Saudi Arabia is abuzz with change, in line with the country's strategic and ambitious Vision 2030 programme. The Kingdom understands that regional and international prestige is no longer solely focused on economic and political achievements.
This is evident in the unique set of challenges the world has recently faced, including climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war and technological advancements — particularly artificial intelligence
These challenges require a new, transformative vision through which mankind can forge a better, less turbulent future for the generations to come. Saudi Arabia is positioning itself at the forefront of leading countries that are determined to tackle these challenges.
Saudi Arabia’s nomination to host Expo 2030 – along with three other countries (South Korea, Italy, and Ukraine) – isn’t just about hosting a prestigious international exhibition on its soil.
The Kingdom has already drawn up detailed plans for the global exhibition and presented them to members of the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris in December 2022 under the proposed theme “The Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow”. It has earmarked a site north of the capital Riyadh to host the gathering.
These plans include overall engineering, logistics, technical, entertainment, economic, touristic, smart infrastructure, and sustainability aspects – with a vision aimed at “leaving a strong legacy and resoundingly proving that a brighter and more sustainable future can be achieved by all countries and peoples.”
The total investment allocated to the event, amounting to $15.6bn, will generate a total added value estimated at $22bn and create more than 560,000 jobs.