• Bronwen Hundley

Expo 2020: Dubai hosts the world

Hosting over 192 countries, the Expo 2020 is the largest event to ever be held in the Middle East.

The purpose of the Expo is to give governments a platform to connect minds, create futures and celebrate human ingenuity.

There are 3 sub-themes at Expo 2020:

- Opportunity: How we drive capital

- Mobility: How we move

- Sustainability: How we ensure a perpetual planet

There are 192 pavilions with each country showcasing their past, present and future to the world, each expressed in their unique way. As you enter through the mobility gate you are welcomed by Alif - a UAE pavilion showcasing mobility. Alif combined art and technology to express a powerful journey of the UAE from the original settlers through to the movement of data to space travel in the future. Australia used interactive videos to demonstrate their natural and human capital and how that translates into knowledge and economic opportunity. Germany is showcasing their sustainability initiatives through interactive gamification allowing understanding for all ages. These are just a few examples of the outstanding innovation which can be seen at the event.

The Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai over the next 6 months (1 October to 2021 to 31 March 2022). It is an incredible journey with innovative experiences - it can be described as a "a Disneyland for ingenuity".

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