UK at Expo 2020 – An Update from the UK Expo Commissioner General Laura Faulkner OBE

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October 21, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Wednesday 21st October at 12pm UAE time

1 Year to Go: UK at Expo 2020 – An update from the UK Expo Commissioner General Laura Faulkner OBE 


We are delighted to invite representatives of the British Business Group Abu Dhabi and Dubai & Northern Emirates to join an Expo 2020 Dubai webinar featuring Laura Faulkner OBE, Commissioner General and Project Director for the UK at Expo 2020 Dubai. Laura will provide a briefing on how the UK’s participation is progressing, the postponement of the event to October 2021 and ongoing opportunities for UK businesses in the region to engage. Laura will also share some exciting new content, including the UK Pavilion Soundscape Campaign and a new interactive virtual tour.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Laura questions during a Q & A. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please send to

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Laura Faulkner OBE – UK Commissioner General & Project Director – Expo 2020 Dubai:

“One year from now, a collaborative and innovative Expo 2020 Dubai will be ideally placed to help shape a better future, and the UK is excited to be a part of it. World Expos bring people together in a spirit of hope and collaboration for a better future.”

Laura Faulkner OBE was the Director of the UK Government’s Business Programme during the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Laura co-created and directed one of the world’s largest global business programmes; The British Business Embassy, delivering billions in economic benefit for the UK economy and hosting 4,000 global thought leaders and international ministers and Heads of State during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Laura has extensive experience of designing and directing major world event activations and business/cultural programmes. Laura also created the UK Government’s E-Exporting Programme, helping UK companies to accelerate their exports through online channels, in partnership with the world’s leading e-commerce companies.


This virtual event will be held on Microsoft Teams. Please ensure you have access to the platform in order to join the webinar. A dial in link will be shared the day before the virtual event.


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