Expos: This week in the news - 14 June 2019

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IN FOCUS

Growing Green Cities: Interview with Peter Verdaasdonk

In an exclusive interview for In Focus, Peter Verdaasdonk, the CEO of Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere, outlines his vision for the event, which will showcase the ‘green city of the future’.

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Philippines unveils “Bangkóta” pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai

The Philippines has unveiled its "Bangkóta" pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, designed by Budji+Royal. Named after the Tagalog word for coral reef, the flowing 1,386m2 pavilion will be located in the Sustainability District and will be freely navigable to visitors, offering an immersive journey into the country's cultural and natural heritage. Filipino Times

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Malta to connect cultures, generate opportunities at Expo 2020

In an interview with the Independent, the Deputy Commissioner of Malta’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai details the theme of the country’s pavilion at the next World Expo, “Connecting Cultures, Generating Opportunities”. Situated in the Opportunity District, the Malta pavilion will showcase the country’s path of progress, its cultural diversity and its opportunities for young people. Malta Independent

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Romania launches design contest for its Expo 2020 pavilion

Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Order of Architects of Romania have jointly launched a contest to design the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The deadline for proposals is 18 July, with the winner set to be announced on 25 July. Agenda Constructiilor

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SPECIALISED EXPOS

▶ Expo 2023 Buenos Aires

Expo 2023 ideas contest draws interest from architects

Projects are already flowing in following the launch of the first international ideas contests for the site of Expo 2023 Buenos Aires. The results of the contest, which will be rewarded with prizes of up to 3 million Argentine pesos, will be known between July and September. La Voz

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

▶ Expo 2019 Beijing

Discovering China’s pavilion at Expo 2019

A 3D video produced by CGTN presents China’s eco-conscious pavilion at Expo 2019 Beijing, offering viewers a unique opportunity to discover the structure’s state-of-the-art design and its thematic contents. CGTN

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Expo 2019 visits top 2 million

On 10 June, Expo 2019 Beijing had recorded a total of 2.06 million visits, with the China Pavilion and the International Pavilion among the most visited venues on the Expo site. Xinhua

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Expos: This week in the news - 7 June 2019

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai looks to welcome the future

Presenting at the 165th General Assembly of the BIE, Manal AlBayat told delegates that the UAE plans to deliver a “truly international and exceptional World Expo”.

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▶ Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai

Japan lays strong foundations for World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai

The 165th General Assembly of the BIE heard that following its election as host country of World Expo 2025 last November, Japan is actively preparing for Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, including infrastructure work and gathering proposals to enrich its theme, "Designing Future Society for Our Lives".

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SPECIALISED EXPOS

▶ Expo 2023 Buenos Aires

Expo 2023 Buenos Aires: Updates and calls for ideas

Gabriela Ricardes of Argentina’s Ministry of the Federal System of Media and Public content informed the 165th General Assembly about preparations for Specialised Expo 2023 Buenos Aires.

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International contest to design Argentina’s pavilion at Expo 2023

In preparation for Specialised Expo 2023 Buenos Aires, Argentina has launched an international design contest to receive proposals for its national pavilion, which will span 7,760m2. Architectural Review

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

▶ Expo 2019 Beijing

China celebrated at Expo 2019 Beijing

Expo 2019 Beijing celebrated its host country pavilion on 6 June as an array of activities were organised to mark China Pavilion Day. Speaking at the opening of the event, Steen Christensen, President of the General Assembly of the BIE, emphasised the importance of Expo 2019 as a platform to address environmental challenges. Xinhua

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Over 1.8 million visitors for Expo 2019 Beijing

Organisers of Expo 2019 Beijing have announced that the event has already received over 1.81 million visits. Some 675 activities have been organised in the Expo’s first few weeks, drawing 910,000 visits. ECNS

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Expo 2019 celebrates Burundi Day

A series of musical and cultural events took place to mark Burundi’s national day at Expo 2019 Beijing on 31 May. Xinhua

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▶ Expo 2021 Doha

Qatar develops “Green Desert” vision for Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha

Organisers of Expo 2021 Doha presented the 165th General Assembly with Qatar’s vision for the Horticultural Expo, expanding on the “Green Desert, Better Environment” theme and giving an overview of the centrally-located site.

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TRIENNALE DI MILANO

XXII Triennale di Milano: Broken Nature through the lenses of 21 countries

Three months after its opening, representatives of the XXII Triennale di Milano addressed the 165th General Assembly of the BIE, emphasising the importance of international participation in the event.

