Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Candidate Dossiers for EXPO 2020 Submitted to BIE

Paris, France -- On December 3rd, 2012, delegations from the 5 candidate countries, which are bidding to host the World Exhibition in the year 2020, submitted their candidature dossiers to the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Mr Vicente González Loscertales, at the BIE Headquarters.

The official submission of candidature dossiers is an important milestone in the bidding campaign. Candidature dossiers are in fact used as a basis for preliminary enquiries that will take place in each candidate country in order to examine the viability and feasibility of each project.

These dossiers present the projects in their whole scope and scale, locally, nationally and internationally. They focus on essential aspects of each project, such as the theme development, the content masterplan, reasons that have prompted the country to bid to host the World Expo, the expected economic impact, the support of the civil society, the promotion and communication strategy for the event, features of the site, the masterplan of the site, the number of visitors expected, etc.

All the BIE Member States will receive a copy of each candidature dossier, so they will be able to gain knowledge and study each project in depth.

The candidature dossiers and the minutes of the preliminary enquiries will be examined during the following BIE Executive Committee meeting in May 2013 and then during the General Assembly of the BIE, which is due to take place in June 2013.

Candidate cities for 2020 are Ayutthaya, Thailand; Dubai, UAE; Ekaterinburg, Russia; Izmir, Turkey; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit www.bie-paris.org

ABOUT THE BIE
The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) (International Exhibitions Bureau) is the intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organization of World and International Expos.