Expo 2020 in Dubai

Australia will participate in the World Exposition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.

Set in the modern-day geographic crossroads city of Dubai, Expo 2020 will provide an opportunity for Australia to connect directly with global citizens to promote our culture, values, technological and economic capabilities.

Organisers expect at least 25 million people to visit the expo with an estimated 70 per cent to come from outside the UAE, including large numbers from the Gulf region, South Asia and Western Europe.

Expo 2020 Dubai, 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future', will focus on developing innovative partnerships across sectors, organisations and geographies to address global challenges.

Opportunities for Australian companies

The Australian Government will take advantage of this global event to maximise commercial opportunities for Australia, showcase our cultural assets and innovations and tell the Australian story.

Through an innovative Australian Pavilion featuring compelling exhibits, we will present a distinctive Australian brand that maximises the appeal of Australia as a place to visit, study, invest and do business.

Australian business, industry and governments stand to benefit from this unique cross-collaboration opportunity. There will be more than 180 country pavilions in a single location. Each will bring their own business delegations and generate huge potential for connections with foreign citizens and governments and with global businesses, investors and industry leaders.

For Australian companies, Expo 2020 Dubai also presents a range of opportunities around the design, construction and delivery of the event. We encourage Australian companies to register on the Expo 2020 Online MarketPlace portal to access and bid on projects to support the delivery of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Opportunities also exist for companies to be recognised as an official provider of goods or services to the Australian pavilion including for the supply of:

  • construction and fit-out related products
  • food and beverage consumables
  • general items such as uniforms, office products, transport and freight.

For expressions of interest or more information contact expo2020@dfat.gov.au

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Last Updated: 14 December 2018