Romania's participation at EXPO 2010…

EXPO 2010 Shanghai, China

On the 13th of December 2002 Shanghai was chosen to host World Expo 2010, on the occasion of the 132nd session of the General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE), China becoming the first developing country to host a world exhibition.

 The main theme is "Better City, Better Life", developed in the subthemes "Blending of multiple cultures in the city", "Prosperity of the urban economy", "Innovation of science and technology in the city", "Promotion of harmonious urban communities" and "Interaction between the city and the country side”.

The themes present progress in science, technology, ecology and culture, having as central focus-points humanity and its achievements, and are developed and integrated based on the concept proposed by the BIE "Understanding, Communication, Friendly Gathering and Cooperation".

 The exhibition will run over 184 days during the 1st of May until the 31st of October 2010. The exhibition site is located on the banks of Huangpu River between Nanpu and Lupu bridges, along 8.3 kilometres, covering an area of 5.28 km2.

 For this world exhibition China will allocate an estimated budget of 29 billion RMB, approx. 3, 5 billion USD.

EXPO 2010 organizers expect a participation of over 200 countries and international organizations and a number of approx. 70 million visitors.