What is Expo?
Expo, an abbreviation for ‘’Exposition’’ also known as world’s fair is an organisation held since the mid-19th century. Turkish equivalent is ‘’Sergi’’.
It’s the largest cultural, historical and educational olympics of the World. Being one of the oldest and the largest international events of the World, Expo, in other words is a Word Exhibition. Being organized for the first time in England in 1851, Expo is continuing to contribute to cultural, scientific and technologic developments today. 55 international Exhibitions have been held until now.
For over 100 years, Expos have placed education of global citizens and national progress at the forefront of their mission.
First af all used as a means of promoting national identity, industrial progress and discerning consumers, Expos have today become a unique platform for international dialogue, for public diplomacy and for international cooperation.
The uniqueness of Expos is based on three pillar:
-their universal scope
-their international scale
-their lasting cultural legacy
The most popular meeting place: Expos are events that attract an unequalled number of visitors.
In the 21st century alone, the interest in worls Expos has continued, as reflected by the consistently high numbers of visitors attending the event in the si months of its duration:
Hanover 2000 (19 million), Aichi 2005 (22 million), Shanghai 2010 (73 million). Even the smaller scale Expos such as Yeosu 2012 has welcomed over 8 million visitors during a three-month period.
Expos have always been regarded as privileged platforms to promote principles, frameworks and products of the modern economies, because of their strong focus on innovation and cooperation.
Expo Site and Activities
EXPO 2016 Antalya will be held on a 112-hectares area within the boundaries of Aksu Municipality between 23 April and 30 October 2016. The Site will also be open to the public after the event.
The Site will maintain its attraction after the EXPO with the infrastructure, transportation and accommodation investments to be made. There will be EXPO Hill, EXPO Forest, EXPO Tower and Expo Lake in the Expo site. Play parks and playgrounds will be constructed for the children to have a good time. There will also be restaurants, shopping Centre, agriculture museum, congress Centre as well as an amphitheatre.