Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has a unique opportunity to rally resolute support for Riyadh’s bid to host the World Expo 2030 during the official visit of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman to France, who is leading a significant delegation of ministers and high-ranking officials.
As it is anticipated to draw 40 million visitors in addition to registering a billion virtual visits, the event would provide participants and millions of visitors with an unprecedented global experience. With Rome, Odessa, and Busan as competitors for the right to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is confident that it will prevail.
The Kingdom is putting the finishing touches on its elaborate preparations fonday’s official reception in Paris for 178 countries. The historic event will be critical in the Kingdom’s energetic bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh. The reception will be followed by the General Assembly of the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE) on Tuesday and Wednesday at its headquarters in Paris. Italy, South Korea, and Ukraine are also competing to host the Expo in their respective cities of Rome, Busan, and Odesa, along with Saudi Arabia, which made a strong case for the capital city of Riyadh. The evaluation phase of the World Expo 2030 project is currently underway. The host country for the World Expo 2030 will then be decided by a vote by the BIE member states during a General Assembly that is scheduled to take place in November of this year.
Delegations from the BIE visited each o these four nations over the course of the past few months to learn more about their plans for hosting the Expo, which will require significant financial investments and infrastructure that can withstand the strains caused by the arrival of millions of visitors to the once-every-five-year event. The auxiliary tourism and cultural activities that add value to the exhibition and are occasionally a significant factor favoring one nomination over another are also taken into account by the delegations.
In general, World Expo is primarily a scientific, cultural, and tourist attraction factor, as it hosts several dozen pavilions that serve as an interface for the exhibiting countries due to the large spaces they occupy. Until today, China had the largest area set aside for event organization, with 20,000 square meters.