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    • Expo 2021 Doha
    The Executive Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has unanimously agreed to propose the postponement of Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha to 2 October 2023 – 28 March 2024. As changing the dates of an Expo requires the support of Member States of the BIE (Article 28 of the Paris Convention of 1928), the BIE General Assembly will vote on the Executive Committee’s recommendation during its next meeting on 1 December 2020. Members of the Committee – delegates of 12 Member States elected by the BIE’s General Assembly - met virtually to examine the change in dates requested by the Government of READ MORE
    • BIE Activity
    The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has delivered a capacity building training session to the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), dedicated to Expos and planning a successful national participation in these mega-events. The two-day training programme, held remotely on 29-30 September, was jointly organised by the BIE, Pakistan’s Embassy in Paris, and the TDAP. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, the Secretary General of the BIE, delivered opened remarks, alongside TDAP Secretary Ahsan Ali Mangi and Pakistan Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Amjad Aziz Qazi. Pakistan’s delegate to the BIE and the President of the BIE’s Rules Committee, Dr. Moin Ahmad Wani, also participated READ MORE
    • Expo 2021 Doha
    The Government of the State of Qatar has formally requested a two-year delay to Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha in a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Dimitri S. Kerkentzes. In the letter, His Excellency Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Subaie, the Minister of Municipality and Environment, seeks BIE approval for the Horticultural Expo to change its opening dates to 2 October 2023 - 28 March 2024. The request follows in depth discussions between the Government of the State of Qatar, the Organiser, the BIE and the Association of International Horticultural Producers (AIPH) on the READ MORE
    • Expo 2020 Dubai
    Organisers and participants of World Expo 2020 Dubai are fully engaged in the successful delivery of the mega-event, which was the subject of a four-day International Participants Meeting (IPM) on 24-27 August. The meeting, held virtually, was the fifth IPM held ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai and the first to take place since the BIE General Assembly approved the change in the event’s dates to 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. More than 190 countries participating in the next World Expo took part in the virtual meeting, which gave the opportunity for country representatives to engage and exchange directly with READ MORE
    • Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai
    The logo of World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai has been revealed following the final meeting of the jury for the Expo 2025 logo competition. The logo was selected from among 5,894 entries submitted during an open contest launched in November 2019. A shortlist of five logo designs was revealed on 3 August for public comments, with the selection committee, headed by architect Tadao Ando, revealing its final decision today. Created by Shimada Tamotu of “Team Inari”, the chosen logo represents Expo 2025’s aim to foster worldwide cooperation in building a society where everyone can pursue their own way of life and READ MORE
    • Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai
    Organisers of World Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai have revealed a shortlist of five designs from which the official Expo logo will be selected. The distinctive five logos have been chosen from 5,894 designs submitted as part of an open competition that was launched in November 2019. The Expo 2025 Organisers indicated that the logo should reflect the theme of the Expo, “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”, as well as the concept of the Expo being a “People’s Living Lab”.  Members of the public are invited to submit their comments on the five logo designs before 11 August, with a READ MORE
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