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Minister Lipavský presented the Czech proposal for EXPO 2025 in Osaka

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský presented the proposal for the Czech participation at the EXPO 2025, which the government approved at the end of June. Czechia will present the best Czech talent, creativity, and success in the fields of science, research, and technology in Osaka. Additionally, the topics of sustainability and Czechia as a tourist destination will be included. Minister Lipavský also presented Ondřej Soška as the new General Commissioner for the Czech participation at EXPO 2025, who was appointed by the government on August 24th.

“In 2025, EXPO will return to Osaka, Japan after 55 years, and I am very glad Czechia will attend. We want our participation at EXPO 2025, outside of showcasing Czechia and its culture, to provide substantial space for the presentation of Czech companies and academic institutions,” said Minister Lipavský.

Czech’s participation at EXPO 2025 according to Lipavský will be tied to the Czechoslovak success from EXPO 1970, where 11 million people visited the national pavilion in Osaka. For the world exhibition in three years, Czechia is planning to construct an original pavilion using cross-laminated wood technology that combines creative architectural concepts and elements of sustainability.

In the application process for the Czech participation commissioner, Ondřej Soška being selected by a diverse commission of representatives from seven ministries, entrepreneurial representatives, and professional public. The government then announced Ondřej Soška as the General Commissioner for the Czech participation at EXPO 2025 on August 24th. Ondřej Soška was already selected in April this year as the Czech author for EXPO 2025 participation. In the past, he worked not only in Czechia but also in Great Britain, the USA, and the Middle and Far East. He has experience managing an international team, and he worked for international corporations, start-ups, and the public sector. He specializes in creating corporate strategies, international trade, and marketing.

While presenting the key areas that Czechia will present in Osaka in three years, General Commissioner Soška introduced the Czech slogan for EXPO as “Talent and Creativity for Life” because these human characteristics will help us in 100 years overcome problems, and they are the motor of constant advancements. The slogan also falls under the overall motto of EXPO 2025: “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”

According to Soška, the national pavilion should make a good impression based upon what Japanese people know and admire about Czechiaㅡfrom Czech glass to classical music. Czechia will have the chance in Osaka to gain attention and attract many visitors. Inside, organizers will then present Czech innovation, nanotechnology, perspective startups, and talent from regions. The goal is to create a strong story that establishes positive emotions long after the visitors leave the Czech pavilion.