The results are in, and Stresa, Italy will host World Expo 2014. The vote was one of the closest ever, with a record high 39 votes submitted, with Stresa topping Monreale (Palermo) by a score of 22-16.
Now that the voting is complete, the hard work begins, as the Stresa organization will begin the process of organizing the second Expo in Italy. There will be more details forthcoming in the months ahead as websites are established and further show details are finalized.
The most frequent comment we heard concerning the two locations, was excitement that the modeling world will be returning to Italy in 2014, and the beautiful city of Stresa will be one of the most stunning locations ever for an Expo. The Stresa Expo will undoubtedly be a great show and party for modelers from all over the world. Please join Sheperd Paine, Fabio Nunnari and me in congratulating Gaetano Losa, Ugo Wylach and the Stresa group. We would also like to thank Vincenzo Macaluso and ACMAS for the superb Monreale proposal, which had a great amount of support in Europe and North America. An expo in Sicily would no doubt have been a great success, and hopefully one we may yet see in the future.
Please make plans to attend what promises to be a superb event. We hope to see you in Stresa in 2014!
World Model Soldier Federation