Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana on Wednesday evening said Manila will participate in the Expo 2020 Dubai and its pavilion will be reflective of who the Filipino is not only in these modern times but through the ages and beyond.
The exceptional “World Government Summit- Expo 2020” will be the biggest gathering yet since its inception with expected attendance of over 10,000 high-profile officials, 30 international organisations and 600 experts and scholars.
The UAE Government’s new foreign direct investment, FDI, law passed in 2018 could accelerate FDI flows by up to 20 per cent this year, from the eight per cent average growth rate, as per the recent estimates of the Ministry of Economy.
Expo 2020 Dubai and its legacy are expected to contribute Dhs122.6 billion of gross value added (GVA), to the UAE’s economy from 2013 to 2031, according to the EY report, ‘The economic impact of Expo 2020 Dubai.’
Construction consultancy Jacobs Mace has been named Expo 2020 Dubai’s Official Programme Delivery Management Provider, strengthening an already successful relationship and supporting Expo’s ambition to deliver a worldclass site
Visitors to the highly anticipated Expo 2020 will be able to interact with and explore the work of three students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), who have recently been awarded up to 20,000 euros each to develop their projects as part of the Design Competition Expo Dubai 2020. The competition aims to bring together young designers under the age of 35 and companies based in Lombardy, Italy to create innovative projects that will be displayed in both Dubai at Expo 2020 and in various important venues across Italy.
Akira Yamada, a self-taught Japanese artist, has been given a unique task to create a series of paintings based on his own technique ‘crystal tablet’ which will then be displayed at Expo 2020. Yamada said this was an honour for him and an opportunity to spread the energy of happiness all around the world.
A new animation film was released by Expo 2020 Dubai, showcasing the ghaf tree, and how it symbolises Expo 2020's message of unity and collaboration.
A final decision on postponement can only be made by the BIE’s Executive Committee and the General Assembly.
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