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Sheikh Hamdan visits the pavilions of Spain, Hungary and the Republic of Korea at Expo 2020 Dubai on Tuesday.
Inayat-ur-Rahman, Company editor
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, visited the pavilions of Spain, Hungary and the Republic of Korea at Expo 2020 on Tuesday.
Speaking on the tour, Sheikh Hamdan said Expo 2020 Dubai showcases the best of innovation and excellence achieved by countries around the world, especially solutions to overcome the most challenges. pressing issues facing the global community in various sectors. He said the mega international event hosted by Dubai represents a rare opportunity for young people to experience the latest innovations shaping the future of the world and to be inspired by creative ideas that drive sustainable development in vital areas.
During his visit to the Spain Pavilion, located in the Sustainability District, Sheikh Hamdan was briefed on his exhibits which showcase the country’s rich productive and creative fabric. Under the theme “Intelligence for life”, the Pavilion seeks to highlight the human capacity for innovation and the desire to preserve a good quality of life on the planet, both for current and future generations. The Spain Pavilion also celebrates the country’s deep and centuries-old ties to the Arab world with an open, eco-friendly exhibition that harmoniously blends ancient heritage and cutting-edge innovation. A wide range of stimulating exhibitions focus on how Spain is at the forefront of new methods of education and encourages entrepreneurship. Spain’s commitment to sustainability is embodied in the pavilion itself, which is constructed from reusable materials.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed also paid a visit to the Hungarian pavilion located in the Jubilee area. Under the theme ‘Aqua Roots of Hungary’, the country’s pavilion allows visitors to immerse themselves in an experience of relaxation, healing and rehabilitation as the country highlights its unique, mineral-rich hot springs. The Pavilion highlights the healing power of water and balneotherapy – the ancient treatment of ailments by bathing in thermal mineral water. In an interactive exhibit that reveals the origins of Hungary’s hot springs, visitors can soak up the country’s wellness and spa culture – and how it is boosting the country’s health tourism industry.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed also visited the Republic of Korea Pavilion, located in the Mobility District of Expo 2020, where he was introduced to an interactive smart experience that showcases what the country has to offer to the world. The national values ââpresented through the design of the Pavilion include solidarity, dynamic thinking, a commitment to innovation and flexibility in the face of change. These features are reflected in the facade of the pavilion, which changes constantly throughout the day. The facade is made up of brightly colored rotating cubes and presents a spectacular display, reflecting the spirit of the Korean landscape. The five-story building, one of the largest pavilions at Expo 2020, reflects Korea’s focus on technological development and its leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, especially in artificial intelligence technologies.
Meanwhile, Hypermotion Dubai, the Middle East edition of the German-born convex industry that is reinventing the transportation and logistics industries, opened at Expo 2020, held under the presence and patronage of by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai Airports, hailing it as a significant boost to the smart mobility credentials of the ’emirate.
In his comments on this remarkable event, Sheikh Ahmad to Saeed said, âI would like to express my gratitude to the organizers of the event for their outstanding efforts.
âThe fact that Hypermotion will be held in Dubai at Expo 2020 is a clear indication of our determination to keep the emirate at the forefront of smart mobility as well as to leverage and support transformative and disruptive technologies to improve industries, accelerating the development of, high-tech economies During this event we will have the opportunity to experience and learn new things through an exciting perspective on the future.
Running through November 4 at the Dubai Exhibition Center, Hypermotion Dubai, along with the co-located Materials Handling Middle East, represents a thriving hub of breakthrough technologies that are revolutionizing four of the Middle East’s key economic sectors: transportation, logistics, mobility and material handling.
The three-day event takes place with the collaboration of global port operator DP World as a global partner.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director of DP World UAE and Jafza, said: âDP World is proud to be Hypermotion’s global partner and to support its inaugural event in Dubai. We’re having several meaningful discussions this week on topics such as Dubai’s emergence as an international trade hub and the importance of big data in revolutionizing logistics.
