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Cape Town Expo 2020

Through the office of the Executive Director, Economic, Social development and Tourism Mr Mansoor Mohamed the City of Cape Town received a bid proposal to host the equivalent of Shanghai Expo 2010 in Cape Town in the year 2020.

In response to the request Mr Mansoor Mohamed· Executive Director, Economic, Social Development and Tourism, expressed an interest to conduct a high level, desktop study addressing the feasibility /
viability of bidding to host the 2020 World Expo.

Expo SA 2020 is currently preparing a proposal for City to consider.
The "rights" to host a World Expo reside with the Bureau International des Expositions ("BIE"), with its
headquarters located in Paris, France. Members of the BIE are countries (157 current members - List available on request), with the relevant government department that deals with foreign affairs typically being the representative at the BIE (SA Government is represented by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation "DIRCO").

Bidding on a World Expo has to be a Recognised and Guaranteed National Project with a Host City/Region being the Event Partner.

If successful, it is envisaged that 20 million visitors could visit Cape Town Expo 2020 over a period of six months. The closing date for bidding is in the last quarter of 2011.
 

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20 million people? REALLY? no ways! if we cant accommodate the Olympics, how can we host the World Expo?
 

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20 million people? REALLY? no ways! if we cant accommodate the Olympics, how can we host the World Expo?
Cape Town can accommodate the Olympics, its whether they want to and are willling to build all the venues which is a different issue, and with that whether the benefit they see in it is worth the effort.
 
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