Dubai Expo 2020 hosts first International Planning Meeting

Published on : Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dubai Expo 2020During its first International Planning Meeting (IPM), Expo 2020 Dubai will host government and diplomatic officials, to highlight the benefits of participating in the World Expo.

The meeting is organised with the involvement of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body for World Expos.

The two-day meeting, which opened Monday (May 23), will bring together representatives of nations from around the world.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director General Bureau Expo Dubai 2020, said, “This International Planning Meeting is the first major event in an ongoing programme of international engagement. We are collaborating with potential participants by sharing our vision and involving them in the plans that are being delivered, in order to ensure that Expo 2020 Dubai, stands out not only for its exceptional visitor experience and seamless operations, but also for its lasting legacy that benefits all.”

“The Expo experience starts now for our international participants. There are many opportunities for us to engage and work together to create value, both during the journey to Expo and at the event itself. We want countries to join us early in the process to maximise those opportunities,” she added.

The IPM agenda comprises one day of high-level presentations and panel discussions, followed by hands-on workshops, to immerse potential participants in the details of the Expo 2020 Dubai master plan, theme and visitor journey, as well as highlighting business opportunities in the UAE for innovation, trade and investment, and knowledge transfer.
Expo 2020 Dubai aims to host more than 180 countries.

The IPM is the latest in a series of major advances by Expo 2020 Dubai in recent months.


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