Business programme

World EXPOs: International Cooperation as a Driver for Sustainable Global Development

03 Jun , 15:00–16:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Congress Centre, conference hall D3

Throughout their 150-year-old history, world EXPOs have been the platform for demonstrating technical, cultural, and technological triumphs of humankind. Nowadays, the world has entered the era of global uncertainty and transformation and, as a result, mega-events now need to meet new economic, environmental, ethical and other challenges. In the world with a shortage of efficient mechanisms for international cooperation, world EXPOs may become an instrument of cooperation development in all types of areas, thus promoting the building of a more sustainable world. In addition, mega-events play an important role as testing ground for sustainable innovative solutions for cities of the future. What role will EXPOs play in ensuring innovative development of the world in the upcoming decades? What role will EXPOs play in ensuring sustainable development of the world in the upcoming decades? How do EXPOs help development in countries and cities that host them? What is the role of EXPOs as an instrument for international development and cooperation?

Tinatin Kandelaki, General Producer, Match TV

H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates; Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai
H.E. Rania Almashat, Minister of International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman, Skolkovo Foundation
Dimitri Kerkentzes, Secretary General, Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) (online)
Muhammad Lutfi, Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia
Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Ichiro Matsui, Mayor of Osaka (online)