Saudi Arabia , Riyadh hosts Expo 2030 in Riyadh, unveils ‘Age of Change’ In a groundbreaking announcement at the 173rd International Secretariat General Assembly for Expo 2030, Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh will be the host city for the long-awaited Expo 2030.
Theme “Era of Transformation:
Together for a Positive Future”: Expo 2030 will highlight Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a historic plan to fundamentally transform Saudi Arabia, diversify its economy and improve the lives of its people.
is completely consistent with the realization of Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations, recording her second highest number of international arrivals in the world in the first quarter of 2023.
This is an increase of 64% compared to the same period in 2019.
Expo 2030 is expected to accelerate the sector’s upward trajectory and provide Saudi Arabia with a platform to share its unique and diverse wonders with the world, while fostering job creation, industrial investment, and trade partnerships. I will do it.
The announcement is also expected to significantly boost the Saudi economy and advance Vision 2030’s goal of making tourism the second largest component of the country’s GDP. Fahad Hamidaddin, CEO and Director of Saudi Tourism Authority said:
“Today is a special chapter for Saudi Arabia, with the capital Riyadh being honored by the world as the host of Expo 2030.
As we prepare for this iconic global exhibit, we encourage our trading partners to foster sustainable growth and development in the Saudi tourism sector today.
I would like to call on you to seize the historic opportunity that is being offered to help you.”
He added, “Currently, Saudi Arabia has 400,000 hotel rooms, but by 2030, there will be 854,000 new hotel rooms.
” It will be expanded,” he added. In addition, plans to develop Riyadh’s King Salman International Airport will help position the city as a world-class hub for travel and trade, with an ambitious target of 120 million passengers over the next seven years.
AI will play a key role at Expo Riyadh:
The Saudi government has made great strides in digital transformation by effectively leveraging innovative and emerging technologies to address key business priorities such as citizen experience, digital operations, sustainability, and security.
As Saudi Arabia accelerates its journey towards a truly digital economy, artificial intelligence capabilities will be integrated into all digital transformation initiatives,” said Hamza Naqshbandi, IDC Assistant Vice President for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
These developments will improve access to Riyadh and the rest of the country, ensuring an easy and seamless travel experience for all Expo visitors.
” adds to the country’s already impressive sporting and cultural calendar. These events include the Jeddah Cornish F1 circuit and a recent blockbuster boxing match featuring WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Riyadh Expo 2030 is expected to bring in billions of dollars in tourism revenue, while for tech vendors it is an opportunity to showcase itself as a serious purveyor of smart city applications.
For more information: explore the official Riyadh Expo 2030 website.