An inquiry mission of the World Expo Bureau met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House, the main administration building.
Thailand is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, including Brazil, Russia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates. The World Expo is regarded as the third most significant global event in terms of its economic and cultural impact after Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup.
The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organization of World and International Expos.
Ayutthaya was selected as the official host destination for Thailand’s bid.
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