Vanuatu has been invited to be a part of Expo 2020 Dubai and will have a pavilion representing Vanuatu.
Expo 2020 Dubai will run for the 173 days. Participants are encouraged to leverage these opportunities to create commercial activities that enhance a positive visitor experience in their pavilion and across the Expo site.
Expo’s World Market Initiative
The World Market initiative will allow participants an additional retail opportunity for products that are in line with the initiative. This is a great opportunity for participants to showcase their talents, culture and resources on a global platform and increase engagement with their visitors. It will also allow participants to highlight their innovativeness and design capabilities, providing visitors with a tangible object to take home as a ‘connection’ with a country pavilion, a memory of their experience, or a gift to share passing on the core messages of the pavilion to a much wider audience.
The World Market focuses on several families of craft that intertwine with the local craft materials and processes in the UAE. Such materials can be used but are not limited to natural fibers, clay, embroidery, textile and metals.
Additional product types include, but are not limited to:
- Body care/soap and aromatherapy products
- Food and beverage items (non-alcoholic)* that do not require preparation and are non-perishable will be permitted, pending approval by Dubai Municipality**
Please note: Alcoholic food and beverage items are not permitted for sale in the kiosks
For your product to be considered for display and possible sale you must fill in the attached form and provide images of your products. This information will then be collected by the Department of External Trade and sent to Expo Dubai for consideration.
At this stage we have no information on costs associated with being involved. There is a meeting on the 10th October which may shed some light on this and will be attended by VCCI. Once we have more information we will share this with you. We encourage you in the meantime to work on your applications if interested and email as soon as possible to: Losalinda Tari – email@example.com
The Department of External Trade will be the Focal point of Expo will be collecting and forwarding the EOIs to Dubai 2020 Expo Office. The Department of External Trade will be the point of Contact for Vanuatu Businesses who may ask information on this event.
DEADLINE IS COB THIS FRIDAY 11th OCTOBER.
Again we apologize for the late message but this has come to VCCI very recently.
**Obtaining approval from relevant food and health authorities is the responsibility of the participant