At the 171st General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, Thailand gave its second country presentation as part of their candidacy to host the Specialized Expo in 2028.
There was a reiteration of Thailand’s preparedness to host the event in Phuket province at the assembly. Policy support, specifics on Expo themes, and Expo site master plan and conceptual design were the main focuses of the second nation presentation.
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha reportedly delivered opening remarks, stressing the importance of Thailand’s chosen to host this worldwide event.
The statement went on to say that the Specialized Expo 2028, which is in line with the Royal Thai Government’s Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economic Model, will provide a global stage for promoting collaboration toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Thai delegates informed the BIE member countries that the Specialized Expo 2028 would have real-world advantages, especially as a venue for collaboration on the policy level and as a source of innovation and inspiration for the future generation.
Thailand’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Thailand’s Convention and Exhibition Bureau President Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, an architect on the Expo’s space design team named Yossapon Boonsom, and Phuket Young Ambassador Annada Lakkhana, a 12-year-old student, all spoke on behalf of the country.
There will be 170 countries represented in the final vote in June 2023 to decide which host city would be awarded the event.