The meeting of international participants discusses site operations, facility management and events

Pavilion Commissioners: Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity to promote social and economic recovery

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The activities of the third day of the fifth edition of the meeting of international participants at Expo 2020 Dubai witnessed a series of sessions that dealt with various aspects of hosting the international event, and discussed the latest developments in site operations, facilities management, events and programs.

Pavilion delegates, speakers and representatives from the Expo 2020 Dubai office said that the global event, in which more than 190 countries will participate, is a unique opportunity to promote global social and economic recovery, exchange experiences, as well as strengthen close ties with peoples over a period of six months, stressing The exhibition is a collaborative global initiative to help the world emerge from the "Covid-19" epidemic, and to enhance its collective resilience.

They revealed that the event will witness the allocation of 11 weeks, during which a package of global issues will be explored.

During the session, the development of the "Business Matchmaking" application was revealed to form links and links between companies from "Expo 2020 Dubai". The application will allow all participants and visitors to learn about investment and commercial opportunities, and to communicate directly through the application.

Unique opportunity

Justin McGown, Commissioner-General of Australia at Expo 2020 Dubai, said that Australia's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai has become more important than ever, pointing out that it will be an opportunity to exchange Australian experiences and innovations, and support global participation.

He emphasized that "Expo 2020 Dubai" provides a unique opportunity for everyone to play a major role in promoting the global social and economic recovery, so that we can rise stronger than before, pointing out that this version of the meeting of international participants will lay the foundation for that, which allows us to continue strengthening our ties. Document with people of other countries.

Making the future

In turn, the Commissioner General of France to "Expo 2020 Dubai" and the president of the French exhibition company "COFREX", Eric Lanke, said that the aim of the "World Expo" is to raise awareness and work to overcome the biggest challenges we are currently facing, pointing out that the slogan of "Expo 2020" Dubai, which is represented by "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" has become more important than before.

He added: “More than 190 countries will meet over a period of six months, to think about concrete solutions to serve humanity, to propose and implement them. Given the current health crisis, this slogan is no longer a recommendation, but a priority that France will emphasize, by using the French pavilion to illustrate how French innovation To play a role in achieving that goal ».

Historic milestone

In the same context, the Commissioner General of Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai, Paolo Glenci, said that the exhibition will constitute a historical landmark, as a new model for global events, allowing participation, personally or virtually, with the Expo site and the pavilions of different countries.

He stressed that the meeting of international participants is a test case for what global events are going through in terms of radical digital transformation, and for how they will stimulate the future interaction of participants, the joint creation of content, and shared values.

Collaborative initiative

For his part, the Special Secretary in the Government of India and Commissioner General of India at Expo 2020 Dubai, BBC Swine, said that with the continuation of the "Covid-19" epidemic to pose new challenges to the international community, the International Expo could represent a global cooperative initiative. To help the world out of this pandemic, and to strengthen our collective resilience.

He added, "India sees the International Expo as a unique opportunity to share the lessons we have learned regarding effective means to face this global challenge."

"District 2020" ... a smart city

The office of "Expo 2020 Dubai" confirmed that "District 2020" will be the smart city, centered around people, which will re-employ more than 80% of the facilities of "Expo 2020 Dubai", after the curtain falls on its activities in March 2022.

He added that "District 2020" will constitute an innovative system, aiming to support the progress of the UAE in its march towards an innovation-based economy, and will also support industrial and technical growth in the region.

He explained that the area will include residential areas spanning 65,000 square meters, as well as 135,000 square meters of commercial space, within a location that embraces a variety of the finest innovation facilities, educational, cultural and entertainment facilities.

40 thousand institutions

The "Expo 2020 Dubai" office said that the number of institutions registered to work with the exhibition reached about 40 thousand institutions from 150 countries.

Small and medium companies represent about 50% of all registered companies, and won 56% of the contracts. He pointed out that thousands of licensed products, produced by small and medium enterprises and Emirati companies, will be put up for sale through the "Expo 2020 Dubai" trade and licensing program.

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