The General Assembly of the Bureau International des Exposition (BIE) is taking place on 23 and 24 November 2011. Candidate countries in the exhibitions of 2017 and 2020 come to present their bid, and promote the future event.
Un très très grand carton d'invitation pour Izmir 2020...
It's seven candidates who will be able to communicate during this 150th cessionn of BIE General Assembly.
Remember, this is for the International Expos of 2017 in Belgium with the city of Liege and Kazakhstan with the city of Astana.
For the World Expos of 2020, there are five candidates, Izmir in Turkey, Ayutthaya in Thailand, Ekaterinburg in Russia, Sao Paulo Brazil and Dubai for the UAE.
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Different applications take advantage of this General Assembly to hold receptions to ensure their communication but also and especially to meet the other candidates, experts and delegates of the BIE. These are the delegates who will vote for the cities that will have the honor of hosting an Expo.
M. Cahit KIRAÇ, Governor of Izmir and President of the Steering Committee.
After the speech, Mr. Cahit Kirac offered a present to Mr. Vicente Gonzales Loscertales, General Secretary of the Bureau International des Exposition.
Mr. Vicente Gonzales Loscertales, General Secretary of the BIE et Mr. Cahit KIRAÇ.
Official statements were followed by a concert.
An interesting evening and friendly, where discussions about the Expos and bids were on everyone's lips.
And as it should, at the end was offered at each a small bag, containing some "goodies" to remember the candidacy of Izmir, and support it...
...may the best win !
2020 Promotion and Tourism Izmir, on the Champs-Elysées at Paris.