The Dubai expo 2020 has been much anticipated and finally we are closing in on the start date. These expo’s hold great significance and have done ever since its implementation in London, 1851. Some famous past expo’s that have revolutionised the world are: Philadelphia, 1876, which released the typewriter, Paris, 1900, unravelled the diesel engine and New York, 1964, displayed the first ever colour TV. Now, almost in 2020, what are we to expect? Dubai has, in itself, undergone major transformations in recent decades, become one of the most developed and modernised societies of the 21stcentury. Which begs the question, what is next to come? This event will run for 173 days, continuously, with 190 countries participating. Furthermore, the 2020 expo will attract millions of visitors from all corners of the globe, indulging in idea collaborations and showcasing of innovations.
What to Expect?
The Dubai 2020 expo features around a core ethos of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and develops around three core themes.
Opportunity : Mobility : Sustainability
As Dubai prepares to take the centre stage for the world, the country envisages an expo in which members from all countries can utilise the knowledge gained and implement innovations collectively for a better tomorrow. A focus on eco-friendly, sustainability and clean renewable energies has been at the forefront of development in recent years, especially due to a rise in global issues. So let’s delve into these core themes and understand Dubai’s vision.
This concept focuses on the ability of the individual to shape the future for the masses, we all have the power to shape our futures and this 2020 expo will portray how we can unlock these potentials. From supporting solutions to social problems, such as eliminating poverty and providing clean water for all, to introducing visitors to new ideas and inspire them to act upon them. The opportunity pavilion, made from organic materials, such as stone and rope, sets to plant the ideas into individuals to develop into potentials for all to utilise. It is amazing what one can do when given the opportunity, unlocking new path ways and providing platforms that may revolutionise the way the world works.
Keeping in theme with unlocking new potentials, this expo will enable smarter movement of knowledge, ideas and goods. Dubai will show how this has helped explore new frontiers and how humanity is making greater leaps than ever before through digital connectivity. Humanity has gone from ancient exploration to artificial intelligence. Now in a world brimming with data, we can understand newer forms of mobility in different lights.
Potentially the overriding theme of the whole event, sustainability is a much deliberated topic of the 21stcentury. So, how is the Dubai 2020 expo going to tackle this? The expo will embrace alternative sources of food, water and clean and renewable energy, inspiring humanity to preserve the planet. Living in balance with the world we inhabit has never been more crucial as our societies grow. Over consumption and a variety of other issues are pushing us to explore alternative and sustainable means. The main topics that will be addressed at the expo are: generating clean energy, reducing water consumption, promoting natural solutions, minimalizing our carbon footprint, using sustainable building materials, reducing waste and, importantly, improving the overall awareness for sustainability.
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Written By Jack Evangelides, Marketing Assistant
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