Monday, 7 January 2013

São Paulo, Brazil 2020 expo


The theme...





"Power of Diversity, Harmony for Growth" is the theme of Sao Paulo EXPO 2020 that will allow participating countries and cities, public institutions and private enterprises to showcase their innovation and cooperation projects, skills and practices in new social and economic policies, climate change and environmental programs, old and new energy production and distribution systems, material and immaterial infrastructural work plans.

The future lifestyles of new generations and the future of a world without borders will frame the debates and the events at Sao Paulo EXPO 2020 laying the basis for a historic educational, cultural and political legacy to benefit the international community.

The theme and subthemes of Sao Paulo EXPO 2020 focus on some of the most important challenges faced by the international community in coming decades, establishing a strong link with past EXPOs and promoting the BIE's educational goals.

The theme and subthemes of Sao Paulo EXPO 2020 deeply rooted in Brazilians' and Paulistanos' history and culture, forming the iconic elements of national and local identity, are embedded into the agenda of multilateral organizations, national governments, regional treaties and trade alliances as well as to the missions of NGOs, universities and educational centers around the world.

The theme and subthemes of Sao Paulo EXPO 2020 are based on the interests of all major industrial, financial, trade and technological sectors seeking opportunities for growth in the future.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2020 expo

The theme...The UAE is bidding to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.Every five years and for a period of six months, World Expos attract millions of visitors. The World Expo has never been held in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia in the history of the event.


İzmir, Turkey 2020 expo


The Theme...

New routes to a better world / Health for all

Herkes için sağlıkHealth is a part of our daily lives. From the food we eat, the air we breathe to the relationships we build, health affects and is influenced by all the interactions of our daily lives. It connects us to our families, our communities and to the world. It is a perennial and ubiquitous human right.
EXPO 2020 İzmir would like to take you on a journey exploring our vision of Health for All.

Growing focus on health

Although a perennial issue, health has become a more prominent focal point from numerous perspectives: governments around the globe are struggling to deliver services for all while containing costs. Major international organizations such as the UN, WHO and the World Bank strive to achieve improvements in basic health indicators in the developing world. Several NGO’s in the world aim to improve the well-being of people in poor countries by funding development and health initiatives.
And despite these major efforts, fundamental challenges in health still persist everywhere in the world. Developed markets, where people enjoy a high quality of life and access to healthcare, are under serious financial stress due to the increasing burden of chronic diseases and rising healthcare costs. Emerging markets are quickly trying to expand coverage and access to healthcare resources to an increasingly demanding population. Developing countries are focused on the immediate need to eradicate preventable disease and guarantee fundamental human rights. In this sense our theme addresses the challenges faced by every country around the globe.

EXPO’s role and contribution

Addressing today’s challenges in health will require significant collaboration and coordination amongst these traditional health stakeholders and more. EXPO 2020 Izmir will be a forum where international agencies, NGOs, governments, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, insurance companies, providers and others can come together to exchange ideas and collaborate to develop plans of action.
Unlike many health conferences, EXPO 2020 aims to not only further the discourse on health, but more importantly provide the opportunity for innovators to test their novel solutions and find partners to help implement and scale their ideas.

Ekaterinburg, Russia 2020 expo


Why Russia?Dear friends, welcome to Ekaterinburg!

