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DUBAI, 31st March, 2022 (WAM) — The BIE Day Awards Ceremony was held yesterday, during which the recipients of the Expo 2020 Dubai Official Participants Awards were announced.

Held on the eve of the closing of Expo, the awards ceremony also included the awarding of BIE medals, celebrating all those who have made a major contribution to the success of the World Expo, and the Expo 2020 Dubai UAE Innovates Awards.

The winners of the official participant awards were chosen by an international jury composed of nine experts in various relevant fields. The jury visited each international pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai during two sessions, in January and March 2022. Divided into five different categories according to the size and type of pavilion, the official participant awards recognize three aspects of the pavilions: architecture and landscape (only for self-built pavilions), exhibition design and theme interpretation. A total of 51 gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded during the ceremony which took place at Jubilee Park at the Expo 2020 Dubai site.

Below is the list of all the recipients: Architecture & Landscape.

– Self-built pavilions – Category A (over 2,500 m2).

-Gold Prize – Saudi Arabia.

-Silver Prize – Switzerland.

-Bronze Award – China.

– Self-built pavilions – Category B (between 1,750 m2 and 2,500 m2).

– Gold Award – Netherlands.

-Silver Prize – Austria.

-Bronze Award – Gulf Cooperation Council.

– Self-built pavilions – Category C (less than 1,750 m2).

– Gold Award – Singapore.

-Silver Prize – Finland.

-Bronze Award – Qatar Exhibition Design.

– Self-built pavilions – Category A (over 2,500 m2).

-Gold Prize – Japan.

-Silver Award – Pakistan.

-Bronze Award – Spain.

– Self-built pavilions – Category B (between 1,750 m2 and 2,500 m2).

-Gold Prize – Peru.

-Prize silver – Poland.

-Bronze Award – Egypt.

– Self-built pavilions – Category C (less than 1,750 m2).

-Gold Prize – Morocco.

-Silver Prize – Algeria.

-Bronze Award – Palestine.

Pavilions rented.

-Gold Award – Mexico.

-Prize silver – Latvia.

-Bronze Award – Montenegro.

– Thematic neighborhood pavilions – Opportunity.

-Gold Prize – Tonga.

-Silver Prize – Democratic Republic of Congo.

-Bronze Award – Fiji.

– Thematic district pavilions – Sustainability.

-Gold Prize – Seychelles.

-Silver Prize – Cambodia.

-Bronze Award – Suriname.

– Thematic neighborhood pavilions – Mobility.

-Gold Prize – Holy See.

-Silver Prize – Ivory Coast.

-Bronze Award – Interpretation of Jamaica Theme.

– Self-built pavilions – Category A (over 2,500 m2).

– Gold Award – Germany.

-Silver Prize – Kazakhstan.

-Bronze Award – Italy.

– Self-built pavilions – Category B (between 1,750 m2 and 2,500 m2).

-Gold Prize – Oman.

-Prize silver – Hungary.

-Bronze Award – Sweden.

– Self-built pavilions – Category C (less than 1,750 m2).

– Gold Award – Malaysia.

-Silver Prize – Lithuania.

-Bronze Award – Colombia.

Pavilions rented.

-Gold Prize – Syria.

-Silver Prize – Gabon.

-Bronze Award – Vietnam.

Thematic neighborhood pavilions – Opportunity.

-Gold Prize – Rwanda.

-Silver Prize – Ethiopia.

-Bronze Award – Kyrgyzstan.

Thematic district pavilions – Sustainability.

-Gold Prize – Yemen.

-Silver Prize – Guinea.

-Bronze Award – Comoros.

– Thematic neighborhood pavilions – Mobility.

-Gold Award – El Salvador.

-Silver Prize – Moldova.

-Bronze Award – Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

-BIE medals.

-BIE Medals recognize organizations and individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of the Expo.

The Gold Medal, the IBE’s highest distinction, was awarded to: – The Government of the United Arab Emirates, accepted by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai.

-The Government of Dubai, accepted by Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary General of the Dubai Executive Council.

– The Expo 2020 Dubai Senior Committee: – H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman & CEO, Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman of the Expo Senior Committee 2020 Dubai.

-Mohammed Al Shaibani, Managing Director of HH The Ruler’s Court of Dubai, UAE.

-Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Managing Director, Expo 2020 Dubai.

-Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies.

-Lieutenant-General Abdullah Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

-Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan and Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

-Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism.

-Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism.

-Mohamed Alabbar, President of Emaar Properties.

-Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman – Dubai Aeronautical Engineering Projects.

-Eng. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Expo 2020 Dubai Key Stakeholders: -Maj. General Talal Hamid Belhoul, Director General of the Department of State Security, Dubai.

-Lieutenant General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residence and Foreigners in Dubai -Maj. General Rashid Al Matrooshi, Director General of Civil Defense of Dubai.

-Dr. Amer Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Covid-19 Command and Control Center -Dr. Hanan Al Suwaidi, president of the test flow at the Covid-19 command and control center.

-Ahmad Musabih, Managing Director, Dubai Customs.

-H.H. Major General Sheikh Ahmed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of National Service and Reserve Authority -Khalifa Al Darrai, Managing Director of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

-Khalid Belhoul, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE.

-Mohammad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Federal Protocol and Strategic Narrative Authority, Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

-Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Chairman of Protocols for the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai Protocol.

-International participants of Expo 2020 Dubai, accepted by Manuel Salchli, President of the College of Commissioners General.

The Silver Medal was awarded to: – Expo 2020 Dubai volunteers, accepted by Ms. Marjan Faraidooni, Head of Human Resources and Visitor Experience, Expo 2020 Dubai.

-Youth of the United Arab Emirates, received by Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth.

-Press and Media, accepted by Mona Al-Marri, Director General of the Dubai Government Media Office.

– UAE Innovation Award.

-The UAE Innovates Awards, an initiative first launched in February 2021 to celebrate innovative ideas in the United Arab Emirates, recognizes Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions that showcased impressive innovations in opportunity, mobility and durability.

-The best innovation that achieves sustainability was awarded to: -The Netherlands Pavilion for Vertical Farming.

-Pavilion of Italy for its ISO 20121 sustainability certification.

The best innovation that creates opportunities was awarded to: – The Czech Republic pavilion for the SAWER water production system.

-Pavilion of Tunisia for the P-Guard autonomous patrol robot.

The Best Innovation that Drives Mobility was awarded to: – The Saudi Arabia pavilion for its inclined elevators.

– Flag of Sweden for the Incedo security system.

Awarding participation is a long-standing Expos tradition, dating back to the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London – the first World’s Fair. After a hiatus in which the Expos did not present awards, they were reintroduced ahead of Expo 2005 Aichi.

Held under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region ( MENASA).

Expo 2020 Dubai is the largest global gathering to take place since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing together more than 190 countries from around the world and having received more than 23 million visits since its opening on October 1, 2021.