Commercial partners for Expo 2020 Dubai said that the decision to postpone the Expo 2020 Dubai comes as a confirmation of the UAE's firm commitment to the health and safety of all participants, noting that postponing the event is a wise step to a larger idea based on the spirit of unity and cooperation with the rest of the world while we jointly address this global catastrophe
In detail, the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Dubai Ports World Group, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said: “DP World is working with determination and determination to maintain the commercial flow around the world in light of this crisis, so that the countries in which we operate can provide food, medicine, and others. Of commodities. We are working to achieve this by giving the highest priority to the health and safety of people and our communities. "
He added, "We support the decision to postpone the Expo 2020, and DP World is looking to open its booth in 2021, as it will show how maintaining the flow of trade will contribute to the recovery of the world from the crisis."
Hisham Abdullah Al Qassem, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD Group, said, "As the first official partner in banking services for Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates NBD welcomes the new dates set by the member countries of the (International Exhibition Office) to organize the pioneering event." ".
He added: "This comes within the framework of the exceptional and long-term vision of the rational leadership of the UAE during this exceptional period, and to confirm its keenness to enhance the ability of our beloved country to enjoy flexibility and protect it and to remain strong at all times. And we pledge from our side to continue to fulfill our obligations while standing In addition to our wise leadership and the Expo team, we are moving forward to build a stronger and more prosperous future for all. "
A spokesperson for ENOC said, “As the official integrated energy partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, we express our full support for the decision to postpone the event, which confirms our rational government’s firm commitment to the health and safety of all UAE residents and visitors. And from our role as an official event partner, we will cooperate with The Expo 2020 Dubai Organizing Committee to contribute to a spectacular event in 2021. "
For his part, a spokesperson for Etisalat said, “In these times of uncertainty, Etisalat upholds its commitment to the health, safety and needs of its customers. As a partner from the first official partner category, we pride ourselves in Etisalat in our association with Expo 2020 Dubai and our focus is on helping this global event from By providing the most advanced digital and communication services to Expo and to millions of visitors during the period from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. ”
He added: "In a spirit of solidarity and optimism, together we will be able to cross the challenges of the current situation and take advantage of this opportunity to make this event - the largest in the Arab world - a greater success story for the UAE and a valuable legacy for future generations."
Yoshi Ishizuka, President and CEO of Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “As an official provider of printing and photocopying services to Expo 2020 Dubai, we fully support the decision of the member states of the International Exhibitions Bureau to postpone the establishment of Expo 2020 Dubai to the period from October 1, 2021 to 31 March 2022, and we stand in solidarity with the UAE and the rest of the world to fight this pandemic. "
He added: "We are still optimistic about the future, and we look forward to playing our role as the first exclusive provider of printing and photocopying services, as we will provide our experience that we have built over 80 years in the field of business in support of all printing and photocopying needs, and to help provide a great experience for participants and visitors alike."
"We have all the respect and support for the decision to postpone the Expo 2020, and see it as a wise step for a larger idea based on the spirit of unity and cooperation with the rest of the world as we jointly tackle this global catastrophe," said Delsco CEO David Stockton.
He added: "We believe that the new history of Expo will represent a starting point for the world in the post-pandemic era, and will help redefine the global trend towards sustainability."
In turn, CEO of Digital Ilham Al Qasim 14, as the official provider of cyber security services, said, "The company is committed to securing Expo 2020 through innovative cyber security solutions and new technologies to provide protection for the experiences of visitors and participants. We will continue to support this global event in all matters related to safety and security requirements. ".
PepsiCo CEO in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, Eugene Williamson said: "In light of the difficult circumstances imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we support the new dates voted by the member countries of the International Exhibitions Bureau, and welcome our audience at Expo 2020 on October 1, 2021. We remain firmly committed to Expo 2020 Dubai, and we look forward to helping to deliver an exceptional Expo at the right time. In PepsiCo, we recognize that it is now more important than ever that we focus on the fundamental human values that unite us all. ”
Sergio Makota, Senior Vice President of SABB in the South Middle East, said, “The impact of Covid-19 demonstrates the need for the world to cooperate across borders. Today’s International Exhibitions Bureau announces new dates for Expo 2020, which will be from October 2021 to 31 March 2022, an excellent example of a spirit of solidarity and global optimism. "
In a related context, a UPS spokesman said: "The safety of our employees, customers and the public remains our top priority, while we help our customers by continuing the business, addressing the complexities and contributing to meeting the new needs through the flexibility of our global intelligent logistics network."
He added: "UPS plans to support the needs of the new deadlines, and continues to act as the official Expo 2020 logistics partner, to help fulfill the pledge to bring the world together in Dubai - and take Dubai to the world."