Nassau, Bahamas – “Innovation can come from anyone and anywhere” was the key message regarding Expo 2020 that was recently shared with the Bahamas Society of Engineers by Non-Resident Ambassador to Qatar and UAE, Tony Joudi.
On Friday September 9, 2016, The Bahamas Society of Engineers held a “Mix and Mingle” sponsored by The Pointe Nassau at the Hilton British Colonial. Professional Engineers, Architects and Contractors discussed updates on that project as well as the much-anticipated Expo 2020. Ambassador Joudi, alongside local architect Michael Diggiss, focused their talks on opportunities for Bahamians in innovation, business ventures, and entrepreneurship.
The six-month Expo will be held in Dubai starting in October 2020 and will comprise of two distinct opportunities for Bahamians to showcase their talents in unique ways. Realizing that great strides can be made through working together.
A Pavilion will be set up for each participating country that will allow them to showcase their culture through the arts, history, culinary sciences, and music. To generate unique solutions facing humanity, Dubai is also planning Expo Live – a €100,000,000.00 grant pool that individuals and companies may apply for. Proposals for the Expo Live Grant should be submitted by September 30, 2016 and more information can be found on the website www.expo2020dubai.ae.