United States’ World’s Fair Bid Named a Finalist

Yesterday in Paris, the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) voted to make the United States a finalist to host a World’s Fair (“Expo”) in 2023. The United States/Minnesota, Argentina/Buenos Aires and Poland/Lodz will continue to promote their respective Expo projects until the 162nd General Assembly of the BIE in November 2017, […]

President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 534 into Law

The White House Press Office announced today that the President signed into law H.R. 534, the “U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act.” Read more: White House Press Office

U.S. Takes Important Step Toward Hosting a World’s Fair in 2023

Today Congress passed the United States Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act (H.R. 534), a measure that formally authorizes the U.S. Secretary of State to take the appropriate measures to ensure that the United States rejoins the Bureau of International Expositions (the official sanctioning body of World’s Fairs or “Expos.”) When the process […]

National Trust Article on 5 innovations from the 1933 Exhibition ‘House of Tomorrow’

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has a great article and some interesting photos showcasing five innovations demonstrated in the ‘House of Tomorrow at the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago. Things like the attached garage, dishwasher, iceless refrigerator and even the concept of an open floor plan in a residential house were shown to […]

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to give the U.S. Secretary of State the authority to rejoin the BIE

From Minnesota Public Radio… The U.S. House voted Tuesday to clear a potential obstacle to Minnesota’s bid to host Expo 2023, also known as the World’s Fair. Legislation sponsored by the full Minnesota delegation was approved on a voice vote. It gives the U.S. Secretary of State the authority to rejoin the Bureau of International […]

Minnesota is a great choice for Expo 2023 / Star Tribune

These are important days for Minnesota’s bid to host Expo 2023 — a three-month World’s Fair — six years hence. Since Sunday, a delegation from the Paris-based Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) has been in the Twin Cities, meeting corporate and civic leaders, exploring the proposed Expo site near TCF Bank Stadium, and evaluating the […]

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 […]