On 27 November 2013, when Dubai won the right to host the 2020 World Expo, fireworks erupted at the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. A national holiday was declared the following day for educational institutions across the country and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, promised that Dubai would “astonish the world” in 2020.

Expo 2020 Dubai is guided by the belief that innovation and progress are the result of people and ideas combining in new ways, which explains the theme: ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, with sub-themes:


For six months, Expo 2020 Dubai will host 25 million visitors from across the world and more than 200 nations, companies, multilateral organisations, NGOs and academic institutions. Expo 2020 Dubai will be a festival of innovation and ingenuity, offering insight into what is in the spheres of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability with the ultimate aim of contributing to a better future.

As we noticed there are many questions around Expo 2020 Dubai in the business community. For example, what opportunities are there for SMEs? And what are the benefits of participation for the business community?

Ms. Manal Al Bayat, Vice President of Business Development & Integration, will provide an overview of Expo 2020 Dubai, discuss the wide-ranging opportunities available, and take your questions.

Promote Your Business at the CBC Maple Leaf Ball / Canada 150 Celebration

Timing : 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Know the opportunities for SMEs and the benefits of participation for the business community.
Place : Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
Price: Members Dhs : AED 80
Price: Guests Dhs : AED 130