Explore & Experience the Mauritius Pavilion themed “The Roots of the Future” at the Expo 2020 Dubai
Every five years, a city has the utmost privilege to host one of the oldest and largest international exhibitions on the planet, The World Expo. In 2020, this celebration will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from the 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021. With 192 countries participating in this event, millions of visitors are set to experience the Emirati hospitality at its finest as well as taking part in showcasing the best of what the world has to offer.
The Expo 2020 Dubai comes at an opportune time as it also coincides with the UAE’s 50th anniversary in 2021.
Moreover, to enhance the position of Mauritius on the global stage, we are pleased to announce that EDB has been entrusted with the responsibility to lead the participation of the country in the prestigious Expo 2020. Mr. Ken Poonoosamy, Ag. CEO of the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB) has been officially appointed as the Commissioner General of the Mauritius Pavilion.
In this perspective, the Economic Development Board will ensure an unparalleled visibility for the country and capitalize on this unique opportunity to promote trade, investment and showcase Mauritius as a tourist destination.
Expo Dubai 2020 is being organised under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, which aims at building partnerships and inspire ideas which will shape the world of tomorrow. The three sub-themes namely, “Mobility, Sustainability, and Opportunity” represent the key pillars of the Expo.
The Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first most prominent exhibition to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. As Dubai is set to unite the world for a festival on innovation, the 2020 Expo will be the greatest platform to connect with people from different corners of the globe to experience the best and most distinctive aspects in various fields, notably in art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation and invention.
The Mauritius Pavilion covering an area of 220 m² will be positioned in a prime location in the Opportunity District and in close proximity to the UAE Pavilion which is expected to attract the maximum number of visitors during the event. The Mauritius Pavilion will also encompass a 12 m² kiosk at the World International Market where Mauritian products will be showcased.
At the Mauritius Pavilion, visitors will be taken through a journey challenging their perceptions around the central theme of “Roots of the Future”, whilst showcasing the country’s stunning natural beauty, authenticity and cultural diversity. The Pavilion will also portray Mauritius as a country that has shown economic resilience throughout stages of its development and a successful social and economic transformation. Visitors will explore the different opportunities in new and emerging sectors, as well as explore opportunities to do business with Africa.
Several events such as business forums, B-2-B meetings, trade fairs, Fashion shows and cultural shows will be hosted during the Expo 2020 Dubai with a view to enhance the reputation of Mauritius as an attractive investment and business centre, a competitive export platform as well as an International Financial Centre (IFC) of substance and more importantly as a cultured destination of choice for travel and leisure. To strengthen international cooperation in different fields, bilateral events is also envisaged with several other country pavilions, most notably, with France, China, India, the African Union and Jamaica.