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The world fair EXPO 2020 in Dubai ends with great success for Latvia

On March 31 the world fair EXPO 2020 ended. The event, opened a wide range of opportunities for Latvian companies to get acquainted with the Gulf countries, establish contacts with 192 countries and present Latvian products and innovations to the global market. Overall EXPO 2020 has bought thousands of new business contacts, while the Latvian pavilion recently received the silver prize in the rental pavilion category.

Four Latvian start-ups will participate in the Annual Investment Meeting. The meeting will take place within the framework of EXPO 2020, concluding a six-month-long world fair program and opening up a wide range of opportunities for start-ups that offer business ideas with great growth potential. 

Latvian start-ups will fight for investors' attention at the EXPO Investment Meeting in Dubai
Latvian companies at ‘Dubai Woodshow’

From March 15 to 17, three wood processing companies from Latvia – ‘Baibiņa’ SIA, ‘Ingrid D’ AS and ‘ImpExWod’ SIA – are participating in the woodworking fair ‘Dubai Woodshow’ in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is the first time for Latvia to take part in the event. The expectations are high as the woodworking industry in the Middle East is not yet developed.

Today, on 1 March, the second meeting of the Joint Committee between Latvia and the UAE took place, where both countries reached an agreement about further cooperation in fields such as investment attraction, trade, logistics, development of innovations and technologies and food processing.

Heading towards closer cooperation with the United Arab Emirates
Latvian Culture Week to be organised at EXPO 2020

The Latvian Culture Week will take place at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 19 to 28 February, and will include a series of digital art and film events.

Giveaway at the Latvian Pavilion! Your chance to get a lovely Latvia-themed gift – the Latvia Expo 2020 team is opening its treasure box containing fun gifts you will love.

Giveaway at the Latvian Pavilion
Latvian food and design industries to build new partnerships

The international EXPO 2020 Dubai fair is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and will continue until 31 March this year. In addition to the Latvian Culture Week, Dubai is to host a meeting of the Joint Economic Committee between Latvia and the UAE, which will be joined by the Minister of Economics of Latvia Jānis Vitenbergs and a delegation of businesspeople. Latvian companies will also participate in food and design industry trade missions.

This year’s AIM is taking place between 29 to 31 March and is inviting Latvian startups to join as startups or as a jury in Pitch Competition. The winners will gain an opportunity to be mentored by industry experts and maximise the potential to attract funding for their business, as well as get prizes worth up to $30,000 USD.

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Meet & Greet innovative food companies from Latvia!

Make time on February 18 at 12.00 p.m. to meet & greet innovative food companies from Latvia. The event will be an opportunity to find out what Latvia has to offer to those interested in food and sustainability. You will hear the latest updates from Latvian companies, get introduced to innovations in coffee beverages and learn more about waste-free production.

At the end of January, Arab Health, the leading medical equipment exhibition in the Middle East, and a trade mission for the Latvian biomedical and healthcare industry took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Latvia was represented by 13 companies at the events, and the results were very good.

Several biomedical and healthcare companies have started cooperation with Gulf countries
Latvian medical industry to present itself at the Arab Health 2022 and a trade mission

Arab Health 2022 takes place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 24 to 27 January, alongside a trade mission for the Latvian biomedical industry which will start on 24 January and run until 1 February. Fifteen companies from Latvia will go to Dubai; these companies operate in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical equipment, and IT products for the medical industry.

Latvian tourism professionals, in cooperation with the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) and the national airline ‘airBaltic’, have started this year with a series of successful B2B events. The Latvian Pavilion attracted the attention of visitors and media with various presentations and activities by industry representatives.

Latvian tourism events spark interest at EXPO 2020
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Celebrate the closing of Arab Health 2022! Make time on January 28 at 12.00 p.m. to join the celebration of what we expect to be impressive results of the Arab Health 2022 fair. The event will be an opportunity to find out what Latvia has to offer to those interested in biomedicine.

After the fairs and negotiations with potential cooperation partners, Latvian companies reveal that in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Middle East market, Latvian products are particularly appreciated for their high-quality standards and sustainable packaging, as well as the eco-friendly products.

Latvian food industry in the Middle East market
Latvian food and beverage producers will participate in the ‘Organic & Natural’ fair

From 6 to 8 December, eight Latvian producers will present their organic and natural products and beverages to the world at the international fair ‘Organic & Natural’. Right after the fair, the companies plan to participate in the EXPO 2020 food trade mission. The companies will have the opportunity to meet with potential partners and visit stands of other Member States.

On 27 November, Latvia celebrated its National Day at EXPO 2020 Dubai. The day started with a formal opening, which was proceeded by the Latvia-UAE Business Forum, bilateral meetings and a reception organised in honour of the Visit of President of Latvia Egils Levits to Dubai. Part of the event was also a special culture programme.

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The Latvian National Day will take place on 27 November at EXPO 2020 world fair in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its programme includes President of Latvia Egils Levits’ official reception, a Business Forum with the participation of Latvian entrepreneurs, bilateral meetings with potential business partners and a special cultural programme. Nauris Puntulis, Minister of Culture of Latvia, will also be part of the Latvian delegation.

