The general assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions has approved the one-year postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. As a result, the dates of Expo 2020 Dubai have officially changed to October 1st, 2021, to March 31st, 2022.
A spokesman for the Bureau International des Expositions - which awards hosting rights to the Expo - said the steering committee meeting would “reassess and adjust planned preparations”.
Meet the water tower of West Africa, discover an ingenious ‘amphibious housing’ idea and see smart sustainability solutions in action – these are just a handful of ways Expo 2020 Dubai will shine a light on the importance of water.
Plans for Expo 2020 Dubai have been further strengthened through a wide-ranging agreement with Informa. The deal will bring some of the region’s major business and entertainment events to Dubai Exhibition Centre, co-located at the expo.
With less than a year to go until the event, preparations are moving up a gear at Expo 2020. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Sanjive Khosla, chief commercial officer for the event, during World Travel Market in London. He tells us about his ambitions for the exhibition and the lasting impact it will have on the hospitality sector in the Middle East.
Dubai Airports and Expo 2020 Dubai have teamed up to give the more than 120,000 passengers who connect through Dubai International every day a sneak preview of the event. The initiative aims to provide compelling reasons for them to return to Dubai to attend the expo next year.
Mariah Carey has urged guests from around the world to visit Expo 2020 in Dubai as the emirate begins the one-year-countdown to the show. Playing a free concert at Burj Park in Dubai, the popstar kicked off the countdown to the event, which will debut on October 20th next year.
Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director, strategic projects and partnerships. In her new role, she will have overall charge in driving the group’s strategic partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Spanish hospitality company Barceló Hotel Group will debut its newest project, Occidental IMPZ Dubai, next month. With close proximity to the Expo 2020 site and only 30 minutes away from the Dubai airports, the new hotel will be in the epicentre for corporates and offer an array of modern meeting and conference rooms for exhibitors.