An aerial view of Al Wasl Dome at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai.
Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor
Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe from Oct.1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.
With the purpose of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will be the world’s most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges.
Expo 2020 will be the biggest cultural gathering in the world, presenting a visually striking and emotionally inspiring 182 days, as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever.
Expo 2020’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone.
For six months, Expo 2020 will be a must-visit family destination, with thousands of events, amazing exploratory experiences, and free entry for children up to age 18.
Expo is committed to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, while keeping visitors safe by following the latest guidance of the world’s leading medical, science and health experts. Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South. Built with a meaningful and measurable long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site will transform into District 2020 – a model global community that will rethink the cities of the future – after Expo 2020 closes its doors
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Meanwhile, for six months, Peru will exhibit all its biological and cultural diversity from its 25 regions, across the Andes, the coast, the jungle and the sea. This important international event will give a strong boost to the tourism and export activity of the country, which is currently in the process of recovery. We estimate that Peru’s participation in this Expo will reach US$70 million.
The Peru pavilion will have 2,500 m2 of area distributed over four floors, and will have rooms for doing business and a restaurant to promote its gastronomy. It was implemented by PROMPERÚ.
In a ceremony held in Lima, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, highlighted that the participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is in line with the interests of the Government: achieving sustainable and decentralized tourism and foreign trade, which translates into benefits and opportunities for all Peruvians.
The Expo 2020 Dubai will hold business roundtables, business meetings, coordination meetings, and culinary and cultural activities. In this context, the Peru Moda and Peru Natura - Dubai Forum, the Peru Food and Beverage Expo, the business roundtable for decoration products and hotel items for the Horeca sector (hotels and restaurants) will also be held, among other activities.
It should be noted that Peru’s participation in this international event has also been possible thanks to the work of the multi-sector committee created for this purpose, the commitment of talented Peruvians and the companies that are betting on this great event, such as DP World, Pisco 1615 and Flo Trading, which became the first sponsors.
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During the ceremony, a sneak peak of what will be the Peruvian pavilion was shown, the same that has the concept of Timeless Peru. Through this message, the Peruvian exhibition will offer a sensory experience through its historical and culinary legacy.
The Peruvian pavilion is the second largest in Latin American countries, and will be strategically located in the Expo’s ‘Mobility’ area, in a space with a large public flow that will guarantee a high number of visitors.
Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and the first global mega-event since the start of the pandemic, will welcome 191 countries and millions of visitors, inviting everyone to join the making of a new world through a six-month celebration of innovation, culture, creativity and human progress.
Expo 2020 and a host of its participating countries will be showcasing a range of developments that will change the way we live in the future. Expo’s specially curated ‘Cities of the Future’ journey will take visitors on a tour to some of these pavilions to illustrate how thinkers, innovators and planners are using advanced materials, smart technology and big data to make citizens safer, healthier, happier and more productive.
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion, with 6.7 billion projected to live in urban areas. As such, the cities of tomorrow will not be accidental. Every block, building and brick represents countless choices with visions articulated on different scales, from surrounding ecosystems, to architecture, infrastructure and interior spaces. From buildings that incorporate natural elements to spaces that can quickly transform to meet changing housing or business needs, these five pavilions demonstrate how we can thrive in the face of challenges and change