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Expo 2020 Dubai 

First economic mission registration open



The €32m Luxembourg pavilion will be gifted to the United Arab Emirates following the expo and will be integrated into an urban complex there. Photo: luxembourgexpo2020dubai.lu

The €32m Luxembourg pavilion will be gifted to the United Arab Emirates following the expo and will be integrated into an urban complex there. Photo: luxembourgexpo2020dubai.lu

Registrations have opened for the first of several economic trade missions to Expo 2020 Dubai, the world event taking place from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, expected to get over 25m visits.

As recently announced by the Chamber of Commerce and Luxembourg Trade & Invest, registrations have opened for the ICT mission, which runs 17–21 October. The first of six, the mission includes a visit to the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (Gitex)--considered the flagship consumer computer and electronics trade show in the region, drawing in 1,200 entities and over 100,000 visitors each year--as well as international networking and prospecting opportunities offered through the fair.

The four-day mission also includes VIP access to the Metaform-designed Luxembourg pavilion and a networking reception.

The mission is the first of several sectorial missions--others include space (24-30 October), sustainability (17-20 January 2022), healthtech (24-27 January 2022) and food and beverage (13-17 February 2022). A special “Made in Luxembourg” week, showcasing grand duchy know-how, takes place from 31 October to 6 November, while an international business matchmaking fair (23-25 January 2022) coincides with the designated Luxembourg Day on 23 January 2022.

According to Expo 2020 Dubai organisers, this year’s world expo will offer over 60 live events daily, including a central trellised pavilion upon which stories from the region will be projected at night.

General admission tickets for the expo go on sale worldwide on 18 July.

For the full economic programme or for details on each mission, visit the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce website. More information is also available via luxembourgexpo2020dubai.lu .