In a precedent, the first in the history of the award
Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Exhibition to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region, continues to gain success and acclaim from around the world two months after the curtain fell on its activities after the ceremony The opening of the International Event won 29 different awards at the TELLY Awards Ceremony. This is the first of its kind in award history, in addition to the Dubai Expo – Explorer virtual app that won the Gold Award for Best Interactive and Comprehensive App.
The opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai won nine gold awards: “Videography / Cinematography”, “Diving and Mixed Reality – Using Augmented Reality”, “Diving and Mixed Reality – Directing”, “Diving and Mixed Reality – Presentation “,” Internet – Using music “,” Internet – event website design “,” Internet – 360 degree audio usage “,” immersive and mixed reality – performance and show “and” immersive and mixed reality – events “, in addition to 12 silver and eight bronze awards.
The International Telly Awards celebrates excellence in visual content and the 43rd edition of this award highlights the changes that have emerged through the development of visual media, such as hybrid events, immersive virtual reality, sustainability and social impact.
The legendary opening ceremony also won the “Best Art Production Event 2022” award, praised by Total Production Middle East and Africa magazine for the best works of art and events in the region.
Expo 2020 Dubai captured the imagination of the world by welcoming the best minds and most innovative ideas from around the world, and its dazzling opening ceremony laid the foundation for 182 days of fun and launched a series of events at the Expo that further fostered creativity. the economy of the United Arab Emirates.
Being the largest global event organized since the beginning of the pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai tended to broadcast the opening ceremony to millions of viewers worldwide, through many traditional and electronic channels, including Expo TV and the Expo virtual platform, brought the number of spectators of the opening ceremony to 7.6 million viewers. Until March 31, 2022.
The opening ceremony of Expo 2020 Dubai was brilliant and extraordinary by all standards, as it was held at the stunning Al Wasl Square, which includes the world’s largest immersive audio system and the largest integrated video display system in world. Lighting units, 1000 speakers, 1300 stage costumes and an extraordinary performance by more than 1000 artists participating in a special historical show.
Tariq Ghosheh, CEO of Fun Activities and Events at Expo 2020 Dubai, who oversaw the organization of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the rich arts and entertainment program for Expo 2020 Dubai, expressed his great satisfaction that the ceremony of the opening received these numerous and prestigious awards.
Ghosheh said: “We are extremely proud of the world-class entertainment program we presented to the public at Expo 2020 Dubai, the opening ceremony attended by millions worldwide and over 182 days of great entertainment experiences, with up to 200 live events every day on a number of sites and platforms. About Expo 2020 Dubai »
The opening ceremony was inspired by the slogan Expo 2020 Dubai, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, as it took the audience on a blindfolding journey, embodying the three pillars on which was the largest event of its kind in the world. . based, respectively, on opportunities, mobility and sustainability, and shedding light on Emirati values. The well-established vision and goals of Expo 2020 Dubai and its welcome to the participation of 192 countries in Dubai and the land of the United Arab Emirates. “
International tenor Andrea Bocelli topped the list of international artists performing at the opening ceremony, as well as Golden Globe Award-winning actress, singer-songwriter Andra Day, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and world-famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang; and four Grammy Award winners Angelique Kidjo.
The opening ceremony also shed light on the creative diversity and talents in the region, as the brilliant lineup of participating artists also included “Arab artist” Mohammed Abdo, “Arab artist” Ahlam Al Shamsi, Emirati artist and ambassador for Expo 2020 Dubai. , Hussain Al Jasmi, and internationally, Emirati singer and songwriter.Ring, diamond and Lebanese-American singer Maysa Karaa.
Al Wasl Plaza will remain an integral part of Expo 2020 Dubai’s heritage, including plans to transform the entire site into a smart and sustainable city, an environment that stimulates business and innovation, and a thriving urban community. diversified that will reuse and re-employ more. than 80 percent of the Expo infrastructure.
The Global Telly Awards celebrates visual content excellence, and the 43rd edition of this award highlights the revival of industry in a changing world, with a focus on the changes that have emerged through the development of visual media, such as the addition of hybrid events, immersive reality virtual. , sustainability, diversity, inclusion and social impact.
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