Ideas and aims
The words of the organisers of the next World Expo say it all: “The engines of growth are no longer steam-powered. Instead, collaboration and partnership have taken its place, becoming the driving force behind new developments. Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase and explore what is possible when new ideas and people connect”. Over the course of 181 days, from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will present innovations, share ideas and foster collaboration – in line with its overarching theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. World expos are, after all, about bringing countries, businesses, international organisations and millions of visitors together to consider the challenges facing today’s world and the ways in which they could be solved. They are designed to be a festival of human ingenuity.
In Dubai, the focus will be on three sub-themes of major significance for the world in which we live: opportunity, mobility and sustainability. They each present us with a difficult task but they also offer new perspectives on how we can change the way we live our lives to ensure a better, sustainable future.
Expo 2020 will be the first world expo to be held in the Arabic-speaking region and is set to attract the highest ever number of visitors from abroad. The number of visits to Expo 2020 is expected to be as high as 25 million, with around 70% coming from outside the United Arab Emirates. More than 200 countries, international organisations and companies will be represented in Dubai.