Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s Capital to Host World Expo in 2030
The Bureau Worldwide des Expositions (BIE) introduced yesterday, on Tuesday, November 28, that Riyadh, the capital metropolis of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been chosen to host the 2030 World Expo, by securing the mandatory two-thirds majority of votes within the first spherical. Marking one other milestone for the Gulf, following Dubai’s Expo 2020 and Qatar’s internet hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022, this five-yearly occasion attracts hundreds of thousands of holiday makers and investments. Below the theme, “The Period of Change: Collectively for a Foresighted Tomorrow”, Expo 2030 Riyadh will run between 1 October 2030 and 31 March 2031.
Competing towards South Korea’s port metropolis of Busan and Rome in Italy, Riyadh received the bid with 119 votes, whereas Busan obtained 29 votes, and Rome bought 17 votes out of the 182 members of the Paris-based Bureau Worldwide des Expositions (BIE). Different explored topics had been the themes of “Reworking Our World, Navigating Towards a Higher Future” by Busan and “Individuals and Territories: Regeneration, Inclusion and Innovation”, for Rome.
The newest World Expo, Expo 2020 Dubai, took the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” attracting over 24 million guests. The upcoming World Expo, Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, is scheduled for April 13 to October 13, 2025, below the theme of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.” Architect Sou Fujimoto has been chosen because the Expo Web site Design Producer of the occasion, changing into accountable for designing the grasp plan and directing the designers of the collaborating international locations.
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On behalf of the BIE, I supply my heat congratulations to Saudi Arabia on its election as host nation of World Expo 2030. Within the coming years, we stay up for working carefully with Saudi Arabia to carry the world collectively in Riyadh below the theme, “The Period of Change: Collectively for a Foresighted Tomorrow” — Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary Basic of the BIE.
Over the course of their historical past, World Expos have constantly served as venues for the introduction and promotion of recent applied sciences and merchandise, catalyzing technological progress and the emergence of revolutionary designs.
Information through Bureau Worldwide des Expositions.