Timeline

25 APRIL 2018

BIE Enquiry Mission announces preliminary findings for Baku’s bid

The BIE announced their positive preliminary findings for Baku’s bid as they completed their enquiry mission. They confirmed that the bid is viable and strongly supported across all levels of society.
15 NOVEMBER 2017

Presentation of more detailed plans for World Expo 2025 Baku

Representatives of the World Expo 2025 Baku Bid Committee present plans outlined in the Bid Dossier to the BIE General Assembly in Paris on 15 November.
27 SEPTEMBER 2017

Official BID dossier submitted to BIE

Elchin Amirbayov, Head of Azerbaijan’s delegation to the BIE, submitted the World Expo 2025 Baku Bid Dossier to Dimitri Kerkentzes, Deputy Secretary General of the BIE, in Paris on 27 September.
14 JUNE 2017

Presentation of initial plans for World Expo 2025 Baku

Elchin Amirbayov, Head of Azerbaijan’s delegation to the BIE, presented initial plans for World Expo 2025 Baku to the BIE General Assembly, in Paris on 14 June. The project examination phase culminates in November 2018 with the election of the World Expo 2025 host city.
22 MAY 2017

Candidacy submitted to BIE

On 18 May, Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, submitted Baku’s official letter of candidacy to host World Expo 2025. The other three candidates are Paris, France; Osaka, Japan; and Ekaterinburg, Russia.