As the date for the Expo 2020 event comes closer, new participants from across the world continue to participate. One such latest participant in the USA, The US Department of State has announced the country will be participating in the Expo 2020 Dubai.
A statement to the effect read:
“The Department of State is pleased to announce the participation of the United States in Expo 2020 Dubai, the next World’s Fair and the first in the Middle East and Africa. Expos, also known in the United States as World’s Fairs are significant opportunities to showcase American freedom, ideals, enterprise, culture, and global leadership. The U.S. pavilion is made possible by the generosity of the Emirati government in recognition of the strong partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. This is a historic opportunity for a global audience to experience the U.S. pavilion and Expo 2020 Dubai when it opens its gates in October 2020 for an expected 25 million visits during the six-month-long event. Importantly, the American private sector will have a golden opportunity to showcase its creativity and innovation, as well as pursue business partnerships and new markets with corporate leaders from around the world. The Department is dedicated to developing an exciting U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 with an exhibition that engages visitors from around the world to learn more about the United States and the freedom that enables success and innovation.”
The participation comes as a result of the USA wanting to showcase its creativity and innovation, as well as pursue business partnerships and new markets with corporate leaders from around the world.
As all the countries have a specific pavilion with a specific theme, the USA has decided to go for “What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility” as their theme which portrays America’s past, present, and future, featuring a pavilion that looks like it’s moving with Personal rocket ships and robot surgeons. A consortium of 13 leading American organisations has created a unique journey through American innovation.
The USA Pavillion is located in Expo 2020’s Mobility Thematic District. The Circular Pavilion has been designed by American architect Curtis W Fentress who fashioned the project with slants featuring sensation of movement, giving the impression that the building itself is in motion.
For visitors to experience all the diverse nature of the country’s states and territories, the pavilion will features each region dance, music, theatre, literature, art, food, sport, and other cultural touchpoints.