Events

28671 19 Oct 2021

France Pavilion Launches Space Week, Enjoy Out-of-this-world Entertainment

Planetary-themed entertainment on October 20, 22 and 23 at the France Pavilion.

DUBAI, 18 October 2021 With the arrival of Space Week at Expo 2020 Dubai, visitors can experience a packed calendar of planetary-themed entertainment on 20, 22 and 23 October at the France Pavilion.

Visitors can stop by the France Pavilion, located in the Mobility Zone, for its jampacked Space fortnights. The France Pavilion will transform its promenade from 8PM to 10PM (Dubai Time) on 20, 22 and 23 October and transport its audience into a deep-space exploration of galaxies and nebulae, with colors and detail courtesy of Unistellar's ground-breaking telescope. Nonetheless, the pavilion is also offering panel discussions, documentary series and workshops during the days of 20 October and 23 October for visitors to learn from professionals including CNES and the Fondation Jacques Rougerie to learn about space.

To know more and to register (compulsory) about the France Pavilion Space week, please check the agenda here.

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Date

Time

Place

Wednesday, 20 October

(to register for this day, please click here)

14:00-15:00: Conference ISS, the flying lab with Alexis Paillet Head of Spaceship France project at the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES). The project, launched in 2018, studies the possibility of a life on the Moon and on Mars.

Auditorium

15:30-17:30: Panel discussion Earth Observation and Remote Sensing by the United Arab Emirates University, in collaboration with the CNES Experts will focus on human and technological challenges to achieve the dream of a travel on Mars and will familiarize the visitors with Remote Sensing.

Agora

20:00-22:00: Stargazing night with the worlds most powerful telescope by Unistellar.

Esplanade

Saturday, 23 October

(to register for this day, please click here)

10:30-12:00: Masterclass The World of Jacques Rougerie and his foundation With Jacques Rougerie, visionary architect and member of the French academy, passionate about sea and space and founder of the Fondation Jacques Rougerie Institut de France.

Auditorium

14:00-15:30: Panel discussion Life similarities in extreme environments With the astronauts Jean-Franois Clervoy and Claudie Haigner, and Francis Rambert, Jacques Rougerie and Peter Weiss.

Auditorium

15:45-16:30: Conference Space life With Jean-Franois Clervoy.

Auditorium

16:45-17:30: Conference Architecture of the future With Francis Rambert, architecture critic.

Auditorium

17:45-18:15: Presentation by Peter Weiss of the project Eurohab Winner 2020 in the category Architecture and Innovation for space of the International architectural competition of the Fondation J. Rougerie.

Auditorium

18:30-19:30: Projection of the movie Tlescope intrieur In presence of the film team and animated by Jean-Franois Clervoy.

Auditorium

14:00-19:00: Projection of a selection of short films from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Agora

20:00-22:00: Stargazing night with the worlds most powerful telescope by Unistellar.

Esplanade

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In addition, the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 and the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, have announced a joint partnership for the space-themed fortnight. With a dedicated stand for the public located on the esplanade of the France Pavilion for the two-week period, the group will lift the lid for visitors on the solutions it uses to deliver a more sustainable shipping and logistics services. CMA CGM Group will also present activities to a hundred school students from Dubais French lyce in the France Pavilion's auditorium.

A model of the Group's flagship, the CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the worlds first 23,000-TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent) vessel powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and a standard-bearer for French know-how and business around the world, will also be on display in the B2B Belvdre until March 2022. You can find out more about the partnership here.

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For more information:

www.francedubai2020.com/en

https://virtualexpo.francedubai2020.com

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About COFREX

Founded in January 2018, COFREX (French Exhibition Company) is a publicly owned simplified joint-stock company. Its creation was a turning point for French involvement at international events for the general public, as it was the first time that an expert body had been put together in this area. Its aim is to prepare, organise and oversee Frances participation in universal and international Exhibitions.

COFREX's creation is part of a sustainable, long-term project to use the experience of previous Expos in order to perfectly and cost-effectively organise Frances involvement at World Expos and other international exhibitions. Its role falls under the rationale of partnership between public and private operators working to boost Frances image and international appeal.

For more information: www.cofrex.fr