San Francisco Chronicle: Time for World Expo encore in Bay Area in 2020?
The Bay Area is well positioned to compete to host World Expo 2020 at Moffett Field. But first, a little housekeeping: The United States needs to pay its dues (about $32,500) to the Bureau of International Expeditions. This nation effectively dropped out of the 187-nation bureau in 2002 after failing to pay its dues – a true embarrassment considering that this nation was a co-founder of the group in 1928.
The last world’s fair in this area was at Treasure Island in 1939. The possibilities for a 2020 expo themed on technology and the future are perfectly aligned with a Silicon Valley setting, with its global connections and trend-setting sensibility.
Obviously, putting on a venture of this magnitude is full of logistical and financial questions, but the respected Bay Area Council is leading the charge – and the business group deserves a shot to show that it’s feasible. So please, Uncle Sam, pay those dues.