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Opportunities to partner with the UK at Expo 2020 Dubai

UK presence at the next World Expo provides a partnership platform like no other, giving businesses an opportunity to engage across a high profile business, culture, education and tourism programme.  

Centred around sustainability, innovation, leadership and technology, the UK’s programme provides a platform for companies to raise awareness of their brand, showcase products and services, demonstrate industry expertise through thought leadership workshops and host B2B/B2G networking events to an engaged audience of international business leaders, government leaders and high net worth individuals. 

Our range of partnership tiers allow businesses to create bespoke campaigns tailored to their marketing objectives. A number of companies are already participating and only a limited number of partnership spaces remain. 

For information about the bespoke partnership packages that can be created register your interest.

Founding Partners

De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a dynamic, 21st-century UK university with a global outlook. In 2020 DMU marked 150 years in education and service to its home city, and is continuing to build a reputation founded on academic quality, a clear focus on graduate careers, and on international collaboration that extends across university life. 

Learn more about De Montfort University


HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. Our global businesses serve more than 40 million customers worldwide, through a network with operations in 65 countries and territories. We aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organisation in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT), with a presence in 9 countries across the region.

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official Heritage Partner

Royal college of art

The Royal College of Art is the world’s leading art and design university.

A small, specialist and research-intensive university, the RCA provides postgraduate students with unrivalled opportunities to develop multidisciplinary projects that transform the world.

Founded in 1837 as the Government School of Design, it was given the mission to progress the theory and practice of art, design and industrial technology to ensure Britain’s enduring role as an industrial leader.

Learn more about the Royal College of Art

Supporting Partners

Heriot-Watt University

For nearly 200 years, Heriot-Watt University’s education and innovative research has had a profound social impact on a world stage. With campuses in Scotland, Dubai and Malaysia, we are a pioneering, global university with a proud history of providing access to education, ideas and solutions that make a real contribution to society, while delivering outstanding performance in graduate employability. In Dubai, we earned a five-star ranking from KHDA and ‘Best University’ at the Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards 2019. As part of our global ambitions, we are investing in a brand-new campus in the Dubai Knowledge Park where we will be located from January 2021.

Learn more about Heriot-Watt University

Google arts & culture

Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative. We work with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Together, our mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere. At the Google Arts & Culture Lab we support experimentation at the intersection of art and technology. 

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Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Majid Al Futtaim currently spans 17 international markets and employs more than 43,000 people. We own and operate 28 shopping malls, 13 hotels, four mixed-use communities, more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens and a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences across the region including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai.

Majid Al Futtaim is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in over 30 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 350 outlets and an online store. Our Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business represents international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde, LEGO and THAT, a Majid Al Futtaim fashion concept store and app. In addition, we operate Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management.

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Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. We also invest in power, including from low-carbon sources such as wind and solar; and new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen.

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