We are pleased to share with you our plans to bring the World Expo to Ekaterinburg in 2020.
Since its inception in 1851, the World Expo has been held 53 times in 15 different countries around the world. Yet, it has never been held in Russia.
Our bid to host this great event represents the continuation of Russia’s active engagement and outreach to the world. If given the privilege to host the Expo, this event will serve as the intellectual and commercial parallel to the great athletic events that precede it — the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Ekaterinburg truly captures the spirit of Modern Russia. What was once a geographic frontier is now:
  • a city on the cutting edge of science and technology,
  • a city that is home to 45 institutions of higher education and 20 academic research institutes,
  • a city that is undergoing a transformation in residential, commercial, and transportation infrastructure.
Ekaterinburg is an ideal symbol of Russia’s future, and the significant national and international investment in this city is a strong and confident testament to our shared vision of commercial growth and success.
Our theme for Ekaterinburg Expo 2020 is The Global Mind, Uniting All Humanity in a Single Conversation.
Today’s technology enables us to understand humanity in a way that was completely unimaginable just a decade ago. It is now possible to engage in a conversation that includes hundreds of millions, perhaps billions of people.
So now imagine if we were to ask the seven billion people from around the world the same question — a question such as “What are the most important issues of our time?” And imagine if we could distil the billions of answers down to a coherent, meaningful and representative set of responses?

This is the essence of The Global Mind

Our vision is to capture, for the first time, an historic data point on the world’s opinion by posing six universal questions. The cumulative response to these questions will create, in effect, the first true portrait of The Global Mind.
I look forward to your support and to welcoming you to Ekaterinburg.
Eric Bugulov
Chief Executive Officer of the Ekaterinburg Expo 2020 Bid Committee

Expo 2020 Ayutthaya THAILAND


Why Thailand?

Thailand is the only country in Asia that has been successfully nominated
as an official candidate to host the World Expo 2020.
If the bid is successful it will be the first time for Thailand to earn the right to host
one of the world's oldest and largest international events
Thailand has long played a significant role in various inter-governmental organisations and regional alliances including the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN+3, ASEAN+6, the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). As an active member of these international organisations, Thailand automatically shares the same objectives and responsibilities as many of the nations and peoples of Asia and the world.  
Gateway to ASEAN
Thailand is located at the strategic centre of the Asia region with healthy and stable economic growth.
  • Thailand is a country recognised as a gateway to Southeast Asia and The Greater Mekong Sub-region due to its strategic location. Both of these regions are new markets with strong potential in the world.
  • Thailand's prime location makes it an asset for any investor conducting business with the other ASEAN countries, which have a combined population of more than 583 million people plus  China and India
Aviation Hub of Southeast Asia
Geographically well situated at the centre of Southeast Asia, Thailand is now regarded as a major regional aviation hub of the region with state-of-the-art transportation infrastructure.
  • Thailand stands out as an attractive aviation centre of the region with Suvarnabhumi International Airport as the premier international and domestic gateway of Thailand. The airport can accommodate up to 45 million passengers each year with the capacity to handle more than 200 flights to and from the airport daily. The Airport Rail Link is now completed and ready to provide direct rail services between Bangkok city centre and the airport.
  • Many other airports throughout Thailand cater to both international and domestic flights. Bangkok's Donmuang Airport and Pattaya's U-Tapao Airport serve flights to central Thailand. Major cities including Chiang Mai, Phuket, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Krabi and many more also have their own airports which provide easy connections with Bangkok and other major cities in the region. 
Other transport and infrastructure
From an extensive national highway network, railway routes and seaports, Thailand stands out as a major transport hub of the region.
  • With a coastline of more than 3,000 km, Thailand has major seaports at locations including Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Ranong, Phuket, Songkhla, Sattahip, and Si Racha. Laem Chabang Deep Sea Port is now one of Asia’s leading deep-sea ports covering an area of around 2,536 acres At present, the total port capacity in Thailand can supported up to 55 million tons of cargo per year.
  • Thailand has more than 60,000 kilometres of standard road transportation network forming a national highway system connecting each region of the country as well as its neighbouring countries together with a comprehensive mass transit system including both buses and trains. With new intercity motorways and highways throughout the country, the land-based network will eventually become part of the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) which will link the South China Sea with the Bay of Bengal, and the North-South Corridor which will link Singapore with Kunming.


