Dubai Expo 2020 Working Group Update – March 2018

The Design Competition for the UK Pavilion has been launched and is open to all interested parties. You can view the announcement here.

Major contracts awarded for key Expo structures

Letters of Award have now been issued for the key sites at Expo 2020.

Conference and Exhibition Centre (CO-EX) Construction – ALEC General Contracting

Sustainability Pavilion Construction – Al Shafer General Contracting

Mobility Pavilion Construction – ALEC General Contracting

Opportunity Pavilion Design – Cox Architecture

Expo Site Progress

Members of the Dept for International Trade were recently invited the Expo site to review construction progress. Many of the Thematic District structures are at an advanced stage with 80% of procurement relating to the construction package now complete.

Kuwait Pavilion RFQ Issued

The Commissioner General of the Kuwait Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has invited eligible, renowned Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contractors to submit their qualification documents to provide Design, Build, Operate, Maintain and Dismantling services for the Kuwait Pavilion.

All expressions of interest must be submitted via the Expo 2020 Procurement Portal.

Closing date to register interest 25/03/2018

Current Live RFIs

Coffee Partnership - Closing date to register interest 25/03/2018

Printing & Imaging Partnership - Closing date to register interest 27/03/2018

Media Monitoring Agency - Closing date to register interest 28/03/2018

Resources and Educational Materials for Schools - Closing date to register interest 28/03/2018

Official Licensee - Luggage - Closing date to register interest 08/04/2018

Official Licensee – Mass Market Souvenirs - Closing date to register interest 24/03/2018

RFIs can be viewed on the Expo 2020 Procurement Portal.

List of contract awards

The Expo Procurement Team has recently published their current list of awards. We are awaiting the full procurement schedule for 2018.

Expo Security Meet the Buyer Session

The Head of Security at Expo 2020 hosted a Meet the Buyer event in Dubai aimed at SMEs operating in the market.

Expo’s Approach to Security

How can guests enjoy the event: a safe and secure manner

...without any intrusive security

...without having to wait

...and have a positive experience

...or have an extraordinary one?

Please contact Dominic for a full read-out of this session


The Department for International Trade has a dedicated team in the UK and UAE who will ensure that UK companies are effectively supported in accessing the opportunities that are already coming through - and can help broker consortium's / find local partners if appropriate.

Dominic Beales – DIT Lead for Expo 2020 (Dubai based)
Tel: +971 (0)43 094 317

Graham Ellis – High Value Specialist (UK based)
Tel: +44 (0)782 519 6295