Mohammed Al Gergawi and Klaus Schwab inaugurate the Expo 2020 Dubai portal


Celebrating 50 years of the World Economic Forum

 His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Professor Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, inaugurated this morning – Tuesday – the “Expo 2020 Dubai” portal as part of a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the World Economic Forum since its first establishment in January 1971, and the culmination of For years of strategic and historical partnership between the UAE and the World Economic Forum.

Mohammed Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, affirmed that “the World Economic Forum, since its establishment, has contributed to providing a global dialogue platform for decision makers and the business world to shape the world in various fields. We celebrate with him today at Expo Dubai the strategic partnership and the advanced level of cooperation.”

His Excellency said, “The opening of the Expo 2020 portal with the founder and president of the World Economic Forum is a celebration of the important and pivotal role played by the World Economic Forum. It is a symbolic and appreciative gesture that expresses the opening of broader horizons to enter our strategic partnership at more advanced and accomplished levels. Through which we keep pace with our common aspirations for effective contribution.” In efforts to chart a better future for countries, societies and future generations.

 For his part, Professor Klaus Schwab praised the close relationship between the Forum and the UAE government, and expressed his appreciation for honoring the 50-year journey since the launch of the World Economic Forum with the opening of the Expo 2020 Dubai portal, which bears great indications for the depth and excellence of this partnership in various fields.

Schwab stressed that “the government of the UAE represents a successful experience that is emulated globally in various fields, and that the impressive organization of the largest Expo in the history of international exhibitions in the UAE and in Dubai reflects the leadership of the state and its government and the exceptional leadership vision that has moved the country, in just 50 years, to the ranks of the best countries in the world.” the scientist”.

The opening of the Expo Gate, designed by the world famous architect Asif Khan, is a qualitative event to celebrate the visitors of the exhibition, the major events that are highlighted during that day, and introducing the most important visitors to the World Expo, and it is a starting point for entering a world of 4.38 square kilometers.

Under the umbrella of Expo 2020 Dubai, historical events will be held, including the UAE’s celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Union, and the celebration of the World Economic Forum fifty years of its foundation, coinciding with the launch of the “Great Directions Dialogue” organized in partnership between the UAE government and the World Economic Forum It brings together more than 50 thinkers, futurists and elite minds to formulate new global trends for the next stage.

Expo 2020 Dubai constitutes the largest cultural and international gathering in its history, as the exhibition breaks many records, with the participation of 192 countries and many international organizations, international companies and distinguished educational institutions, bringing their number to 200 parties from around the world, participating in receiving visitors to the UAE Organizing more than 60 daily activities and events over the 182 days of the World Fair.