Wednesday, July 24, 2024

IPM EXCLUSIVE: Cost and Location of USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai revealed

By James Ogul, InPark Magazine World’s Fair Editor

BREAKING: As announced yesterday (see box below), the State Department has selected the Big Things Group (BTG) as its Private Sector Partner to develop and operate a U.S. Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.  The Pavilion is expected to cost approximately $60 million, with the theme “What Moves You, “and will be located in the Mobility Zone of the Expo.  The U.S. will be one of 180 countries participating in this World’s Fair sanctioned by the Bureau International des Exhibitions (BIE).  The expo theme is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and is expected to draw 25 million visits with 70% coming from abroad.  BTG will have to raise $60 million as the State Department has not appropriated any funds for this project.  The Expo opens October 20, 2020 and closes April 10, 2021.

IMAGE: Conceptual rendering of proposed USA Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai by George P. Johnson Experiential Marketing.

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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