New Zealand at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a platform to help connect New Zealand businesses with the world.

New Zealand’s theme for Expo 2020 is 'Care for People and Place' and is based on the Māori concept of kaitiakitanga; our role as guardians across all we do and create.

For six months, from October 2020 to April 2021, the world will be in Dubai. Influencers, innovators, thought-leaders and creatives will join in the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s main theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.

The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia, Expo 2020 will attract a global business audience of buyers, distributors and investors from 190 countries – plus international corporations and non-governmental organisations.

25 million visitors are expected to attend, with the majority traveling from countries including India, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany and the United States.

Expo 2020 Dubai is a platform to connect New Zealand businesses with new, emerging and fast-growing economies and tell our country’s story on the world stage.

Alongside business programming, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a destination for live entertainment, art and culture, knowledge events, youth and children and health and happiness.

The New Zealand Pavilion provides the window into our world through a crafted exhibition experience. Visitors will be engaged with our theme Care for People and Place through an emotive and absorbing experience that promotes our culture and values, our business approach, and what we have to offer the world.

New Zealand businesses can leverage the Government’s investment in Expo 2020 and will be able to use the Pavilion to host, network and build relationships against this cultural backdrop. The Pavilion experience will build on our international reputation for authentic hospitality and the care we provide to guests.

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