25–28 October 2000, hosted by the Ayuntamiento de Sevilla and held in the Convento Nuestra, Sevilla. Themes included – Inner historic areas, access and transportation; and the Implications of holding World or European events such as World Fairs, the Olympics, European Games or Fairs (Sevilla, Lisbon, Barcelona, Athens, München, Hannover etc). The process of gaining recognition by the Belgian Government as an Association Sans But Lucratif was completed on 16 August 2000, and was reported to the Sevilla Meeting. The Expert Group on Planning for Major Events was set up in response to representations for support from Wroclaw for a World Expo 2010 bid. The Meeting looked in detail at the legacy of the Sevilla World Expo.