Need ideas on how to spend your Saturday? We have good news for you as on 27 November Latvia is organising its National Day which will present plenty of opportunities for you to entertain yourself.

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From 24 to 29 November, 10 companies from Latvia are participating in the EXPO 2020 design trade mission in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The companies will be given a chance to meet potential business partners, visit other national exhibitions, participate in the Business Forum, and join the events of the Latvian National Day on 27 November.

Now visiting the pavilion is no longer limited to those able to travel there in person as anyone can go on a virtual tour and learn more about Latvia via the mobile app 'EXPLORE LATVIA EXPO 2020’. Both the virtual tour and the game are available in English and Arabic. 


11 Latvian companies will take part in two food fairs and a trade mission. The food fairs will focus on products such as the gourmet segment, free-from food, ethnic products, sweets, confectionery, ice cream, organic food and drinks, etc. After the fairs, most companies will continue their participation in a food trade mission.

On 21 October, the global information technology and innovation fair ‘GITEX Technology Week’ ended in Dubai, and 13 companies from Latvia were among the participants. Their desire to be leaders in ICT is by no means too ambitious: in 2020, the export value of the ICT sector was 849 million euros or 19.4% of the total exports of services from Latvia. 

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Latvia participates in the Construction Trade Mission

Eight construction companies from Latvia will participate in the Construction Trade Mission in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its aim is to attract the attention of potential cooperation partners and develop various cooperation opportunities both in the Middle East and globally.

Our creative industries are going to Dubai to showcase Latvia's technological and cultural diversity. Meet the best of Latvian design, accessories, fashion, interior and art objects at the cultural district Alserkal Avenue and the Latvian Pavilion.

Trade mission for the design, fashion and art manufacturers
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From 17 to 30 October, a number of Latvian scientists and industry representatives are taking part in the Space Trade Mission held alongside the International Astronautical Congress. This event will bring together more than 6,000 space professionals from around the world, sharing insights into developments in space academia and the industry, and providing new networking opportunities, contacts and potential partnerships.

Book a meeting room at the Latvian Pavilion and start a new partnership. Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity for nations to showcase new technology, products, and ideas and, most importantly – to open up new markets and build new partnerships. Use the event as a platform to meet Latvian companies – skillful, innovative, passionate for what they do and eager to show the world what they are made of.

Book a room at the Latvian Pavilion
GITEX Technology Week coming soon

From 17 to 21 October, 13 Latvian companies will participate in the international ICT fair “GITEX Technology Week” in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The companies will showcase their ICT solutions tailored to different sectors, helping to digitise processes and boost business competitiveness.

THE BIG 5, the construction industry trade fair and a satellite event of EXPO 2020, took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 12 to 15 September. This year, eight companies represented Latvia. The result of the fair is quite impressive: between 20 and 50 potential cooperation partners for each company and several already signed cooperation agreements. 

The Big 5 Latvia
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Join the exclusive Expo 2020 Dubai Community on the Expo 2020 B2B App. Network with thousands of Expo 2020 Dubai visitors for only $3 and make the most of great business opportunities.

Your health & safety is our top priority during the 5 days of the show. To make sure you enjoy a safe, smart and seamless event experience, please carefully read through the below guidelines covering your travel to Dubai, participating at the event, and the PCR Test Centre set up for your convenience at the venue.

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EXPO 2020 will open on 1 October in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Until 31 March 2022, 192 countries within three thematic quarters – Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunities – will present their business and investment offer. Latvia will organise 13 trade missions and a number of other events in its national pavilion, located in the EXPO Opportunities District.

Meet us at the Latvian Pavilion to celebrate the closing of the GITEX 2021! We will bring together a wide range of ICT companies to join a mix and mingle speed networking. All of this will be made even nicer by a variety of Latvian refreshments for you to try. Register till October 10.

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The Big 5 Latvia

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'.

Trade mission for the Latvian Food Industry EXPO 2020

Update: we have closed the job application process.

We are hiring! With EXPO 2020 Dubai approaching, we are looking for eight customer service specialists who will thrive in the Latvian EXPO team. Advance your career with rewarding experience by introducing Latvia to the whole world.

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.

Arranging the Latvian pavilion
EXPO 2020 tickets are on sale

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.

Three Monhs to Prepare for EXPO 2020
Latvia's First Impressions From EXPO 2020

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.

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Latvia's Export Plans

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.

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Latvia will participate in Arab Health

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.

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Visit of the President of Latvia to the EXPO2020 Dubai

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!

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Latvia's offer at EXPO 2020

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. 

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Trade mission for ICT industry Latvia EXPO 2020

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.

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Latvia-Middle East B2B Matchmaking Event

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.

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EXPO 2020 | Arab Health 2022

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.

EXPO 2020 | Trade mission
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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

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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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Meet the best of Latvian tech at GITEX Technology Week! 

In 2021, it is promised to be the world’s most powerful and boldest tech showcase ever.  

Stay ahead of trends with the most prominent global inventions that will leave you in awe.  

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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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