Arab Media Forum visitors experience Expo 2020

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Arab Media Forum visitors experience Expo 2020
Networking session in the Arab Media Forum at Dubai World Trade centre on Tuesday. 10 May,2016. Photo by Shihab

Dubai - Last month Expo 2020 Dubai launched its own Apprenticeship Programme

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Published: Tue 10 May 2016, 7:29 PM

Last updated: Tue 10 May 2016, 9:36 PM

Expo 2020 Dubai gave visitors to the Arab Media Forum a chance to see how the Dubai Expo 2020 site will look and feel upon completion, through augmented reality and leading-edge digital technology.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General of Bureau Expo Dubai 2020, commented: "We at Expo 2020 Dubai strive to deliver a comprehensive and inclusive experience, which began the moment the bid was won and will continue long after the Expo closes in 2021, living through its legacy. We seek to contribute in making a better future through a platform that enables the collaboration of people and ideas in novel ways leaving a lasting legacy." 
The Expo 2020 Dubai's master plan reflects the theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', and aims to seamlessly integrate the three subthemes into the urban design, infrastructure, delivery, operations, and legacy of the mega-event. 
The master plan aims to enable all involved with the event to benefit from an inclusive experience with specific attractions, services, amenities, and design considerations that maximise enjoyment and comfort for all. The expo site will be spread across a two-square kilometres, revolving around the Al Wasl meeting plaza, and will have three "theme districts" showcasing the latest ideas, innovations and developments. 
"Work on the site is progressing well as per our schedule and today attendees at the Arab Media Forum will be the first to get a sense of our plans through the use of virtual reality."
Last month Expo 2020 Dubai launched its own Apprenticeship Programme, which seeks to provide young jobseekers with the opportunity to learn directly from industry experts leading the delivery of the landmark event. The programme, which will start in August 2016, is nine-months long and includes career development and training, a two-month long academic module, and a job placement for a period of six months with Expo 2020 Dubai, as well as one month for review phases and graduation.

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