A unique, unrepeatable opportunity to focus on man and his ability to reinvent his own “habitat”,the city, balancing both development and environmental sustainability.
By 2050, metropolises will be home to two thirds of the world’s population and the relationship between people and territories is becoming one of the greatest challenges of our times. Rome aims to be the centre of this new model of urban living: inclusive, interconnected, sustainable and shared.
The advent of the pandemic has led us to reassess the traditional idea of the city in favour of new spaces for creativity and sociality. The new conception of the metropolis can be imagined as an archipelago of local and global networks where productive and environmental systems, cultural identities and tools for cooperation and inclusion are all interwoven.
An open debate which sees global institutions called upon to participate. In Rome, all participating countries will be able to make their own contribution in identifying the urban coexistence model of the future.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi formalized Rome’s candidacy for Expo 2030 with a letter to the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Dimitri S. Kerkentzes.
Establishment of the Expo 2030 Candidacy Committee with Ambassador Giampiero Massolo in the role of President and Plenipotentiary Minister Giuseppe Scognamiglio as Director General. Launch of the promotional campaign for Expo 2030 Roma.
Candidates are elected by representatives of Member States at the General Assembly of the BIE in Paris. The Expo 2030 host country will be announced.
If chosen as host country, Rome will begin implementation of the Expo 2030 project.
Rome has been waiting for this date with history since 1942. Indeed, that very same year, it had been set to host World Expo in the purpose-built EUR district, but the event was subsequently cancelled due to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Now, almost eighty years later, Rome is once again presenting its candidacy with a theme closely linked to its DNA: urban regeneration.