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Expo 2023
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Potential Bids for Expo 2027 or
Expo 2028
Potential Bids for Expo 2030
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The Bidding
Expo 2020: Dubai World's Fair  
ExpoBids is a project of ExpoMuseum.com and tracks the official bids for a BIE-recognized expo (or "world's fair" in US parlance) to be held in 2022 or 2023 as well as the BIE-sanctioned expo to be held in 2025. Already, two cities are looking at 2030!

Buenos Aires wins competition to host Expo 2023

Buenos Aires, Aregentina was selected to host Expo 2023 on the 15th of December 2017. Two other cities competed for the slot: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota USA for 2023 and Łódź, Poland for 2022.

Expo 2023 will be the smaller of the two kinds of world's fairs, analogous to the Winter Olympics. It is considered "recognized" by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). Unlike its larger cousins, recognized expositions have a limited size, run for 3 months, and feature international pavilions clustered together in one large structure rather than individual buildings. The last two expositions of this size were Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea and Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Expo 2022's theme will be "Creative Industries in Digital Convergence."

Dubai wins competition to host Expo 2020

Four cities battled it out to determine who will host a world's fair in 2020: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Ekaterinburg, Russia; Izmir, Turkey, and Sao Paulo, Brail. The city of Ayutthaya, Thailand was forced to bow out on 11 June 2013. Dubai was selected on 26 November 2013.

Expo 2020 is the larger of the two kinds of world's fairs, analogous to the Summer Olympics. It is considered "sanctioned" by the BIE. There are no size limitations for sanctioned world's fairs and many nations build their own stand-alone pavilions. They're held every five years. Hannover, Germany hosted Expo 2000; Aichi Prefecture, Japan hosted Expo 2005; Shanghai, China is hosting Expo 2010; and Milan, Italy is preparing to host Expo 2015. Themes for these pavilions are fairly broad and typically have several smaller sub-themes. Expo 2025 will also be of this size.

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