Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Minnesota World’s Fair Site Announced Adjacent to Mall of America


The Minnesota World’s Fair Bid Committee announces its site partners for Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota: The City of Bloomington and Mall of America. These public-private partners control the land that will serve as the location for Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota, expected to take place May 13 to August 13, 2023 with the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.”

Coordinated by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), large, six-month expos are organized every five years with one smaller, three-month “Specialized Exposition” held in-between. The United States seeks to host the 2023 specialized expo in Minnesota focused on health and wellness. The U.S. bid enjoys strong bipartisan support at the national, state, and local level. In May, President Trump signed legislation authorizing the United States to rejoin the BIE in support of the Expo 2023 USA-Minnesota bid. Citizen groups from across the state and from all corners of the nation have supported this effort to host the first World Expo in the United States in nearly 40 years. Last week, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Heather Nauert, discussed the bid at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC. The United States is competing with Poland and Argentina to host the specialized expo. The BIE General Assembly will select the 2023 host city at its November 15th meeting in Paris, France.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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