Dubai Expo2020
Connecting Minds, Creating the Future


Dubai, UAE

Theme: Connecting Minds, Creating The Future

Proposed date: Oct 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021

The venue for the expo will be the Dubai Trade Centre, Jebel Ali, a 438-hectare site equidistant from the centres of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The site is located next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport.

Dubai expects 70 per cent of the expected 25 million visitors to come from outside the host nation, making it the most “international” event in the history of the expo.

The city has also created three subthemes that have been identified as the key areas for development.

Sustainability: lasting sources of energy and water

Mobility: smart systems of logistics and transportation

Opportunity: new paths to economic development






Ekaterinburg, Russia

Theme: The Global Mind

Proposed date: May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Ekaterinburg is planning to develop a 400-plus hectare expo venue, which would be the second largest site in expo history behind Shanghai Expo 2010.

Located near the border of Europe and Asia, Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia. The city serves as a major transportation hub between the two continents. The city is also served by the Koltsovo International Airport, which is the third largest in the country.






Izmir, Turkey

Theme: New Routes To a Better World; Health For All

Proposed date: April 30, 2020 to October 31, 2020

Izmir, which had narrowly lost a bid to host Expo 2015 to Milan, expects 39 million visitors during the expo. Located on the western side of Turkey, Izmir is the third largest city in the country. It was one of the largest commercial hubs during its time. Even today it is Turkey’s third largest exporter and fifth largest importer.





Sao Paulo, Brazil

Theme: Power Of Diversity, Harmony For Growth

Proposed date: May 15, 2020 to November 15, 2020

The expo will be hosted at the Pirituba Convention and Exhibition Center, located in the northwest of Sao Paulo. The exhibition site will cover an area of 502 hectares.

The site will include a conference center, an exhibition area, a shopping mall, hotels, facilities and services. Access to the site will be facilitated by its proximity to major transport connections, such as main roads and the city ring road. In addition, a new subway line will be constructed and new stations will be added.

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