In November 2013 the UAE won the right to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. This will be the first time that a World Expo is staged in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region.

Dubai’s World Expo is held under the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, echoing the powerful spirit of partnership and co-operation that has driven the UAE’s success in pioneering new paths of development and innovation. Through this theme, Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as a catalyst, connecting minds from around the world and inspiring participants to mobilise around shared challenges during a World Expo of unprecedented global scope.

Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visits, 70 per cent of which will be from overseas. This will be the first Expo in which the majority of visitors stem from beyond a nation’s borders. Running from 20 October 2020 through 10 April 2021, the Expo will launch the country’s Golden Jubilee celebration and serve as a springboard from which to inaugurate a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades.

Connecting minds, Creating the Future

Expo 2020 Dubai has identified three sub-themes around which the global community will be gathered so that new partnerships can be forged to find solutions to core issues, ultimately leaving behind a strong transformative social and economic legacy across our region and the world.

Sustainability – progress and prosperity without compromising the needs of future generations

Mobility – unlocking new possibilities for people and communities to become successful contributors to the future

Opportunity – creating smarter and more productive connections

Inspired by the spirit and passion of the great exhibitions of the past, Expo Live is a structured and well-orchestrated innovation and partnership programme that aims to be a significant new source of solutions to some of the world’s outstanding challenges. Expo Live introduces measurable milestones and therefore totally new ways to benchmark the impact and the innovation power of the Expo.

Since being named as the host of Expo 2020 Dubai has been working diligently to create a truly spectacular event. Visit Dubai’s dynamic presentation of its plans for Expo 2020 in the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, or log on to its website and Facebook page to keep up to date with developments.

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