Two days ago, Member States of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) elected Serbia as the host country of Specialised Expo 2027.
Five countries were in the running to host the next Specialised Expo. In addition to Serbia, the other candidates were the United States (Minnesota) with the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All”, Thailand (Phuket) with the theme “Future of Life: Living in Harmony, Sharing Prosperity”, Spain (Malaga) with the theme “The Urban Era: towards the Sustainable City”, and Argentina (Bariloche) with the theme “Nature + Technology = Sustainable Energy, a viable future for humanity”.
Our country was the only one from Southeast Europe to apply to be the host country of this prestigious exhibition.
EXPO 27 will be held in Belgrade from May 15 to August 15, with the theme “Play for Humanity: Sport and Music for All”.
Significance and history of EXPO
Expos are global events that explore a chosen theme through engaging and immersive discoveries. It takes place every five years. The basic idea of these exhibitions is that all countries get the opportunity to show the rest of the world their view on a given topic. Participating countries, in accordance with the given theme, organize their exhibition spaces at their own discretion in separate pavilions.
The previous time that honor went to Dubai and it was the first time that it had been held in the Middle East. Expo 2020 in Dubai hosted 25 million visitors from all over the world, which is an indicator of positive expectations also for the future project in Belgrade.
The first world exhibition in today’s sense of the word was held in 1851 in London, United Kingdom. All nations were invited to contribute to the exhibition which presented the greatest achievements of all branches of human activity. The London exhibition was a great success, so soon other big cities also organized World Exhibitions. The legacy of the World Exhibitions in more than 150 years of their holding, among others, includes the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Atomium in Brussels, the invention of television, and others.
The last exhibition of this type in the region of Southeast Europe was held in 1991 in Plovdiv, Belgrade is bringing the Expo to the region of Southeast Europe after more than three decades, which will also be the first organization of such an event in the territory of the Western Balkans.
Belgrade and Serbia will be ready to be the perfect hosts!
Check out expobelgrade2027.org