Bloomington, Minnesota USA Expo 2027 Bid Candidature
Specialised Expo 2027 Countdown
On June 21st during the 182nd General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions, there will be a vote to determine which Bid Candidate City will host the next BIE-sanctioned Specialised Expo 2027. If the United States Candidature wins it will be the first World Expo, aka World's Fair to be hosted in America in over 40 years. You can follow here for updated "briefings" on our efforts to support the Bloomington Minnesota USA Host Candidate City in collaboration with Minnesota Africans United.
Our bi-partisan approach to this national-level civic project has convened leaders to our common goal of bringing a world's fair back to the United States. Our congressional delegation have been supporters from the beginning including the crafting and passing of vital legislation. All our US Senators over the past decade. All these efforts resulted in official approval from Presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden. And, subsequently the support of the U.S. State Department.
For over a decade we have been harnessing the passion of hundreds of Minnesotans and others who love Minnesota. An army of volunteers have contributed thousands of hours as board members, media professionals, designers, lawyers, and grassroots lobbyists - with crucial help from small but mighty teams of interns, consultants, and staff.
To accomplish a Winning Bid, Delegates of the Countries that are Member States of the Bureau International des Expositions vote for the Bid Candidate City in a private vote.
Our goal is to Connect and Convey the Economic and Long-term Value advantages that supporting the Bloomington Minnesota USA Bid would provide uniquely to each member country, especially those in the developing world including Africa.
To that end, a few years ago we developed a collaborative relationship with Minnesota Africans United (MAU).
For the past two years, MAU has organized in-person and digital meetings between our African diaspora leaders here in Minnesota with Heads of State, Foreign Ministers, and Ambassadors from nearly every African country. These conversations have taken place in Africa, in Paris and here in the United States during special events like the US – Africa Leaders’ Summit held in Washington DC last December.