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Old April 23rd, 2013, 08:50 AM   #361
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Very well said! Sustainability is the word for our future. =) And it really means a lot!
One more reason that puts São Paulo on a good spot, because I don't remember seeing any other bidding campaign addressing Sustainable Growth.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 01:18 PM   #362
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I think that if Istambul had applied to the Expo, Turkey would have a lot more chances of winning. I mean, it's one of the largest cities in the world and it's also, historically, one of the most important cities. The same for Moscow or Saint Petersburg, in Russia, and Bangkok in Thailand.
Yes definitely, that would increase Turkeys chance.. But Istanbul is going for Olympics 2020.. So that would be difficult..
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Old April 24th, 2013, 03:57 AM   #363
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The winning city will not be bigger, better or more powerful of all. The winning city will be that to show the best projects, proposals for a real gain in the world in 2020. And this concerns mainly the sustainability and social projects that represents the true legacy today and that's what we need as quickly as possible.

I think Dubai is geared toward the more distant future, hence to 20 years upward, to that their projects can find a better place to the expo in the future. Dubai is amazing, I love the fact that the city is overshadowing the major cities of the world, but I still think it's not your time, regarding the dispute of Expo 2020 compared to projects more consistent with other cities.

I think it would be best for Ayutthaya and Izmir the application in a scale of expo in 2022 and 2027...

Before posting a comment about possible judgments, i recommend a review of the dossiers of candidacy.

In terms of projects so far for me the best are São Paulo and Ekaterinburg. But Russia two years before will host the World Cup 2018 and in Brazil his last major event will be in 2016. Russia is already with a sporting calendar fuller than the Brazil until 2020 for example. If the Turkey win the Olympics, beyond of the Euro Cup, hardly earns Expo 2020.

The latest editions of the Expo will be in Asia and Europe. For these and others that Sao Paulo has to win. The city stands out for more interesting projects, from renewable energy, materials sustainable in series, environmental technologies, social until the things more innovative. The city that winning the Expo will be the one with the best thematic. Dubai has as theme: connecting minds ... But in Sao Paulo this will also have, besides the central character that is the human being in the midst of cultural diversity, and sustainable society, plus cell research, genome and many others underway in the world today.

The main focus of Dubai is in technologies to detect the thought. But a little that will be presented at the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup. The initial project of mind reading is of a Brazilian with a U.S. institution and this is in development ...

Latin America has never hosted an Expo of this magnitude, not even the Southern Hemisphere and nothing better than São Paulo to represent it in great style.

It will be an immeasurable loss, if Sao Paulo not beat with a project so good and special.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #364
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Yeah. I read, read, watch Russia in general, no one seriously considers - as a candidate :-)
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Old April 25th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #365
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Golden Accolades for UAE's EXPO Projects support Dubai's 2020 Bid

Apr 16, 2013 - 10:49 -

ABU DHABI, April 16th, 2013 (WAM) -- When Shamma Al Hosany, an Emirati diplomat representing the UAE's Ambassador in Washington, Youssef Al Othaiba, walked on to the stage at the NAB Show in Las Vegas at the recent awards ceremony for films in the ‘New York Festival's World's Best Television '&' Films Competition', she carried with her the hopes and expectations of a whole nation! It was for her about more than collecting a Gold Medal for the National Media Council's widely acclaimed film, The Turtle. It was also about demonstrating the UAE's commitment to the World Expo movement and supporting Dubai's bid to host a major World Expo in 2020. She reminded audiences of these facts in her acceptance speech.

Recognising that Expos are unique edutainment events that aim to inspire progress in many different fields, and to leave a lasting legacy, The Turtle combines an exciting, entertaining and heart-breaking story with some hard facts that resonate across the entire globe. Shamma's speech touched on some of the elements that combined to win gold at this most prestigious of film festivals.



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Old April 27th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #366
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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #367
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Price tag for Dubai's Expo 2020 dream: €6.46 billion

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DUBAI // It will cost the UAE Dh30.84 billion to host Expo 2020 in Dubai if its bid is successful.

