Dubai EXPO 2020
In November 2013, the United Arab Emirates won the right to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020. This will be the first time that the World Expo is staged in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA).
As the global community faces ever more complex, and increasingly interconnected challenges, the links between people, societies and ideas have never been more important. Dubai Expo 2020 will be a platform for connectivity to help pioneer new partnerships for growth and sustainability for the future.
Theme Expo 2020
Dubai has a long history of facilitating connections and pioneering new ideas and Dubai Expo 2020 would be no different, with a predicted 70 percent of the expected 25 million visitors originating from outside the host nation, making it the most international event in the history of Expo. Running from 20 October 2020 through 10 April 2021, the Expo will launch the country’s Golden Jubilee celebration.
Expo 2020 Dubai is building upon its theme and using it as a design principle for the event. The theme will be visible in how we engage with participants, create opportunities for the public and private sector to work together.
“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”
To make this possible, Expo 2020 Dubai will explore three sub themes, which have been identified as key drivers of global development.
- Sustainability - lasting sources of energy and water
- Mobility - smart systems of logistics and transportation
- Opportunity - new paths to economic development
The focus will be on exploring their interdependencies and identifying potential partnerships, ultimately resulting in a legacy of innovation.