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    • Triennale Di Milano
    Triennale Milano held today an online meeting with consular delegates in Milan and Lombardy to inform and update countries about the XXIII International Exhibition. The event gathered representatives of the governments, consulates, embassies and cultural institutes of over 30 countries that are invited to participate in the XXIII International Exhibition of Triennale Milano. Organised under the theme “Unknown Unknowns. An introduction to Mysteries”, the XXIII International Exhibition will be held from 20 May to 20 November 2022. Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano and Dimitri Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), addressed attendees in the meeting, READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    The Steering Committee of the College of Commissioners-General of Expo 2020 Dubai held its sixth meeting on 21 January, with participants reviewing progress on the event ahead of its opening on 1 October. The virtual meeting gathered representatives of countries participating in the Expo, as well as the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, and representatives of the Expo Organiser including the Director of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, H.E. Reem Al Hashimy. Members of the Steering Committee discussed a range of points regarding the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai, including the advancement of READ MORE
    • BIE Activity
    The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has delivered a capacity building training session to Indonesian public and private entities. Dedicated to the BIE, the organisation of Expos and planning a successful national participation in these mega-events, the two-day training programme was delivered remotely on 19-20 January. The session was co-organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in France and the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia. Mr. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, the Secretary General of the BIE, delivered opening remarks, alongside H.E. Mr. Arrmanatha Nasir, Indonesia’s Ambassador to France, and Mr. Kasan, Director General of National Export READ MORE
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    The Republic of Korea organised today, 22 December, its seventh annual conference dedicated to the candidature project to organise World Expo 2030 in Busan. The online conference was jointly hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea, Busan Metropolitan City, and the Citizens Committee on Busan’s Bid for the 2030 World Expo. Featuring keynote sessions and a ‘talk show’ open discussion with experts, the event was organised in order to “reaffirm national commitment” for the Expo candidature project.  Opening remarks were made by the Minister for Trade, Yoo Myung-hee and by the Acting Mayor of READ MORE
    • Triennale Di Milano
    Triennale Milano revealed today the details of its 23rd International Exhibition, themed “Unknown Unknowns. An introduction to mysteries”. In an online press conference, Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano, presented the theme and introduced the key figures behind the 23rd International Exhibition, which will take place from 20 May to 20 November 2022 and which was recognised by the 167th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on 1 December. The 23rd International Exhibition of Triennale Milano will be curated by Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer at the ESA European Space Agency. The design of the READ MORE
    • BIE Activity
    The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has published the 2020 edition of its annual Bulletin, this year entitled “Expos, citizens and social capital”. The BIE Bulletin is an annual publication focusing on a specific theme or issue arising from Expos, offering an array of expert viewpoints. The 2020 edition is dedicated to the connections between citizens and communities that are created, developed and strengthened at Expos, drawing on concrete examples from World and Specialised Expos of the 21st century. Featuring articles by academics, civil society actors and influential figures from Expo organisers, the chapters of the 2020 edition of the READ MORE
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