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Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts event for diplomatic corps to present Malaga’s Expo 2027 candidacy

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation is hosting a reception at its headquarters in Plaza Marqués de Salamanca (Madrid) on Tuesday, at which the Minister, José Manuel Albares and the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, will provide information about the candidacy​

July 25, 2022


The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation is hosting a reception on Tuesday for the diplomatic corps accredited in Spain, at which the Minister, José Manuel Albares, and the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, will present the Malaga’s candidacy to host the 2027 Expo, entitled ‘The Urban Era: towards the sustainable city’.

The reception will take place at midday at the ministerial headquarters in Plaza Marqués de Salamanca (Madrid) and forms part of the actions designed by the team working on the candidacy to raise its profile, internationally in this case. More specifically, the goal for this event is to outline the project to diplomatic representatives from other countries in Spain and explain the reasons why Malaga should host this event in 2027.

The Malaga candidacy is a project supported by the country as a whole. To demonstrate that, the presentation will also be attended by senior civil servants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Central Government Representation Office and the City Council of Malaga. 

The event will include a screening of the official video promoting the candidacy, as well as a promotional video about Spain. These two videos were already used to present the candidacy at the 170th assembly of the Bureau of International Expositions in Paris (BIE) in June.

A cocktail party will be held for the diplomatic corps after the event with typical gastronomy products from Malaga, such as aloreña olives, Ardales crisps, Gaudalhorce tomato salad, ajoblanco, tartar de salchichón, Chivo de Canillas brioche and torta de Algarrobo mousse, among others. These products will be served by firms from Malaga wishing to support the event.

The Urban Era: towards the sustainable city


‘The Urban Era: towards the sustainable city’, which would take be held from 5 June to 5 September 2027, is a proposal to reflect on one of the main challenges faced by contemporary society in the medium and long term: making demographic growth and urban development compatible with protecting the environment and adopting innovative solutions capable of guaranteeing a better quality of life for city residents. 

It is based on and links together the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. Expo Malaga 2027 would enable an exchange of knowledge, experiences and highly diverse solutions aimed at transforming cities into pleasant places to live and coexist with others, and would foster best practices. This global conversation would also enable the exhibition of scientific, technological and economic progress on the issue.

More information about the project can be found at https://expo2027.malaga.eu/es/​​ and on the official social media profiles for the candidacy.