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

World Expos are international celebrations of commerce, culture and industry where participating nations showcase their economic and trade capabilities and advance their global reputation. 

Expo 2020 Dubai will bring together 180 nations and 25 million international visitors. Over six months, the event will inspire collaboration on global challenges and opportunities.

New Zealand’s theme for Expo 2020 is 'Care for People and Place'.

The Pavilion, located in the Sustainability District, will promote New Zealand as a country to trade and partner with, invest in, study and visit.

For New Zealand companies, Expo 2020 is a unique high-profile opportunity to align with the Pavilion’s story, reach a global audience and make a lasting mark in a  highly dynamic region. 


Exploring rock pools on the New Zealand coastline


Care for People and Place

Sharing our story at Expo 2020.

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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Aerial photos of the Expo 2020 Dubai building site
A detail of the exterior of the NZ Pavilion for Expo 2020.


Architecturally designed

A stunning Pavilion to showcase New Zealand to the world.

Find out about the New Zealand Pavilion


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

UAE’s Future Food Security Minister Visits New Zealand

27 August 2018

New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates could learn a lot from each other when it comes to sustainable resource management and food production. This was the message from the UAE Minister of State for Future Food Security Her Excellency Mariam al Mehairi during her visit to New Zealand last week.

News feature

Video: Made at Expo - Geyser Room, Expo '70, Osaka

01 November 2018

A highlight of the New Zealand pavilion at Expo ‘70 in Osaka, Japan, was the Geyser Room restaurant, designed by Whanganui architect Michael Payne.

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.

Media release

New Zealand partners with Emirates for Expo 2020 Dubai

07 December 2018

New Zealand at Expo 2020 has appointed Emirates Flight Catering, part of the Emirates Group, and partners to lead the hospitality and operations for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.