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From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will bring the world together in a spirit of hope and optimism and with a shared purpose towards solving some of our greatest challenges. It will showcase the greatest innovations, breakthroughs and ideas from around the planet, enabling action towards a better world under its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

Expo 2020 will be an endless journey of discovery as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – harness their collective power to change the world for the better. Expo 2020’s sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to make a conscious effort to think and live differently. An entertaining global celebration with something for everyone, Expo 2020 will wow visitors with daily events, showcasing the best of technology, creativity and culture, while F&B outlets will feature cuisine from around the world.

The first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South. Built with a long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site is an example of innovation in action and will transform into District 2020, a blueprint for human-centric, smart and sustainable cities of the future, after Expo 2020 closes its doors.


PhosAgro Group is the undisputed leader in the supply of fertilizers to the Russian market, and is one of the largest producers of phosphate-based fertilizers in the world.

PhosAgro’s main products include phosphate rock, over 50 grades of fertilizers, feed phosphates, ammonia and sodium tripolyphosphate, which are used by customers in 102 countries across all inhab-ited continents of the world. The Company’s priority markets outside of Russia and the CIS are Latin America, Europe and Asia.

The Company has been the general partner of the Chess Federation of Russia (CFR) since 2010. PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev is a Vice-President of the CFR and a member of its Board of Trustees.

PhosAgro is also a strategic partner of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in the Grand Prix series of the World Chess Championship in 2019−2021.

PhosAgro has sponsored the matches for the World Chess Champion title in Sochi, New York and London, as well as the qualifying stages of the world championship cycle – Candidates Tournaments in Berlin (2018) and Yekaterinburg (2020-2021) and the Grand Prix in Moscow (2017).

At the same time, PhosAgro continues to promote chess in the regions where it operates by opening chess classes in Company-supported schools and kindergartens, and funding the training of special-ised teachers.

Official Cybersecurity

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe.

The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 240,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them.

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Official Blockchain

Based in Boston and founded by cryptography pioneer and Turing award winner Silvio Micali, Algorand is an open-source software company building technical innovation for the borderless economy with a platform that delivers decentralization, scalability and security.

Algorand’s first-of-its-kind, permissionless, pure proof-of-stake protocol supports the scale, open participation, and transaction finality needed by users to build opportunity and fulfill the promise of blockchain technology.

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Official Learning

Chessable is the world’s leading e-learning platform and home to the largest library of online chess courses, including masterclasses by chess world champion Magnus Carlsen, top-10 player Anish Giri and 8-time Russian chess champion Peter Svidler and many more.

Chessable was co-founded in 2015 by CEO David Kramaley and International Master John Bartholomew and has quickly grown to become the world’s leading platform for online chess education powered by its revolutionary science-based MoveTrainer software.

Chessable is part of the Play Magnus Group, a company founded by World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen to build and unite the most innovative online chess brands and services. Together these services contribute to an online chess ecosystem that is introducing more people to the benefits of chess, improving experiences for existing chess fans, and enabling more players, coaches, and creators to earn a living from chess.

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