Industry leaders and global experts in the fields of Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity, the Dubai Expo 2020 subthemes, facilitated discussions with representatives from the 167 member nations of the Bureau international des Expositions (BIE) on the final day of the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme Symposium, entitled Connecting Minds, Creating the Future: Partnerships for Global Innovation and Sustainable Development.
A Gala Dinner, held in honour of the 250 representatives from the 167 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), concluded the first day of the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme Symposium, entitled Connecting Minds, Creating the Future: Partnerships for Global Innovation and Sustainable Development.
In the presence of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme Symposium opened with a keynote address from His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development who highlighted the fact that Connecting Minds, Creating the Future has been a focus for the United Arab Emirates ever since its foundation in 1971.
The State of Energy Report commissioned by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), in partnership United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Dubai Carbon Centre for Excellence (DCCE), was today unveiled on World Energy Day 2013 against the backdrop of the Dubai Expo 2020 Theme Symposium.
Delegates will discuss the bid theme; explore Dubai and the UAE, and experience first-hand the country’s hospitality and enthusiasm for World Expo 2020
A month before a vote on Expo 2020, delegates of 105 BIE member states met in Izmir to attend the Symposium on “Health for All”. Delegation of “NC “Astana EXPO -2017” represented Kazakhstan on the event.
In support of the UAE’s bid for Dubai Expo 2020, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, hosted a three-day event at the renowned Institut Du Monde Arabe (IMA), the Arab World Insitute, in Paris.
During a recent interview with French Valeures Actuelles magazine, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of the Higher Committee for Hosting the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, highlighted the fact the Expo will provide huge employment opportunities in the services sector for both Emirati citizens and expat residents.
Izmir, on Turkey’s Aegean coast, is bidding to host the 2020 World EXPO, under the banner ‘New routes to a better World and Health for all’. The voting will be held in Paris in November 2013. The Turkish Culture and Tourism Office is currently welcoming individual press trips to Izmir in September and October.
The final countdown has begun with less than 100 days to go until representatives from the 167 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) cast their votes on November 27th to decide which city will host the 2020 World Expo. The Dubai Expo 2020 team is now focused on working towards the Theme Symposium in Dubai this October.
Work on plans to extend Dubai Metro’s Red Line to Dubai World Central will begin early if the Dubai World Expo 2020 bid is successful Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) say they will start planning and developing Dubai Metro’s Red Line expansion in November if the emirate wins the bid to host Expo 2020.
“Throughout history, the human race’s innate drive towards shared endeavour has delivered astonishing results…” reads the opening line of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, a collection of essays initiated and supported by the UAE’s bid to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020 inspiring dialogue and action on many of the world’s most urgent challenges.