DP World signs up to Dubai Expo 2020

DP World has signed a deal with the Expo 2020 Dubai event that will give the ports and logistics company a seat at the top table of the world trade event.

Among the 77 container terminals that DP World operates globally, Jebel Ali is only 10km from the Dubai Expo site, and this will enable contributors to the premier world trade and innovation event to deliver their goods to the site with minimal extra effort. 180 nations are expected to have places there and more than 25 million people are expected to attend.

To mark the event, a large number of senior politicians and princes attended the signing event. Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General Bureau Expo Dubai 2020, said, “Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia. Serving an area with a collective population of nearly 3.2 billion people and a GDP of more than US $ 6.5 trillion, Expo 2020 will act as a gateway to one of the most important geo-economic trends shaping our world: the rise of emerging markets, developing countries and South-South trade. The partnership with DP World will play a central role in cementing the UAE’s position at the heart of future global trade.”

HE Al Hashimy added, “Trade and economic diversification are vital to the UAE’s future. Through this agreement with DP World and our other partners, Expo 2020 Dubai will leave an economic legacy in the form of new business generation, GDP growth and job creation across the region.”

DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said, “We are proud to become the Premier Global Trade Partner of Expo 2020. This is an ideal partnership as we have the same purpose – to make a better tomorrow. We are proud ambassadors globally for Dubai and the UAE, enabling trade in over half of the world’s economy.

“Expo 2020 will capture the world’s attention and will leave a strong legacy and the same applies to DP World – we boost trade, build economies and create a positive future. We are a Dubai flagship company enabling trade in 40 countries and have a similar mindset to Expo – thinking ahead, innovating for the future which makes us a natural choice as Expo 2020’s global trade partner.”