Málaga attends the 171st BIE assembly in Paris to defend its candidature to host the 2027 World Expo
The Assembly will take place on 28 and 29 November and Málaga's candidature presentation, which is the second of three, will be on Monday afternoon
Málaga will attend the 171st Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) assembly in Paris to defend its candidature to host the World Expo “The Urban Era: towards the Sustainable City” in 2027.
The assembly will take place on 28 and 29 November and Málaga (Spain) is set to present its candidature on the first day in the afternoon. Accredited media outlets can stream the presentation via the BIE’s website. The general public can keep up to date via Twitter @bieparis and @malaga_2027.
This is the second of three occasions in which the five candidate cities must defend their respective candidatures. The first took place last June and the third and final time, when the winning city will be chosen by BIE delegates, will be next June.
SPANISH EMBASSY RECEPTION
On Sunday, 27 November, the Spanish Embassy in Paris will host a reception at 6.30 pm, to which all BIE delegates and other candidate teams are invited. These receptions are part of the activities that each candidate city must organise and the date is fixed by the BIE.
The event will include a cocktail party with products from Málaga province and a performance from Benjamín Leiva's dance company and guitarist Mathias Berchadsky “El Mati”. A promotional video about the city of Málaga will also be screened and speeches will be given by the Expo 2027 Málaga ambassador, Juan José Escobar; the Spanish ambasasdor in France, Victorio Redondo; the President of Málaga County Council, Francisco Salado, and the Mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre. Furthermore, Patricia Navarro, Málaga province’s delegate to the Andalucían Regional Government and the Secretary General for Foreign Action, Enric Millo, will represent the Andalucían Regional Government.
THE BIE’S 171ST ASSEMBLY
The BIE’s 171st assembly will be held at the Paris Congress Centre, and Málaga will present its candidature from 2 pm. It is an approximate time since the presentations are programmed to start at 2 pm and Málaga is the second candidate, preceded by Belgrade (Serbia) and followed by Bariloche (Argentina), Minnesota (USA) and Phuket (Thailand) respectively.
The Spanish candidature presentation will be given by the journalist María Casado and will include several presentations from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares; the President of the Andalucían Regional Government, Juan Manuel Moreno (video); the Mayor of Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, as well as internationally renowned Spanish celebrities. The Spanish delegation comprises representatives from the Spanish government, the Andalucían Regional Government, Málaga’s County Council and Málaga City Council.
THE URBAN ERA: TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE CITY
“The Urban Era: towards the Sustainable City” is a proposal that connects with and is based on the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This theme calls for reflection on one of the main challenges facing contemporary society in the medium and long term: making population growth and urban development compatible with environmental protection and the adoption of innovative solutions that guarantee improvements in the quality of life of city dwellers.
More information about the project is available on the candidature’s official website and social media accounts.