The total bill is listed in euros in a budget in Dubai’s official bid dossier as €6.46bn.Capital funding of €5.21bn would be required – but this figure includes some projects, such as a Metro extension, that are likely to go ahead whether or not the expo bid succeeds.

The team says the fair’s projected €1.25bn operating costs would be covered by revenues from ticket sales, sponsorship, food and beverage sales, merchandising and other sources. Various tickets are likely to be offered, including general admission, night, family, three-day and season.

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The dossier states the expo would attract 25 million visitors, who would make 33 million visits. It is thought 7.5 million would come from the UAE and the rest from abroad. The team estimates that 182 guest nations would take part and display areas of various sizes would be available. Countries would either build their own pavilions or occupy ones constructed by the organisers. Some pavilions could eventually become landmarks in other parts of the city or beyond, as there are plans to relocate them either on site or elsewhere after the expo.


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The prologue of the dossier concludes by stating the UAE would be honoured to host the expo: “We look forward to the day in 2020 when we will say to the world with our arms outstretched: Ahlan Wa Sahlan. Welcome to Dubai.”

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Old April 28th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #368
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Secrets of Dubai's 2020 expo plans revealed in bid dossier

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Details of the UAE's planned bid for Expo 2020 have been revealed to the public for the first time. Pictured here is an artist's impression of Al Wasl Plaza - Oasis Fountain Day. Courtesy Dubai Expo 2020


DUBAI //Secret details of the UAE's plans to host Expo 2020 in Dubai can be revealed to the public for the first time.

The official Dubai Expo 2020 bid document was submitted to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), which supervises world expos, in December. It had previously been seen only by those involved in the bid and BIE officials, but now The National has had an opportunity to examine it.

The 623-page plan covers subjects ranging from the budget, transport and safety to the proposed locations of the toilets at the 438-hectare expo site at Jebel Ali. It also includes details of a spectacular entertainment programme.

If the country's bid to stage Expo 2020 is successful, one of the highlights of the entertainment programme will be a dazzling pageant showcasing the first 50 years of the UAE.

It is just one of a vast range of entertainment attractions set out. Others include concerts, water spectaculars, theatrical extravaganzas, giant-size puppet shows and firework displays. The entertainment would continue into the night, long after the expo pavilions closed at 10pm.

The dossier was produced internally by the bid team and is divided into 20 chapters with titles such as Merits of the City and Region, Designing and Using the Expo Site, Approach to Sustainability and The Legacy of Dubai Expo 2020.

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Dubai Expo 2020 Site Masterplan



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Why Dubai Is Rapidly Becoming the City of the Future

Posted: 25/04/2013 18:04

When I first heard about Dubai it was from someone who had never been. They were quick to judge it as a fake materialistic city built on nothing, full of dropout expats.

When I first visited Dubai nothing was further from the truth.

It is the most delicious cocktail of ancient and modernity, filled with every creed and colour, situated in the belly button of the world. To me the reverse was true. It was a stand out city, that exuded vitality and hope, a far cry from the crisis infused gloom hanging over the West.

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It is in this land of wanderers that over 120 nationalities have settled, making it the most culturally diverse place in the world. You only have to stand at customs to see the sea of faces all coming for new opportunities, to live better lives. Life is just more interesting when you are working alongside a bunch of Lebanese, Indians, Ossies and Europeans and it permeates into art, music, fashion and food. For breakfast you can have an English fry up breakfast, have a Lebanese kofta for lunch, New York cupcakes for tea and Japanese tepanyaki for dinner. At the Dubai mall Japanese designers rub shoulders with Arabian, Brit rock chic blends with Parisien couture.

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UAE are now bidding for 2020 and their expo plans are mind blowing. A whole area devoted to sustainability all house by a beautifully sculpted solar roof. It would be the most culturally diverse expo to have ever been created. You can be sure that the experience here as a visitor will be so much slicker, efficient and futuristic than any other city competing for it.

