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Saudi Arabia Selected to Host World Expo in 2030

Member States of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) elect KSA during the 173rd General Assembly of the Organization.

By Inc.Arabia Staff
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Riyadh has defeated Rome and Busan, the port city of South Korea, to host the 2030 World Expo, which is anticipated to bring 40 million visitors, as per an announcement.[1]

The kingdom secured a majority of 119 votes out of 165.

The proposal from Saudi Arabia to organize World Expo 2030 in Riyadh, with the theme "The Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow," received the support of a two-thirds majority of Member States and will take place from October 1st, 2030, to March 31st, 2031.

Saudi Arabia launched a major marketing campaign that included large-scale advertising in Paris and a "Riyadh 2030" installation close to the Eiffel Tower.

In an effort to broaden the economy of the kingdom and increase its prominence internationally, the Saudi bid was endorsed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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