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Expo 2020 Dubai

Australia will participate in the World Exposition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Set in the modern-day geographic crossroads city of Dubai, Expo 2020, rescheduled to open in October 2021 due to COVID-19, 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 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 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 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 also host a cultural program, curated by Jacqui Bonner Marketing and Management (JBMM), showcasing the diversity and richness of Australia's creative arts and cultural heritage.

For further information, email

Australian Pavilion Website

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