Global imaging, optical and printing solutions leader Canon is the official printing and imaging provider at Dubai Expo 2020, set to be held from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
This is the first time in World Expo history that a single firm will provide all the event’s imaging and printing needs.
The tie-up will see the multinational firm deploy its expertise in imagery and printing throughout the six-month celebration.
We’re delighted to announce @CanonMEA as our Official Printing and Imaging Provider, bringing over 80 years of imaging expertise to The World’s Greatest Show!#Expo2020 #Dubai https://t.co/vCBsLhFra2 pic.twitter.com/jqvNbWK8rU
— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) January 21, 2020
“As Official Printing and Imaging Provider at Expo 2020 Dubai, Canon will leverage expertise developed over 80 years in the business to manage any and all imagery and printing needs at The World’s Greatest Show,” said Expo 2020 in a statement.
The Japanese imaging technology company will provide managed printing services, professional print displays such as galleries, souvenir printing, print displays at art galleries, as well as equipment hire services for accredited photographers, and accreditation and onsite registration printing.
“Leveraging expertise cultivated over more than 80 years, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support through its world-class Canon Professional Services (CPS) booths, including offering equipment loans, technical knowledge and maintenance for media professionals onsite,” the Dubai Media Office said in a statement.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said: “We are glad to be able to offer high resolution and easily accessible imagery and printing services to support all those involved in Expo 2020 Dubai. Canon now joins our team of cutting-edge companies pushing the boundaries of innovation and helping us deliver an exceptional World Expo.”
Yuichi Ishizuka, President and CEO of Canon Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), said: “We are proud to be named the Official Printing and Imaging Provider for Expo 2020 Dubai. This is the first time that Expo has had one provider for both imaging and printing. It’s a special opportunity for us to contribute to the delivery of Expo 2020 and will allow us to showcase our entire input to output portfolio to help people reimagine and push the boundaries of what is possible through imaging.”
The largest event ever held in the Arab World and the first World Expo in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa region, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome more than 200 participants and an anticipated 25 million visits over the course of 173 days.