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Thrive Together: A Platform to Connect, ­Create and Innovate

The business programme of Expo 2020 is full of opportunities for networking, knowledge-sharing and growth.

The business events calendar includes three Global Business Forums. To fuel the business connectivity, there is a Business Connect Centre and an AI-powered B2B app. Also, there are programs to foster sustainable partnerships for a more resilient global economy.

Expo 2020 has announced the launch of Thrive Together. It is a dedicated, business-focused programme offering a range of curated networking, knowledge-sharing and thought-leadership events.

The Thrive Together programme will include several Thematic Business Forums delivered in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. These events will highlight emerging business opportunities, cutting-edge technologies and serve as a platform to connect, create and innovate.

They will also accelerate private sector progress across current global challenges, including climate change and biodiversity, space, and knowledge and learning.

Three Global Business Forums (GBFs), including the first edition of Global Business Forum ASEAN, will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Expo 2020 Dubai.

These GBFs will welcome prominent speakers, leading decision-makers and industry experts to explore business synergies and address obstacles to growth, driving trade and investment and fostering economic development.

Meanwhile, Country Business Briefings will enable each of Expo’s participants to leverage the presence of their heads of state or government and their business leaders to showcase their country-specific business and investment opportunities to a global audience.

Products and services offered as part of Thrive Together include an AI-powered app, facilitating meaningful B2B, B2G and G2G interactions across geographies and industries, suggesting potential matches for users based on their profiles, expertise, objectives and interaction patterns.

An easily accessible Business Calendar will be updated daily and carry the latest information on inbound business delegations and all business events across the Expo site, including in Dubai Exhibition Centre, International Participants’ pavilions, and the Expo 2020 Business Connect Centre.

Sitting at the heart of the Expo site, adjacent to the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, the Business Connect Centre will house chambers of commerce and trade entities from across the region, representing more than one million companies, as well as investment houses and venture capitalists.

Hassan Al Hashemi, Vice President, International Relations, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says:

“Dubai Chamber is committed to representing and supporting the interests of businesses in Dubai while exploring new ways to meet the changing needs of the emirate’s fast-growing and dynamic business community as we navigate the pandemic era.

“As Expo’s Official Business Integrator, we are pleased to be part of the wide-ranging Thrive Together programme. We believe it will be a powerful catalyst for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, addressing key challenges affecting business growth, attracting international companies to Dubai and facilitating collaborations across sectors and geographies. It will create an immediate and long-lasting impact for Dubai, and ripple across the UAE, wider region and beyond.”

Created specifically for the business community, both domestic and international, the Thrive Together programme will include some Thematic Business Forums delivered in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

These events will highlight emerging business opportunities, cutting-edge technologies and serve as a platform to connect, create and innovate.

They will also accelerate private sector progress across current global challenges, including climate change and biodiversity, space, knowledge and learning.

An enhanced ticket package has been created for business-focused visitors. The Premium Experience Season Pass offers additional networking and add-on services to assure a seamless visitor experience.

It includes complimentary enhanced access to the Expo B2B app, a dedicated concierge, entry to a Premium Lounge, priority access to many networking and thought leadership events, including the ten Thematic Business Forums, guided tours and F&B discounts.

The Premium Experience ticket, priced at AED 1750, allows unlimited visits across the six months of the event, including fast track entry. The ticket will be available at expo2020dubai.com/tickets and through Expo’s network of business stakeholders.

Photo: Dubai Business Events