Expo 2020 Dubai – a packed November calendar
Mita Srinivasan
10x Industry

Expo 2020 Dubai – a packed November calendar

This week our selection of stories focuses on some of the calendar of business events in a few select pavilions including Israel and Malaysia

Malaysia to host special sessions on low-carbon cities, sustainable finance and the halal ecosystem in November

During November, the Malaysia Pavilion will continue to host its 26-week thematic business programmes at its Business Centre.

The Ministry of Environment and Water together with its agency Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation will host the Low Carbon Cities trade and business week programme till 6 November 2021. It will focus on the need to implement low carbon solutions including energy, mobility, waste and water, with activities such as pocket talks and business matching sessions.

The following three weeks of November will be led by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia (MITI) with its agencies. Week six from Sunday, 7th November to Saturday, 13th November, is themed “Sustainable Finance” and will be hosted virtually by MITI and Securities Commission Malaysia. Conversations will highlight the financial sector’s responsibility in driving sustainability, Islamic Finance’s robustness to meet changing needs and Malaysia’s leadership in product and service innovation.

Malaysia is a leader in the global Halal industry development and MITI has dedicated a week to discussing the halal ecosystem. From 14th - 20th November, visitors can look forward to discussions surrounding the halal ecosystem and halal-related initiatives. Hosted together with the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation and Halal Development Corporation, the Halal Week business programme will be complemented by a Digital Augmented Reality Showcase of Halal Malaysia (DASH)— an Augmented Reality (AR) enabled interactive monitor platform — allowing Malaysian halal organisations to virtually showcase their products and services. Products and services will be presented to users using AR in 2D and 3D formats as well as videos.

At the end of November, organised with the Northern Corridor Implementing Agency, it will focus on investment opportunities in the four northern states of Peninsular Malaysia namely, Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak.

Wrapping up November and pooling over into December is the Automotive (EV/EEV) and Green Mobility week. It will feature the latest mobility technology, locally developed in Malaysia and especially focus on green initiatives.

Israeli pavilion features “urban & rural development” in November

The Israeli pavilion will continue with its business and cultural thematic events which complement the EXPO2020 calendar.

Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and the Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing will join forces for Expo's Urban & Rural Development Week, with a joint side event on Sustainable Regional Planning: Balancing Development and the Environment. The Ministry and KKL-JNF will discuss sustainable regional development.

On 16 November, Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority will host a multinational Aviation Cyber Simulation event. In this table-top simulation event, leading executives from aviation organisations will collaborate on how to cope with a cyber crisis which will erupt in the aviation sector of "Cyberia" – a fantasy country, as a simulation. Participants will discuss the best course of action, communicate with other stakeholders and hopefully lead the situation to a safe and fast resolution.

Voyager by Immertech shares teleportation experience in French pavilion

Located in the France pavilion at Expo 2020, the Immertech start-up has been selected to showcase its Voyager by Immertech® capsule that allows visitors to travel without moving. Designed as a spatio-temporal capsule in which time travellers take a seat to enjoy a timeless experience, this machine uses an innovative and patented algorithm, to project images in a dedicated 360° space.

With a maximum capacity of four people at the same time, Voyager By Immertech® uses its 360° camera installed from any specific location in the world to send live images to be captured into the capsule, while allowing the users to visit this place without moving.

The time machine option is also available as users can also be transported virtually to relive a Wembley concert, Martin Luther King's speech and more.

Expo 2020 and Cartier celebrate the official inauguration of the Women’s Pavilion

Expo 2020 Dubai and Cartier celebrated the official inauguration of the Women’s Pavilion in a spectacular celebration at Al Wasl Plaza, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and President of the Dubai Women Establishment.

Under the exhibition titled "New Perspectives", the Women’s Pavilion by Expo 2020, organised in collaboration with Cartier, invites visitors to celebrate and recognize the central role women have played throughout history, leading up to the present day. By showcasing these contributions, as well as the challenges that women around the word still face, the Pavilion seeks to amplify an important principle: when women thrive, humanity thrives.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy said: ”The UAE has placed gender equality and women’s empowerment at the core of its ethos since its founding, recognising the immense potential of women to contribute to the nation’s rapid advancement – a belief that is echoed globally as crucial for sustainable development. We will soon mark the beginning of another 50 years of prosperity for the UAE, and we are emboldened by the stories of Arab and Muslim female trail-blazers from centuries past and present, brought to life in Expo 2020’s Women’s Pavilion. Challenging misconceptions and stereotypes, Expo 2020 reinforces the critical role of gender equality and women’s empowerment in safeguarding the future of humanity and our planet – and we welcome the world to engage with the Women’s Pavilion, reminding us all that every person has a role to play in the journey ahead.”