One of the ignition events before the official opening date of EXPO 2020 will be THE BIG 5, a construction fair that will take place from 12 to 15 September in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Eight Latvian construction companies will be among the fair’s participants and showcase their offer, including materials ranging from construction parts to interior design elements.

During EXPO 2020 Dubai, Latvia's food industry representatives will participate in the world's largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition 'Gulfood'.


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As the opening of the EXPO 2020 fair approaches, the preparation of the Latvian pavilion has now got underway. The pavilion is designed as a story about Latvia from its past to the future. To match this idea, the building block and central theme of the pavilion is peat as it naturally incorporates the same concept: what used to be plants is now a sedimentary material used in future technologies.

Tickets to Expo 2020 Dubai are now on sale! It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to book a season pass for the world’s biggest cultural gathering.

In three months’ time, Expo 2020 will begin in the United Arab Emirates. For companies interested in the region, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Latvia, Hanana Halfana Obaid Ali Al Madhani, recommends active communication with prospective partners.

At the end of June 2021, six Latvian biomedical companies participated in the ‘Arab Health 2021’ in Dubai. The fair was a warm-up event for the ‘EXPO 2020’ that is set to start on October 1, 2021

Sarah Jessica Parker is a fan of Latvian chips. In her Instagram post, Sarah Jessica Parker admits she is a true fan of ‘Long Chips’ produced by the Latvian company ‘Pērnes L’ who will also participate in the international fair EXPO 2020 to present their potato chips that suddenly have become a hit along with other products.

Data from the beginning of 2021 show that Latvia exports to 179 countries, according to the Central Statistical Bureau. In the first four months of 2021, the total exports grew by 14% or 590 million EUR compared to the same period in the previous year. A fifth of all exported goods go to countries outside the EU and the CIS. Entering those markets is what Latvia will focus on when participating in the EXPO 2020 Dubai.

Today is the first day of the exhibition ‘Arab Health 2021’ where six companies from Latvia represent the biomedicine industry: ‘DoctoWell’, ‘Biosan’, ‘Longenesis’, ‘Ferterex’, ‘Nordeplast’ and ‘PharmIdea’. They have come to the UAE to make themselves known in the Middle East market as the fair is one of the first international events following the pandemic.

While the official start of the ‘Expo 2020’ fair in Dubai is on October 1, its first activities have already begun. From June 21 to 24 six companies from the Latvian biomedicine industry will travel to Dubai to take part in the exhibition ‘Arab Health 2021’.

EXPO 2020 will be one of the first global events after the pandemic. Companies all around the world are eager to attend the event to meet their partners and show their offer. But the organisers promise that also those visiting the fair digitally will have a great experience.

As EXPO 2020 Dubai is planned to be one of the most important global events after the outbreak of the pandemic, Latvia’s President Egils Levits will also pay a visit to the United Arab Emirates from November 24 to 28, 2021.

Latvian construction companies are well known for the high quality and price competitiveness of their construction materials, as well as being successful in projects of different scale. Some of the most prominent industry players are going to visit Dubai during EXPO 2020. So don't miss the chance!

Starting from October 1, Latvia will present the best our entrepreneurs have to offer to the world. This means that the third floor of the country’s pavilion will turn into a gallery of the latest inventions, creations and most demanded products.

Set to start on October 1, EXPO 2020 will kick off in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Ninety companies from Latvia have already confirmed their participation in this awaited event and will represent a variety of industries such as woodworking, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, technology innovation, software development, etc. On top of that, Dubai has been working hard to refine its virtual offering to complement the physical event. 

We believe that the innovative ICT companies in Latvia have plenty to offer to the world. So, no wonder, Latvia will use the opportunities provided by EXPO 2020 to bring its ICT industry to Dubai. During a trade mission from October 21 to 28, 2021 they will be happy to network with you.

On October 1, EXPO 2020 will kick off in Dubai. It is expected that at least 192 countries will be represented at the fair with a total of over 25 million visitors. Literary everyone will be present here and Latvia among them with a pavilion at the Opportunity District. Latvia emerged as a potential business partner for the Middle East some 4 to 6 years ago. In Dubai, they say – if your idea seems impossible, this is the place to prove everybody wrong.

In preparation for EXPO 2020 Dubai and to foster the partnership between companies from Latvia and the Middle East, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia is organizing an online B2B matchmaking event to connect people from the field of interior design, finishing, and high-quality materials. The virtual event takes place on May 20, 2021.

From May 1 to 6, Director General of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) Kaspars Rožkalns is visiting Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to participate in the sixth and final International Participants' Meeting of EXPO 2020 Dubai.

At the exhibition "Arab Health" Latvia will be represented by the strongest and most innovative companies in the field of medicine and health. It is an opportunity for any visitor to the exhibition to find out the latest solutions and current events offered by Latvia in the field of medical equipment and devices, medicines and food additives, IT systems and solution developers and many more.

The last week of November is the time during EXPO 2020 when all the spotlight will be shone on Latvia. With its national day taking place on November 27, Latvia, the land of creators and inventive minds, will use this opportunity to showcase its most original and elegant design products.

Suqia invites all corporations, research centres, institutions, innovators and youth from around the world to apply for the 3rd cycle of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. The focus of the prize is novel technologies that provide solutions to the challenges of water scarcity.

This week the equipment for Latvia’s Pavilion at the EXPO 2020 has been shipped to Dubai, and it is expected that the work on arranging the building will start in the weeks to come. Latvia’s presentation will be based on the country’s three core values. 

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With EXPO 2020 Dubai in the limelight, there is no doubt that the years 2021 and 2022 are going to be quite intense for all industries. And our food manufacturers have been busy preparing their best products for you to taste. So meet Latvian companies at YUMMEX, The Speciality Food Festival and Organic & Natural.

Meet the Latvian space industry during a trade mission for the space industry!

EXPO 2020 organizers are planning to host 10 thematic weeks showcasing various industries. One of them will be all about space technology – “Space Week 2021” from October 17 to 21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. During this time, cooperation solutions will be sought for various technological challenges of our time

Dubai is preparing to host the EXPO 2020 fair, which will be held from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. The event will entail many in-person experiences; therefore, much attention is being paid to COVID-19 safety measures. At this stage, the participating countries and their companies are given an opportunity to present their innovative solutions to ensure participants’ safety. On April 7, SAF Tehnika used this chance to present its Aranet4 air quality monitor, already in high demand in several countries.


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On March 11, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) signed the agreement on the development of the concept for Latvia’s Pavilion at EXPO in Dubai, which also includes equipping and arranging its premises. The offer by the SOIL team was chosen as the best idea among other proposals. It is based on 4D solutions that showcase peat as a unique material that guides through the country’s past and leads to future achievements. The fair will be hosted by Dubai between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.

An agreement on rent of pavilion for Latvia's participation in EXPO 2020 Dubai has been signed by the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Latvia H.E. Hanan Khalfan Obaid Ali Al Madhani and Deputy State Secretary of Ministry for Economics of Latvia Raimonds Aleksejenko. 

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