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Expo 2020 workshop organised

Over 30 DEPE staff took part in the workshop

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 19:08 October 6, 2012
  • Gulf News

Dubai: As part of the UAE’s ongoing campaign to generate support for the country’s bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, staff from the Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment (DEPE) this week participated in an interactive workshop facilitated by the Expo 2020 bid team.

DEPE, an agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, is tasked with promoting Dubai as a year-round events and retail destination, including overseeing key festivals such as “Eid in Dubai,” the Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises as well as the Dubai Calendar.

Over 30 DEPE staff took part in the workshop, which follows similar Expo briefings with government entities such as Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police, Dubai Land Department and the Roads and Transport Authority.

Dubai, UAE, is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo —g Ayutthaya (Thailand); Ekaterinburg (Russia); Izmir (Turkey); and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

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