For the first time, Northern Ireland will be participating at a World Expo as part of the UK pavilion.

Expo 2020 Dubai

Delayed by one year, Expo 2020 Dubai will now take place from 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022.

World Expos are designed to showcase the achievement of nations, celebrating culture, collaboration and innovation. The UK will be one of 192 nations participating, alongside non-government organisations and sponsors.

Find out more about the UK at Expo 2020.

Northern Ireland at Expo

Expos are not trade shows but we are working closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to ensure Northern Ireland representation in the UK Programme, ranging from content development to expert participation in thought leadership sessions, as well as Northern Ireland representation within the pavilion showcase.

In addition, Invest Northern Ireland will be working closely with The Executive office and other key stakeholders to develop a Northern Ireland event Programme with a one-day takeover of the pavilion event space to showcase the region’s strengths; from trade and investment to tourism, culture and education.

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The mega-event will raise Northern Ireland’s profile and inspire visitors to learn more about Northern Ireland - it will be a fantastic way to experience our world-renowned welcome, energy and creativity.

Kevin Holland, CEO, Invest NI

For further information about Expo 2020 please contact:

Emma Barber, Invest Northern Ireland Expo Programme Manager


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February 16 marks one year to go until Northern Ireland is centre stage at Expo 2020, the world’s largest live international event.

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