2027/2028 Expo
Overview
BIE-classSpecialized exposition
CategoryInternational Recognized Exhibition
Visitors13.3 million (Minnesota estimate)
Location
CountryTo be determined
CityExpo
Specialized expositions
PreviousExpo 2023 in Buenos Aires
Universal expositions
PreviousExpo 2025 in Osaka
Horticultural expositions
PreviousInternational Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha Qatar in Doha
Internet
Websitehttps://www.bie-paris.org/site/en/specialised-expo-2027-28

The 2027 or 2028 BIE recognised world's fair will be a specialised exposition. As such it must be at most three months in length and illustrate a specific theme.[1] It could be held in 2027 or 2028.

Candidatures

Five countries have submitted competing candidatures to organise a Specialised Expo in either 2027 or 2028: the United States of America (in Minnesota[2]), Thailand (in Phuket[3]), Serbia (in Belgrade), Spain (in Malaga,[4]), and Argentina (in San Carlos de Bariloche).

The candidature list closed on 28 January 2022. Each candidate will submit a detailed candidature dossier by June 2022, and the BIE will then organise Enquiry Missions, assessing the feasibility and viability of each candidature project. The host country of Specialised Expo 2027/28 will then be elected by BIE Member States, gathered in a General Assembly set to take place in June 2023. [5]

Minnesota

Minnesota had previously bid for Expo 2023 with Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well Being for All.[6]

The theme for this bid for 2027 is Healthy People, Healthy Planet[7] and would be held in Bloomington, Minnesota.[8] The expected number of visitors is 13.3 million.[8]

Minnesota was the first to formally submit their bid on 29 July 2021.[5]

Phuket

The theme for this bid for 2028 is Future of Life: Living in Harmony, Sharing Prosperity.

Belgrade

The theme for this bid for 2027 is Play for Humanity – Sport and Music for All.[9]

Málaga

Málaga Mayor talking about Expo2027
Málaga Mayor talking about Expo2027

The theme for this bid for 2027 which would be called The Urban Era: towards the sustainable city[10] intends to focus on the UN's sustainability goals.[10]

It would take place in the Buenavista area within the Campanillas district[11] and was the first city to be officially interested in hosting this expo.[12]

Expo2027 Malaga has the support of a large part of institutions, entities, associations, federations and companies of the city.[13]

San Carlos de Bariloche

The theme for this bid for 2027 is Nature + Technology = sustainable energy. A viable future for humanity.[14]


References

  1. ^ "About". Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  2. ^ "168th General Assembly of the BIE". Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Thailand applies to organise Specialised Expo 2028 in Phuket". 11 January 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Spain applies to organise Specialised Expo 2027 in Malaga". Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  5. ^ a b "List of candidates for Specialised Expo 2027/28". Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Argentina elected host country of Specialised Expo 2023". Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Minnesota is going for the World's Fair again, after nearly landing it for 2023 – Twin Cities". 20 November 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Is the World's Fair Coming to Minnesota? - Starting Up North". Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Serbia applies to organise Specialised Expo 2027 in Belgrade". 25 January 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  10. ^ a b "The Expo". Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  11. ^ "site". Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  12. ^ "BIE visits Malaga as city considers bid for Specialised Expo 2027". Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "Support to the Expo2027 Málaga Project". Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Argentina applies to organise Specialised Expo 2027 in San Carlos de Bariloche". 27 January 2022. Retrieved 2 February 2022.