Participate in Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 is an opportunity for businesses to connect with a global audience at the world’s largest gathering of commerce, culture and industry. 

The event provides a platform to accelerate growth and target export opportunities from India to Europe including the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.


Intersecting east and west, north and south, the United Arab Emirates is a proven hub for major international trade.

How to participate

NZTE's Expo 2020 Business Leverage Programme

Dubai is one of the largest international travel and logistics hubs in the world and Expo 2020 is the ideal event location and event for New Zealand businesses to grow their presence in the Gulf. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Discover Middle East Programme helps export businesses which are new to the region, as well as experienced exporters, to navigate and take advantage of the commercial potential on offer across a range of sectors including food and beverage, specialised manufacturing, building and construction, technology and Māori business. The NZTE Expo 2020 Business Leverage Programme will relaunch in early 2021. Sign up to our newsletter for updates.

Apply for tenders through the Expo 2020 Online Marketplace

The Expo 2020 Online Marketplace is a way for businesses to connect, collaborate and compete for global business opportunities. Register your company to find out about all the tender and business opportunities available at the 438-hectare Expo 2020 site, join the Dubai buyer and supplier network, connect and grow as a business and much more. Register your business on the Expo 2020 Online Marketplace here:

Sponsor New Zealand at Expo 2020

Known as the Care Collective, the sponsors of New Zealand at Expo 2020 will align their story with the New Zealand pavilion and build their corporate profiles to an international audience including emerging and fast-growing markets. Find out more about the partnership opportunities available for New Zealand companies wishing to take advantage of this key diplomatic and trade initiative here:

Book the New Zealand Pavilion hosting venues for an event

The New Zealand Pavilion has been designed with a number of dynamic spaces for you to host events to further your business outcomes. The hospitality spaces include a restaurant and two stylish, contemporary areas with a separate entrance and VIP hosts. The spaces can be booked and used for events such as hosting clients for meetings, lunches or private dinners, cocktail receptions, product launches, food and beverage sampling in the demonstration kitchen, multimedia presentations, marketing activations and much more. Find out more about the Pavilion hosting venues and how to book them here:

Visit during an Expo 2020 Thematic Week

Specialist programming and business forums will be held during 11 Theme Weeks. These events will be opportunities to have meaningful conversations towards knowledge transfer and greater business opportunities. Check back in early 2021 for dates and further details of the thematic programming.

Attend regular trade shows in the United Arab Emirates

Dubai is host to a number of influential and key trade shows in the region, such as Gulfood the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, The Big 5, an influential building and construction show, GITEX which showcases the world’s latest tech innovations, and the Future Sustainability Summit which focuses on the global sustainability agenda. For information on these and more tradeshows and business events click here:

Experience Expo 2020 events

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