Expo 2020 Dubai is holding its final International Participants Meeting (IPM) in preparation for the launch of the mega event.
Delegates representing 173 countries and 24 international organisations are attending the meeting in Dubai from May 4-5.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai shared the details on Twitter.
"The world is recovering & we are ready to welcome 190 countries to the World's Greatest Event," said His Highness.
During the meeting, delegates will receive the latest updates on critical topics relating to the six-month global gathering – one of the first mega-events to take place globally since the start of the pandemic.
These include operations, security, city readiness, marketing and communications, and programming, as well as the stringent measures being taken in line with the UAE’s wider efforts to ensure the health and well-being of Expo’s workforce, participants and visitors.
Expo 2020 Dubai will open its doors to the world on October 1, 2021.
.@HHShkMohd:Dubai today welcomed delegates representing 173 countries &24 international organizations at the final International Participants Meeting before @expo2020dubai opens in October.The world is recovering&we are ready to welcome 190 countries to the World's Greatest Event pic.twitter.com/lQGp36h3Dj— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 4, 2021