2030 Busan or Rome or Odesa or Riyadh (candidates)
BIE-classUniversal exposition
CategoryInternational Registered Exhibition
NameExpo 2030
CountrySouth Korea or Italy or Ukraine or Saudi Arabia (candidates)
CityBusan or Rome or Odesa or Riyadh (candidates)
Universal expositions
PreviousExpo 2025 in Osaka
NextExpo 2035
Specialized expositions
PreviousExpo 2027
NextExpo 2033
Horticultural expositions
PreviousExpo 2027 in Yokohama
NextExpo 2033

Expo 2030 is a proposed world's fair to be held in 2030. Russia, South Korea, Italy, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia have submitted bids to hold the event.

Candidature process

Russia was the first to submit a bid, with a submission for Moscow[1] on 25 April 2021.[2] This opened a six-month window for other submissions to be made by 29 October.[2] Following five conferences to attract attention for a 2030 bid,[3] South Korea submitted a proposal for Busan on 23 June 2021.[2] Italy was the third country to submit a bid, proposing the city of Rome as host city.[4] Ukraine submitted a bid for Odesa on 15 October.[5] Saudi Arabia submitted a bid for Riyadh on 29 October.[6] The host country of Expo 2030 will be elected in 2023 by BIE member states.[7]


On 29 October 2021 BIE confirmed five bids for the Expo 2030:[8]

Russia had proposed a bid for Moscow, but withdrew in May 2022 following military invasion of Ukraine.[9]



  1. ^ "Новая Москва может принять Всемирную выставку ЭКСПО-2030". stroi.mos.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "The Republic of Korea applies to organise World Expo 2030 in Busan". Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Busan World Expo 2030 Project at the heart of a 5th International Conference". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Draghi, governo candiderà Roma per Expo 2030 - Ultima Ora". Agenzia ANSA (in Italian). 2021-09-28. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  5. ^ "Ukraine applies to organise World Expo 2030 in Odesa". www.bie-paris.org. Retrieved 2021-10-16.
  6. ^ "Saudi capital Riyadh enters race to host 2030 World Expo". Saudigazette. 2021-10-29. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  7. ^ "World Expo 2030". www.bie-paris.org. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  8. ^ "List of candidates for World Expo 2030". www.bie-paris.org. 2021-10-29. Retrieved 2022-03-06.
  9. ^ "Russian Federation withdraws World Expo 2030 candidature".