Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Staff Reporter, Gulf Today
Bosnia and Herzegovina are one of 192 countries participating in Expo 2020 Dubai. Its pavilion is situated in the Opportunity district, providing you with insight into the country’s unparalleled uniqueness. A heart-shaped country with a rich culture and a deep-rooted industrial heritage, Bosnia and Herzegovina presents Expo visitors with a distinct, memorable experience.
Edin Forto, Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina said, said: “We are proud to be taking part in Expo 2020 Dubai, highlighting Bosnia and Herzegovina’s soul, hospitality, nature, connectivity, inspiring communities, innovation and more importantly, its diversity. The UAE has remained a welcoming melting pot of culture where tolerance and inclusion are predominant and remains a nation that leads by example, evidenced by our warm welcome into this global event and seamless exposure of our culture to the nationals, residents and visitors. We are grateful to be participating in Expo 2020 and look forward to introducing world travellers to the beauty of our country and investors to the prosperity of its business landscape, a highly skilled labour force, and thriving industries.”
Those scouting the pavilion for business opportunities will be welcomed by companies from Bosnia and Herzegovina presenting their projects. Key industries at B&H include the agriculture and food processing, forestry and wood, and metal processing industry; automotive parts and manufacturing; ICT sector; tourism and pharmaceutical industry.
Adnan Delić, Minister of Economy of Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina said, “The country’s natural wealth combined with its technical resources results in a thriving, competitive space, especially given its excellent location and wide range of natural resources as well as its fertile land, rivers, forests, and mountains. Globally, Bosnia and Herzegovina excels in the production of various goods, from organic and un-organic substances and pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, textiles, metals, various household products and more, making it a wealth of investment opportunities.”
On the other hand, those visiting the pavilion to discover the essence of the country will be met with authentic tastes of Bosnian coffee and food and will certainly be inspired to explore all the country’s attractive locations within an authentic Bosnian setting. With options ranging from beaches at the mesmerising Adriatic Sea or ski resorts at the Olympic mountains around Sarajevo, to kayaking or rafting at some of the last free-flowing rivers in Europe, visitors will be spoilt for choice when planning their next trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Bosnia and Herzegovina might be difficult to pronounce, but it is easy to love. Its people put their hearts and souls into everything they do and are inviting you to open your heart to this heart-shaped country and visit the pavilion at Expo 2020’s Opportunity district, where people are transforming dreams and aspirations into the realities of tomorrow.
Bosnia and Herzegovina are globally competitive in the production of a wide range of goods, including organic and inorganic compounds and pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, leather goods, food products, metal products, wood and paper products, as well as various household items. To find out more about investment opportunities, beautiful sights and inspirational people.
Uganda-UAE Expo Convention: The Ugandan Government in association with the UAE-Africa Networking Group launched the 5th edition of the Uganda-UAE Expo Convention 2021 in Dubai.
The event was graced by several ministers and senior delegates from both countries including Zaake W. Kibedi, honorable Ambassador of Uganda to the UAE and Dr Elly Twineyo Kamugisha, Commission General, Expo 2020.
Among the highlights of the event were interesting panel discussions on the future of trade and commerce between the UAE and Uganda with special emphasis on uncovering the hidden opportunities.
“Very few people know that investment in Uganda can provide you easy access to three dominant trade territories,” says John Bosco Lwere, Trade Information Executive, Uganda Export Promotion Board. “It also gives you access to unprecedented resources like agriculture, minerals and human resources.”
Uganda and UAE trade relations have been strong since a while. With over $500m worth of investments made by UAE businessmen in Uganda during the last fiscal year, it goes to prove how lucrative the economy is for trade.
“Conventions like these help us bridge the gap between investors and investment opportunities,” says Zen Nabriye, Representative of Ugandans in the UAE. “We have many Ugandans working in the UAE and vice versa. The convention helps us explore mutually beneficial opportunities where both countries can grow together.”
For the DCOM Designs and UAE-Africa Networking Group, this is their first year hosting the event with the organisers. William Stenhouse, Founder of the Group, says: “Uganda is a safe bet. The Hon. President of Uganda recently visited the Expo 2020 showing that the country is serious about fostering stronger trade relations with the UAE. In addition to that, the stable currency, plenty of investment and growth opportunities make the country favorable for foreign investors.”
The organisers thanked everyone who attended and participated in the event especially the Association of Ugandans in the UAE, the Ugandan embassy and the hon. Ambassador, partners, Ugandan Airlines and other investment authorities that came together to make this event a huge success. “We look forward to seeing many more visit our pavilion at the Expo 2020,” adds John.
Meanwhile, the whole world will have now a reason to visit Dubai. The world is now hailing the vision and courage demonstrated by the leadership of Dubai and the UAE at this special time facing all the challenges and turning the challenges as blessings. About 3 to 5 percent of people visiting Expo 2020 is expected revisiting Dubai or planning to make Dubai their residence post the Expo.
In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London’s Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, ‘Industry of All Nations’, were combined to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.
World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions (‘Expos’) and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE’s auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.