The first World Expo was established in 1851 at the iconic Crystal Palace in London. To display the inventions of the Industrial Revolution.
This means that the expo is 170 years old, can you imagine how much experience can be in this 170-year-old world?
The UAE hosted Expo 2020, which took place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre. Due to the pandemic, Expo 2020 was postponed from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 and was later scheduled for 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Expo 2020 is a global exhibition highlighting other countries’ customs, cultures, and progress. So, what was the point of Expo 2020? What was the theme of Expo 2020? What made Expo 2020 special? Did it succeed? When is the next following expo?
What was the objective of Expo 2020?
Expo 2020 showcases the different traditions, cultures, innovations, and technology of each different country. It teaches people more about each country and can also help promote tourism for each country when people find it fascinating. The expo also helps trade relations and brings countries together to share their ideas, leading to globalization and greater exposure to other parts of the world. More than 192 countries have participated in Expo 2020.
What was the theme of Expo 2020?
The expo’s theme was “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Three more subthemes, each with a separate pavilion, were an opportunity, dynamism, and sustainability.
How was Expo 2020 unique?
Expo 2020 promoted international music as well as customs and civilizations of other countries. At Jubilee Park at the expo, Kpop groups, American artists, Indian artists and more have all performed. The robots Alif, Opti, and Terra, as well as mascots Rashid, Latifah, and Salama the Wise Gough Tree. One of the sub-themes of the expo was sustainability, which received excellent reviews from individuals. The expo employed more than 200,000 people and expanded employment opportunities for the people. When you enter a pavilion at the Expo, you are also given a passport, and you get a white passport when you have more than 100 stamps on it.
Was it a success?
There were over 23 million visitors, and $17.7 billion was earned from the expo. 70% of the visitors, who were from different countries outside, had also visited the expo and were not disappointed. Schools promote the expo by sending students to explore the exhibition more. The expo also decided to send musical artists such as Stray Kids, PSY, Alicia Keys, and Jason Derulo to perform, bringing in more visitors. It’s pretty safe to say that the expo was a huge success.
The writer is Aashna Bisht, a blogger, an environment lover, Studying in 9th grade in UAE