In response to the Expo team’s ongoing campaign to generate public-sector support for the UAE’s bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, staff from the Dubai Department of Finance (DOF) this week took part in a workshop designed to share key insights into this important national goal.
During the briefing with the DOF, a government entity mandated with supervising Dubai’s financial and accounting affairs, the Expo team highlighted why the UAE is ideally placed to host this monumental global event, and how it will benefit the local community and the country as a whole. Attendees also learned how they can take part in this ongoing awareness campaign by including the official Expo 2020 logo on the DOF website, presentations, stationary and email signatures, and by sharing relevant news and information with colleagues.
This workshop follows similar programmes facilitated by the Expo 2020 for a wide range of public-sector stakeholders, including the Community Development Authority, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Dubai Customs, Dubai Land Department and the Roads & Transport Authority, with plans to host similar workshops with additional government entities nationwide.
“Hosting the 2020 World Expo would provide the UAE with a powerful platform to share its extraordinary growth story with the world,” said Abdulrahman AlSaleh, the Department of Finance’s Director General. “Reaching this goal requires the commitment of all stakeholders across the country, and we look forward to extending our full support to this important national initiative.”
Dubai, UAE, is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, including Ayutthaya (Thailand); Ekaterinburg (Russia); Izmir (Turkey); and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
The winning city will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 161 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions – the international organisation responsible for overseeing the bidding, selection and organisation of World Expos.