The delegation of the International Bureau of Exhibitions concluded its visit to the capital, Riyadh, which lasted for five days, from 5 to 10 March 2023 , during which it discussed the file of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host the International Expo 2030 in the city of Riyadh.
Where the members of the mission met Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh, and a number of ministers and senior officials.
During the visit, the mission discussed the technical aspects of the Kingdom’s candidacy file to host Riyadh Expo 2030, in addition to holding a series of official meetings and workshops with a number of ministers and senior officials, and discussed the details of the capital’s candidacy file to host this global forum.
The CEO of the Royal Commission for the City of Riyadh, Fahd bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Rasheed, affirmed that the file of Riyadh’s candidacy to host the 2030 World Expo is strong, highlighting Riyadh’s readiness to host after meeting all technical requirements, quoting the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.
He said, “We have unprecedented international support to host the Riyadh Expo 2030, and this was a result of direct support and follow-up by the leadership and joint work between all government agencies, in addition to the support of Saudi society.”
This came during the press conference held at the end of the mission’s visit to the capital, Riyadh, during which aspects related to the file of Riyadh’s candidacy to host this important international forum were reviewed.
He added, “We will present an exceptional version at the Riyadh Expo 2030, where we expect it to receive more than 40 million visits to the site, in addition to a billion visits via the virtual platform (Metaverse), which has never happened before in the history of Expo exhibitions,” stressing the Kingdom’s readiness and enthusiasm. its citizens and residents to host this global event.
The head of the delegation of the International Bureau of Exhibitions, Patrick Specht, said: “We saw that the project enjoys great support from the Crown Prince, all sectors of the state, and everyone we saw in the Kingdom and talked to, and there is no doubt that the Kingdom and the city of Riyadh have all the ingredients to host this global forum.”
He stressed that the presence of integrated infrastructure in the Kingdom meets the requirements of an event such as the Expo, which plays an important role for them knowing that the infrastructure is in place and ready in the event that the Kingdom wins in November to host Expo 2030.
Other missions from the International Bureau of Exhibitions are scheduled to visit the competing cities, in Odessa in Ukraine (from 20 to 24 March), Busan in South Korea (from 3 to 7 April) and Rome in Italy. During the period (from 17 to 21 April next), before the final voting date for choosing the host city for the 2030 World Expo, through a secret ballot scheduled for next November of the current year 2023 AD.