Monday, January 30

Malaga returns to Paris to defend its candidacy for Expo 2027 with “great enthusiasm”


This is the second time that the five applicants have met to promote their proposal before the Bureau International des Expositions and try to tip the balance in their favor.

A young woman takes a photo, with a cruise ship docked in the port of Malaga.EFE
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Mlaga’s race to win the International Expo: “The urban age: towards the sustainable city”, and hosting the celebration of this event in 2027 continues its march at full speed. And with the aim of defending Malaga’s candidacy before the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), a Spanish delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, and the mayor of Málaga, Francis of the Towerhas traveled again to France these days to attend the 171st BIE assembly, which is held on November 28 and 29 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.

Mlaga comes with “a lot of illusion and hope“, has highlighted its councilor, who hopes that the work that is being carried out -and the one that will be done between now and June- will bear fruit and cause a positive effect on the BIE delegates so that they “pronounce themselves very much in favor” of the Spanish proposal.

In the competition to demonstrate -and convince- the BIE delegates regarding which is the ideal enclave to host this meeting of character internationalMalaga is measured against four other cities that to date have made it very clear that they also have a lot to offer: belgrade (Serbia), San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina), Minnesota (USA) and phuket (Thailand).

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This is the second of three occasions in which the five applicants running for the Expo 2027 must present their respective candidacies to the BIE and it represents a great opportunity to show the benefits of Mlaga and the Costa del Sol to those who have to make the final decision. The first time took place last June and the third -which will also be the last- will take place in June of the year that is about to begin, 2023. In it, the final resolution of the BIE delegates will be announced and therefore, the name of the chosen city.

Malaga will be the second to present its candidacy, although that will not be until after 2:00 p.m. on Monday. The first to intervene will be the Belgrade delegation and once the Malaga representation is over, it will be Bariloche’s turn. Behind them, Minnesota and Phuket, respectively.

The Barcelona journalist, mara married, will be in charge of officiating the staging of the Spanish candidacy that includes the projection of various audiovisual productions in which -as it could not be otherwise- Málaga is the central axis of all of them and the interventions of the Minister Albares himself and of the mayor De la Torre. The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has not been able to travel to France on this occasion but he did not want to stop showing his support for a city, which has seen him grow and to which he feels especially united, and to be present at the event through a videotaped locution.

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The presentation of Mlaga’s candidacy can be followed live both through the BIE’s Twitter profile (@bieparis) Like the one from @malaga_2027.

guitar and dance

As a prior to the event at the Palacio de Congresos de Paris and as a required activity within the program of events that each candidacy must prepare, the Spanish Embassy in the French capital has organized a reception -not exempt from a certain Andalusian typicality- based on products from the province of Málaga, a performance by the dance troupe of the choreographer Benjamin Leiva and the guitar of Mathias Berchadsky “El Mati”, included. Together with the representatives of the other four applicants, the BIE delegates as star guests to please.

“The urban era: towards the sustainable city” is a proposal that links and has as its background the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. The theme raises reflection on one of the main challenges that contemporary society faces in the medium and long term. Among them, making demographic growth and economic growth compatible urban development with the protection of the environment through the adoption of innovative solutions that guarantee an improvement in the quality of life of city residents.

During the meeting of the BIE assembly, which will also be attended by representatives of the cities aspiring to organize the World Expo 2030 (Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Italy), the development of Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai will also be addressed.

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