SPACEBEL Supporting Liège Expo 2017. How about You?
For several months, SPACEBEL has been supporting the promotion of the candidacy of the city of Liège in the organization of the International exhibition in 2017. «Connecting the World, Linking People, Better Living Together» is the theme submitted by Liège addressing 5 areas: health, transport, culture, education and environment.
At the forefront of Space IT in Europe and active in many areas of Earth observation, SPACEBEL has rallied repeatedly to defend the Liège Expo 2017 project:
- during speeches on the occasion of the visit of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) on March 30th 2012 at the Palais des Princes-Evêques in Liège;
- as a keynote speaker at the AWEX Roadshow organised on September 11th 2012 at the Cercle de Wallonie in Liège;
- as a participant in the International Scientific Forum “Liège FOR.ICT” gathering delegates from BIE member countries on September 20th-21st 2012 at the Halles des Foires of Liège;
- in signing for Liège Expo 2017 via the official website.
The International Exhibition will not only be an event of high visibility for the city of Liège and for Belgium as a whole, it will also have many positive effects, in particular at economic level.
It is on November 22nd, on the occasion of the General Assembly of the 152nd BIE in Paris, that the vote will take place designating the city to host Expo 2017… Liège (Belgium) or Astana (Kazakhstan).
We keep our fingers crossed and hope that the Ardent City will be able to renew the successful experiences of the Universal Exhibition in 1905 and International Exhibitions of 1930 and 1939!