Expo 2020 Dubai welcomed Secretary General, Vicente Loscertales, from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos. This is an official visit by the Secretary General to discuss the approaching submission of the Expo 2020 Dubai Registration Document, an official stage for the certification of Dubai as the host city for the World Expo in 2020.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State, Board Representative of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee and Director General, Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 and His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre; and Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee Member, welcomed the BIE Secretary General in Dubai, his first visit in 2015.
“Delivering a transformative World Expo requires maintaining a close and collaborative partnership with the BIE, and we welcome their institutional guidance and support to confirm Expo 2020 Dubai is on a productive and efficient road to 2020. We are confident that our Registration Document, which we will submit during the summer of 2015, will be comprehensive and clearly represent the depth of research, outreach and planning that the team has undertaken and how Dubai will produce an extraordinary World Expo,” said HE Reem Al Hashimy.
During the visit, the BIE was updated on progress of all key elements associated to the mega-event. As part of the mandatory BIE Registration Phase, important technical matters connected with Expo 2020 Dubai were discussed.
“We are pleased with the progress the Expo 2020 Dubai team is making and they have our 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 World Expos, including Expo 2015 Milano which opens on May 1st,” said Loscertales.