Expos: This week in the news - 24 January 2020

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Public diplomacy: 9 commandments for Expo pavilions

What makes a successful Expo pavilion? Professor of Public Diplomacy Nicholas J. Cull outlines his nine “commandments” for Expo pavilions, offering some advice and examples of how a well-considered pavilion can open a dialogue with visitors.

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Chile confirms participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

Chile has signed its participation agreement for Expo 2020 Dubai. It will have a 700m2 pavilion under the theme “Sustainability, Diversity, Tradition and Progress”, and will notably aim to showcase its renewable energy potential. Arabian Business

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GCC reveals Expo 2020 pavilion

The Gulf Cooperation Council has revealed the design of its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion, which will showcase the close ties of its six Member States under the theme “Unified Vision for a Promising Future”. Al Bayan

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Expo 2020 Dubai programming to tackle global challenges

A series of nine thematic weeks at Expo 2020 Dubai will bring people together to address the major issues facing the world, aimed at encouraging cooperation through seminars, workshops and talks. Trade Arabia

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Expos as “open windows on the world”

The history of Expos and the opportunities offered by Expo 2020 Dubai feature in the cover story of Merkur, the publication of Luxembourg’s Chamber of Commerce. The content of Luxembourg’s pavilion at Expo 2020, which will showcase the country’s gastronomy, technology and cultural diversity, is notably highlighted. Merkur

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Mongolia confirms its presence at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Government of Mongolia has confirmed its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, where the country will have a pavilion showcasing its history, culture and business opportunities. Xinhua

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The enduring appeal of World Expos

With nine months until Expo 2020 Dubai opens, The National looks at how Expos provide unrivalled opportunities to engage people “en masse” and explains why Expos attract such interest from around the world. The National

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Moldova to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Moldova will promote its cultural and economic assets at Expo 2020 Dubai, with its Government having confirmed its participation in the next World Expo in a cabinet meeting on 22 January. Moldpres

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▶ Expo 2015 Milan

Expo 2015: the event that catalyzed Milan’s boom

With significant growth in recent years, Milan is ‘booming’ and enjoying a cultural revival, a trend which many of its citizens attribute to the “catalytic effects” of hosting Expo 2015. The Economist

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Expos: This week in the news - 17 January 2020

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Japan submits Expo 2025 Registration Dossier to BIE

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Japan has handed over the Registration Dossier for World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The Registration Dossier, which presents a detailed plan for the implementation of the Expo, will now be reviewed by the BIE in order to prepare for the formal registration of Expo 2025 by the General Assembly.

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Construction of Al Wasl dome is complete

Organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai have completed the construction of the Al Wasl dome, the centrepiece of the Expo site and its main event venue, featuring the largest 360º projection surface in the world. The National

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Expo 2020 to be a “once in a lifetime celebration”

In an Opinion piece, Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, the Executive Director of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, has expressed the “excitement bubbling” in the UAE and beyond for the next World Expo, which will be a “unique opportunity for the Arab world to promote its culture, heritage and values”. Arabian Business

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Portugal reveals pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai

Portugal has unveiled the design of its pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai in a presentation ceremony attended by Prime Minister António Costa, and Commissioner General Celso Guedes de Carvalho. Themed “A world in one country”, the pavilion will feature Portuguese building traditions and will encourage visitors to discover the country, its people and its culture. Diário de Notícias

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85% of Expo 2020 Dubai waste to avoid landfill

A partnership between Expo 2020 Dubai and Dulsco will lead to the next World Expo reusing, recycling or repurposing 85% of the waste generated before and during the event, by using innovative solutions to divert from landfill. Emirates 24/7

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New images show Expo 2020 Dubai site progress

A series of new photographs showing the site of Expo 2020 Dubai reveal the advanced state of preparations for the next World Expo. Gulf News

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Belarus to showcase cutting-edge innovations at Expo 2020

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has announced that the pavilion of Belarus at Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase a wide range of cutting-edge innovations, notably including a 4D bioprinter capable of producing live cells. Belta

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United States announces participation in Expo 2020 Dubai

The United States has announced that it will present an “exciting U.S. pavilion” at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Department of State indicated that the participation of the United States will showcase American culture and leadership, and will be a “golden opportunity” for the American private sector.

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

▶ Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere

Bhutan to participate in Floriade Expo 2022

The Kingdom of Bhutan has signed its letter of intent to participate in Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere. Almere Deze Week

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Floriade signs educational programme for Almere schoolchildren

A cooperation agreement spearheaded by Floriade Expo 2022 will see the development of the ‘FloriAlly’ educational programme, offering curriculum for schoolchildren in Almere focused on nature and the environment, sustainability, and art and culture. Ons Almere

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TRIENNALE DI MILANO

Austrian presentation at XXII Triennale wins Wallpaper* design award

The ‘Save’ urine-separating toilet, designed by EOOS and showcased as Austria’s participation at the XXII Triennale di Milano, has received the Wallpaper* Design Award for Life-Enhancer of the Year. Wallpaper*

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Expos: This week in the news - 20 December 2019

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Poland begins construction of Expo 2020 pavilion

Construction of Poland’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is now underway, with a plaque unveiled on the plot site to mark the occasion. Designed by WXCA and located in the Mobility District, the pavilion will notably feature a kinetic sculpture depicting migrating birds. The First News

