EXPO 2020 Dubai showed their appreciation for the integral role The Bahamas played in delivering the key message of the conference – the manifestation of the value of Youth in the EXPO 2020 journey.
EXPO 2020 Dubai showed their appreciation for the integral role The Bahamas played in delivering the key message of the conference – the manifestation of the value of Youth in the EXPO 2020 journey. The Bahamas was elevated to star status and we were treated to an exclusive luxury coach to take us to the viewing of the EXPO site and granted access to organizers for media interviews and further discussions. For the rest of the trip, delegates were congratulating us and wanting to know how we cottoned-on to such a winning formula – engaging the UB students in the design of The Bahamas pavilion, reflecting the EXPO’s sub-themes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability. The CARICOM countries are formally seeking to engage the team as consultants for their stalled displays. Notwithstanding the tourism impact our delegation had and the hundreds of thousands of positive impressions created at the Meeting, the UB Students opened the door. Their capacity to produce the work they did elevated The Bahamas onto the world’s stage and has afforded us unfettered access to the organizers to help us begin the next phase – business development.
EXPO 2020 Dubai will be working with thousands of SMEs and they have created a robust forum called Business Connect to facilitate and interface with the business community and country pavilions. This global platform will create short, medium and long-range business and exchange opportunities. TDC’s corporate format, will allow us to duplicate this model here more easily, to ensure that Bahamian enterprises have the best chance for success