19/09/2011 - A coordination meeting for candidates for an International Exhibition in 2017 and a World Exhibition in 2020, also known as a Gentlemen's Agreement meeting, took place at the BIE offices on Wednesday, September 14.
The representatives of candidate countries met to discuss in a friendly and constructive atmosphere the various issued related to their candidature and coordinate the activities carried out as part of the candidature campaign.
One of the main items on the agenda was the preparation for the 150th session of the BIE General Assembly (November 22 – 23), when candidates will have the opportunity to present their projects to the representatives of the 157 Member States of the BIE.
Furthermore, to communicate and develop the theme, candidates will host international symposiums where experts and relevant personalities in the field will be invited to present and debate around the proposed theme.
Liège Expo 2017 - Belgium
Astana Expo 2017 - Kazakhstan
The deadline for the submission of candidatures for an International Expo in 2017 is December 10, while that for the submission of candidatures for a World Expo in 2020 is November 2.
Ayutthaya Expo 2020 - Thailand
Izmir Expo 2020 - Turkey