In this issue:

  • Opportunities for NZ companies at Dubai 2020.
  • REMINDER: UAE-NZ Roadshow, 1 August, Northern Club, Auckland.

  • Special Benefits from Emirates for NZMEBC Members. 


Opportunities for NZ companies at Dubai 2020

New Zealand at Expo 2020 has just announced that it is seeking service providers to support a world-class pavilion and visitor experience to showcase the best of New Zealand at the Dubai 2020 Expo.

The services required for the New Zealand pavilion have been split into three categories: pavilion operations, hospitality and design store.  Individual organisations and consortia may submit proposals to deliver one, two or all three of the categories and will be evaluated on the delivery of a premium quality and seamless pavilion experience.

New Zealand’s theme for Expo 2020 is Care for People and Place.

“At Expo 2020, we want to give our pavilion visitors a top-quality and authentic New Zealand experience” says Clayton Kimpton, New Zealand’s Commissioner-General to Expo 2020.

“The restaurant and hospitality offering should feature the very best of New Zealand food and beverage and we’re looking for a design store that conveys a contemporary and innovative New Zealand, a country that is good for the world.”

A Request for Proposal has been released on the New Zealand Government Electronic Tender Services platform GETS and the Expo 2020 Procurement Portal.

180 nations will participate in Expo 2020, which lasts for six-months from October 2020 to April 2021.  25 million visitors are expected to attend, with 70% traveling from outside the UAE.  The United Arab Emirates is New Zealand’s 10th largest trading partner.


REMINDER: UAE-NZ Roadshow, 1 August, Northern Club, Auckland

Following on the success of last year’s joint UAE-NZMEBC seminar on Dubai 2020, sponsored by the UAE Embassy, the 2018 Emirates Roadshow will be held from 10 am – 12 noon on  1 August at the Northern Club, 19 Princes St, Auckland.

All NZMEBC members and their guests are invited to attend the Roadshow at the personal invitation of His Excellency Saleh Al Suwaidi, Ambassador of the UAE, who will be present to welcome attendees and introduce the seminar speakers.

The seminar is being held to promote the 2018 Aqdar World Summit to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 26 – 28 November this year.  The Roadshow will focus on strategic business opportunities for NZ companies and will feature the following delegation from the UAE:

  • Dr Expert Ibrahim Al Dabal – General Coordinator of Aqdar World Summit
  • Dr Mansour Al Awar – Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
  • Dr Abdul Salam Al Madani – Executive Chairman Aqdar World Summit and Innovation Arabia

Please note that an informal lunch will be served at the end of the session to provide an opportunity for all attendees to meet personally with the Ambassador and members of the delegation.

See the attached invitation and RSVP to by Thursday 26 July if you wish to attend.


Special Benefits from Emirates for NZMEBC Members

  • Members are reminded that special flight concessions are available to members from Emirates, the Council’s major sponsor, for all NZMEBC members.These rates may be accessed by contacting Annette Glass of Business World Travel, contact details for Annette are:

    Phone: 09 529 3700