Expo 2020 Dubai is a significant opportunity for Thailand to be part of a shared response to a changed world

One year from now, a collaborative and innovative Expo 2020 Dubai will be ideally placed to help shape a better future, and we are excited to be a part of it.

By: Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), as the Commissioner General of Section for Thailand Pavilion.

So far, 2020 has brought with it challenges that have left the world, and humanity, irrevocably changed, forcing us to turn inwards to look after ourselves. But one year from now, almost 12 months later than originally scheduled, Expo 2020 Dubai will provide the platform where the world will come together again.

It is the chance for us all to respond to how our world has been altered, and to move forward together to tackle other, equally urgent priorities such as climate change.

From 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 will bring together the world in a spirit of solidarity and optimism – a global forum that will demonstrate and amplify the need and desire for positive change, and provide tangible opportunities to create just that.

Through our participation in Expo 2020, we are demonstrating our commitment to helping create a strong and sustainable future. Everyone must play their part, because through recognising our common humanity, we will realign our purpose and accelerate our shared progress.

Through showcasing and celebrating our achievements, we will know that there is no limit to what can be accomplished.

Expo 2020 has a responsibility to inform and inspire a planet that deserves a brighter tomorrow, and through our participation we are committed to helping to seek tangible, real-life outcomes that will enable future generations to thrive.

Because at the same time as dealing with the impact of COVID-19, the world is also facing a wealth of other challenges, including ensuring a climate-friendly future, sustainable food supply, and equality of access to education, digitalisation and healthcare.

Expo 2020 is an unprecedented opportunity to find collaborative, action-driven solutions to these challenges, uniting more than 190 countries in the unwavering belief that great things happen when we come together.

By harnessing the togetherness, ingenuity and compassion born out of the pandemic, further exciting innovations and collaborations will ensue.

As an Expo 2020 participant, we have the opportunity to showcase the very best of our culture, heritage and techonology to a global audience of millions.

“To summarize Thailand Pavilion visitors’ journey in short, our visitors will be welcomed with renowned SENSE OF HOSPITALITY to witness the SMART Thailand from WISDOM to the future INNOVATION with SMILE. ‘MOBILITY FOR THE FUTURE’ theme of the pavilion will be projected through WELL-ROUNDED MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCE in four exhibition halls. Visitors will not only experience the country’s UNIQUE CULTURE and TRADITIONS as well as the NATURAL BEAUTY but also “SMART THAILAND” with THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL INNOVATION to transform the country and become A REGIONAL HUB FOR DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA and beyond.

Moreover, Thailand Pavilion intend to bring  special performances and activities throughout 6 months at World Expo 2020 Dubai. Our visitors will get to enjoy the magnificent daily show where traditional Thai culture meets with contemporary arts and be part of our special activities all through the end of Expo 2020. We hope that this vivid experience will ignite the imagination and inspire people to visit Thailand in the near future.

As for now the construction of the main structure is 100% complete. Also, we keep our work including decoration, interior design and the exhibition setting on track by adjusting our process to comply with the UAE’s regulations regarding COVID-19 for the safety of Thailand team and others on site. Even though the coronavirus pandemic has had quite an impact on the preceding work schedule, please rest assured that Thailand Pavilion, with all her elaborate works on decorations and exhibitions, will be completed and packed with excitement to welcome all visitors in 2021” For an update and more information about Thailand Pavilion, visit our website and our social media i.e. Facebook and Instagram: expo2020dubaithailand. 

We, and the whole Expo community, are ready. We have worked hard to continue our preparations throughout the pandemic and ensure that we seize the opportunity to help shape a greater world, working collectively with the organisers and other participating countries to achieve a better, stronger and more equitable future for all.

So, our journey continues. If 2020 was the year the world almost came to a halt, then 2021 must be the year of unprecedented, universal acceleration towards the attainment of urgent global goals, because while the Expo’s timelines may have altered, our participation and shared goals remain firmly unchanged.