He continues: âInnovation is in our DNA, and Hypermotion – like DP World – seeks to open up a smarter future for mobility and logistics. In a changing world, we must work together to streamline and strengthen operations across the industry. This will benefit businesses, customers, our planet, and ultimately keep things flowing. “
Other key partners include Abu Dhabi Ports as a strategic partner; and South Dubai, smart and sustainable city, as Future City Partner.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said: âWe are delighted to host such a renowned global event such as Hypermotion in Dubai, especially at a special time for the emirate as it hosts the ‘Expo 2020 Dubai.
âWe look forward to connecting with a consortium of logistics veterans and discussing critical issues related to the future of logistics. As a major player in the region, South Dubai is proud to align with the government’s strategy of diversifying the emirate’s economy and further consolidating its place on the global stage.
âHypermotion Dubai will provide us with an ideal platform on which to demonstrate our most recent developments and explore a variety of perspectives that will open up new perspectives and underline the relevance of digitalization in the mobility and transport industries. “
Simon Mellor, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organizer of Hypermotion Dubai and Materials Handling Middle East, told Gulf Today that âHypermotion Dubai will showcase digitally enhanced technologies that will drive future automation initiatives and efforts. and sustainable development. The event’s three conferences and the expert panel of more than 150 change agents will lift the veil on incremental innovations for the benefit of all who work in these vital sectors.
He mentioned that around 75 exhibitors are participating in the event.
âThe main concept behind the organization of the event at Expo 2020 Dubai is that the sub-themes of the mega fair are sustainability, mobility and opportunities and therefore ‘Hypermotion’ is also fully focused on mobility. ”
“The UAE government’s swift and decisive COVID actions and focus on the nationwide immunization roll-out program have strongly positioned the UAE economy and put all activities back on track. “, concluded Mellor.
Hypermotion Lab focuses on driverless vehicles, urban air mobility and next-generation connectivity in mobility and logistics. Smart Mobility conference unveils overhaul of region’s transit industry, as Scalex, a leading manufacturer of digital distance measurement tools, will delve into supply chain excellence and logistics, including last mile delivery.
Hypermotion Dubai has attracted an intoxicating mix of executives and decision-makers from the public and private sectors, business leaders and strategists, start-ups and innovators seeking to network and showcase new technological advances through the Asyad Logistics Start-up Challenge. The challenge will include three days of workshops, clinics, pitch competitions and networking with investors and government buyers to provide real opportunities to launch and grow businesses.
The event also hosts market forecasts for the logistics and electric vehicle sectors of the GCC, in addition to eminent data scientists, who will be presenting at the Asyad Global Hackathon Challenge – a knowledge center of bespoke content, engaging competitions, workshops and brainstorming sessions.
With Hypermotion Dubai, the 11th Biennial of Materials Handling Middle East features more than 70 exhibitors from 24 countries, led by Platinum Sponsor Acme, alongside other industry pillars such as RFUFCO, Wings, Savoye, Jaspa, Ancra Systems, Lean Tech, Log Square, Swisslog and Honeywell.
The regional trade fair dedicated to intralogistics, warehousing, supply chain management, freight and freight showcases the latest automation technologies meeting the needs of a wide range of industries ranging from from e-commerce, banking and retail, to foodservice, automotive and pharmaceuticals.
Acme’s next-generation show line includes a number of different solutions for specific applications, including a new robotic system in cooperation with their partner, Hanwha, and handling and storage solutions for pallets and crates. manufactured in their plant in the United Arab Emirates.
Navin Narayan, CEO of Acme, said the Middle East has been slower than other markets in adopting physical automation solutions, however, the pandemic has increased labor costs and reduced overall operating margins, meaning companies had to quickly realize the value of implementing automation technologies in their production and distribution lines.
âThe pandemic has definitely accelerated the adoption of semi-automation and automation solutions,â Narayan said. âOur region has relied heavily on manual labor for material handling and warehouse operations which were put to the test as Covid-19 hit us all.