The World Exposition 2010 Shanghai China (Shanghai Expo) will be held at the waterfront area on both sides of Huangpu River in Shanghai from May 1 to October 31, 2010.
Under the main theme 'Better City, Better Life', the Shanghai Expo will provide a platform for participating countries, regions and organisations to share their experiences of urban development, discuss advanced ideas on cities, and explore new approaches to eco-friendly lifestyles and working conditions as well as sustainable development.
Under the main theme are five sub-themes. They are:
- Blending of diverse cultures in the city
- Economic prosperity in the city
- Innovation of science and technology in the city
- Remodelling of urban communities
- Rural-urban interaction
The Shanghai Expo will be a great opportunity to explore the full potential for urban living in the 21st century, which is shaping up to be a significant period in urban evolution.
Some 242 countries, cities and international organisations have confirmed to take part in Expo 2010 which is expected to attract 70 million visitors from the Mainland and around the world.
For the first time in World Expo history, the Shanghai Expo will stage the Urban Best Practices Area Exhibition and the Expo Shanghai Online. This will provide different channels for people around the world to explore and share valuable experiences and enhance the theme of the Expo - Better City, Better Life.