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In ten years it has achieved what New York did in a 150.

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Expo visitors can expect all the fun of the fair - plus puppets

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DUBAI // Guests at a world expo in Dubai would be able to plan their visit with an online reservations system that allows them to tailor the day according to specific attractions they want to see.

On the day, they would be greeted at the site by musicians, oversized puppets and performers who would keep them amused as they queued at the ticket checkpoints, security checks and entry gates.

"All gateways will be designed to create a sense of excitement and anticipation, to welcome visitors in the Emirati tradition," the bid dossier says. Visitors would enter through one of four gates, depending on which means of transport they used to reach the site.

The bid team expects that many visitors will make their way to the Welcome Pavilion first, where staff would help them to orientate themselves in the vast site.

Most visitors are expected to gravitate towards Al Wasl Plaza, the heart of the expo. From there, they would move on to the major pavilions that ring the plaza. Signs and digital displays would prevent guests getting lost in a maze of attractions

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Things are getting serious among the contenders... Now I think São Paulo and Dubai are showing teeth, more than others!

Meanwhile, São Paulo is searching for foreign support: Mercociudades, an organization of Mercosul cities, supports its candidacy for the Expo-20:

Mercociudades apoya la candidatura de São Paulo para ser sede de la Exposición Universal 2020
http://www.mercociudades.org/pt-br/node/4122
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Old May 9th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #374
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I think that Dubai only wants to "show off" what they have and what they can do with a lot of money but that doesn't means that they have faced "true" problems that meke them face Sustainability in a real way (It's development is not the best example of Sustainability).

It's like having primitive goals like "built the tallest, the hugest, the most expensive..." but without a real "human sense" besides materialism and hedonism.

They should include "Gender equality and abolition of racist laws" in the theme of it's expo's bid. How you can pretend to really "connect minds" without that?
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you said basically everything
Dubai lacks the values that the Expo aims to spread
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Dubai Expo 2020 would support 277,000 jobs

85,000 positions would be created across wider regional economy, says report

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Dubai: A recent report on economic impact of Expo 2020 by Oxford Economics shows that Dubai Expo 2020 would support over 277,000 jobs.

The report said a total of 77,149 jobs would be created between 2013-2021, 40 per cent of which would be within the travel and tourism sector.

The report estimates that 90 per cent of the projected 277,149 employment opportunities would occur from 2018 to 2021 with the ramp up to Expo 2020 and the demand generated by the 25 million expected visitors.

Of the 90 per cent, 147,000 jobs would be created in the travel and tourism sector, indicating the significant potential to convert a high percentage into permanent jobs to serve the expanded economy in the post-Expo period.

Importantly, the report demonstrates the positive impact for the wider region showing that for every Expo employee approximately 60 additional jobs will be sustained across other parts of the Mena economy.


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They should include "Gender equality and abolition of racist laws" in the theme of it's expo's bid. How you can pretend to really "connect minds" without that?

I refer you to one of my previous posts. You really ought to check your facts before painting the the entire Middle East region with the same broad brush.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/brit...b_3156110.html
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Meanwhile, São Paulo is searching for foreign support: Mercociudades, an organization of Mercosul cities, supports its candidacy for the Expo-20:
Dubai has been canvasing international support for a very long time now. It will be interesting to see what happens in June and which cities get dropped....
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Thank you for the link but i would prefer to read the opinion from an indian who works building the skyscrapers or from a gay couple.

Discrimination:

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/expat/anna...life-in-dubai/

http://www.thenational.ae/thenationa...discrimination

http://bkpk.me/why-i-left-dubai-and-...-back-part-12/

Being gay in Dubai:
http://detainedindubai.org/Detained_..._in_Dubai.html

I admire the development of Dubai and it's beauty but an expo is not only about showing the marvels that a rich and intelligent economy can built, human develompent and equity is important too. The fact that people from almost 120 countries lives there doesn't means that every one lives under the same conditions.


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