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NEW YORK: Ekaterinburg 2020, Russia's bid committee for the 2020 World Expo, has hired Weber Shandwick to support a global PR campaign. The agency was picked based on its experience running initiatives for world expo bids, as well as leading worldwide communications efforts and promoting high-profile Russian projects.
Delegates from nearly 170 countries are meeting in Paris this week to choose the host of the 2020 World Expo. The competition is between front-runner Dubai, UAE, and Ekaterinburg, Russia; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Izmir, Turkey. All indications are that the Bureau International des Expositions will overwhelmingly choose Dubai on Nov. 27. There are many reasons for that, primarily no other city.
Since then, the World Expo has been held 53 times, 30 in Europe and 5 in Asia. Russia, a country which spans the Earth’s largest continent, Eurasia, has never hosted a world expo. It seems symbolic that Expo 2020 will be hosted by Russia’s Ekaterinburg, a city on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains which bridge Europe and Asia.
It is on that day that Dubai rose again with a well-earned trust of the international community to host the World Expo 2020. Dubai successfully won the bid to host the mega event against prominent world cities of Izmir, Turkey; Sao Paulo, Brazil and Ekaterinburg, Russia with a total of 116 votes. For its bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, the UAE has selected the theme “Connecting.
Dubai is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, including Ayutthaya (Thailand), Ekaterinburg (Russia), Izmir (Turkey), and Sao Paulo (Brazil).