London Bid World Expo 2025

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3611
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you give a more detailed explanation for how £150,000 will be spent in supporting London's bid to host the World Expo in 2025, as referred to in DD1230?

Answer

Answer for London Bid World Expo 2025

Answer for London Bid World Expo 2025

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The World Expo 2025 project budget will be spent on detailed feasibility work which will consider a London bid to host the World Expo in 2025. Work streams include site appraisal, best practice review, competitor analysis, business engagement, cost/benefit analysis, and theme consideration. The work will be led in-house, however certain elements require us to buy in external expertise. The output of this activity will be a report and recommendations for my attention.