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

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.

Expo 2020 Dubai promises to be a truly incredible global event and whilst much has changed in recent months, our ambition is still to inspire the world by showcasing the best examples of innovation and creativity that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Steve Harper, Executive Director of International Business, Invest NI

For further information about Expo 2020 please contact:

Emma Barber, Invest Northern Ireland Expo Programme Manager


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To access commercial opportunities at Expo 2020, companies need to register on the Online Market Place. Tender opportunities will be uploaded on to the Expo 2020 website throughout the year.

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