Thailand has officially joined World Expositions as many as 26 times since the very first exhibition held in London in 1851, during the reign of King Rama IV. At the time, Thailand was one of three Asian countries – along with China and Japan – to take part in the world's fair. Since then, Thailand has continued to participate in international expositions held around the world resulting in Thai pavilions attended and appreciated by millions of people.
In the year 2006, Thailand was granted an important opportunity to host the International Horticulture Exposition, which was granted recognition by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), the governing body responsible for overseeing the bidding and selection process for World Expositions. The government of Thailand organised the International Horticulture Exposition under the name "International Horticulture Exposition for His Majesty the King: Royal Flora Ratchapruek 2006" on 80 hectares of land in Chiang Mai province for a span of three months from November 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007.  It was one of the many grand celebrations hosted in Thailand in honour of King Rama IX.
The International Horticultural Exposition in Chiang Mai featured 30 international gardens, more than 2.5 million trees and 2,200 species of tropical plants and flowers and successfully ended with a total of 3.8 million visitors over its 92 days.
The opportunity to participate in such significant world events is considered at the highest levels of governmental. In 2004, the Thai government approved a bid to host the 2016 Olympics in Bangkok. However, the decision was changed in favour of a bid for the 2010 Youth Games instead.
“The Trade Fair Industry of Asia 6th Edition, 2010” reported by the Union des Foires International (UFI) showed that in 2009, Thailand’s exhibition industry was ranked the first in ASEAN in terms of the number of exhibitions identified - 75 trade shows, and estimated annualized revenues of USD149,389,750. The revenues from trade fairs in Thailand represent the highest in ASEAN and 7th rank in the whole of Asia. The report covers the Greater China and Southeast Asian markets, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan and Australia.
Thailand Tourism Capability:
  • The number of foreign tourist arrivals reached 15.6 million in the year 2010, according to statistics from the Tourism and Sports Ministry.
  • According to the Department of Provincial Administration, there are 6,650 hotels and about 336,668 hotel rooms throughout the country as of May 2011. Among them, 329 hotels and 64,450 rooms are located in Bangkok.
  • Average tourist spending in Thailand is approximately Bt4,000 per person per day, which is relatively low in comparison to many other major destinations in the world.
  • Thailand has topped numerous travellers’ polls including the best value for money destination in the Asia-Pacific region in a CNN survey in 2009.
Necessary Factors for a Successful Bid:
  • Active support from the Government and other stakeholders, both domestically and internationally.
  • Achieve public collaboration, cooperation and support from the Thai people.
  • Recognition and support from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).
  • High recognition as one of important and dynamic countries in the global market.
  • The chosen theme must be relevant and can represent the central aspiration of the world population as a whole.
  • The theme needs be novel and different. It must take into account innovative concepts of human well-being and development, as well as be in tune with the new perspectives and trends relating to green and sustainable development.
  • Have experience in hosting major international-class events.
“We are ready to host more than 30 million visitors at EXPO 2020”
An estimated target of visitors to the Ayutthaya Expo 2020 is more than 30 million over the six- month event. The world's fair will attract visitors from all over Thailand due to its easy accessibility, as well as visitors from the other ASEAN countries, which will be much easier following ASEAN integration due to take effect in 2015, as well as people from the southern China region as a result of improved infrastructure linkages. Expo2020 will not only benefit Ayutthaya itself, but the whole of Thailand and, by extension, the rest of ASEAN as well.


