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Expo 2020 Dubai, our theme is ‘Connecting Minds

Each Expo carries a central theme, the guiding principle of which is to be of “universal concern to all of humanity”.
At Expo 2020 Dubai, our theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. The overall theme recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures and regions whilst the subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability define the principal drivers of progress.

Dubai’s Arabic name – Al Wasl – means ‘the connection’, and this is reflected in Dubai’s modern day position as a central hub between East and West. With an anticipated 25 million visits to our Expo, and 70 per cent of visitors predicted to come from overseas, it will be the most globally inclusive event in Expo history.

Expo 2020 Dubai is building upon its theme and using it as a design principle for the event. The theme will be visible in how we engage with participants, create opportunities for the public and private sector to work together, and how we will strive to make collaboration an essential instrument to deliver an event with the level of quality and impact needed to mark this out as a truly transformative Expo.

To make this possible, Expo 2020 Dubai will explore three sub themes, which have been identified as key drivers of global development.

Opportunity – Unlocking new possibilities for people and communities to become successful contributors to the future

Mobility – Creating smarter and more productive physical and virtual connections

Sustainability – Pursuing our hopes of progress without compromising the needs of future generations

Expo 2020 Dubai aims to gather the global community so that together, we can forge new partnerships and find solutions to these core issues, ultimately leaving behind a strong transformative social and economic legacy across our region and the world.

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