Organisers of World Expo 2020 Dubai have hosted a four-day online meeting to progress plans for the rescheduled mega-event.
Participants remain “fully engaged” in the delivery of the show, officials concluded.
The event, held virtually, was the fifth international participants meeting and the first to take place since the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly approved a delay to the event in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Expo 2020, which will retain the name, will now take place for six months from October 1st next year.
More than 190 countries participating in the next World Expo took part in the virtual meeting, which gave the opportunity for country representatives to engage and exchange directly with organisers, representatives from the hosts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and officials from the BIE.
The meeting notably provided the opportunity to discuss updated timelines for pavilion construction and preparation, and allowed all parties to work together in the development of the thematic, cultural and communications programming.
Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary general of the BIE, declared: “Preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai are continuing on site and in countries around the world….