Expo 2020 Dubai
Connecting ideas, creating the future
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The World Expo 2020 Dubai had opened its gates, despite a year’s delay.
Expo 2020 Dubai is a global exhibition of innovation, industry and national culture. It takes place every 5 years and lasts for 6 months. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this exhibition was postponed for a year, creating space to effectively set new goals and build stronger economic relationships. The main idea was a symbol of innovation and progress and was based on common purpose, commitment and cooperation of countries in the world. Participation was confirmed by 192 countries, and despite the pandemic, not a single country withdrew. This year, they could thus contribute to kick-starting the world economy after the coronary crisis thanks to the innovative inventions and solutions that were showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai.
One of the three sub-themes of Expo 2020 Dubai was ‘Opportunity’ and represented harnessing the potential of individuals, businesses, companies and organisations to create a shared future. It brought with it a variety of discoveries and demonstrations that could help us build a better world for future generations. Visitors learned about the global challenges facing our humanity and were able to actively participate. Austria showed in its pavilion that every good idea starts with the right question and Belarus presented a forest of future technologies. China showcased community building with a shared future, in the Italian pavilion visitors saw how beauty unites humanity and Norway presented itself as the world’s leading maritime nation.
Although Slovakia is a small country in the heart of Europe, it can deliver innovative solutions through new technologies while respecting environmental requirements. We can be proud of patents such as the helicopter, the parachute or the first electric motor. We are also making progress on the current issue of linking road and air transport thanks to AeroMobil. Most of our ground-breaking patents are related to air mobility and thus the theme of the national pavilion was THE MOVEMENT OF THE FUTURE: HYDROGEN, AVIATION AND SPACE.
Another sub-theme of Expo 2020 Dubai was “Sustainability”. Through it, visitors could discover and admire innovative global projects that create new opportunities. All of the featured projects were committed to preserving our planet. Exceptional architectural projects that are created using the latest green building technologies were sure to catch the eye. The Czech Republic presented the Czech Spring in its pavilion and the Dutch pavilion showcased the unity of water, energy and food. The Brazilian pavilion showed us diversity, the Swedish pavilion collaboration on innovation and the Singapore pavilion nature, food and the future.