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.
More than 1,200 years ago, while Europe was in its Dark Ages, the Muslim world was ruled by a dynasty of Islamic leaders who embraced free thought and creativity from all corners of the globe. Never before had history witnessed such cultural openness and symbiosis as during the reign of the Abbasid Caliphs.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today led a delegation that unveiled one of Dubai Expo 2020’s flagship initiatives, Expo Live, in a presentation to the 166 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris.
With the world’s travel and tourism industry in Dubai for the Arabian Travel Market, the leading destination exhibition with participants from more than 87 countries, Dubai Expo 2020 highlights a report that concludes 277,149 jobs would be created between 2013 – 2021, 40% of which would be within the travel and tourism sector.
Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre and Expo Preparatory Committee member, has presented a progress update on the Dubai Expo 2020 organisation, governance framework and site development, including key milestones and timelines for delivery of the iconic event. The update came at an Executive Committee session of the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), the governing body of the World Expo, in France.