U.S. Participation in Expo 2020 DubaiJanuary 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Department of State announced the participation of the United States in Expo 2020 Dubai, the next World’s Fair and the first in the Middle East. The official U.S. Government press release states the following important points:
- Expos, also known in the United States as World’s Fairs, are significant opportunities to showcase American freedom, ideals, enterprise, culture, and global leadership.
- The U.S. pavilion is made possible by the generosity of the Emirati government in recognition of the strong partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. This is a historic opportunity for a global audience to experience the U.S. pavilion and Expo 2020 Dubai when it opens its gates in October 2020 for an expected 25 million visits during the six-month long event.
- Importantly, the American private sector will have a golden opportunity to showcase its creativity and innovation, as well as pursue business partnerships and new markets with corporate leaders from around the world.
- The Department is dedicated to developing an exciting U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 with an exhibition that engages visitors from around the world to learn more about the United States and the freedom that enables success and innovation.
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council has championed Expo 2020 Dubai since Dubai first announced its intention in 2011 to bid on Expo 2020. The Business Council, its Board of Directors, and its member companies have been and continue to be vocal supporters of this important project, having worked tirelessly to build awareness and garner support for the World Expo to be hosted in Dubai, which will run from October 2020 to April 2021.
Expo 2020 will showcase best-in-class American ingenuity and thought leadership to the world. The Business Council encourages its member companies and partners to engage to the widest extent possible in this important opportunity. And, it looks forward to working with its U.S. Government, U.A.E. Government and many other partners in making the U.S. Pavilion a success and Expo 2020 the “biggest show on earth.”Back to News