Even as preparations are on in full swing to meet the ambitious target that Dubai has set itself for Expo 2020, have you ever thought about what will happen after April 10, 2021, the last scheduled day of the Expo?
What will become of the huge 4.38sq km Expo site and the infrastructure being put in place for the expo once the last of the 25 million+ visitors has returned home after about 240 weeks from today?
Surely Dubai isn’t investing the billions for just the six months of the expo, but as in everything that this dynamic city does, there is a grand vision of laying the foundation for the future.
In keeping with Dubai’s sustainability drive, it has now been revealed that Expo 2020 site, after the conclusion of the mega event, will be transformed into an ecosystem that connects businesses in the transport and logistics, travel and tourism, real estate and education sectors, as part of a creating a thriving knowledge economy that contributes to the UAE’s diversified future.
Marjan Faraidooni, Expo 2020’s VP of Legacy, will be announcing details of this plan today in a keynote speech at the Cityscape conference.
“Our legacy plans are wide ranging and ambitious. Our Expo will continue to foster innovation, and to create meaningful partnerships that will live beyond 2020 – not only for the UAE but for the region as a whole,” Faraidooni explained Expo’s intentions. More info