PRESS INVITATION FLOWER CARPET 2016

PRESS INVITATION FLOWER CARPET 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 — The College of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Brussels and the NGO Flower Carpet of Brussels are pleased to invite you to the press day on the occasion of the

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE 20th EDITION OF THE FLOWER CARPET

Let’s meet on Friday, August 12 2016, at the Brussels’ Grand-Place.

This year, the Flower Carpet will be adorned in a Japanese design to celebrate 150 years of Belgo-Japanese friendship. On the occasion, the Brussels’ Town Hall will also be decorated with flowers in the Ikebana style.

Thank you for confirming your attendance and for communicating your interview requests at our press department by August 8, 2016 the latest:

Alexandra Curelea - press@voice.be - 02/340.92.61 - 0487/38.66.17

Hoping to meet you there,

Annette Katz
Managing Director of the Flower Carpet

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FLOWER CARPET 2016: AGENDA

August 10 & 11,  2016: First preparations on the Brussels’ Grand Place 

August 12, 2016: Press day

  • 3AM-5AM: Arrival of the flowers
  • 5AM: A hundred volunteers will install the first flowers
  • 8AM: Opening of the City Hall's balcony offering you a panoramic view on the carpet in the making. Possibility to interview volunteers and organisers
  • 1PM: End of carpet construction and opening to the general public
  • 8:30PM: Official opening at the Town Hall and at Maison du Roi (on invitation only)
  • 10PM: Opening show

August 13, 14 and 15, 2016: Open to the public

  • From 10AM to 10PM: Opening of the City Hall to the public for a panoramic view of the carpet (last entrance at 9:30PM)
  • Entrance fee: 5 € (free for children under 10)
  • Free access to the Grand-Place

More information: http://www.flowercarpet.be/en

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INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Mr Philippe Close – Councillor for Tourism and Vice-President of the NGO Flower Carpet
  • Mr Masafumi Ishii - Ambassador of Japan to Belgium
  • Ms Annette Katz – Managing Director of the NGO Flower Carpet
  • Mr Koen Vondenbusch – Technical Director of the NGO Flower Carpet
  • Mr Marc Schautteet – Architect of the Flower Carpet
  • Ms Fujie Suzuki – Designer of the Flower Carpet drawing
  • Volunteers who will install the flowers

On the 12th of August, there will be a press stand on the Grand-Place, next to the City Hall.

Contacts on site: 

Annette Katz: +32 475 46 95 33
Alexandra Curelea: +32 487 386 617
Laure Vandeghinste: +32 479 60 45 92

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