November 12, 2014
Expo 2015 Milan Team shares key learnings in preparation for May World Expo.
At the invitation of Expo 2015, the UAE Consulate General to Milan and the Expo 2020 Dubai team, consisting of representatives from the Dubai Road and Transport Authority, Dubai Police, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Municipality and the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, observed and examined how the Milan team has prepared for and will execute the six-month event.
Expo 2015 Milan has spent the last six years preparing an exhibition that will explore how to tackle global food and hunger challenges. Given the planning of World Expos is a complex and multifaceted planning operation, the Dubai team was pleased to get an early look at the strategies, priorities, challenges and remedial measures put in place for such a large-scale global event.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE's Minister of State, Managing Director of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, remarked: “The road to a successful Expo in Dubai includes meeting with former Expo cities and planners to ensure we are aware of all of the operational challenges that we may encounter. Such a large scale event will have a substantial impact on our communities and it is imperative that this impact is foreseeable where possible, issues are addressed and outcomes are positive before, during and after the event. We appreciate Expo 2015 Milan for sharing their experience and that our teams have and continue to have constructive exchanges.”
UAE Consulate General to Milan, Noura Mohammed Juma added, “I am pleased to join the Expo 2020 Dubai team and share the cultural exchange of knowledge and goodwill between the two World Expo host cities. The Expo 2015 Milan team has put an enormous amount of time and effort into their preparation and it is generous of them to offer a preview of their operations.”
Expo 2015 Milan is scheduled to run May 1 – October 31, 2015. The UAE will have a country pavilion within Expo 2015, to share the UAE’s efforts to address food and hunger issues and promote Expo 2020 Dubai theme and subthemes.