Expo 2020 Dubai
Opening in October 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, and the first to be hosted by an Arab nation. Based on the outlook that openness and diversity are a source of strength, the UAE will welcome 192 participating countries to present the best of their cultures, innovation and progress over a six month period. Expo 2020 is an opportunity to bring the world together to share ideas to help shape a better, post-pandemic future.
Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ reflects a belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas coming together in new and unique ways. Programming, events and exhibits will explore three subthemes: opportunity, mobility, and sustainability.
The Sustainability subtheme highlights the UAE’s commitment to diversifying its energy mix and advancing clean energy technology. Expo 2020 Dubai aspires to deliver one of the most sustainable World Expos ever, while the Sustainability District and Pavilion will showcase global projects providing solutions to protect environments and promote climate action.
The USA Pavilion, themed “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Future,” will highlight American innovation and showcase cutting-edge technologies, including a one-to-one scale replica of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Al Wasl Plaza, the centerpiece of the Expo site, was designed by Chicago-based firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Expo 2020 is partnering with several additional US companies, including Mastercard, PepsiCo, Cisco, and UPS who will play a vital role in delivering a successful Expo and supporting its legacy. American companies Re-Nuble, KinTrans and Shared Studios have also been recognized as Expo Live Global Innovators.