Metalloinvest and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation signed an Agreement on cooperation in holding the EXPO 2020 World Universal Exhibition. It will be held in Dubai (UAE) from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
In the presence of the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov at the international industrial exhibition INNOPROM, the Agreement was signed by the General Director of Metalloinvest Nazim Efendiev and Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, General Commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Alexey Gruzdev.
Metalloinvest will become the General Partner of the Russian Pavilion at EXPO 2020. The Company has signed a corresponding Agreement with Eventica Communications.
“We always welcome the participation of our enterprises in international exhibitions, therefore the conclusion of the agreement is an important step towards the implementation of a high-quality and rich business program of the Russian Federation at the World Universal Exhibition“ EXPO- 2020 ", - said Denis Manturov.
" Metalloinvest is one of the leaders in the mining and metallurgical industry in terms of the rate of introduction of advanced technologies, a reliable partner for world metallurgical companies and equipment suppliers, "said Nazim Efendiev. “By participating in EXPO-2020, we want to contribute to the promotion of Russian companies on the global market and present the best domestic developments with dignity. Holding an exhibition in the United Arab Emirates - one of the most actively growing centers of innovation - predetermined our interest in partnership with EXPO. More than 10 years ago, Metalloinvest became the first Russian company to invest in diversifying the UAE economy by launching the Hamriyah Steel mill. ”
The EXPO is held every 5 years and is one of the oldest and largest events on the planet. Over its 168-year history, the exhibition has become a historical showcase for the demonstration of inventions and technologies of its time. For the first time in history, EXPO 2020 will be held in the Middle East and will become one of the largest and most visited.
The theme of EXPO 2020 is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, and the main theme of the Russian pavilion is Creative Mind: Defining the Future.
The participation of 192 countries will allow EXPO 2020 to become a global platform for expanding trade and investment ties, as well as cooperation in the field of innovation, science, culture and socially significant projects. It is expected that the exhibition will be visited by 25 million people, 30% of whom will be residents of the UAE, 70% - citizens of other countries of the world.
Within six months, the EXPO and the Russian pavilion will host thematic events dedicated to urbanism, sustainable development, artificial intelligence, information technology, creative industries, e-sports, new tourism destinations and other key areas of society.