Over 24 million visits recorded at recently concluded Expo 2020 Dubai

Over the course of the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai which opened to the public on October 1 and concluded on March 31, there were 24,102,967 visits recorded, according to state news agency WAM.

“We owe our sincere gratitude and respect to everyone who has come together to become part of this – from our 30,000-strong volunteer force, to the dedicated Expo Tribe, our participants and partners, and of course the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee. This has been a truly collective effort and a shining manifestation of our theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’,” said Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The India Pavilion witnessed over 2000 B2B, G2G, and G2B meetings conducted by delegates from various participating states and sectors, discussing investment opportunities & mutual areas of collaboration. The Pavilion also saw over 100 MoUs/ LoIs getting signed in the last 6 months by different states, sectors, and startups.

The ‘Elevate’ pitching series under the India Innovation Hub project of the India Pavilion also showcased over 700 startups in the last 6 months. The Elevate provided opportunities to Indian startups and helped the budding entrepreneurs with the right mentorship, platform, and networking opportunities to scale their businesses.

The India Pavilion successfully represented India’s vast cultural diversity, sectoral expertise, and the business potential of the participating states. Mirroring the theme of the Expo,’Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, the India Pavilion showcased the country’s sectoral expertise, key business areas from the states, and innovative ideas from budding entrepreneurs across the country. It was also recently recognised among the top three pavilions at Expo2020 Dubai for its exclusive design and innovation, under the ‘People’s choice’ category by the Exhibitor Group.

The Pavilion hosted many states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, northeastern states, and UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, which successfully showcased their business attractiveness along with rich cultural heritage and garnered investment opportunities from leading global investors during their participation.

Key sectors such as Media & Entertainment, Water, Steel, Food, Agriculture and Livelihood, Health & Wellness, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), New & Renewable Energy, Environment, Space, Urban and Rural Development, Oil & Gas, Textile, Knowledge and Learning, and Tourism also held respective weeks at the India Pavilion to highlight the growth and investment opportunities in these areas.

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