After 10 exhibitions - including locations like Berlin, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo and Sydney - the United Buddy Bears now visited the fourth continent after Europe, Asia and Australia. And for the first time, this international unifying project visited an Arab country - Egypt.
Please read the Messages of greeting for the exibition of the United Buddy Bears in Cairo.
The First Lady, H. E. Suzanne Mubarak - patron of the "United Buddy Bears" in Cairo together with Hans-Dietrich Genscher (former German Foreign Minister) and the Governor of Cairo, H.E. Dr. Abdel Azim Wazir, opened the exhibition on the evening of 11th April during a festive ceremony. Hundreds of guests, among them many ministers and government officials as well as delegates from a large number of embassies took part in the event. The opening ceremony, the ensuing speech by the Governor of Cairo and the performance of the children's choir of the Cairo Opera House were broadcast live on Egyptian television.
Until 19th May 2007, the "United Buddy Bears" were presented in the heart of the metropolis with its 16 million inhabitants on the Gezira Promenade (Zamalek Island) on the banks of the River Nile. During that time, many artistic performances from various different nations will take place on a large stage on the exhibition site.
We would like to thank our main sponsors for their fantastic support: DaimlerChrysler; Orascom Telecom; I.T.S. INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT SERVICES LTD, a subsidiary of Schenker DB Logistics as well as the shipping company HAMBURG SÜD, which has organised all shipments from port to port so far.
The exhibition owes its origin and the possibility to be visited all over the world completely free of charge to the committed work of many institutions, organisations, administrative bodies, companies and individuals.
For supporting the exhibition of the United Buddy Bears in Cairo we want to thank: