Expo Dubai 2020: Emilia-Romagna in the United Arab Emirates for the inauguration of the first Universal Expo ever held in the Arab world

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Published on 29 September 2021

An official delegation from the Emilia-Romagna Region will be on an institutional mission to the United Arab Emirates on the 1st of October to attend the inauguration ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Emilia-Romagna Region participates at Expo 2020 Dubai integrating the different expressions of the productive, academic, social and cultural systems to create one harmony which represents the regional territory’s highest values.

The first Universal Expo in the Arab world represents a great opportunity to build relations with the Middle East and the Asian continent.

With the start of Expo 2020 Dubai the curtain is raised on the Italy Pavilion.  Under the subtheme “Beauty Connects People” our Country, together with its regions, its institutions, businesses and universities brings a vast and prestigious agenda of initiatives to Dubai for the first Universal Expo ever held in the Arab world. The great 6-month global event after the peak of the pandemic will be running for six months, from the 1st of October to the 31st of March 2022.  

On the inauguration day of October 1st the Emilia-Romagna Region will participate with partner regions and institutions to a Special Grand Tour of the Italy Pavilion and its installations, explained by the experts who have conceived, designed and built them:

  • Davide Rampello narrates the sets, the mosaics of the Pavilion and Italy’s know-how;
  • Grazia Tucci talks about the twin of the David, 
  • Italo Rota talks about the materials of the Pavilion;
  • Gilberto Gabrielli tells the story of the Pavilion that breathes through algae;
  • Emilio Fortunato Campana narrates the Innovation Space;
  • The story of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change;
  • Luiss talks about the Leading Orchestra;
  • Carlo Ratti talks about the external architecture of the Pavilion;
  • Roberto Reali narrates the vegetable garden.

The Emilia-Romagna Region Partner of the Italy Pavilion

“With the presence of 15 Regions – the highest number of participating Regions ever registered in a Universal Expo – Italy brings to Expo Dubai the wealth of scenery and beauty of its territories as well as its extensive know-how. The participating Regions are artistic partners of the Italy Pavilion, creating contents and animating initiatives and events for the entire exhibition period”, says Paolo Glisenti, General Commissioner for Italy’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai. “The presence of the Regions is essential not only to relaunch our tourism, beginning from the experiential one, but also to increase the attraction of foreign capital towards local business chains, from large industry to innovative SMEs, start-ups, and craftsmanship, also with the aim of attracting the best talents and international skills to the offer of universities and research centers operating in those territories”, he added.