‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’
Expo 2020 Dubai is underway, with a star-studded opening ceremony, featuring performances from Andrea Bocelli and Ellie Goulding among other stars, kicking off six months of unique experiences and entertainment, as well as a rich programme of business events. With 191 participating nations, the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region is expected to welcome millions of visitors from around the world.
Situated at the heart of the Expo 2020 site, Al Wasl Plaza is hosting celebrations and parades every day, and in the evenings coming to life with experiences that connect its stage with the dome’s 360-degree projection screen – the largest of its kind in the world. Meanwhile, a short walk away the Dubai Exhibition Centre is at the heart of the business events programme, hosting trade shows, association congresses and conferences, and a wide range of other meetings and groups.
Expo 2020 Dubai hits major milestone with ISO certification for sustainable management and event processes
Expo 2020 Dubai has hit a major milestone to host one of the most sustainable World Expos in history after receiving official certification from the leading international independent assessment body the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) for its site-wide sustainable event management processes.
Attainment of ‘ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management Systems’ verifies that Expo 2020, which is the first World Expo ever held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), has embedded sustainability – one of the mega-event’s three key subthemes – across its entire lifecycle.
Whether it’s the environmental optimisation of its site-wide infrastructure or the sourcing of sustainable products, Expo 2020 is pushing the boundaries of sustainability at a local, regional and global level – placing sustainability issues, such as water, energy, waste, ecology, materials and carbon, at the centre of its operations and visitor experiences.
World-leading third-party testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas completed the audit, the final crucial step in achieving certification.
Tickets to Expo 2020 Dubai, which officially opened at 10 am on Friday, 1 October, are available online.