EXPO 2023-2024 Doha
Overview
BIE-classHorticultural exposition
NameThe Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha
Area80
Location
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Timeline
Awarded22 November 2018
Opening02 October 2023
Closure28 March 2024
Horticultural expositions
PreviousExpo 2022 in Almere
NextExpo 2027 in Yokohama

2023 International Horticultural Exposition or Expo 2023 is an International Horticultural Expo to be hosted by Doha, Qatar. The Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha will begin on October 2n 2023 and conclude on March 28, 2024.[1][2] Originally scheduled to be held from 14 October 2021 to 17 March 2022, but it was rescheduled to 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris formally recognised it on 22 November 2018 as an International Horticultural Exhibition. The Expo will be organized under the theme "Green Desert, Better Environment".[3] An 80-hectare (200-acre) site has been identified.[4]

Rescheduling

The organisers approached the BIE to move the opening to 2023, following the delay of Expo 2020 from 2020 to 2021 and a request to do so by the AIPH, and agreement from the government of Qatar.[4] The request was in recognition of challenges facing participating countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

The BIE's executive committee agreed this rescheduling in principle, meaning that it could be put a vote at the next general assembly on 1 December 2020.[5]

At the general assembly it was agreed that the exposition be held between 2 October 2023 and 28 March 2024, and be called International Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha Qatar during which the country would focus on hosting the FIFA World Cup the year before.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Expo 2021 Doha". www.bie-paris.org.
  2. ^ "Qatar to host Horticultural Expo 2021". www.thepeninsulaqatar.com.
  3. ^ "BIE General Assembly recognises Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha". www.bie-paris.org.
  4. ^ a b c "Organisers of Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha aim for 2023 opening". bie-paris.org. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  5. ^ "BIE Executive Committee proposes postponement of Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha". bie-paris.org. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  6. ^ "BIE General Assembly officially approves Doha Horticultural Expo date change". bie-paris.org. Retrieved Dec 11, 2022.