Organisers of World Expo 2020 Dubai have hosted a four-day on-line assembly to progress plans for the rescheduled mega-event.

Members stay “totally engaged” within the supply of the present, officers concluded.

The occasion, held just about, was the fifth worldwide individuals assembly and the primary to happen because the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions (BIE) common meeting authorised a delay to the occasion within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Expo 2020, which is able to retain the identify, will now happen for six months from October 1st subsequent yr.

Greater than 190 international locations taking part within the subsequent World Expo took half within the digital assembly, which gave the chance for nation representatives to interact and change instantly with organisers, representatives from the hosts within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and officers from the BIE.

The assembly notably supplied the chance to debate up to date timelines for pavilion building and preparation, and allowed all events to work collectively within the growth of the thematic, cultural and communications programming.


Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary common of the BIE, declared: “Preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai are persevering with on website and in international locations around the globe.

“Whereas Covid-19 has affected us in many alternative methods, the organiser and taking part international locations are discovering new and inventive means to interpret the theme and plan their pavilions.

“With daring concepts and improvements, high quality content material and memorable experiences, Expo 2020 Dubai might be marker of our period, and a milestone occasion for guests and individuals alike.

“Throughout these previous months when many people have been bodily separated, now we have not misplaced focus of the purpose of Expo 2020 Dubai: to attach minds and to create a greater future.

“As we contemplate the present challenges and look in direction of to the opening of the following World Expo subsequent yr, we’re reminded of the limitless alternatives which are made attainable after we come collectively as one.

Preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai have continued in latest months in adherence to the precautionary measures taken by UAE authorities.

All taking part nation pavilion building is ready to be accomplished by the top of 2020, with the BIE and its member states, the UAE authorities and the Expo organiser collectively creating pointers to make sure a secure and Covid-free Expo website.

Reem Al Hashimy, UAE minister of state for worldwide cooperation and director common, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, stated: “Expo 2020 Dubai’s core objective – to convey the world collectively to develop options to challenges that have an effect on us all – might be much more related when the Expo begins on October 1st, 2021.

“I’m happy with the continued efforts of all our individuals and their unwavering dedication to delivering an distinctive World Expo in Dubai throughout the golden jubilee yr of the United Arab Emirates.”