The World's Fair Bid Tracker

Expo 2027 or Expo 2028 will be a “recognized” international exposition under the rules of the Bureau International des Exposition (BIE). So far, two places are considering bidding for this slot, Málaga, Spain and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Both are proposing bids for 2027.

The host of Expo 2017, the previous world’s fair of this size, was decided at the BIE’s General Assembly in November 2012. Both bids for 2017 were placed in 2011.

Given that, it’s reasonable to assume that the bids for either 2027 or 2028 will be in 2021 with a vote in 2022.

Cities are still in the early stages of determining if they will bid for a world’s fair in 2027. Currently, Minnesota plans to bid again (this time for 2027) after losing to Buenos Aires for 2023.

Additionally, the Swiss National Exhibition is marketing itself as “Expo 2027” which could create some confusion if another city were to successfully bid for the year 2027.

Potential Málaga, Spain bid for Expo 2027

Málaga, Spain has proposed bidding for Expo 2027 under a theme focused on the challenges of modern cities. Spain has previously held Expo ’92 in Seville and Expo 2008 in Zaragoza.

News articles:

BIE Visits Malaga as City Considers Bid for Specialized Expo 2027 (27 January 2020)

La Oficina de Exposiciones ve “fuerte” la Candidatura de Málaga a la Expo 2027 (27 January 2020)

“Málaga Tiene una Candidatura Muy Fuerte para la Expo Internacional de 2027 (27 January 2020)

¿Expo 2027 en Málaga? Prosiguen los Pasos para Tenerla (24 May 2020)

Málaga Quiere Organizar en 2027 una Expo Sobre Ciudades Sostenibles (27 November 2019)

La Exposición International en Málaga Anunciada por De la Torre Toma Forma (23 November 2019, with map)

Potential Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA bid for Expo 2027

Proposed theme: “Wellness and Well Being for All: Healthy People, Healthy Planet”

Official site for previous bid effort: Expo2023.info

State Departent site: Hosting the World’s Fair

Contribution site: Expo 2027 on Givvor.com

Facebook page: Expo 2027
Causes.com site: About Expo 2027

New articles:

Mark Ritchie Talks Global Minnesota, COVID-19, and Expo 2027 (March 2020, included audio)

Mark Ritchie Says Congressional Failure Won’t Handicap Minnesota’s Hopes for 2027 Expo (17 December 2019)

Minnesota ‘World’s Fair’ Bid Hinges on Uncertain Congressional Backing (23 November 2019)

Entire Minnesota House Delegation Signs on the Phillips’s EXPO Act (29 October 2019)

Minnesota is going for the World’s Fair again after nearly landing it for 2023 (19 November 2018)

A Bid for Expo 2027 Minnesota (11 May 2018)

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