The oficial Ekaterinburg Expo 2020 Bid Committee pleased to share with you their plans to bring the World Expo to Ekaterinburg in 2020:
Since its inception in 1851, the World Expo has been held 53 times in 15 different countries around the world. Yet, it has never been held in Russia.
Our bid to host this great event represents the continuation of Russia’s active engagement and outreach to the world. If given the privilege to host the Expo, this event will serve as the intellectual and commercial parallel to the great athletic events that precede it — the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Ekaterinburg truly captures the spirit of Modern Russia. What was once a geographic frontier is now:
- a city on the cutting edge of science and technology,
- a city that is home to 45 institutions of higher education and 20 academic research institutes,
- a city that is undergoing a transformation in residential, commercial, and transportation infrastructure.
Ekaterinburg is an ideal symbol of Russia’s future, and the significant national and international investment in this city is a strong and confident testament to our shared vision of commercial growth and success.
Our theme for Ekaterinburg Expo 2020 is The Global Mind, Uniting All Humanity in a Single Conversation.
On November 22, 2012 the latest presentation of Russia’s bid to host the World Universal Exposition in Ekaterinburg in 2020 was delivered at the 152nd BIE General Assembly: