Events throughout Expo-2020
in Ukraine

National Day of Ukraine and official events

Presentation program of Ukraine at Expo-2020 (days of Ukraine) include the following events and activities:
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1 October 2021 events devoted to official opening of Expo-2020.

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National Day of Ukraine. It is the official event under theRules of Expo-2020 which is held by each country once throughout the exhibition period. Steering Committee of Expo-2020 set up the date of Ukraine National Day which is 4 October,2021.

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During March 2022, before the official closing of Expo-2020, the official delegation of Ukraine, which includes the leaders of Ukraine, representatives of the Government and statesmen, will take part in the exhibition. The cultural program will be run involving popular Ukrainian bands.

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Ukrainian official reception It is planned to invite UAE and other participating countries’ statesmen, their Commissioner-Generals and representatives of cultural and business community. It is an image-making and presentation event.

Business and entertainment program

Each month of Expo-2020 is devoted to a certain topic reflecting the key theme of the exhibition – ‘Connecting the minds, Creating the future’ and its main sub-themes – ‘Mobility’, ‘Opportunity’, ‘Sustainability’.

Ukraine will represent its business program aiming to demonstrate the potential of Ukrainian economy and enhance the attitude of the world community to our country as a reliable partner.
High-scale speakers from Ukraine and host country, as well as business representatives from relevant industries will participate in a number of forums.

Target audience of business events are business and governmental representatives from UAE and participating countries.

Tentative program of Ukrainian pavilion

*Timing of events can be changed according to the official Expo-2020 Dubai program
October 2021:

Theme event according to Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held during the international event devoted to water supply, power engineering, innovative technologies and environmental protection “WETEX & Dubai Solar Show” (5-7.10.2021). It is organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The event will be run with support of Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and under supervision of Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of UAE and President of DEWA His Highness Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The first virtual carbon-free exhibition at the Middle East and in the North Africa devoted to water resources, power energy, environment, sustainability and innovations creates the opportunity to learn about up-to-date intellectual technologies and innovative solutions which will be realized for the first time, especially in the industry of renewable energy, water and sustainability. During the event participants can take part in specialized seminars and master-classes, meet experts of green economy, smart cities, innovations and sustainability from all over the world. For more detail visit: www.wetex.ae.

The events will be run during the theme week of Expo-2020 Steering Committee “Climate and Biodiversity week” (3-9.10.2021). Currently the program is being developed.

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be run within the framework of SPACE WEEK (17-23.10.2021). During the week a number of space events are planned. The leaders of space exploration industry will gather to discuss and come up with new solutions, build up networks and develop the frameworks for further international cooperation. It is expected that the Minister of State for Advanced Technology, chair of the UAE Space Agency and Deputy Project Manager of the Emirates Mars Mission Her Highness Sarah Al Amiri, the NASA Chief Scientist James L. Green and others will take place in this event.

It is a great opportunity to represent Ukraine and take active part in daily theme forums, briefings, presentations, meetings of statesmen, businessmen and experts. This week opens a unique opportunity to exchange the best experience and search for new partners, since these events will be attended by numerous state and private business leaders.

The events will be run during the theme week of Expo-2020 Steering Committee “Space week” (3-9.10.2021). Currently the program is being developed.

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. Initiative event will be run outside the framework of Expo-2020 program; it will be held any time between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022. The event will be run under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion outside the immediate Expo-2020 program in form of forums and attendance of Ukrainian delegation.

November 2021:

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held during the international specialized exhibition “Gulfood Manufacturing” (7-9.11.2022). The exhibition will consist of the following sectors: Ingredients, Processing, Supply Chain, Automation and Control, Packaging, Printing and Labeling. It is planned to hold seminars and conferences devoted to innovations in food industry and technology. The main topic of Gulfood Manufacturing is completely automated food manufacturing and development of food-processing factories of the future. Traditionally more than 1600 companies which are the world leaders of food industry will take part in the exhibition. The event will be held in Dubai World Trade Center (outside of Expo-2020 venue). For more detail visit: www.gulfoodmanufacturing.com. Ukraine has represented its business stands there many times. There is a great potential and mutual interest in international cooperation. Participation in Gulfood Manufacturing gives us the opportunity to enter the Middle East market and do business with the clients who are looking for the best solution on every manufacturing stage including ingredients, production machinery, packaging and logistic solutions which help the manufacturers to distribute their produce effectively.

Event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held during the sweets and snacks exhibition “Yummex Middle East” (07-09.11.2021). It the largest expo platform for sweets and snacks manufacturers from MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, which is annually attended by over 10 000 visitors from around 100 countries.

The event will be run in Dubai World Trade Center (outside of Expo-2020 venue). For more detail visit: www.yummexme.com. Ukraine has been represented there with the business stands many times as there is a great potential and mutual interest in international business partnerships. This approach will help Ukrainian exporters double their business opportunities by getting in contact with potential customers and building the networks for cooperation and export, learning about current world trends and demands in the industry, exploring the peculiarities of the market and its potential, getting up-to-date feedbacks about goods and services from the end user, discovering the ways of entering the market.

Initiative event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be run under the program of Ukrainian pavilion outside the immediate Expo-2020 program in form of forums and attendance of Ukrainian delegation.

December 2021:

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held during the regional business event “The Middle East Organic and Natural Product Expo Dubai” (6-8.12.2021). This exhibition is the only business event at the Middle East focusing on organic and natural products. For 17 years it has been getting together the suppliers and customers. The event is held under supervision of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in conjunction with The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). In this case UAE is the key re-exporter of organic and natural products and it connects trade between the countries of the hemisphere. During the week event like exhibition, forums, presentations, B2B meetings are planned. For more detail visit: www.organicandnatural.com.

This event is a unique platform for experience exchange and effective networking. The variety of events involves a lot of private and state business leaders.

Event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held within the framework of Expo 2020 theme week KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING WEEK (12-18.12.2021). During this week the participants will be provided with the platform for demonstration and celebration knowledge, culture and heritage of all participating countries. Within a variety of discussion points the topics of material and non-material heritage, creative industries and knowledge economy will be explored. Knowledge prompts the global community to innovations for a sake of a better future accelerating technology progress. Rich cultural diversity of our planet reflects the key role of knowledge which is creating, fixing and passing knowledge in the realms of geography, culture and general social context.
According to the program of “CULTURAL HERRITAGE & CREATIVE UKRAINE TODAY” a Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy S.V. Fomenko will take part in «Local Customs, Global Responsibility, Protecting Intangible Cultural Heritage». Information is confirmed by Expo 2020 Steering Committee.

January 2022:

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held within the framework of Expo 2020 theme week EXPO: TRAVEL & CONNECTIVITY WEEK (9-15.01.2022). The week will be filled with the events devoted to hospitality and travel business and communications. Evens of different levels will be run during this week – events of political, business and expert level. Among the participants are the heads of delegations, travel industry specialists, consultants, experts and business representatives.

Event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held during the largest in the Gulf region medical exhibition and congress “Arab Health Exhibition and Congress” (24-27.01.2022). It is the biggest summit of health care and trade specialist in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is expected that in 2022 the event will be attended by over 4150 companies and around 56 000 visitors from 159 countries. This expo is the leading business platform of health care industry in the Middle East. The most important objectives are building up networks between producers and service providers and hospitals, supply specialists, dealers and distributors. This exhibition has been held for 45 years and it provides the venue for conferences, business and leadership seminars and lifelong education. The event will take place in Dubai World Trade Center. For more detail visit: www.arabhealthonline.com. It is a fantastic ground for learning, exchange and networking.

February 2022:

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held within the framework of theme month “UAE Innovation Month” organized by Expo 2020 Steering Committee and UAE Government. For more detail visit: www.uaeinnovates.gov.ae

This event is one of the biggest innovative festivals in the world aiming to form and develop the culture of innovative entrepreneurship in UAE. It has been set up due to the unanimous efforts of UAE Government and private communities. Traditionally, during a month about 50 different events devoted to overall innovation development in UAE and other countries are run. The events are shaped as forums, presentations, contests, awards, exhibitions, experiments, technological festivals. This festival opens a wide opportunity for innovators from all over the world to represent themselves and their inventions the best of which will be funded by the EUA Government.

Event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held during the largest in the Gulf region medical exhibition and congress “Arab Health Exhibition and Congress” (24-27.01.2022). It is the biggest summit of health care and trade specialist in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is expected that in 2022 the event will be attended by over 4150 companies and around 56 000 visitors from 159 countries. This expo is the leading business platform of health care industry in the Middle East. The most important objectives are building up networks between producers and service providers and hospitals, supply specialists, dealers and distributors. This exhibition has been held for 45 years and it provides the venue for conferences, business and leadership seminars and lifelong education. The event will take place in Dubai World Trade Center. For more detail visit: www.arabhealthonline.com. It is a fantastic ground for learning, exchange and networking.

March 2022:

Event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The event will be held within the theme week ОАЕ Middle East Energy 2022 (earlier known as Middle East Electricity) (7-9.03.2022). It is the largest exhibition of power industry at the Middle East which covers all aspects of power engineering. Attendees will be able to take part in a program of conferences and seminars devoted to ongoing problems of power industry. For more detail visit: www.middleeast-energy.com. Middle East Energy 2022 is held by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure under the patronage of Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Week event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo-2020. The events will be held during the annual investment event “Annual Investment Meeting” (28-31.03.2022). It is the main world platform for directs investing in developing economies. It is a unique venue for 15 000 investors from 140 countries placed on 8000 m2 of exhibition space. The event gives the opportunity to welcome international investment from the Middle East, the USA, China, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, African countries etc. Ukraine has been represented at this event numerous times which has resulted in positive tendencies in investment into Ukraine. For more detail visit: www.aimcongress.com

Initiative event under the Program of Ukrainian pavilion at Expo 2020. The event will be run under the program of Ukrainian pavilion outside the immediate Expo-2020 program.

Besides business program, Ukraine will present a variety of cultural events at Expo 2020. Despite language, customs and history differences, culture unites the nations.
Ukrainian pavilion is designed to demonstrate our heritage with all its unique authenticity. Ukrainian people have ancient traditions but today we are modern, creative and young and want to take our place in the world community.

Thus, a special program is designed to attract attention of the audience to the Ukrainian pavilion during the celebration Expo 2020. On certain dates an invited Ukrainian artist will have a live performance and carry out photoshoot and signing. After the concert program the attendees will be invited to enjoy buffet with traditional Ukrainian food. These events are planned to attract attention of political and business elite of UAE and participating countries.

Real-time artistic events will be a special cultural treat for the visitors. They will be able to see the artists do pottery, carpet weaving, ornamental carving and various techniques of traditional Ukrainian embroidery. The following cultural exhibitions are planned: the history of Ukrainian embroidery and embroidered shirts (vyshyvanky), Transcarpathian music instruments, modern Ukrainian arts – installations, paintings wood carving.

So, the cultural program of Ukraine at Expo 2020 is formed to create a positive understanding of our country by welcoming the participants not only to visit the Ukrainian pavilion but also to come and see our country and then recommend such trips to friends and family.

Partner events

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