The United States congratulates the city of Belgrade and the government of Serbia for winning the bid to host Expo 2027 at today’s vote at the 172nd General Assembly meeting of the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) in Paris, France.
While we are disappointed that Expo 2027 will not be held in the United States, we are proud of the Minnesota Bid Committee’s strong proposal that addressed the universal, timely themes of global health and sustainability. We are grateful for the tireless support of our champions on Capitol Hill – namely, Senator Amy Klobuchar and the Minnesota Congressional delegation – and those across the administration who ensured we made our strongest possible case.
The Department looks forward to participating in Expo 2027 and working with other U.S. cities and states interested in bidding to host a future World’s Fair. We also look forward to continuing our work with the BIE and other important partners ahead of Expo 2025 in Osaka, Japan.