Vicente Loscertales, BIE
secretary-general, also said: "As the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, we look forward to what we believe will be a meaningful moment in history, not only for this young nation and the BIE
, but also for the wider region and indeed, the world.
Today, the member nations of the BIE
have officially endorsed these plans," said Shaikh Ahmed, who is also Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group.
During the General Assembly, Vicente Loscertales, Secretary General of the BIE
, said that Dubai's presentation was "a compelling vision" and that the BIE
will continue to support the emirate as it works on turning its ideas into reality.
As Roessel noted repeatedly throughout the hearing, BIE
schools face unique challenges.
The market is predicted to grow by more than 350 percent in the mid-term," says Francois de Bie
, Chairman of European Bioplastics.
Abdullah bin Salim al- Kaabi, Director General of BIE
said that the total volume of investments in the region amounted to RO 77.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee chairman, president of the Department of Civil Aviation and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and other members of the Higher Committee, welcomed the BIE
Secretary General in Dubai.
Keith Moore, who served as director of BIE
until 2012, along with Drapeaux maintained a longstanding friendship with PerGroup, according to the inspector general.
The four candidate cities, which also included Brazil's Sao Paulo and Turkey's Izmir, had pulled out all the stops during 20 minute presentations before voting by the 168 member states of the BIE
, which oversees the organization of the events.
The winning city will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 161 member nations of the BIE
As a result of the visit, the enquiry mission will prepare a report detailing their recommendation to all BIE
member states as to whether Dubai and the UAE would be a feasible host for the World Expo 2020.
Earlier in the day, UAE minister of state and managing director of the Dubai Expo 2020 bid committee Reem Al Hashimi gave an impassioned speech to the BIE
in which she outlined the emirate's case for hosting the event.