Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman of the Preparatory Higher Committee for Dubai Expo 2020, has announced the committee is organizing the event to create a strategic legacy to benefit both local economies and individual participants.
In an interview with Oxford Business Group, a worldwide research, publishing and consultancy firm, Al Maktoum and his colleagues seek to make Dubai Expo 2020 more than just one event. They want to think beyond this event and leave a legacy for future generations and future economies.
“Investment from countries and corporations in their expo participation is often significant, and it is critical that we provide an after-use plan for some of their assets where possible,” Al Maktoum said.
“For example, by keeping pavilion structures on the expo site or moving them to a different part of the city, region or world, we can create a lasting platform of the shared experiences, connections and partnerships that have developed through Dubai Expo 2020,” he said.
“We now have two airports on offer… A new regional railway system will be in place, and the UAE will continue to serve as a significant port of call for international shipping and logistics,” Al Maktoum said.
The event organizers, the participants and the local region anticipate positive results from the event.