Winning the Expo 2020 bid will have far-reaching impact on Dubai and UAE’s GDP, creating jobs and boosting opportunities for everyone.
The international gathering will create approximately 280,000 jobs in Dubai from 2013 to 2021, with about 10 per cent of those jobs being available from 2013 to 2017, they said.
The World Expo is one of the largest global, non-commercial events in terms of economic and cultural impact, after the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Working for Expo 2020 Dubai means becoming part of an unique event, working in an international environment, together with professionals and managers having world-wide experience, who all face the same challenge: creating values for local communities and the whole world too. People are an integral part of the knowledge and technology resources that Expo 2020 Dubai intends to develop and promote.
There are just nine months to go until the BIE General Assembly in November, when the crucial vote will take place to decide the winning host city for World Expo 2020.
The Expo will offer the country’s SME sector the exposure to showcase their products, network on a global scale and do business with international companies. At the same time it will give opportunities to foreign companies to set up a branch or a newco in the UAE, asking local consultant and agencies for a support.
The countries that participate in the Expo will need to import their products, they will need logistic support on the ground and they will need staff. So this will be a big opportunity for SMEs to offer their services in logistics like transport, printing and utilities.
It will be a major boost for all the sectors in Dubai, but especially the industrial sector and related services. The industrial sector provides the machinery and mechanical equipment, transport equipment and parts, base metal, chemicals, food and beverages and mineral products that will contribute to the needs and preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai Industrial City – a dedicated industrial city in Dubai, covering an area of 560 million Sq ft. and located next to the new Al Maktoum Airport – will target exhibitors and investors with its products, including warehousing and logistics solutions.
Dubai Industrial city – expected to be completed by 2015 – will encompass 6 zones:
- Food and Beverage
- Transport Equipment and Parts
- Machinery and Equipment
- Mineral Products
- Base Metal
The boost in traffic of tourists, companies and visitors expected to congregate in Dubai during the six-month Expo, will translate into lots of job opportunities in the tourism and travel industry.
Retailers can expect a boost in the current growth levels of the retail sector.
So, if Dubai wins the bid, it will be a great opportunity for everyone. We can just wait for November..