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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 […]

MN BIDS FOR WORLD’S FAIR / MINNESOTA DAILY

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 […]

MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORTS DESIGNATION OF MINNESOTA FOR EXPO 2023

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.

MPLS. CITY COUNCIL APPROVES LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR EXPO 2023 / KSTP

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 […]

DELEGATION VISITS MILAN AS MINN. WORLD’S FAIR EFFORT GAINS STEAM / KSTP

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 […]