The world’s fair has evolved from an industrial exposition into the Olympics of public diplomacy, and the United States should be there. Matthew Asada, Foreign Services Journal Read the article HERE
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The U.S. Department of State’s December magazine includes a write up on the U.S. pavilion at Expo Milan 2015. It shares that the U.S. pavilion was one of the year’s greatest public diplomacy opportunities in Europe and drew six million of the Expo’s 21 million visitors. The theme of Expo Milan was “Feeding the Plant, Energy for […]
The Wall Street Journal published an article on February 19, 2009 titled The U.S. Can’t Host a World Expo, and Fans Say That’s No Fair. Fast forward almost seven years and much of this article is still timely and relevant. THE U.S. CAN’T HOST A WORLD EXPO, AND FANS SAY THAT’S NO FAIR The Last One Was in […]
A well-known Rochester leader is among those seeking to bring the World’s Fair to Minnesota in 2023. Retired Mayo Clinic physician and University of Minnesota Regent Patricia Simmons traveled to Milan, Italy, this month to see the 2015 World’s Fair up close. Simmons is on the advisory board for Expo 2023 — a nonprofit organization […]
With the help of the University of Minnesota, the 2023 world’s fair could come to the state. The three-month event could bring 12 million foreign visitors and $4 billion in tourism spending to Minnesota, according to proponents. The occasion would add to a growing list of high-profile events scheduled for the Twin Cities, including the […]
The Minneapolis City Council voted to support the designation of Minnesota as the official site of Expo 2023. Mayor Betsy Hodges and Council President Barbara Johnson wrote the following letter of support.
Minnesota officials continue to push for the state as a contender for an event considered as big as 10 consecutive Olympic Games. The Minneapolis City Council approved a letter of support for “Expo 2023” on Wednesday, outlining the reasons why the city and the surrounding metro area would be an ideal place for such an […]
It’s an event billed as being as big as 10 consecutive Olympic Games, and it could be held in Minnesota. A small team of Minnesotans is quietly trying to lure a slightly smaller version of the World’s Fair to the Twin Cities. The event has been dubbed “Expo 2023.” A 19-member delegation just returned from […]
Minnesota Expo 2023 named in Host City interview with International Expositions Bureau (BIE)’s Dimitri Kerkentzes Ben Avison, Host City | September 1, 2015 – 10:36 AM Original Host City article HERE Hosting a World Expo requires space, investment and a long term development plan. Get the mix right and it’s a platform to reach the world, […]
The USA Pavilion welcomed over 34,000 people on August 11th. In the first ten days of August, the pavilion has seen a 47% increase in its visitors, compared to the first ten days of July. For more info on the daily “food talks” taking place at the US pavilion, check out: http://blogs.state.gov/stories/2015/08/07/conversations-change-terrace-talks-usa-pavilion-milan-expo