Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
Once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome more than 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance, and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of our World EXPO. That’s why EXPO 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.
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EXPO 2020 Dubai will sertanley an impact have on the economy
EXPO 2020 Dubai will contribute to new business generation, GDP growth, and job creation across the region since it is open to businesses of all sizes, especially SMEs–the pillar of any economy. We already have more than 20,000 companies from 190 countries registered on the EXPO’s e-sourcing portal, more than 14,000 of which are SMEs. More than half of EXPO’s contracts awarded so far have been won by SMEs.
The youth is involved in the whole journey. Youth and volunteers are critical to the success of Expo 2020. Expo theme carries the word ‘future,’ and we cannot think of the future without thinking of the youth. Expo 2020’s Youth Connect team engages with schoolchildren in the UAE on a daily basis, and schools visit the Expo site to learn about the themes and see how work is progressing. So far, they have engaged with 40,000 students from 140 schools. Many of them will come back in 2020 and see Expo through a different lens.
From day one has the team building a legacy that is meaningful and sustainable. This is based on four pillars: physical, economic, social, and reputational. A large part of this strategy involves the site’s transformation after the Expo into District 2020, a world-class mixed-use development and integrated community that will reuse 80% of Expo 2020s built environment. For example, the Sustainability Pavilion will become the Children and Science Centre. The Conference and Exhibition Centre, developed by Dubai World Trade Centre, will eventually be the biggest in the region, helping to expand Dubai’s existing reputation for hosting major international events and conferences. Two of the premier partners – Siemens and Accenture, have already committed to establishing a permanent presence within District 2020.