Expo 2020 Dubai has appointed Rosterfy, said to be the worldâ€™s fastest-growing event workforce management solution platform, to support and engage its large team of employees and volunteers.
Running from October 2020 to April 2021, the next World Expo will be recruiting 30,000 volunteers working on site across a total of 1.2 million shifts, spanning the six-month period.
With over 200 nationalities living and working in Dubai, engaging and establishing a strong volunteer base that can be mobilized for future large scales events will play a crucial role in the legacy of Expo 2020.
In selecting Rosterfy, Expo 2020 will utilise the global event workforce management platform for all aspects relating to the volunteer program and general workforce delivery.
This will include recruitment, screening, streamlined matching of volunteers to the roles they are best suited to and engaging the workforce throughout the event to show the difference they are making. Whatâ€™s more, volunteers will be able to access their own workforce portal, displaying their shifts and related news via web and mobile application.
Mohammed Al Hashimi, Senior Vice President Innovation & Future Technology, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: â€œWe are delighted to welcome Rosterfy to the team, a business that will help us to engage fully with the workforce that will make Expo 2020 possible. Rosterfy will play a crucial role in supporting the Expo and will help the event to showcase Dubai as a centre for sustainability, innovation and connectivity.â€
Shannan Gove, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development, Rosterfy, said: â€œWeâ€™re extremely excited to be working alongside Expo 2020 Dubai and play a role in what will undoubtedly be an incredibly successful event. The popularity of Rosterfy as a platform to assist in the recruitment, management and training of event staff and volunteers around the world continues to grow. Building volunteer networks is becoming a critical part of event legacy and economic impact and weâ€™re proud to play a central role in that. By adding the World Expo to our list of clients, weâ€™re delighted to be able to serve businesses across Asia, Europe, the U.S. and now, the Middle East.â€
As the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Expo 2020 is expected to attract 25 million visitors, an unprecedented 70% of which will be from outside the UAE.