TODAY AT EXPO – Saturday 16 October - British Herald
December 6, 2022
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TODAY AT EXPO – Saturday 16 October

DUBAI A look ahead to the major events of Saturday 16 October at Expo 2020 Dubai

Commonwealth of Dominica National Day

  • Media are invited to attend the flag ceremony at 1615 at Al Wasl Plaza
  • The delegation will include the following officials:
    • The Hon Dr Kenneth Darroux, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business and Diaspora Relations
  • Cultural presentation begins at 1605 at Stage of Nations, Al Wasl Plaza
  • Dominica Media Conference begins at 2020, EMC, Conference room A, Level 2
  • Contact the Commonwealth of Dominica Media Liaison Officer

World Food Day at Expo 2020

  • Expo 2020 is the official location for the UAE’s World Food Day celebrations
  • There will be people-facing flagship, specialist closed-door discussion and youth events at Expo
  • Public-facing official ceremony from 1430-1515, Opportunity Forum, with the following officials:
    • HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment
    • António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations (video)
    • Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agricultre Organisation (video)
    • Dr Abdulhakim Rajab Elwaer, Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for the Near East and North Africa, Food and Agriculture Organisation
    • Dr Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Food System’s Summit
    • Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilstead, CGIAR scientist and World Food Prize winner 2021 (video)
    • Fatema Almulla, UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
  • The official ceremony will close with the signing of an MoU
  • This will then lead into the main flagship event, from 1520-1715, at the same venue, with a variety of speakers, including UN and FAO representatives, celebrity chefs, and CEOs from local and international food companies, discussing how to improve production, nutrition, the environment and life in general
  • There will be a farmer’s market located at the Opportunity Pavilion
  • Many of our International Participants will also be celebrating World Food Day, including:
    • Kenya – talks and activities at the pavilion (located in Opportunity District from 1000-1200)
    • Baden-Wurttemberg – cooking demonstration from 1400-1445 at the pavilion (located in the Opportunity District)
    • Korea – ‘K Food’ activation at the pavilion’s restaurant from 1500-1600 (located in the Mobility District)
    • Australia – Stop the Waste cooking challenge from 1600-1830 at the pavilion (located in the Mobility District)

Hungary Fono Band – Music

  • A performance by Hungarian folk musicians
  • 1600-1800, Dubai Millennium Ampitheatre

Saudi Variety Show

  • The first in a series of monthly performances featuring an eclectic mix of comedy, music, spoken word, sketches, prizes and quizzes
  • 1930-2100, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre


Space Week from 17-23 October

Space travel and exploration has captured imaginations for generations, and outer space remains one of our few truly shared resources. During this fascinating week, Expo highlights the latest innovations in space research and travel, while also providing a platform to discuss critical issues.

17 October

  • The People’s Mission: Citizens in Space Exploration and Space Tech for Inclusive Development, the flagship Space Week event, with famous astronauts making an appearance, taking place all day, DEC
  • Chile: Our Space Story, seminar on Chile’s own space exploration, 1000, Terra Auditorium
  • World Majlis | Powers Out of this World: Using Space for the Benefit of All Humanity, The Majlis will explore the benefits that space exploration brings to humanity, 1600, Terra Auditorium

18 October

  • Timor-Leste National Day, 1015, Al Wasl Plaza
  • World Giftedness Center Biennial International Conference, top-level researchers come together to showcase giftedness best practices, 1600-1800, DEC, Hall 1A North
  • Matryoshka Festival, featuring the best folk artists from Russia, 1800-2000, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre
  • Dignified Storytelling, Stories of Great Ambition and Hope, key figures from space exploration share their stories, 1500-1730, Terra Auditorium
  • Space Session, four panellists discuss space science in Pakistan, 1000-2200, DEC, Hall 1A North

19 October

  • Guyana National Day, 1015, Al Wasl Plaza
  • Space Business Forum, highlighting technology and progress demonstrated by the UAE, various timings, DEC Hall 2A South
  • Future Food Forum, discussion with representatives from the F&B industry, 0700-1800, DEC, Hall 1A South
  • World Majlis | Does Life in Space Offer a Blueprint for a More Sustainable Life on Earth? 1600-1800, Terra Auditorium
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