Presidential Memoranda — Minnesota World’s Fair 2023

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE SUBJECT:            Minnesota World’s Fair 2023:   Wellness and Well Being for All I have reviewed the reports and recommendations presented to me by you and the Secretary of State that recognition be given to the “Minnesota World’s Fair 2023: Wellness and Well Being for […]

Expo update! US to participate in Astana 2017, selects creative team; Dubai 2020 moves forward

ASTANA 2017 Astana Expo 2017 [Kazakhstan] opens June 10, and 111 counties have confirmed participation – including the United States, as per an announcement made at the 4th Annual Kazakhstan – US Convention. A team including APCO, the Eurasia Foundation and BRC Imagination Arts has been selected to design, build and operate the USA Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017. US Ambassador to Kazakhstan […]

Dubai Expo 2020 forecasts a unique attendance model for a world’s fair

Dubai Expo 2020 organizers project their six-month world’s fair will be visited 25 million times between opening day on 20 October 2020, and closing day on 10 April 2021. Dubai’s 25M figure is in line with visitation at comparable past expos (Milan 2015 visitation was 21M). But its attendance model is unique – because it forecasts that 70% […]

MILAN’S ANCIENT TRADE ROUTE WELCOMES WORLDS FAIR

CNN VIDEO (CLICK HERE TO VIEW) FOLLOWS THE SILK ROAD AND GIVES A GLIMPSE OF SOME OF THE MILAN EXPO HIGHLIGHTS. The Silk Road finishes a long journey in Milan, where the Worlds Fair gathers to showcase modern products from every corner of the world.

WORLD’S FAIRS TODAY: A VISIT TO MILAN, LESSONS FOR DUBAI / FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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

STATE MAGAZINE: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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 […]

REPOST OF WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLE: THE U.S. CAN’T HOST A WORLD EXPO, AND FANS SAY THAT’S NO FAIR

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 […]

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: SIMMONS ON BOARD TO BRING FAIR TO MINNESOTA / POST BULLETIN

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 […]