Four Countries Including United States Submit Bids to BIE to Hold Specialised Expo in 2022 or 2023

our countries have submitted competing bids to organize Specialised Expo 2022/23: the Republic of Poland, the United States of America, the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Argentina. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has now closed the candidature.

The 169 Member States of the BIE will elect the host country of Specialised Expo 2022/23 at the 162nd General Assembly in November 2017.

Poland’s bid is for a Specialised Expo in the city of Łódź between 15 June and 15 September 2022 under the theme “City Re:Invented.”

The United States’ bid is for a Specialised Expo in Minneapolis (pictured above) between 15 May and 15 August 2023 under the theme “Wellness and Well Being for All: Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” The United States is not a Member State of the BIE.*

Brazil’s bid is for a Specialised Expo in Rio de Janeiro between 4 March and 27 May 2022 under the theme “Metropolitan Cities and Sustainability: Cross Border Potentials.”

Argentina’s bid is for a Specialised Expo in Buenos Aires between 15 January and 15 April 2023 under the theme “Science, Innovation, Art and Creativity for the Human Development.”

The Secretary General of the BIE, Vicente G. Loscertales, stated that “these four candidatures demonstrate a high level of interest for this type of Expo.” The project examination phase for Specialised Expo 2022/23 will take place over the next few months. Each candidate will submit a bid dossier, to be followed by a BIE Enquiry Mission. The projects will then be presented to the General Assembly of the BIE on 14 June 2017. The election of the host country by the 169 Member States of the BIE will take place at the subsequent General Assembly in November 2017.

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