Jamaica to vote for World Expo 2030 venue

November 29, 2023

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is attending the 173rd  General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, where member states are deciding the host for World Expo 2030.

The BIE is the intergovernmental organisation overseeing and regulating international exhibitions lasting more than three weeks, including World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos, and the Triennale di Milano.

Jamaica was granted full voting rights in August after gaining accession to the BIE in February this year.

“The BIE plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of expos worldwide. Jamaica’s active engagement underscores our dedication to fostering international collaboration in tourism and cultural exchange, even as we work to strengthen the meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sub-sector locally,” Bartlett said.

“Our full voting rights signify Jamaica’s recognition as a global thought leader and our commitment to contributing to the ongoing process aimed at improving international exhibitions. We are proud to have a voice in decisions that will shape the future of these significant events for years to come,” he added.

Saudi Arabia has since been selected as the host for World Expo 2023

Bartlett returns to Jamaica on December 3.


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