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    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    The General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has approved the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. As a result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. The event will keep the name “Expo 2020 Dubai”. The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requested a change in dates of Expo 2020 Dubai following a meeting of the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee in which participating countries expressed their need to postpone the Expo’s opening in order to overcome the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In line with READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    The postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022 is set to be approved by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), with the change of dates having already surpassed the required two-thirds threshold. On the proposal of the Executive Committee, the General Assembly of the BIE began voting remotely on 24 April and will continue until 29 May. BIE regulations stipulate that a two-thirds majority of Member States holding the right to vote is required for the dates of an Expo to be changed. READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    The Executive Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has unanimously agreed to propose the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. As changing the dates of an Expo requires the support of a two-thirds majority of Member States of the BIE (Article 28 of the Paris Convention of 1928), the General Assembly will now be called upon to vote on the Executive Committee’s recommendation. Voting will be carried out remotely between Friday 24 April and Friday 29 May. Members of the Committee – delegates of 12 Member States elected by the BIE’s General Assembly READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has convened a meeting of its Executive Committee to discuss options for a change of dates for World Expo 2020 Dubai. The meeting will take place virtually on 21 April 2020, with the participation of members of the Committee – delegates of 12 elected Member States – as well as the Secretary General of the BIE, Dimitri S. Kerkentzes. Members of the Committee will discuss the request of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to postpone the Expo. After consulting with the BIE, participating countries and key stakeholders, the UAE has proposed changing the READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formally requested the postponement of World Expo 2020 Dubai in a letter addressed to Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). In the letter, His Highness Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the UAE, seeks the postponement of the World Expo following in-depth discussions by the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee with the Organiser and the BIE on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and in solidarity with participating countries. Following consultations with the BIE, participating countries and key READ MORE
    • Specialised Expo 2027/28
    On 26 and 27 January, the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, visited the Spanish city of Malaga to discuss preparations for a potential bid to organise a Specialised Expo in 2027. Having spoken publicly about the idea of organising a Specialised Expo, the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, previously visited the BIE headquarters in Paris in October 2019 to discuss the project. Following this meeting, the Mayor invited the BIE to visit Malaga to meet with the team working on the potential bid and to visit the site the city is READ MORE
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