollination, which result in seed formation.
In EXPO 2016 Antalya, flowers symbolize the green life that we wish to guarantee for future generations a green future depends on our capacity to sustain biodiversity and maintain a balance between natural and cultivated biodiversity.
EXPO 2016 Antalya will focus on the extremely important relation between humankind and plant diversity, offering a perspective on the evolution of cultivated plants and their relation to biodiversity.
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.
- Green Cities
Our mascots are Ece & Efe, two Turkish children. Their names are popular in the Antalya region and easy to pronounce in foreign languages.
Ece & Efe wear costumes inspired by the traditional yörük / nomad clothing seen in the Antalya region. Both of their costumes contain our symbol flower, the peony, and colours and forms that reflect the environmentally friendly focus of the 2016 Expo.
Our mascots, Ece & Efe are
- Knowledgeable about the history, culture and nature of Antalya region.
- Good friends with flowers and nature. They know how to care for them and increase their vitality.
- Representatives of the hospitality of Turkish people. They are engaging and gracious hosts who regard every visitor as important and treat them all as special guests.