Expo 2020 Dubai is less than a year away and with 25 million visits expected at the international mega event, New Zealand is planning to showcase its values, innovation and creativity to the world.
There will also be plenty of opportunities for New Zealand businesses to promote their products and services. Under the theme Care for People and Place, New Zealand’s presence at Expo 2020 will provide a platform for you to elevate and grow your business to a global audience.
To find out how you can get involved, here are seven ways your business can participate in Expo 2020 Dubai.
1. Join the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Discover Middle East 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.
The NZTE’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.
Find out what new opportunities there are for you to fast-track your learning about doing business in the Middle East here: www.nzte.govt.nz/road-to-expo
2. 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: www.nzatexpo.govt.nz/sponsor
3. 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: https://omp.expo2020dubai.com
4. Host an event at the New Zealand Pavilion
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: www.nzatexpo.govt.nz/hostingvenues
5. Visit during an Expo 2020 Thematic Week
Expo 2020 Dubai's Best-in-Class Business Weeks will feature global leaders and game changers including Ted style talks, exhibitions, forums and workshops.
Climate Focus Week 1 – 7 November 2020
Urban Development & Cities Focus Week 22 – 28 November 2020
Travel & Exploration Focus Week 1 – 7 December 2020
UN Sustainable Development Goals Focus Week 8 – 14 January 2021
Health & Wellness Focus Week 22 – 28 January 2021
Innovation Focus Week 1 – 7 February 2021
Agriculture & Livelihood Development Focus Week 22 – 27 February 2021
Women & Girls Focus Week 8 – 14 March 2021
Water Focus Week 22 – 28 March 2021
6. 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: www.nzte.govt.nz/events/discover-the-middle-east
7. Experience Expo 2020 events
See the latest innovations and trends from around the world at events based around specific themes.
For more information on how you can participate in Expo 2020 Dubai: www.nzatexpo.govt.nz/participate