History of the Expo
It is a long-standing tradition for world counties to exhibit their industrial and cultural achievements. It had been born in France as early as the time of Napoleon III.
“The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations” took place in London in 1851.
The replication shows Queen Victoria at the opening of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park.
Today, the EXPO is a world fair at which the participating countries show the uniqueness of their cultures, their national identity as well as their economic, scientific and technical potential to the entire world.
EXPO 2020 today “Be part of the magic”
This year, EXPO 2020 will be held in Dubai (UAE). Due to the pandemic, the dates of the event have been shifted, so now EXPO 2020 will be held during the period from October 1, 2021, until March 31, 2022 (to last a whole of 173 days!)
In Paris, they chose the venue for the exhibition in 2013. Dubai had 116 votes and was much ahead of the other contenders. It will be for the first time that the region would host an event of this scale.
The number of EXPO 2020 visitors is anticipated to be around 25 million people from 180 countries of the world. The official site for the exhibition pavilion will be the new 438-hectare Dubai Trade Center, including its exhibition area of 150 hectares, the above-ground metro station, the shopping mall as well as residential, logistics and hotel facilities.
The area of the exhibition infrastructure is 438 hectares in the Jebel Ali Marina district to the southwest of the metropolis. The central area is the Al Wasl Plaza that has a dome and resembles a traditional Arab market. It is surrounded by the three main pavilions of the structure. The theme of each one has its own robot guardian:
· Alif (“Mobility”).
· Terra (“Sustainable Development”),
· Opti (“Opportunity”)
“Be part of the magic. When the world comes together, we create a better tomorrow,” these are the words that unite the participants from all over the world into one living organism: “Magic is you. Through uniting the minds, we create the future.”
What we have learned owing to the world exhibitions· Steam Engines (London, 1851)
· Telephone (Philadelphia, 1876)
· Phonograph (Paris, 1878)
· Eiffel Tower (Paris, 1889)
Initially, the 300 meter-high Eiffel Tower built in Paris for only 26 months was intended to play the role of an arch, opening the path to the world exhibition pavilions.
· Ferris Wheel (Chicago, 1893)
The organizer of the expo dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus dreamed of building an enormous structure that would be unique. This was how engineer George Ferris conceived and designed the first ever "observation wheel” that was as high as 80 meters.
· Wafer ice-cream (St. Louis, 1904)
In St. Louis, around 50 retail outlets offered guests to put their ice-cream scoops in wafer cones.
· Worker and Kolkhoz Woman (Paris, 1937)
The sculpture created by Vera Mukhina was made specifically for the USSR Pavilion at the 1937 World Fair in Paris.
· Television (New York, 1939)
This event started a regular television broadcasting in the USA by the NBC Company.
The Ukrainian pavilion will become a platform for demonstrating the possibilities of a smart approach to life: reducing the harm caused to the natural environment, attaining a rational use of resources and territories as well as developing simple products.
All the displays are focused on the idea that the development of a “new innovative and mobile society” is possible and that this society would exist in harmony with nature. The exhibition and events occurring at the Ukrainian pavilion would be divided into four sub-themes: smart life, smart health, smart thinking and smart feelings.
This is in line with the main theme of EXPO 2020: today’s tasks are too complicated and global to have isolated solutions. The search for solutions to global problems necessitates the society to be ready for joint action.
The emblem of Ukraine’s pavilion shows nine yellow and blue dots that match the colors of the Ukrainian flag. The dots symbolize the theme of Ukraine’s pavilion: SMART UKRAINE: Connecting dots.
Avitar: People. Business. Law
Avitar, along with other participants, will represent Ukraine at EXPO 2020.
The “smart city” concept is being actively implemented in Ukraine. It aims at enhancing the level of comfort and quality of life in cities due to “digitizing” the processes and a rational use of resources.
At the exhibition, Avitar intends to show the world that today “smart cities,” “digitized processes,” gadgets and any online resources must be safe for the user in the first place from the point of view of protecting personal data. This is an integral part of sustainable development of Ukraine and of the world community.
Avitar’s participation in EXPO 2020 is yet another opportunity to show that both legal and human laws operate all over the world.
By supporting and advancing small and medium businesses, promoting the international image of Ukraine, activating the cooperation with other countries, enhancing investment in promising projects as well as supporting Ukrainian start-ups and innovative entrepreneurship, we will shape our tomorrow, where harmony, development and security would ensure sustainable development of our country.
We are waiting for you at Ukraine’s pavilion in the Avitar’s exhibition booth.