Expo Dubai 2020 is coordinating with the BIE the preparation of the Registration Dossier

Expo Dubai 2020 is coordinating with the BIE the preparation of the Registration Dossier

On March 23, 2015, Mr. Vicente G. Loscertales, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions, initiated a 3-day-working visit to Dubai to discuss the latest development of the Expo Dubai 2020 project in view of the submission of its draft of the Registration Dossier in summer 2015.

As stipulated in the BIE Regulations, any Expo project that has been selected by the BIE General Assembly, must submit its application for registration to the Bureau at the latest five years before the opening date. The final registration of the Exhibition is then granted by the BIE General Assembly upon previous examination and approval of the dossier by the competent committees.

Upon his arrival, Mr. Loscertales was welcomed by H.E. Mrs. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State, Board Representative of the Dubai EXPO 2020 Higher Committee and Director General, Bureau Dubai EXPO 2020 and H.E. Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre.

The programme of this visit foresees that the Secretary General will have meetings with the relevant bodies and representatives of the Dubai EXPO 2020 Higher Committee to address the key elements associated to the Expo Dubai 2020 preparations, the progress report as well as the conceptual, strategic, legal, political and technical aspects of the Expo 2020 Dubai project to be reflected in the registration dossier.

Mr. Loscertales announced that he "was pleased with the progress made by the Expo Dubai 2020 and reiterated the BIE full support and commitment to ensure it is on course to present a global platform, address global challenges, and leverage the convening power of previous and upcoming Expos, including Expo Milano 2015, which opens next May 1st, 2015."

The theme of the Expo 2020 is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". Dubai was selected the host city of the 2020 World Expo by the BIE General Assembly in November 2013. Running from 20 October 2020 through 10 April 2021, the Expo will launch the country's Golden Jubilee celebration and serve as a springboard from which to inaugurate a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades.