Expo 2020 Dubai is a big opportunity for SMEs

Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

DubaiAround Dh2 billion ($544 million) will be generated from onsite food and beverages (F&B) sales at the Expo 2020 Dubai. This will offer a big opportunity for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the sector.


This event saw more than 100 SMEs take part.


Manal AlBayat, senior vice president, business development and integration at Expo 2020 Dubai said, “This BusinessConnect F&B session is just the beginning of the journey for SMEs in the food and beverage sector to Expo 2020 Dubai. Not only does it enable us to explain timelines and present opportunities to the SMEs, we also get to hear their questions and incorporate their feedback into our planning. Through these sessions we are delivering value to SMEs by encouraging networking and providing them with a platform to connect with each other, therefore boosting opportunities across the region before, during and after Expo.”


Up to 85,000 meals are expected to be served every hour during Expo 2020 Dubai, across 30,000 sq m of front-of-house space for food and beverages (F&B). As a result, the Expo will be a major opportunity for F&B firms, as well as a chance to showcase the many cuisines and cultural diversity of the UAE.


Expo 2020 Dubai is committed to supporting the SME sector across the region as part of its plans for a lasting economic legacy. It’s a big stage to bring together senior representatives from a wide spectrum of industries to explore critical areas like marketing and communications, ICT, architecture and design, real estate and youth.


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