STA, 3 November 2021 - The Slovenian pavilion at the Expo show in Dubai attracted more than 120,000 visitors in the first month since the opening, which SPIRIT Slovenija, the agency in charge of the country's Expo showcase, sees as a very successful start of the project.
In a press release, SPIRIT said that impressions were overly positive with the visitors rating Slovenia's leafy pavilion with an average score of 8.2.
SPIRIT director Tomaž Kostanjevec said the first month had shown that Slovenia's decision to appear at the world's fair in Dubai was a right one and that "both the visitors to the pavilion and Slovenian companies are very satisfied with the presentation".
The focus in the Slovenian pavilion in October was on circular economy and space technologies with the first two major business delegations hosted by the pavilion linked to those areas.
Slovenia also ranked prominently during the EU's Honour Day at Expo and two events in the Women's Pavilion, one promoting equal opportunities in the space economy and one focusing on career advancement.
On 1 November, the Slovenian pavilion hosted an event on smart villages.
This month the pavilion will showcase Ljubljana, following a presentation of Maribor.
It will welcome another two business delegations, one linked to smart villages and one to smart factories and materials. Both will host an international business forum.
Jure Leskovec, a Slovenian scientist from Stanford University, will give a lecture at the Slovenian pavilion in late November.