Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group and Chairman of the Dubai World Expo 2020 Higher Committee has recognised more than 45 organisations in the UAE that have invested in bringing their employees to Expo Dubai, the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
At a ceremony held at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira in Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, accompanied by Reem al-Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and CEO of Expo 2020 Dubai, commended the organisations for recognising the incredible opportunities Expo 2020 offers.
Semi-governmental free zone and corporate organisations were among those congratulated, including several Expo 2020 partners: DP World, Global Trade Partner; PepsiCo, Official Beverage and Snacks Partner; SAP, Innovative Business Software Partner; UPS, Official Logistics Partner; and Jacobs, Official Programme Delivery Management Provider.
The Chairman of the Dubai World Expo Higher Committee spoke positively on the matter: "Since its inception, the UAE has been an ambitious and resilient nation, facing and overcoming numerous obstacles, but it is becoming an economic model and symbol of tolerance for the world, in less than 50 years. While our lives may have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation successfully introduced a phased economic re-opening and moved onwards and upwards to pursue our goals, and Expo 2020 Dubai is at the heart of these aspirations."
"Expo 2020 is a catalyst for economic activity in the UAE and beyond and will also be an unforgettable experience for millions of people. I am pleased to see that many organisations have recognised the unique opportunities it will offer, and I thank them for choosing to be part of our incredible journey," he said. Expo Dubai 2020 features numerous initiatives that will boost the economy, building on the UAE's reputation for facilitating business and trade, with world-class infrastructure, business-friendly regulatory frameworks and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.
These include 'Thrive Together', a dedicated, business-focused programme offering a variety of selected networking, knowledge-sharing and thought leadership events, as well as customised products and services that will enable visitors and participants to explore new business opportunities in impactful ways, partnerships and collaborate for sustained economic prosperity in the UAE, the region and beyond. It also harnesses the connecting power of Expo 2020 Dubai, which will bring together 192 countries, as well as multilateral organisations, academic institutions, and millions of visitors to inspire meaningful change and create a brighter future for all.
Companies that have purchased Expo 2020 passes for employees include: Al-Naboodah Group Enterprises, Al-Sahel Contracting, ALEC, BESIX Construct LLC, CEO Clubs Network, Chevron Al Khalij, Clyde & Co, Commercial Bank International, Commercial Bank of Dubai, DHL Express, Doka Gulf FZE, DP World, Dragon Oil Holdings, Driven Properties, du, Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Holding, Dubai Islamic Bank, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, Dubai South, Emirates Global Aluminium, Emirates Steel, Fine Hygienic Holding, Global Village, Henkel, Honeywell International Middle East, HSBC Bank Middle East, Autoridad Internacional de Zona Franca Dubai, ITHRA Dubai, Jacobs, Khansaheb, KPMG Lower Gulf, Lafarge, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla, Nakheel, National Bank of Fujairah, Odoo Middle East DMCC, PepsiCo, PwC, Saipem Netherlands BV, SAP, Sharaf Group, Societe Generale, The First Group, UPS y Zegna.
Text, photos and video: Expo Dubai 2020.