New Zealand will participate in Expo 2020, hosted by Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from October 2020 to April 2021.

Connecting New Zealand businesses with the world

World Expos are an international showcase of commerce, culture and industry. Expo 2020 Dubai is the largest ever to be staged and will bring together 190 nations and 25 million visitors over a six-month period.

With a greater audience reach than ever before, from markets in the United Arab Emirates to India and Europe to Africa, Expo 2020 offers an extraordinary opportunity to demonstrate our ingenuity, values and innovation to the world. The event will promote New Zealand as a trusted trade and investment partner, as an education and tourist destination.

The New Zealand Expo 2020 theme is 'Care for People and Place'. The Pavilion, which is located in the Sustainability District, offers a premium chance for New Zealand companies to reach a global audience, maximise commercial opportunities, celebrate our innovation and culture, and make an enduring impression in a highly dynamic region.

Exploring rock pools on the New Zealand coastline


Care for People and Place

Sharing New Zealand’s story with the world at Expo 2020 Dubai.

New Zealand at Expo 2020



Whether your company is large or small, well established in the Gulf or testing the market, there are many ways to participate in Expo 2020.

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A detail of the exterior of the NZ Pavilion for Expo 2020.


Architecturally designed

A stunning Pavilion to showcase New Zealand to the world.

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Doing business in the Gulf

The United Arab Emirates is New Zealand's 10th largest trading partner.

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Dubai skyline with the Burj Khalifa


Media release

Our Expo 2020 Dubai hospitality partner Emirates Flight Catering visits New Zealand

13 March 2019

Our Expo 2020 Dubai hospitality partner Emirates Flight Catering visits New Zealand

News feature

Video: Made At Expo: Graphic Design for Brisbane ‘88 and Seville ‘92

13 March 2019

Artist and designer Roy Good was commissioned to develop the logo and graphic standards for New Zealand’s participation in Brisbane’s Expo ‘88 and Seville’s Expo ‘92.

News feature

Video: Take a look: New Zealand Pavilion animation

18 March 2019

New Zealand’s pavilion for Expo 2020 will explore the idea that everything is connected through the theme Care for People and Place.

News feature

Video: Made at Expo – This Is New Zealand, Expo '70 Osaka

05 December 2018

One of the features of the New Zealand pavilion at Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan, was the film This Is New Zealand, produced by the National Film Unit and directed by young film-maker Hugh Macdonald.