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HRH Crown Prince Attends The Kingdom's Official Reception For Riyadh's Bid To Host World Expo 2030

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, attended the Kingdom's official reception held in Paris on June 20, 2023, to support Riyadh's bid to host the World Expo 2030.

The official reception was held by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City for delegates of the 179 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the organization responsible for overseeing and regulating World Expos.

Why Riyadh Wants To Host The World Expo 2030

The Riyadh Expo 2030 represents an opportunity for the Kingdom to share its story of unprecedented national transformation with other countries and people from around the world, and Saudi Arabia's official reception is part of the nomination procedure to host the Riyadh Expo 2030.

  • The theme of the Riyadh Expo 2030 is "Riyadh: The Hub of Humanity", which reflects the capital's vision of becoming a global city that connects people, cultures, and ideas. The Expo also aims to showcase the Kingdom's achievements in various fields, such as economy, culture, technology, environment, and social development.

The Expo is expected to attract over 25 million visitors and create over 100,000 jobs, as well as generate significant economic and social benefits for the country and the region.

How Riyadh Is Preparing For The World Expo 2030

The event aimed at showcasing the capital's readiness, plans, and projects to host the Expo, as a prelude to the vote which will designate the host city at the next General Assembly in November 2023.

Riyadh has prepared a comprehensive candidacy file that demonstrates its ability and commitment to host a successful and sustainable Expo. The file covers various aspects, such as infrastructure, transportation, security, hospitality, culture, education, and innovation.

Riyadh has also launched a number of initiatives and campaigns to promote its bid and engage with various stakeholders, such as government agencies, the private sector, civil society, and the media. Some of these initiatives include:

  • The Riyadh Expo 2030 website (, provides information and updates about their bid and the Expo.

  • The Riyadh Expo 2030 social media accounts (@riyadhexpo2030), share news, stories, and videos about the bid and the Expo.

  • The Riyadh 2030 Ambassadors program, recruits and trains young Saudis who are passionate about representing their country and city.

  • The Riyadh 2030 events and activities, showcase the culture and heritage of Riyadh and Saudi Arabia to local and international audiences.

How To Support Riyadh's Bid To Host The World Expo 2030

Riyadh's bid to host the World Expo 2030 is receiving unconditional support from the Kingdom's leadership, along with joint efforts from all government agencies, as well as the contribution of Saudi society.

However, Riyadh still needs more support from other countries and organizations to win the vote in November 2023. Therefore, anyone who wants to support Riyadh's bid can do so by:

  • Following and sharing Riyadh Expo 2030's website and social media accounts

  • Participating in Riyadh Expo 2030's events and activities

  • Spreading awareness about Riyadh's vision and potential as a host city

  • Encouraging others to support Riyadh's bid

Riyadh is ready to welcome the world in 2030 and hopes to make history by hosting the first World Expo in the Middle East. By supporting Riyadh's bit, you are supporting a city that strives to be a hub of humanity for everyone.



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