World Expo Dubai

The Dutch answer to the globe’s rising demand for self-sufficiency in food security 

Dutch pavilion

For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in today. Dubai Expo will continue that tradition with the latest technology from around the globe. From October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, Dubai is the first country in the Middle East to host the 35th World Expo. The theme of Expo 2020 is ‘Connecting minds, creating the future’; this slogan is supported by three themes, namely mobility, opportunities and sustainability.  


More than 200 countries and organizations will participate in this Dubai Expo, where the Netherlands of course also will be present. The Dutch pavilion is unique. It is much more than just a building: it is a biotope where we unite water, energy and food through innovation and show the connections between these three sectors. The revolutionary pavilion distinguishes itself in the field of circularity and the use of innovative, sustainable technologies. 

People and Planet

As part of  Dubai Expo’s  Programme for People and Planet, 10 theme weeks will run throughout the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai, exploring humanity’s most critical challenges and opportunities through a cultural, social, environmental and economic lens. 

From 17 – 23 February 2022, the theme week: ‘Food, Agriculture & Livelihoods’ will be held. During this week, the horticultural sector will organise a  full two-day lasting program of which the first day on Monday 21 February is organised by the public sector and the second day on Tuesday 22 February by the private sector.  From 23 – 24 February 2022 the ‘Food for Future Summit’ is held. 

The Dutch horticultural sector binds forces and positions the entire Dutch horticulture food sector with its eco-system approach as the answer to the globe’s rising demand for self-sufficiency in food security.  

Let's bind forces in achieving a sustainable, food-secure future.

Farming the future NL

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Read more about how we, as the Netherlands, contribute to sustainable local food production worldwide