World Expo is not only the greatest achievement of the civilization of the times and the wisdom of mankind, but also the best opportunity for the host to show their social, economic and cultural achievements and prospects for development. Successful bid for the 2010 World Expo, Shanghai city construction, environmental protection, economic and social development, improve the quality of the city and the overall quality of the public has brought great opportunities and challenges. Shanghai World Expo Shanghai has a significant role in promoting many industries, to promote industrial upgrading in Shanghai. The impact on the industry in different stages are also different. During the preparation period, the real estate industry, construction industry and logistics industry affected significantly. In the exhibition period, the retail industry, service industry and tourism affected significantly. After the exhibition, because of World Expo's infrastructure, transportation, tourism and real estate will benefit from long-term. World Expo's impact on these industries will drive the development of Shanghai's economy. Because of the large number of visitors, so Shanghai needs to provide a large number of service industries and service personnel. Therefore, World Expo can also create a large number of employment opportunities(Yunhua Qu,2011). Historical experience shows that the hosting of World Expo will often become the host country's tourism economic development boosters. In addition to a large number of tourists during the World Expo tour, After the World Expo, the buildings will often become a famous tourist attractions, to ensure the subsequent development of tourism. For example, the world-famous Eiffel Tower was built in World Expo in France. Today, it has become a landmark in France.
However, the impact of World Expo on Shanghai's economy is multi-faceted. In addition to positive effects, there are negative effects. World Expo will increase the consumption of various activities in Shanghai. The development of World Expo will lead to rising prices in the city, so that the cost of living of residents compared to other regions have increased. This will further make the city's non benefit groups and low-income families face greater difficulties in life(Noel Scott,2011). Some hotels, restaurants and catering facilities built for World Expo are also likely to face a shortage of tourists and a widespread loss of tourists after the end of World Expo.
World Expo 2010
The World Expo in Shanghai, China, is the forty-first World Expo, held in Shanghai, China from May 1, 2010 to October 31st, and is also the first World Expo hosted by China in World Expo. Harmonious city is the essence of the theme of the Shanghai World Expo. 2010 Shanghai will be the concept of "harmonious city" back and forth to deal with the theme of "Better City, better life".
The Eiffel Tower, the most recognized symbol of Paris, was build for Exposition Universelle (1889) hosted in Paris.
Brussels Atomium is a monument built for Brussels World's Fair in 1958. The original idea was to build an upside-down version of the Eiffel Tower.
The World’s 1st Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
In the 1964 New York World's Fair, Walt Disney contributed to many of the exhibitions and rides at the site, partly in hope to retain the site as a permanent World's Fair.
In 1851, the World Expo became the world's first world exposition, held in the British capital of London, Hyde Park, the extension is from May 1, 1851 to October 11th, the main content is the world's cultural and industrial technology.
After that of London in fact, during the years lots of Universal Expositions were organized that touched the most famous capitals of the world: Paris, Vienna, Melbourne and Paris again with the extraordinary Expo in 1889 – from May 5th to October 31st 1889 – entitled "Celebration of the Centennial of the French revolution", that had the theme of French Revolution's 100th anniversary as a protagonist and left us the Tour Eiffel, the steel tower 300 mt high, especially built on this occasion.
The World Expo in Shanghai, China, is the forty-first World Expo, held in Shanghai, China from May 1, 2010 to October 31st, and is also the first World Expo hosted by China in World Expo.Harmonious city is the essence of the theme of the Shanghai World Expo.2010 Shanghai will be the concept of "harmonious city" back and forth to deal with the "Better City, better life" demands.