You’ve probably heard about it, especially if you’ve spent some time in South Korea: there are posters everywhere even around Seoul! Busan is competing to host the 2030 World Expo! Let’s talk about it!
What’s a World Expo?
World Expos are “global gatherings of nations dedicated to finding solutions to pressing challenges of our time by offering a journey inside a universal theme through engaging and immersive activities.” (-Bureau National des Expositions).
World Expos have existed since 1851 and now happen every five years, with the next one taking place in 2025 in Osaka, Japan. They usually last 6 months. The host of the 2030 Expo has not been announced yet. It will be decided in November of this year in Paris by the Bureau International des Expositions.
- The implementation of 5G and 6G
- The construction of autonomous vehicles and medicalized buses
- The surveillance of atmospheric pollution through satellites
- The generalization of green hydrogen