Top: China Pavilion and Expo Axis, Expo 2010, Shanghai, China
(Photo courtesy of Heatherwick Studio)
Bottom Left: Hitachi Pavilion, Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan
Bottom Right: Estonia Pavilion, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany
Written by Gordon Linden and Paul Creighton, a pair of seasoned international expo consultants, THE EXPO BOOK addresses all aspects of the complex and rewarding business of creating an outstanding and successful world expo – from seeking registration with the Bureau of International Expositions, to selecting a site and formulating a theme, through
all the subsequent planning, financial, operations and development issues including the
transition to post-use of the site. THE EXPO
BOOK is being published in six parts over the course of one year (November 2007 to November 2008) in six
consecutive issues of the bi-monthly IPM Magazine.
“World’s fairs are the intellectual equivalent of the Olympics,” said the late Ted Allan, a
career diplomat who, before he was named honorary president of the BIE, served as
commissioner general to numerous UK pavilions at numerous expos. However, for the
process of hosting the Olympic Games, there exists plentiful information, including
lengthy final reports replete with budgets and organization charts. There is no similar
body of work for the process of hosting and running an expo.
Publication of THE EXPO BOOK will, therefore, fill a need.
This book is for the
visionaries of today and tomorrow - who need to understand the challenges in order to
cultivate the benefits of a world expo. THE EXPO BOOK will help them identify and
acquire the information and the qualified people they need to put on a successful and
meaningful event with a valuable legacy.” There is a real need for THE EXPO BOOK - for a
straightforward business guide that supports their success and continuity. And in addition
to its being a vital resource for expo organizers, THE EXPO BOOK will be invaluable to
designers, vendors and contractors because it shows them where to look for opportunities.
Purchase The Expo Book. To contact us, email info@TheExpoBook.com