Tomorrow the candidacy of Rome to host the Expo of 2030 will be officially presented in front of the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (Bie). The event, which will be held around 12.15, will be attended by Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, the Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri, the President of the Nomination Committee Giampiero Massolo, and the Director General of the Committee Giuseppe Scognamiglio.
The first part of the event, as highlighted in the official program, will be dedicated to the Exhibition in progress from October 1st in Dubai and to the next edition, which will be held in Osaka, Japan, from May 3rd to November 3rd 2025. A section will concern the 23rd International Exhibition of the Milan Triennale which will take place from 20 May to 20 November 2022.
Five countries have presented the candidacy to organize the World Expo in 2030: Russia (Moscow), South Korea (Busan), Italy (Rome), Ukraine (Odessa) and Saudi Arabia (Riyadh). The process foresees that six months after the presentation of the candidacy letter (which took place in October), which must be mandatorily supported by the government, the examination phase of the project begins, with the Bie ‘Inquiry Missions’ called to examine the detailed dossiers of each candidate and to evaluate its feasibility.
The host country of the World Expo 2030 is then elected by the member states of the BIE (169) gathered in a General Assembly, on the basis of the principle of one country, one vote. Two-thirds of the votes in the first round are required to win the award. If no candidate gets them, the last one is eliminated and so on until there are only two candidates left. At that point, whoever wins the simple majority wins.
Rome is a candidate for Expo 2030 with the theme “The horizontal city: urban regeneration and civil society”.