Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It’ll be a time to create, collaborate and innovate. The Expo 2020 Dubai will take place from October 2020 until April 2021. It will be the first world expo in the MENA & SA and over 200 countries will be represented.
The central theme for the expo is ‘Connecting minds, creating the future’. Dubai wants to provide a platform to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration globally; triggering new ways of thinking for long-term impact in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and the wider world. This is underpinned by three interconnected themes: opportunity, mobility, and sustainability.
The expo site is divided by these three themes. The Netherlands is honored to take part in the sustainability district, a perfect fit for our expertise.
Uniting water, energy & food
The Dutch have a long history with water, energy and food. Our relationships with other countries is a lot like our relationships with these natural elements; it’s about interconnection, mutual respect and give and take. For many centuries, these elements have formed the foundation on which our country has been built.
We look forward to sharing our specialised knowledge with the rest of the world, to ensure a more sustainable future. Just as there can be no food without water and energy, our Dutch innovation wouldn’t exist without international collaborations with universities, governments and businesses. We believe that teamwork leads to the most effective solutions.
In 2020 we’re reaching out to the Gulf. Bringing our expertise and experience with us, making Dutch Dubai the basis for all future relations in the region.