The team Jamaica camp is upbeat after the island’s Country Pavilion was named one of the ‘coolest’ at World Expo 2020, Dubai
The ITP Media Group’s subsidiary, Time Out Dubai, recently published an article featuring the “coolest country pavilions” setting up for the global event, which gets under way in October.
Jamaica was among just 13 standouts recognized of the nearly 200 individual country participants.
“I am very thrilled that Jamaica has been represented in this article,” Commissioner General of Section, Jamaica Pavilion at World Expo 2020 Dubai, Essie Gardner said.
“We have been trying to make sure that even though Jamaica is a small island state, our voice is heard loud and clear across the world. So, the fact that Time Out Dubai has selected Jamaica as one of the coolest kids on the block is really refreshing to us. The fact that they have seen us, seen our bold colours, seen our personality coming out through the pavilion is really good for us,” she noted.
The Time Out Dubai article said that Jamaica has “struck gold” with its “spontaneous street party-style pavilion,” which features shipping containers from across the world organized into zones focused on the country’s sports, food, music, cultural heritage, investment attractiveness and tourism.
World Expos are global gatherings of nations dedicated to finding solutions to pressing challenges around the core values of education, innovation, and cooperation.
World Expo 2020 Dubai will be held October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
The event was initially scheduled for 2020 but was postponed for a year due to the global pandemic.