While the summer has started, and people left and right go on vacation, the World Food Center Experience continues to work hard.
Before the scenes, this is especially evident in the increasing number of events taking place at the WFC, around the barracks, in the Maurits barracks and in the Akoesticum.
Even more is happening behind the scenes if possible. For example, the statutes, processes and organizational units of the independent foundation that are responsible for the realization and operation of the WFC Experience are now being finalized. This foundation is essential to be able to take the following steps. The statutes of the new foundation are almost ready and will go to the municipality of Ede and the province of Gelderland for one last approval. It is expected that the foundation can be officially operational by September at the latest.
Parallel to this, discussions with potential operators also continue. The first exploratory market consultation has yielded a number of clearly interested parties, with whom discussions are currently continuing on the forthcoming tender.
The selection of possible architects for the realization of the Experience has been prepared and the first steps are now being taken to further elaborate the concept and design of the Experience. To achieve this, a number of deepening steps will have to be made in which both the business community and NGOs will be explicitly asked for input and contributions. Various cooperation agreements have already been signed with companies.
“We are now working hard on the basic processes and the foundation. Once that is there, we can start taking steps again from September that are also visible in front of the screens, "says Marcel Goossens, director and quartermaster at WFC Experience.