The concept of strength has altered as societies progressed through the industrialization process. In today's world, how nations keep up with new technologies determines a part of their strength; thus, nations can work together to build a new world through the exchange of current knowledge and new technologies.
Every year, technology owners convene in conferences, exhibitions, and gatherings across the world to display their products and discuss their achievements.
The World Expo, the world's largest event along the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, has been hosting the latest technologies around the world for the past 170 years.
Alexander Graham Bell unveiled the first telephone at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876, ushering in a new era of communication and information technology. Television, another awosome invetion by the mankined, was first introduced to the public at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Ultra-high-definition television, also known as Ultra HD or UHD, was first demonstrated at Expo 2005, Aichi, Japan, making a turning point in the audiovisual industry. Many architectural constructions, including the Eiffel Tower, innovations in the food industry, and computers that are so intertwined with our daily lives today and we cannot imagine life without them, have been introduced during such expos and startled the poeple around the world.
Expo 2020 Dubai will open on Friday, October 1, 2021 after being delayed for a year over the coronavirus pandemic, and will go through Thursday, March 31, 2022. It is the first World Expo to be hosted in the Middle East and West Asia region. A record number of 192 countries have announced their participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, making it the most inclusive and international Expo ever to be organized.
The mega-event aims to set a new stage of international expos by hosting 192 countries with the moto: "Connecting Minds and Creating the Future."
For near two centuries, World Expos have been apolitical events focused on furthering humanity for the common good through innovation, cultural exchange, creativity and collaboration.
MAPNA Group on Sustainable Development Path
With an area of 2,014 square meters, Iran pavilion is located in the mobility zone at Expo Dubai next to France, Mexico and Peru pavilions, and is among the eight main pavillions of the exhibition.
The pavilion's industry hall has been named after MAPNA Group, indicating the Group's significant role in the country's industrial development as well as its regional position.
Sustainability, mobility and opportunity are the three main focuses of the 182-day event in Dubai. The expo aims to address environmental challenges, such as climate change, and biodiversity conservation, which have been on top of MAPNA Group’s agenda in the past years through a collaborative and people-centered mindset.
One of MAPNA Group's founding objectives is the employment of young people and reliable expertise, as well as the creation of job opportunities. That said, MAPNA has always prioritized collaboration with universities and knowledge-based businesses, hence, young experts have made significant contributions to the Group’s growth in the past three decades. MAPNA regards academia as a rich source of ideas for its innovation ecosystem, through which it can choose and refine the technologies employed in a new product, process, or service. Research and development forms a major part of MAPNA Group’s activities. The Group’s R&D has been in charge of looking into the less known areas in a variety of fields, including the oil & gas, energy, power, transportation and new businesses to find the right ingredients for the Group’s strategy to reach its outlook, including the country’s industrial growth.
Communication is the foundation of today's world and allows societies to develop. As a result, MAPNA Group considers transportation expansion through a variety of initiatives, such as railway extension and fleet electrification, to be one of its most important undertakings in recent years.
Electrification of the transportation fleet and the manufacturing and operation of Iran’s first electric bus are among other MAPNA initiatives in order to create sustainable transportation and minimize energy consumption and environmental pollution. With electrification widely considered as an attractive solution for reducing the oil dependency and environmental impact of road transportation, switching to electrified road transport under the sustainable shared socioeconomic pathways gives us an optimistic outlook for a low-carbon transition. MAPNA Group has also emabrked on the electrification of the railway secotr, by prioritizing the design and manufacture of fully-electric and diesel-electric locomotives.
Environmental degradation and climatic change, particularly global warming, have undeniably accompanied the industrial advancements, establishment of numerous factories, and large-scale constructions. One strategy to slow down or stop this rapid trend is to replace unsustainable industries with activities that are less harmful to the environment.
MAPNA Group has seriously followed the path of sustainable development by entering new businesses and has accomplished significant projects in such fields. Construction and operation of renewable projects such as the Kahak wind and solar farms and the Aqkand wind farm, conversion of gas power plant units to combined cycles, electrification of the transportation fleet, and investment in the water sector are among the Group's actions to expand new industries that would bring less environmental consequences.
Iran has suffered from drought for decades due to several factors, including the rapid population growth and its impact on increasing water consumption, and resource mismanagement, combined with the country’s semi-arid geography and low annual rainfall. Taking into account its social responsibility and concerns about national challenges, MAPNA Group has entered the critical water sector by investing, engineering, construction, implementation, and operation of thermal and membrane desalination projects, and water and power cogenration projects, as well as supplementary wastewater treatment plants.
As a leading industrial enterprise, MAPNA envisages a clearer vision for the country’s industrial development and at the same time delineates a solid plan to reach a healthy society benefiting from cutting-edge technologies. Such aspirations have placed MAPNA as one of the inspiring participants at Expo Dubai.
This has provided an opportunity for the Group to showcase showcase its achievements and present its ideas to the international community. MAPNA activities are planned in accordance with the Expo theme "Connecting Minds and Creating the Future" in order to promote communication, because only through communication can we innovate and transform the future. New ideas emerge from the invisible links that unite us all, and such ideas can lead to a greener world through the invention of new approaches and state-of-the-art products.