• 01 October 2021
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    • Specialised Expo 2027/28
    The United States of America submitted today a letter of candidature to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to organise a Specialised Expo in the State of Minnesota in 2027. The letter, from Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, was handed to the Secretary General of the BIE, Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, by Brian Aggeler, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Paris. The United States’ candidature is based on the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All”, and if successful, the Expo would take place in Minnesota, between 15 May and 15 August 2027. As this is the READ MORE
    • Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai
    Japan’s Minister for World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, Shinji Inoue, visited the headquarters of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) today, where he met with BIE Secretary General Dimitri S. Kerkentzes to discuss Expo preparations. This is Minister Inoue’s first international trip since taking office as Expo Minister, and his first face-to-face meeting with the BIE Secretary General following the Registration of Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai during the BIE’s 167th General Assembly in December 2020.   The two sides notably discussed the invitation of international participants, with the Minister emphasising the Government of Japan’s willingness to confirm participation as early READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    Applications are now open for the Expo 2020 Dubai edition of the BIE-Cosmos Prize, open to citizen projects that respond to the Expo theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The BIE-Cosmos Prize Expo 2020 Dubai promotes and rewards not-for-profit projects from individuals or groups exemplifying the Expo’s overall theme and working in fields relating to one or more of its sub-themes - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Applications for eligible projects may be submitted by completing the application form, in English or in French, before 31 August 2021. Shortlisted candidates will present their work and achievements at Expo 2020 Dubai, and an READ MORE
    • BIE Activity
    The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has delivered a capacity building session to members of El Salvador’s diplomatic corps. Dedicated to planning a successful national participation in Expos, the programme – the first in a series aimed at supporting El Salvador’s nation branding efforts at Expos - was delivered remotely on 12 July. The session was organised in partnership with the Embassy of El Salvador and PROESA – the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador. Mr. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, the Secretary General of the BIE, delivered opening remarks, alongside H.E. Mrs Lorena Sol de Pool, Ambassador of El Salvador to France. READ MORE
    • Triennale Di Milano
    The Organisers of the 23rd edition of the International Exhibition of Triennale Milano presented a progress report to the 168th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which took place via videoconference on 29 June 2021. Following the recognition of the XXIII Triennale during the BIE’s 167th General Assembly in December 2020, the report was the opportunity for the Triennale Milano delegation to present updates on the development of the theme and international participation for the exhibition. The international exhibition will open to the public between 20 May and 20 November 2022 under the theme “Unknown Unknowns. An READ MORE
    • Expo 2030
    The two countries that have so far submitted a candidature for World Expo 2030 – the Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea – presented their respective projects to the 168th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which took place via videoconference on 29 June 2021. Russian Federation - Moscow Having launched the candidature phase on 29 April, Russia was the first to lay out its project to organise a World Expo in Moscow between 27 April and 27 October 2030. The CEO of the Bid Committee Moscow Expo 2030, Alexander Chernov, introduced Delegates to Russia’s Expo vision, which has READ MORE
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