"Ayutthaya was once a diplomatic crossroads,
making it a perfect location from which Thailand can once again open its doors to the world"
Ayutthaya is a city of perfect balance – a place where the past, present and future mesh, where industry and agriculture coexist, where tradition and innovation are seen going hand in hand. It is an example of "Balanced Life, Sustainable Living", the designated theme of EXPO2020 Ayutthaya.
The city was once the royal capital of Thailand for 416 years from 1351 – 1767. During its glorious years, Ayutthaya became the major political, cultural and commercial centre of the kingdom. The strength of Ayutthaya paved the way for the creation of a great power in terms of both diplomacy and trade. Foreign seafarers discovered Ayutthaya during the 15th century, and made it the first Thai capital to initiate connections with the outside world. The foreign relations transformed the city into a diplomatic crossroads and a bustling centre of trade in the region. The glowing accounts of the old capital make Ayutthaya a perfect location to host EXPO2020, from which Thailand can once again open its doors to the world, and host a stage where every nation can showcase their strengths and share their ideas.
Ayutthaya is located only 76 kilometres north of Bangkok, a mere 45-minute drive from Bangkok's city centre. Its close proximity to Bangkok, the present capital of Thailand, is a great advantage for many reasons. Bangkok today is regarded as the major hub of Southeast Asia and a dream destination for millions of visitors from all over the world. Bangkok has been awarded the “World’s Best City” in Travel + Leisure Magazine's 2011 reader survey, as it was in 2008.
Regarded as the centre for transportation in central Thailand, Ayutthaya enjoys easy access to other areas by major highways from all over Thailand and the neighbouring countries. The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Highway will connect from the north, while the Southern Economic Highway as well as the Asian Highway Network link some 32 countries together. Furthermore, the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link (SKRL), first proposed by Asean in 1995, is also projected to pass through Ayutthaya.
The government of Thailand has approved the plans to extend its mass transit network – specifically the rapid train system – directly to the proposed site of the World Expo in Bangsai district.

The Theme...


With our designated theme and the dedication of both the public and private sectors of Thailand, we believe that 
we can provide a platform for discussion, a stage to share ideas and a place to celebrate the beauty, diversity 
and wisdom of every nation in the world. We believe that the Thailand Expo 2020 will be an Expo that is second 
to none.

The world is a big jigsaw puzzle made up of pieces put together, different in their shapes and sizes. 
Each piece plays a unique role in completing the picture and each has a place in that picture. 
All the pieces of this puzzle are not the same

Globalisation, however, has created a “one-size-fits-all” mentality. It has assumed that every piece of this global 
puzzle is the same shape, the same size - interchangeable. It has assumed that any solution should be able to
solve any problem anywhere in the world, that success in one place is the same as success in another, that 
happiness can be achieved in exactly the same way anywhere in the world.

world expo 2020

what is a bie?

Expos have a long history that precedes the creation of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The historic large-scale markets  located at major routes intersections supported the prosperity of strategic cities and regions. Through regular venues, these markets fostered an atmosphere of mutual understanding and fellowship between people of different nations and often conflicting cultures. Buyers and sellers would flock to the cities of Lyon, Frankfurt and Leipzig, in particular, from all over medieval Europe.

The first Expo, as we conceive it today, took place in London in 1851, almost a century before the creation of BIE. Paris organized six brilliant Expos in 1855, 1867, 1878, 1889, 1900 and 1937.  Other major cities followed in creating major events that attracted craftsmen, innovators and producers from all over the world. Some of the well-known cities that have hosted Expos include: Vienna 1873, Barcelona 1888, Brussels 1897 and Saint-Louis 1904.

However, as the success of these events grew, so did the problems, the uncertainties and the potential for conflicts. In the words of Maurice Isaac, the first Director of the BIE:

"For a long time, international exhibitions followed no other rule than that laid down by the country in which they were organized. [...] The internal law of the country was alone in governing each event.  An exhibition was international, not because its rules of organization were deliberated jointly by countries pursuing a common cause, but for the mere fact that different countries took part in it."

Already in 1907, France felt it was necessary to establish an international framework for Expos. In 1912, the German Government launched the initiative to gather interested governments through the Berlin Conference, which laid the foundations of an international agreement governing international exhibitions. Unfortunately, the 1914 diplomatic act could not be ratified because of World War I.

Starting in 1920, a second initiative was launched, and, finally, in 1928, a new conference took place in Paris.  On November 22nd, the delegates of thirty-one countries signed the first international treaty governing the organization of international exhibitions: the  1928 Convention of Paris provides, to this day, the regulatory framework for all World and International Expos.

The BIE was established in order to ensure the proper application of this Convention.
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