Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Expo Trip to Europe April 2012

The 20th Anniversary of the Universal Exposition of Seville is going to be the catalyst for a trip to Europe by Foundation Expo '88 this European spring, with visits to other Expo legacy and future Expo sites also in the cards.

Foundation Expo '88 Executive Director John McGregor worked at Seville's Expo 92 as a Guide in the Corporate VIP Department, and also visited Seville for the 10th Anniversary of the Expo in 2002, to attend the Inaugural Assembly of Expo Cities and Regions there.

Alberto Martin, who runs the Expo 92 Heritage organisation "Associacion Legado Expo", is working with a group of Sevillians for a series of commemorative activities and events for the weekend of the 20th April, the 20th Anniversary of when the Expo was opened in 1992.

Foundation Expo '88 will be there after making a brief courtesy call to the Secretary-General of the Bureau of International Expositions in Paris and presenting a special World Expo '88 legacy item.

After Paris and Seville, McGregor will travel on to Milano, Italy, where he will be meeting with a representative from the Milano Expo 2015 International Participants Section, for an interview for the World's Fair Podcast, which he co-hosts with his ExpoMuseum.com colleague, Urso Chappell of San Francisco.

Then it will be on to London where he will meet with John Greatrex of the Crystal Palace Museum and learn more about the 1851 London Crystal Palace Exhibition.

All in all it looks like to be an exciting time in Europe, covering some of our most important European past - and future - Expositions venues, and we look forward to keeping you informed!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Expo Unlimited: Australian Government Responds to Permanent Online Exposition Launch

Further to the launch by the BIE and the Swedish Government for a permanent online World Exposition space, now at http://expounlimited.se/, Foundation Expo '88 wrote to the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP to advise the Australian Government of this new development.

Foundation Expo '88 has today received below letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, from Commissioner-General of the Australia Pavilion at Yeosu Expo 2012 Korea Mr Kevin Nixon, indicating that Australia is a strong player in the World Expositions system, and shall also consider new initiatives such as the online exposition development.

For further questions regarding "The Expo", please contact the ExpoUnlimited website directly.