MINNESOTA USA EXPO 2027
Since 2014 I have been an avid supporter of bringing back a "World's Fair" to the USA, here in my home state of Minnesota.
From branding to communications to social and digital I designed and messaged the effort until becoming a Board Member and I now support in that capacity.
There are two primary organizations working in concert to bring the 2027 Specialised Expo back to the USA. The long standing entity, the World's Fair Bid Committee Educational Fund (WFBCEF) who co-founded, funded and led the USA Bid to host a Specialised Expo in 2023. Having just rejoined the Bureau International des Expositions and still needing more support from the US government, this bid was not accomplished. The WFBCEF also co-founded the Expo 2027 Bid effort.
Wendy Meadley is the CEO/COO of the World's Fair Bid Committee Educational Fund and serves as a board member on the Minnesota USA Expo 2027 board. in ongoing, active support of the USA's effort to support the bid and in concert with Minnesota Africans United and the U.S. State Department, here are some of the Minnesota USA Expo 2027 supporting efforts I have designed and lead.
BIE GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTE > PARIS 6.23
This will be our second effort to win the Specialised Expo 2027 for the USA (hosted in Bloomington, Minnesota next door the the Mall of America). Our current effort builds on the first effort to host USA Expo 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CULTURAL CELEBRATION > PARIS 6.23
In collaboration with Minnesota Africans United, WFBCEF is co-hosting a Cultural Celebration to connect global/delegate leaders with African Diaspora talent, success stories and opportunities with businesses and individuals in the US.
MINNESOTA AFRICANS UNITED
OECD AFRICA DAY > 5.23
The OECD Development Centre helps developing countries and emerging economies find innovative policy solutions to promote sustainable growth, reduce poverty and inequalities, and improve people’s lives. We facilitate a policy dialogue between governments, involving public, private and philanthropic actors. Countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America participate as full members in the Centre, where they interact on an equal footing with OECD members.
AFRICA DIPLOMAT DINNER > 5.23
The U S State Department provides the framework for the USA Expo 2027 Bid to host a Specialised Expo. The International Expositions Unit and Prosper Africa are two primary entities that support the effort and were featured in our African Diplomat Dinner in Washington DC at the Mayflower Hotel.
MINNESOTA USA EXPO 2027 DELEGATIONS
While our Minnesota Expo Delegations truly began with Expo Milano in 2015, we have hosted a collection of Delegations, Receptions and Symposiums to spotlight the excitement and validity of our USA Expo 2027 Specialised Expo bid themed Healthy People, Healthy Planet aligned with the United Nations Global Goal of SDG3 - Good Health and Well-being for All.
MINNESOTA USA EXPO DELEGATION
(Pictured at U S Ambassador Residence in Paris)
MINNESOTA WEEK DUBAI EXPO > 3.22
During 2022, we spent collectively a month in Dubai experiencing the most recent, and unprecedented world expo, Expo 2020 Dubai. As part of World Expo planning, each participating BIE Member State hosts a National Day where their Culture is center stage and their government leaders and expo contingent create a spectacular show about their country.
To further highlight the Minnesota USA Expo 2027 Bid, WFBCEF created a Minnesota Week featuring Friends of the Minnesota bid from around the world who convened in Dubai for the World Expo.
We even hosted Minnesota's own World Expo Historian, Charles Pappas who Dubai Expo 2020 listed in their Top Must Experience List for the fair.