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Expo 2020 has become a regular feature on our newsletter over the past year and this month is no different with the recent ground breaking on site to start construction of the UK Pavilion, signalling a further step up in British activity & involvement.
We are often asked about how British firms can get involved: to access all official procurement opportunities, including those posted by subcontractors and the pavilions themselves, you need to register at the Online Marketplace.
We’ve also seen an upswing in interest from UK companies, as a result of Expo, to set up in Dubai in order to serve this and other market opportunities. For three of our most recent incubator clients, this has been their main driver to come into the UAE and the two year horizon on the programme coincides well with Expo’s April 2021 close date.
We’ll continue to keep you posted on Expo developments and wish you a good summer ahead.
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