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Expo 2020 Dubai

World Expo is one of the oldest and largest international events, held every five years since 1851, it is a platform for global achievement, innovation, collaboration, and cooperation.

Rescheduled to open in October 2021 due to COVID-19, Australia will participate in the next World Expo from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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.

Australia will be among more than 190 participating countries at the Expo. Organisers anticipate over 25 million visitors to come from around the world, 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 in the post-COVID-19 world.

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, we will present a distinctive Australian brand that maximises the appear 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 190 countries participating 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 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 for Australian artists and arts companies

The Australian Pavilion will bring a piece of Australia to this global mega event and play host to an exciting and targeted program of events that showcase the best of Australia.

Over the 6 months, we will showcase over 140 events, 180 cultural performances, 600 sports activations, feature over 110 Australian speakers.

For further information on how to be involved, email expo2020@dfat.gov.au         

Australian Pavilion Website

The Australian Pavilion story, ‘Blue Sky Dreaming’ encapsulates Australian optimism, ambition and ingenuity. It celebrates Australian diversity and collaboration and envisions a future of infinite possibilities founded on 60,000 years of innovation.

The Australian Pavilion website features the latest Expo 2020 and Australian Pavilion news, sponsorship announcements and opportunities for participation.

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