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    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    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 dates to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. The request of the UAE 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
    • Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai
    Japan has handed over the Registration Dossier for World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The Registration Dossier is an essential element in the organisation of the World Expo and its approval by the BIE will confirm Japan’s status as Organiser of World Expo 2025. Following its election as World Expo 2025 host country during the 164th General Assembly of the BIE on 23 November 2018, Japan now enters a phase which will see the formalisation of its Expo project. The Registration Dossier presents a detailed plan for the implementation of the Expo, including scheduled READ MORE
    • World Expo Museum
    The second meeting of the Board of Directors of the World Expo Museum took place today in Shanghai, under the co-chairmanship of Vicente G. Loscertales, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and Mr. Hong Hao. The meeting of the Board of Directors notably focused on the World Expo Museum’s plans for upcoming exhibitions, and public outreach initiatives, as well as its participation in World Expo 2020 Dubai. Prior to the meeting on 12 December, the Secretary General inaugurated a temporary exhibition in the World Expo Museum dedicated to Expo documentation. The inauguration of ‘Read the World - An READ MORE
    • Expo 2022 Amsterdam Almere
    A delegation representing Floriade Expo 2022 Amsterdam-Almere presented a progress report of the Expo preparations and ongoing activities on the occasion of the 166th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). After approving a change of dates, so that Expo 2022 will be open from 14 April to 9 October, Member States were informed about the development and execution of the Master Plan. Chief Operations Officer Sven Stimac notably indicated that two main outdoor areas have been reserved for international participants, and that the first confirmed countries having already selected the location of their gardens. The Expo site’s READ MORE
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