What’s going on in 2016?
2016 is no World EXPO year, but there is a major event in Turkey and Milan this year. The horticultural EXPO 2017 Antalya will open in April and Milan presents La triennale die Milano. In Shanghai moreover will open the first museum dedicated to World EXPOs – and we will have a look at the progress of coming EXPOs: Astana 2017 and Dubai 2020.
Besides EXPO elements will observe the EXPO 2022/23 and 2025 bids.
There are many attractive cities planning to host one of the major events between 2022 and 2025. Including London, Paris, Rotterdam and many more. Stay tuned for several updates within 2016.
And by the way: EXPO ELEMENTS is changing, too. Expo Elements merges with EXPO News to keep you updated about EXPOs in just one and better place.
Retrospective on EXPO 2015 Milano
The last Universal EXPO was held in Italy’s city of Milano. It iwas predicted to be a totally new, green and blue Expo site.
About 150 participants presented ideas around the theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life”. Approximately 20 million visitors attended the site.
EXPO 2015 MILANO
Feeding the planet,
Energy for life
Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta:
“Expo 2015 Milano is a real priority on the new Italian government’s agenda and the heart of Italy’s recovery.”
Feeding the planet –
Energy for Live
The Theme of the next Universal World Exposition in Milan is “Feeding the planet – Energy for Live”. Considering that Expo 2015 Milano follows a “revolutonary” concept, many of the country pavilions won’t be seperated into continent areas. Especially some smaller countries should be pooled in a kind of “cluster” pavillons or areas according to their specific food chain elements (e.g. Rice, Cereals and Tubers, Spices, Cacao, Coffee, Fruit and Legumes) or particularly relevant global themes (Agriculture and Nutrition in Arid Zones, Seas and Islands, Bio-Mediterraneum Ecosystems).
As described on the offical Expo website “each country will have its own independent exhibition space to illustrate its particular contribution to the theme of the Cluster. The common areas at the heart of the Cluster will be dedicated to the food experience and sales of characteristic products.”
Matteo Gatto, Thematic Spaces Director at Expo 2015 explained in an interview with expo elements, that we can expect a totally new, green and blue Expo site in 2015 (watch the interview).
Not even two years before the Expo, in May, Milan kicked off with a foretaste of what is to come in 2015: The Expo Days 2013 .
Already presented Pavilions
The number of Pavilions for EXPO 2015 that has been presented yet is growing and growing. Italy’s neighbour Switzerland was the first country to announce its project concept. Host Italy presented its Pavilion in spring of 2013 followed by Germany in May. In November 2013 the rendering of the US pavilion was published and many more will be added here. Check out the latest pavilion designs.
DUBAI WILL HOST EXPO 2020
On November 27th 2013 Dubai won the right to host EXPO 2020. With 70% of the votes, Dubai prevailed against Ekaterinburg (Russia), Izmir (Turkey) and São Paulo (Brazil).
Thus a World Expo will be held in the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region for the first time in its 160 years of history.
Official Results from Paris
Dubai won the bid in the 3rd round against Ekaterinburg. São Paulo was eliminated in the first round. Izmir had to admit defeat in round two.
Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales
Secretary General of the B.I.E. (Bureau International des Expositions) surprised by Dubai’s margin of victory:
“It is something I expected, what I didn’t expect was the number difference. The Emirates’ win is the biggest win I have seen in my 20 years here.”
EXPO 2020 BID and Dubai’s election
With a huge lead Dubai won the right to host EXPO 2020. After the decision was announced Officials rejoiced at the overwhelming result. Some of the delegates were even moved to tears. Have a look at EXPO ELEMENTS’ FINAL FOUR BID special, all the facts of the BID and Dubai’s win.
In this section you’ll find the timeline of the process, the results, reactions and statements from the vote. Click here for the BID SPECIAL
Inventions, architecture, media
What’s so special about
THEMES & TOPICS, EDUTAINMENT, SHOWS & HISTORY
World Expos are as unique as extraordinary. They have a tradition for more then a hundred and sixty years.
Bringing the world together
World EXPOs or World’s Fairs are regarded as the Olympics in the areas of economy, culture, science and technology. They brought man’s and nation’s most innovative achievments to new places. In the US they are seen as an “American Icon” that represented American exceptionalism or even the American Dream.
Earlier the events have been started in Europe (1851 London) – and as Mirror of time EXPOs moved on to new regions. Landed in Asia in 1970 (Osaka/Japan) for the first time, they reached the climax in the number of size and visitors in 2010. More than 73 Milion people attended the EXPO 2010 Shanghai.
The centerpiece of EXPOs have been the presentation of inventions. Just a small list of examples should demonstrate the significance of the innovations: The Phongraph (1878 Paris), The Ferris Wheel (1893 Chicago), The Zipper (1893 Chicago), The X-Ray Machine (1901 Buffalo), The icecream cone (1904 St. Louis), Electricity (1904 St. Louis), The Hot Dog (1904 St. Louis), The baby incubator (1909 Seattle), The Television Set (1939 New York), The Mobile Phone (1970 Osaka)
Moreover EXPOs are playgrounds for architects. Many world wide known landmarks have been originating from EXPOs and became landmarks of cities or even countries. The most popular without question is the Eiffel Tower, followed by the Space Needle (Seattle), the Atomium (Brussels), the Oriental Crown (Shanghai) and many more.
Future of EXPOs
Plattform for solutions
Today EXPOs dealing with universal or specialised themes to work on and present solutions for the world’s complex problems. It is also a communication plattform for nations.
Carnival of Cultures
Apart from the deeper meaning they can also be just a huge colorful Carnival of Cultures. Where else can you go on a peaceful world tour in just one day?
EXPO GOODIES from the Web
The internet is full of rare jewels from World EXPOs. In this section EXPO ELEMENTS will continuously present attractive websites, news coverage and web specials dealing with former and future EXPOs. Enjoy!
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Future / Coming EXPOs
Five future EXPOs have been scheduled yet. The next two Universal EXPOs will be held in Milano in 2015 and in Dubai in 2020. Astana will host the next international EXPO in 2017. Horticultural Expos will take place in 2016 in Antalya and in 2019 in Beijing. Potential Bids for EXPOs in 2022/23 and 2025 are on the way.
Theme: Future Energy