Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: Spirit and Values of “Expo” will guide us in delivering an exceptional edition with a lasting legacy

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: Spirit and Values of “Expo” will guide us in delivering an exceptional edition with a lasting legacy
2013-11-27 21:38:01

WAM DUBAI, 27th November 2013 (WAM)– The World Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, as announced by the Bureau International des Exhibitions (BIE) following voting by its member nations. It will be the first World Expo for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region, helping to unlock the vast potential of this area and creating significant opportunities for its more than two billion people, according to a press release from the Government of Dubai Media Office.

H.H Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline ‘&’ Group and Chairman of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee, said, “We are immensely proud to have been awarded the honour of hosting World Expo 2020 and thank the member states of the BIE for entrusting us with the spirit and values of the Expo. We will protect and be guided by them in delivering an exceptional Expo with a lasting legacy that will touch the lives of people across the globe for generations to come. The bid has been an incredible journey, led by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and we thank him for his faith in the Dubai Expo 2020 committee. The competition has been fierce and we respectfully commend our competitors. We also thank everyone, from across the nation, the region and beyond, who has supported Dubai Expo 2020 with unexpected and overwhelming enthusiasm.” “This is a moment to be embraced and owned by the entire nation and beyond – this is your Expo. It is an Expo for the World. The vision of our bid has always been about more than just Dubai and the UAE. It has been about creating opportunity for the wider region and developing a truly global platform to find the innovative solutions required to address the future of Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity, that impact all of our futures. Under the theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Dubai Expo 2020 will provide unprecedented opportunities for visitors, participants and for the member nations of the BIE.” WAM/MMYS

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