Expo 2020 pledges windfall for SMEs with Dh5bn in Dubai procurement contracts


Expo 2020 Dubai has pledged to give 20 per cent of its contracts, about Dh5 billion, from the event to local and international small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). With 400,000 SMEs accounting for 94 per cent of the total amount of companies that contribute to over 60 per cent of the United Arab Emirates’ GDP, Expo 2020 aims to provide legacy-driven initiatives to support the community.

"The possibilities for SME participation in Expo 2020 Dubai are vast and extend far beyond the physical site and the six-month duration of the event itself," said Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of the Bureau Expo Dubai 2020. "Expo 2020 Dubai acts as an enabler for SMEs that are looking for opportunities to maximise their integration into the wider UAE economy."

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