In the largest delegation to date, DP World has recently sent, its very own employees to live, experience and become part of Milan Expo 2015. DP World’s delegation represented the entire company, from leaders and directors to customs specialists and ground staff; a diverse mix of backgrounds which mirror the vibrant and global city of Dubai. The mission of this delegation was to grasp the visitors’ experience at the Milan Expo 2015 and contribute to feeding the Expo 2020 Bureau with an informed perspective.
Key visitors included the Chairman of DP World, HE Sultan Bin Sulayem, DP World Vice Chairman, Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf, Chief Operating Officer, Anil Wats and other senior DP World officials. More than forty DP World family members from different nationalities made their way to Milan, collaborating and connecting their diverse skills and invaluable experience during the entirety of their packed five-day trip and formed recommendations for Dubai’s Expo 2020.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “The Dubai Expo 2020 presents a tremendous opportunity for Dubai, the UAE and the region to showcase its already established and efficient infrastructure and its unique geographic position as a hub for trade, business and tourism. It will create jobs and cement international relations and partnerships.
“Our attention is focused on making sure we have the infrastructure in place to support the building and running of the event and we are working very closely with our customers to do that. The delegation we sent was part of our ongoing research and quest for best practice that we can apply in five years’ time and to help us develop initiatives and ideas in collaboration with Dubai Expo 2020. We look forward to working with Dubai and the UAE to host the world and to make Dubai Expo 2020 the best possible experience for all.”
The technical visit included exploring 22 pavilions and filling in a range of surveys to be shared later with the Expo 2020 team.
Commenting on the trip, HE Reem Al Hashimy, Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 stated: “We are thankful for DP World’s commitment to Expo 2020 and appreciate the insights they have shared with us. Collaboration will be key to our success and only by working together can we collectively deliver an exceptional Expo in 2020.”