Expo 2020 Dubai: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
The six-month long Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first Expo to take place in the Middle East, North Africa, or South Asia. The event, now scheduled for October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates.
The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” representing the potential of what can be achieved when meaningful collaborations and partnerships are forged.
Since its inception, the United States has been a leader in individual liberty, innovation, and mobility. The U.S. Pavilion will celebrate the American spirit: the people, the ideas, and the contributions that improve lives around the world to build a brighter tomorrow. The U.S. Pavilion’s theme, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Future,” will showcase exhibitions and cultural programming to celebrate the historic spirit of creativity and invention that has driven America to create the future we live in today.
The Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion is Ambassador John Rakolta Jr. The Deputy Commissioner General is Matthew Asada, who also heads up the Expo Unit based at the U.S. Consulate General in Dubai.
The Department of State is responsible for U.S. participation in international exhibitions. The Department’s Expo Unit in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs manages U.S. engagement with the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), organizes U.S. participation at overseas Expos (also known as World’s Fairs), and mobilizes international support for U.S. candidacies to host Expos.
For more information about U.S. participation in Expo 2020, please visit the U.S. pavilion’s website at www.usapavilion.org and follow the social media accounts below: