Saturday, December 16, 2017

Expo 2020 inspection committee visits Yekaterinburg

A World Expo 2020 inspection committee lead by BIE Committee Chairperson Stein Christensen and Director-General Vicente Loscertales arrived in Yekaterinburg this week.

The visit marks the fifth time that the inspection committee has visited Yekaterinburg as part of a trip to all of the candidate cities seeking to host Expo 2020, Ural Business Consulting reports.

"The inspection committee looks into the facts that will later on be compiled into a very short document that won't be judgmental in any way: we are not going to give any ratings," Christensen said, according to Ural Business Consulting. "This document will state a plain 'yes' or 'no.' If this is a 'yes,' the country is a winner, if this is a 'no,' it has lost."

All of the potential host cities will learn of the winning bid at the same time, Christensen said, with a final decision expected to be made public in late November.