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Expo 2020 as an opportunity to build a country’s image

Al Riyadh highlights the role of Expo 2020 Dubai as a platform for countries to build on their international image, citing several important lessons from past Expos, based on this year’s edition of the BIE Bulletin. Al Riyadh

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Australia reveals design of Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

The design of Australia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been revealed in a 360º video rendering. With the theme “Blue Sky Dreaming”, the pavilion will celebrate Australian diversity, collaboration, and innovation. Construction Week Online

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Dubai Culture to promote UAE art scene at Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai and the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority have signed a partnership agreement that aims to enhance the creative and cultural content for visitors at the next World Expo. Gulf News

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Launch event for the Philippines pavilion at Expo 2020

The Philippines has held a launch event for its pavilion on the site of Expo 2020 Dubai, with officials indicating that they expect the country’s participation to improve its profile in the international community. Named ‘Bangkota’, the pavilion is set to return to the Philippines, in New Clark City, after the Expo. Business Mirror

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▶ Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai

Nearly 6,000 designs submitted in Expo 2025 logo contest

The Japan International Exposition Association closed submissions for the contest to design a logo for World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai on 15 December, having received a total of 5,894 entries. The winning design, to be decided by a jury, will be announced in the spring of 2020. Nikkei

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SEE YOU IN 2020!

 

Expos: This week in the news - 10 January 2019

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2020: Year of the Expo

With Expo 2020 Dubai opening this year, MEED offers an overview of the themes, activities and projected legacy of the next World Expo, which is set to break Expo records for the diversity of its visitors. MEED

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo bus tours return

Following the success of the first series of bus tours to the site of Expo 2020 Dubai, new bus tours are taking place from 10 January until the beginning of February. Al Bayan

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Culture at Expo 2020 Dubai to “wow and inspire” visitors

Dr. Hayat Shamsuddin, Senior Vice President, Arts and Culture at Expo 2020 Dubai explains that visitors to the next World Expo can expect a varied and innovative arts and culture programme, starting with the creative displays from the 192 participating countries. Blooloop

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Follow the Expo: new golden road signs in Dubai

As Expo 2020 Dubai approaches, a series of golden road signs towards the Expo site have appeared around the Emirate. Gulf News

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UAE announces five-year multi-entry visa for tourists

Ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai, the UAE will now offer five-year multi-entry visas for tourists. The Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that the visa is available to all nationalities. Khaleej Times

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▶ Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai

Young people working towards Expo 2025

In an effort to make Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai stand out as an Expo of the new generation, youth groups in the Kansai region have created a range of initiatives to prepare for the participation of students and young people in Expo 2025. ‘Epigenetic architecture’ and space research are among the topics set to be showcased by these initiatives. Newswitch

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Expos: This week in the news - 13 December 2019

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BIE visits World Expo Museum as ‘Read the World’ exhibition opens

The Secretary General of the BIE, Vicente G. Loscertales, visited the World Expo Museum in Shanghai on 11-12 December to take part in the meeting of the Board of Directors. The visit was also the occasion to inaugurate the ‘Read the World’ exhibition dedicated to Expo documentation.

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WORLD EXPOS

▶ Expo 2020 Dubai

Republic of Korea breaks ground on Expo 2020 pavilion

A ground-breaking ceremony took place on 10 December to mark the beginning of construction of the Republic of Korea’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion. The 4,651m2 pavilion, themed “Smart Korea, Moving the World to You” is located in the Mobility District. Korea Times

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Gates of Expo 2020 arrive in Dubai

Three large carbon-fibre gates that will serve as the entrance points to Expo 2020 Dubai have arrived in their final destination, having been manufactured in Germany. Spanning 30 metres by 21 metres, the three gates will be iconic features of the Expo site. The National

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Expo 2020 Dubai, “an invaluable platform for all African nations”

Nigerian News Network looks at the potential benefits of Expo 2020 Dubai on Africa, with almost all African nations having confirmed participation in the event. The next World Expo will be particularly notable as each country will have its own pavilion, which will be located according to its chosen subtheme, rather than geography. NNN

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Pop group and Pokémon among ambassadors of Japan’s Expo 2020 pavilion

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has revealed the ambassadors for the country’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai. The ambassadors, who will notably focus on promoting Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, include Pokémon character Pikachu and pop group Kanjani Eight. Nippon

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Israel signs participation agreement for Expo 2020 Dubai

The Foreign Minister of Israel, Yisrael Katz, announced that the country’s participation contract in the next World Expo has been signed following the visit of the Foreign Ministry’s Director General to the UAE. The Times of Israel

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SPECIALISED EXPOS

Expo 2023 Buenos Aires

Expo 2023 Buenos Aires presents results of calls for ideas

During the 166th General Assembly of the BIE, representatives of Expo 2023 Buenos Aires presented the results of architectural contests for the main pavilions, as well as the design selected for the Expo’s visual identity.

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HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

▶ Expo 2021 Doha

Qatar invites the world to green the desert

BIE Member States were informed by Expo 2021 Doha officials during the 166th General Assembly that invitations to participate in the next Horticultural Expo are now being sent through diplomatic channels.

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▶ Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere

Local and international engagement at the heart of Floriade strategy

Representatives of Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere told the 166th General Assembly of the BIE about a range of ongoing and planned initiatives to engage both local residents and international participants in the Horticultural Expo.

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