Doha: Expo 2023 Doha and Microsoft have signed an agreement today, March 6, making Microsoft the exclusive technology partner of the Expo.
Announced during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Municipality, the partnership seals Expo 2023 Doha’s commitment to showcasing the most advanced technologies during the event, set to run between October 2023 and March 2024 in Al Bidda Park.
Mohammed Ali Al-Khouri, Secretary-General of Expo 2023 Doha said:
“Agricultural and horticultural sectors are currently undergoing massive technological transformation, and the role of technology is crucial in building sustainable systems that can help us overcome the most pressing environmental challenges. As the hosts of Expo 2023 Doha, Qatar, we are happy to work together with the world’s technological leader to introduce the world to technology-powered agriculture”.
Through this collaboration, Microsoft will showcase Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability solutions available for organisations across industries to accelerate the achievement of their sustainability goals. The company will also facilitate awareness sessions to highlight how organisations and individuals can reduce their carbon footprint, organise hackathons, as well showcase the Microsoft Sustainability Partner ecosystem. Microsoft will also equip Expo 2023 Doha with smart and advanced technology to deliver a unique digital experience for visitors.
Lana Khalaf, Microsoft Qatar General Manager, congratulated Qatar represented by the Ministry of Municipality for hosting Expo 2023 Doha, the world’s largest horticulture exhibition. She said:
“We are excited to showcase our AI-driven solutions specifically designed for the agriculture, horticulture and natural resources conservation sectors with the aim to help governments and companies achieve economic and societal benefits and create a more prosperous and sustainable future."
Set to be the first A1 horticultural exhibition hosted in the Middle East, Expo 2023 Doha aims to host three million visitors and will provide a platform to discuss and tackle the major environmental problems faced by the region, such as desertification, food security, water availability and the innovation that’s needed to complete the environmental transition and build resilient societies.
About Expo 2023 Doha
Expo 2023 Doha will be the first A1 International Horticultural Exhibition to be held in Qatar, the Middle East, and North Africa. Organized and Led by the Ministry of Municipality, Expo 2023 Doha is conceived in line with the guiding principles of Qatar National Vision 2030 that puts environmental management and sustainable development at the heart of its mission.
Running for 179 days from October 2, 2023 till March 28, 2024 and aiming to reach more than 3 million visitors, Expo Doha 2023 will offer guests an opportunity to visit ornamental gardens, attend public debates, conferences, live shows and enjoy art and culinary performances in the dedicated area in Al Bidda Park spanning across 1.7M square metres and facing the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.