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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #41
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Btw, there's a whole thread in the UAE forums on Dubai's bid if anyone wants to follow it:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...901632&page=10

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The United Arab Emirates is enhancing its campaign to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, including launching new social media initiatives to generate increased community involvement in the UAE's bid to bring the Expo to the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia region for the first time in the event's 160-year history.

Today, the UAE launched an Expo 2020 Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ DubaiExpo2020) and is inviting individuals from across the country and the globe to contribute to this dialogue about the UAE bid specifically and World Expos generally. As part of this conversation, the Expo 2020 Facebook page will be enriched on an ongoing basis with information, images and ideas that bring to life the theme of the UAE bid: "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future."

An official Twitter account (@Dubaiexpo2020) has also been launched to support the online dialogue about World Expos and the UAE bid.

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The winner among the five candidate cities - which include Ayutthaya (Thailand); Ekaterinburg (Russia); Izmir (Turkey); and Sao Paulo (Brazil) - will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 160 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the international organisation responsible for overseeing the calendar, bidding, selection and organisation of World Expos.


Full story: http://www.ameinfo.com/uae-launches-...gn-host-300416
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DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)--Dubai is ready to spend as much as $4 billion on infrastructure and construction projects should it be picked to host the World Expo in 2020, the emirate's officials said Tuesday.

"The estimates we have of what other countries had spent on hosting such an expo in the past, range between $2 billion to $4 billion on projects related to the expo including developing of infrastructure and construction... And Dubai looks to spend a similar sum," Hilal Al Marri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre told reporters.

However, "what Dubai will be spending on campaigning until the name of the host is announced on November 2013, will be a really small amount. The $2 billion to $4 billion, give or take, will be spent on expo-related projects until 2020 if we get to host it," he later told Zawya Dow Jones on the sidelines of a conference that launched the United Arab Emirates' campaign to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.

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Source: http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZW20120228000052/Dubai-to-invest-$4-bn-if-picked-to-host-World-Expo-2020-Official

And here's the promotional video for Dubai World Expo 2020






And for those who want to learn a bit more about Dubai, here are a couple of really good informative videos:



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Old May 19th, 2012, 08:37 PM   #42
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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #43
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I thought it was Chiang Mai for Thailand?

Taken from Chiang Mai airport when I was there last February 2011.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #44
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Old May 20th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #45
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I thought it was Chiang Mai for Thailand?

Taken from Chiang Mai airport when I was there last February 2011.
Before that, the candidate cities in Thailand are Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Chonburi. Lastly, the government choose Ayutthaya. (but i think that chonburi is better choice than Ayutthaya)
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Old May 20th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #46
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It's not called the era of austerity for nothing!

Besides, Dubai is a big player amongst the other candidate cities
It's called the era of austerity because we have idiot political leaders like Trichet (chief idiot), Merkel and our own Rutte who every time the blood flows a little more seem to say that we simply need to cut our wrists a little deeper because the flow is worse than expected. The political reality on the ground is finally starting the catch up to these idiots so maybe soon we will have some more rational economics again and we can finally restart the path of slow (maybe slightly more rapid) recovery they destroyed two years ago.

Politics aside though none if it really touches the real issue because we were disinterested in EXPO's LOOONG before there ever was any recession. I wonder why.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 11:10 AM   #47
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EXPO2020 Ayutthaya pavilion in BOI fair 2011, Nonthaburi province, Thailand.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 11:11 AM   #48
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Old May 21st, 2012, 03:46 PM   #49
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Old May 21st, 2012, 04:38 PM   #50
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São Paulo still needs a major event to put its pin in the map, show itself to the world. It's one of the biggest cities in the planet, biggest in the southern hemisphere, and is very little known. But I'd say Dubai gets this one, for its will in becoming a major destination.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:35 PM   #51
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Before that, the candidate cities in Thailand are Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Chonburi. Lastly, the government choose Ayutthaya. (but i think that chonburi is better choice than Ayutthaya)
Is Chonburi the island across chao phraya river from Bangkok or is it Thonburi?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 06:03 PM   #52
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Is Chonburi the island across chao phraya river from Bangkok or is it Thonburi?
Thonburi is a Bangkok's district.However, it's not a island.Wikipedia


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Old May 22nd, 2012, 12:08 PM   #53
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São Paulo is one of the biggest cities in the planet, biggest in the southern hemisphere, and is very little known
San Paulo is not little known, it's just less popular than Rio, which is a Worldwide ICONIC city!
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:07 AM   #54
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People may know São Paulo by its name, but very little about the city itself... That's what I mean! For instance, do you think any of your non-forumer friends know any landmark from here?
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:13 AM   #55
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Boston really needs to look into the World Expo.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 09:23 AM   #56
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São Paulo still needs a major event to put its pin in the map, show itself to the world. It's one of the biggest cities in the planet, biggest in the southern hemisphere, and is very little known. But I'd say Dubai gets this one, for its will in becoming a major destination.
Well, that's the problem with SP; it just grew too fast, too soon. It's nothing but a concrete jungle like NYC. But SP will have its moment in the sun with the Opening match of the 2014 WC. So the world will get to know more of SP.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 10:15 AM   #57
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Well, that's the problem with SP; it just grew too fast, too soon. It's nothing but a concrete jungle like NYC. But SP will have its moment in the sun with the Opening match of the 2014 WC. So the world will get to know more of SP.
Have you ever been to New York? Concrete jungle is just a metaphor. it's a pretty handsome city.
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I hope Sao Paulo wins
I'm brazillian, but i hope not
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