Minnesota, USA is seeking to host the 2023 Specialized Expo focused on health and wellness under the banner “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” This theme was chosen by the Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee to both highlight the importance of health and medicine at a global level and to spotlight Minnesota’s unique position as one of the world’s most important centers of excellence and innovation in health, healing, medical sciences and the promotion of wellness. Its companies, academic institutions and research centers are among the top institutions in the world.
Major portions of our planet’s human and economic resources are devoted to promoting physical and mental health, or the treatment of injuries and diseases. Each year nearly $12 trillion is spent worldwide – accounting for one-sixth of the entire world economic activity. No other human endeavor comes close to the size of the medical care and wellness economy.
Minnesota, and the entire Upper Midwest region of the United States, has a very powerful story to tell about our contributions to global health and wellness. We are widely recognized as the healthiest region of the nation, leading in both healthcare and in the promotion of the underlying conditions needed to ensure wellness and well-being for all.
The theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet” was conceived as a multi-dimensional concept. Health and wellness issues are high priorities for all governments and communities. Minnesota’s health theme is linked to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal to “Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.”
The theme is about health around the world, but should also enable explorations of innovation, wellness and sustainability. Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota will help facilitate new partnerships to energize local and national efforts to achieve these Global Goals. It enables a range of ways for countries to participate.
Expos are international events (historically called World’s Fairs in the U.S.) where nations, civic groups, companies, and others host pavilions and exhibits highlighting advances in social, technological and scientific areas of global significance.
Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota will be the place where more than 100 participating countries will present their contribution to health and well-being for all.
WHY MINNESOTA IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO HOST AN EXPO
Expo 2023 will showcase Minnesota’s global leadership in a wide range of economic, social and civic arenas, including healthcare and wellness.
Expo 2023 aligns with public goals to attract talented people to our region, to promote science and technology-related careers, and to boost tourism, trade and foreign-direct investment.
Expo 2023 will attract 10 to 15 Million tourists to Minnesota and generate hundreds of millions of Internet visitors.
Expo 2023 is a private-public partnership with funding coming from the private sector and significant bi-partisan support.
Expo 2023’s greatest legacy will be introducing this beautiful state and its people to millions of people from around the world who will remember, appreciate and fall in love with Minnesota and become future students, business owners and citizens. Young people will become visions of the future – tech creators, students, etc. The image of Minnesotans in the world, in addition to the above, will show Minnesota as a wonderful host to the entire planet.