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Our Theme

Ireland is the island of inspiration and has been a source of creativity and innovation for 5,000 years.

Ireland’s theme speaks of our history and culture, but also addresses a crucially important issue for mankind in the impending age of artificial intelligence and robotics. Creativity builds empathy, human connection and community. Creative expression facilitates non-confrontational approaches to difference and provides a medium for addressing complex personal and societal challenges.

This is the case we are making at Expo Dubai: the importance of putting creativity at the centre of human experience in the 21st century.

Our theme supports the overall Expo 2020 theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Our ambition is to bring this idea into debate and discussion over the six months of Expo programming, and to frame the issue of human creativity in terms of the future wellbeing of mankind.