Dear friends and family,
When we embarked upon our journey to Expo, we knew that the scale of our event would require us to work closely with pioneers and leaders from our business community. With entities synonymous with innovation and excellence. With those who shared our vision to Connect Minds and Create the Future.
It was the consensus of the Steering Committee meeting that took place recently, that we should explore the possibility of postponing the Expo by one year. There will now be a process of assessment and consultation with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) — the Intergovernmental Organisation that oversees World Expos — as well as our partners and international participants as we adjust to these new circumstances and plot our course forward. A final decision on postponement will be made by the BIE General Assembly in the coming weeks.
We have made a shared promise to show the best of ourselves on a global platform, to help build a vision of a better world, and then build that world itself. We remain dedicated to this promise and our full International Business Engagement team is available to assist you with any of your business needs.
More information will be available very soon and we will continue to maintain direct contact with you. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us. Dubai and the UAE remain committed to hosting an exceptional World Expo and we look forward to work with you to achieve our objectives together.
We will continue to provide you with further updates and, until then, be well and be safe.
The Expo 2020 Team