Office of the spokesperson
July 29, 2021
Today, the U.S. Chargé d’affaires in Paris delivered a letter of candidature from Secretary Blinken to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) confirming that a proposal from Minnesota USA Expo is the United States’ national bid to host Expo 2027. The proposed specialized Expo, commonly known as a World’s Fair, will focus on global health and sustainability under the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Planet: Wellness and Well-Being for All,” and will invite the world’s nations to showcase innovative and collaborative solutions to our shared challenges.
The Department of State, in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, will work with the Minnesota organizing committee, U.S. businesses and industry, cultural leaders and organizations, and civil society to develop an Expo that promotes American prosperity, strengthens global alliances, and connects our global community. The United States looks forward to securing support from member states of the BIE ahead of the expected vote in November 2022 to select the host city for Expo 2027.
For more information on Minnesota USA Expo 2027, visit www.MinnesotaUSAExpo.com and follow @USAExpo2027 on Twitter. Hosting Expo 2027 in Minnesota will continue our nation’s long tradition of hosting World’s Fairs and would be the first in the United States since 1984.