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Expos: This week in the news - 24 May 2019

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Thematic Districts completed as progress continues on Expo site

 

Construction of Expo 2020’s three Thematic Districts has finished, as Organisers of the next World Expo keep pace with plans to complete all Expo-led construction by the end of 2019 [Video] Khaleej Times

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Turkmenistan reveals Expo 2020 pavilion

 

Turkmenistan has unveiled the design of its Expo 2020 pavilion, which will showcase the country’s heritage and development priorities. Atavatan 

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African Union prepares Expo 2020 participation

In preparation for World Expo 2020 Dubai, the African Union has held a workshop with Expo 2020 Organisers dedicated to the organisation's participation at the next World Expo. African Union

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Expo Academy offers unique training programme for UAE nationals

Expo 2020 Dubai will launch next month the Expo Academy training programme, offering 350 UAE nationals the chance to learn, develop skills and contribute to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai. Expo 2020 Dubai

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SPECIALISED EXPOS

▶ Expo 2023 Buenos Aires

Six international idea contests launched for Expo 2023

 

The Organisers of Specialised Expo 2023 Buenos Aires have announced the launch of six international ideas contests to gather proposals for the Expo’s pavilions, public spaces and contents. The different contests, organised in partnership with Argentinian architects’ associations, will be open from late May to August. Grupo La Provincia

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

Expo 2019 Beijing

Expo 2019 hosts Caribbean Music Festival

Visitors to Expo 2019 were treated to a wide array of live Caribbean music on 19 May as the Horticultural Expo held its Caribbean Music Festival within the Guirui Theatre. Bahamas Local

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Qatar’s presence at Expo 2019 Beijing

The pavilion of the State of Qatar is one of the largest at Expo 2019 Beijing and has received a quarter of a million visitors since its opening. The country’s pavilion also highlights Qatar’s preparations for hosting Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha. The Peninsula

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UPCOMING

165th General Assembly of the BIE

On 28 May, the 165th session of the General Assembly of the BIE will take place in Paris, with presentations from all ongoing and upcoming Expos. Live updates from the BIE’s Twitter feed.

Expos: This week in the news - 31 May 2019

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TOP NEWS

165th General Assembly of the BIE

Member States of the BIE gathered in Paris on Tuesday 28 May for the Organisation’s 165th General Assembly. The session included reports from the XXII Triennale di Milano and Horticultural Expo 2019 Beijing, as well as upcoming World, Specialised and Horticultural Expos.

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A flourishing debut for Expo 2019 Beijing

One month after the opening ceremony of Horticultural Expo 2019 Beijing, Organisers of the event delivered a report to the General Assembly of the BIE, indicating that it has already received over 1 million visitors. [Video]

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Costa Rica to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Costa Rica has signed its participation contract for Expo 2020 Dubai, with the country’s Commissioner General William Reuben highlighting the role of the Expo in showcasing the country’s economic, social and environmental achievements. El Periodico CR

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

▶ Expo 2019 Beijing

BIE Secretary General encourages all to visit Expo 2019

During the 165th General Assembly of the BIE, Secretary General Vicente G. Loscertales told Chinese media that he encourages everyone to visit Expo 2019 Beijing, and describes the Expo site and the different provincial and international gardens as “beautiful”. [Video] Baidu 

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Republic of Korea celebrates national day at Expo 2019

The National Day of the Republic of Korea has been celebrated at Expo 2019 Beijing, featuring a range of cultural performances from the country. Global Times

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Syria Day celebrated at Expo 2019

Syria celebrated its National Day within the framework of Expo 2019 Beijing on 29 May. The celebrations included a number of cultural performances. Xinhua

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▶ Expo 2021 Doha

Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha to showcase “green deserts”

At the 165th General Assembly of the BIE, Qatar presented to delegates its plans for Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha, taking place in the city’s Al Bidda park under the theme “Green Desert, Better Environment”. Lusail

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Expos: This week in the news - 17 May 2019

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

New Zealand launches construction of its Expo 2020 pavilion

 

New Zealand has broken ground on its Expo 2020 pavilion, following a ceremony which included a traditional Maori blessing. The National

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Animated film tells story of unity and collaboration

 

Expo 2020 Dubai has released a new animated film following the story of Salama, a character based on a real ghaf tree preserved on the Expo site. The story represents the UAE over the years, culminating in Expo 2020, which embodies the message of unity and collaboration. Khaleej Times

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Expo 2020 Dubai launches staff secondment program

Organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai have launched a staff secondment program, aiming to attract 400 employees from governmental and institutional bodies in the UAE. Al Bayan

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▶ Expo 1889 Paris

Eiffel Tower celebrates 130th anniversary

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On 15 May, Paris marked the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower opening to the public as the centerpiece of World Expo 1889. The celebrations include a special light and sound show on the 324-metre high monument. France 24

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

Expo 2019 Beijing

Azerbaijan opens Expo 2019 pavilion

 

The pavilion of Azerbaijan at Expo 2019 Beijing, themed “Azerbaijan: Harmony of Nature and Art”, has been officially opened in a ceremony in the presence of Leyla Aliyev, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Trend

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Expo 2019 celebrates Germany’s national day

 

The national day of Germany at Expo 2019 Beijing was celebrated on 13 May, with several cultural events taking place and a special visit from Germany’s Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner. China Radio International

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Ethiopia praises impact of Expo 2019

Ethiopia has high hopes to boost the country’s horticultural sector as a result of the country’s Expo 2019 pavilion, which drew over 7,000 visitors during the first week of the Expo. Global Times

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Chad Day observed at Expo 2019

On 15 May, Expo 2019 Beijing visitors were treated to special performances in the Africa joint garden as Chad celebrated its national day. Guangming

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