The 2020 Expo Every Event Planner Needs to Attend

The 2020 Expo Every Event Planner Needs to Attend

Two years from now, an event is taking place that offers huge benefits for event planning professionals from all over the world.

The Dubai 2020 Expo is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East. It’s an exciting, world-class event bringing together millions of people from all over the world.

When it comes to the 2020 Expo itself, there are many great opportunities for event planners to grow their business.

Why should event planners attend this Expo, and what kind of business development opportunities can they expect there? Read on to learn more.

What is Dubai 2020?

First of all, here are the important facts you need to know about the Dubai 2020 Expo:

  • One of the largest and oldest international events in the world, the  Expo takes place in a different city every five years
  • The Expo tradition began with the first World Expo in London in 1851
  • Many of the world’s most famous inventions and landmarks have been revealed at World Expos, including the Seattle Space Needle, the Eiffel Tower, the first television and the typewriter
  • The entire event lasts 6 months and will be attended by event planners from all over the world
  • Dubai’s 2020 Expo expects to welcome 25 million visitors between October 2020 and April 2021 – that’s 16 TIMES the number of spectators who attended the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia!
  • The Expo will have three different Thematic Districts that will feature more than 180 country pavilions – showcasing technology, culture, architecture and much more
  • The Expo will host approximately 60 events every day, for 173 consecutive days

Sounds like a great opportunity to explore an up-and-coming city your clients will love, right?

What Does the Dubai 2020 Expo Offer Event Planners?

The Dubai 2020 Expo offers event planners a chance to make valuable connections for their careers. Here are some of the main advantages to attending this once-in-a-lifetime event:

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The Chance to Host an Event

You may not know this from looking at the event website, but you can actually  plan an event on-site during the Expo. This gives you an opportunity to connect with many great potential clients – as this event caters to several markets in the corporate arena. If you can plan to host an event during the Dubai 2020 Expo,  it can be a great way to make the most of the opportunity this expo presents.

If you intend to host an event at the Expo, you’ll want to attend the Dubai 2020 FAM in 2019, so that you can scout out the area and get to know the 2020 Expo Center. This will give you a chance to learn what to expect if you plan to host an event at the 2020 Expo.

Networking Opportunities

Sometimes hosting an event requires a lot of effort and might not be something you have time for. If that’s the case, then you’ll still want to attend the event – as it will offer you a lot of chances for networking and supplier engagement. Meeting other event planners and vendors is a great way to organically grow your business and find the perfect partners to help you succeed.

Dubai’s 2020 Expo will generate a lot of exposure and create many opportunities for future events. So, make sure that you are in the right place and talking to the right people. This will help you make the connections that lead to event planning opportunities into the future.

International Client Connections

Not just event planners will be in attendance! This Expo is an especially great opportunity to connect with international clients as well. More than 170 countries have confirmed that they will take part in the Expo, including Australia, France, China, Ireland, South Africa, the UK, New Zealand and many more.

This represents a world of potential partnerships and new client relationships! If you plan on expanding your event planning business globally, traveling to Dubai and/or hosting an event at the Dubai 2020 Expo is a great way to make these valuable contacts.

Discovering Dubai

Attending the Dubai 2020 Expo is also a great opportunity for event planners to get to know Dubai. This is one of the world’s premier meetings and incentives destinations and only gaining more popularity in the coming years. You can take your time scoping out this hot new locale and learning what it has to offer.

The truth is, if you work in the events industry – it’s important to be familiar with what Dubai has to offer. The Dubai Convention Bureau has been working hard over the past few years to position the city as one of the leading MICE destinations in the world. It has previously brought some significant events and conferences to Dubai – including the World Heart Federation, the International Diabetes Federation and the International Bar Association.

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