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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 […]

WORLD EXPO EXCLUSIVE: A STAGE FOR ALL THE WORLD / HOST CITY

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, […]

USA PAVILION IN MILAN SETS SINGLE DAY RECORD

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

MOVERS & SHAKERS: SEANN NELIPINATH, INDIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE-USA

Seann Nelipinath hopes the U.S.-India Healthcare Summit he has helped organize as chairman of the India Chamber of Commerce-USA will spur business partnerships between the two countries. Nelipinath said he also would like to see the summit, which the Consulate of India in Chicago also assisted in organizing, evolve into a yearly event that helps […]

MINNEAPOLIS PANEL SUPPORTS WORLD’S FAIR BID

Minneapolis City Council members on Wednesday threw their weight behind a campaign to bring the World’s Fair to Minnesota in 2023. The council’s Committee of the Whole expressed enthusiasm for the three-month event, expected to draw between 10 million and 15 million visitors, and said they would push staffers to link the city’s government relations […]

MPLS. COUNCIL RECEPTIVE TO ‘EXPO 2023′ AS MINN. WORLD’S FAIR BID RAMPS UP

Imagine Minnesota hosting 10 consecutive Olympic Games, or a state-fair-sized crowd every day for three months. Could the Twin Cities really pull that off? On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council said it likes the idea of hosting a version of the World’s Fair eight years from now. Stephen Tellier, KSTP.com  |  July 22, 2015 – […]