Group business trip 'Expo 2020 Dubai: Flemish week with focus on innovation and sustainability'.

24 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021

Organized by Flanders Investment & Trade

Postponement is not a cancellation. On 1 October 2021, the 35th World Expo will start in Dubai, which will be a high mass for technology and innovation. Flanders will also show the best of itself during the Flemish Week.

Group business trip
Target market
United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Who can participate
Establishments of companies and organisations in the Flemish Region.

Expo 2020 Dubai sets the stage for the future

From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 the 35th World Expo will take place in Dubai with the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. Based on three sub-themes - 'opportunity', 'mobility' and 'sustainability' - the Expo aims to inspire and shape the future of countries and communities.

It will be the first world exhibition to be held in the United Arab Emirates and by extension in the Middle East - Africa - South Asia region. More than 25 million visitors are expected.

Flanders is also present

World Expos have grown into an important commercial and business platform of global proportions. Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are also an important business hub. It is therefore expected that the economic impact of this World Expo will surpass previous editions. Belgium and Flanders will also be present in Dubai. The theme of Expo 2020 fits in perfectly with the internationalisation strategy 'Vlaanderen versnelt! The world expo is therefore an excellent opportunity to promote Flanders as a region of proven strengths and potential.

During the 'Flemish Week' from 24 to 28 October, a group business trip led by the Minister-President will visit Dubai. 

More information about the programme will follow.

Date and time

24 Oct 2021 until 28 Oct 2021

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