This is the second meeting to be held since the Higher Committee for Hosting World Expo 2020 was strengthened at the end of last year with the inclusion of Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Road and Transports Authority.
In attendance were: His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness the Ruler’s Court of Dubai, who serves as Deputy Chairman; Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and the Committee’s Managing Director; His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Roads and Transport Authority; His Excellency Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality; Major General Khamis Mutar Al Muzainah, Deputy Commander General of Dubai Police; and Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre.
Following the submission of the UAE’s official Bid Dossier to the Bureau International des Exhibitions (BIE) in December, the Higher Committee discussed a number of key upcoming milestones in relation to the remaining 11 months of the country’s bid to host World Expo 2020.
The 153rd BIE General Assembly is one of the major events currently being worked on. This will be the penultimate presentation to the BIE for each candidate city ahead of the BIE’s final decision and vote in November this year.