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Expo 2020 Dubai's US Pavilion to be revealed this week

Officials from US Department of State and Virgin Hyperloop One will attend the unveiling ceremony on 28 November

The design of the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be revealed during an event on 28 November, 2018 [image of project masterplan by Expo 2020 Dubai].
The design of the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be revealed during an event on 28 November, 2018 [image of project masterplan by Expo 2020 Dubai].

Details of Expo 2020 Dubai’s US Pavilion will be revealed this week at an event due to be attended by high-level officials from the American project’s and world expo’s organising teams, as well as the US Department of State, Virgin Hyperloop One, and US-UAE Business Council.

Pavilion USA 2020 is the consortium that will work on the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, and is due to reveal the facility’s internal and external designs on Wednesday, 28 November, 2018. The US Pavilion will aim to showcase the future of mobility, under the theme of ‘What moves you? The spirit of mobility’.  

READ: Expo 2020 Dubai's two-year countdown factsheet [2018]

Also due to be revealed at the event are designs of the US Pavilion’s main visitor experience. According to an alert issued ahead of the event at the Arjaan by Rotana hotel in Dubai, a memorandum of understanding will be signed between “principal US-UAE business groups and Pavilion USA 2020” on Wednesday, during which the pavilion’s website will also be unveiled. 

Representatives from Expo 2020 Dubai, AmCham Dubai, and AmCham Abu Dhabi will attend the event. Chairman The Hon Frederick Bush and chief executive officer Gregory D Houston will represent the consortium, Pavilion USA 2020, at the ceremony. 

Also in attendance will be Philip A Frayne, the US Consul General in Dubai and Jim Core, expo unit director, both for the US Department of State. Virgin Hyperloop One’s Ryan Kelly; AmCham Dubai’s Anne Jaffrey; AmCham Abu Dhabi’s Sharief Fahmy; and US-UAE Business Council’s Danny E Sebright will represent the private sector. Officials from Fentress Architects, George P Johnson Experience Marketing, and Global Ties US are also listed as event attendees.

Expo 2020 Dubai, which will open its doors on 20 October, 2020 and end on 10 April, 2021, is the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia’s first world expo. Numerous global superpowers, including Germany and the UK, have already revealed designs for their respective pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai. This June, the US Department of State said Big Things Group had been selected to fundraise, build, and operate the US Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai under a public-private partnership model.

Notable UAE construction companies, such as AF Construction, Arabtec, ALEC, Al Naboodah Construction, ASGC, Besix, Khansaheb, and Tristar Engineering are building various projects related to Expo 2020 Dubai. International firms such as Laing O'Rourke, Cleveland Bridge and Engineering, and Cimolai are also involved with major schemes for the expo.

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