President Mnangagwa's 2020 End of Year Address to the Nation

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How to Participate at Expo 2020 Dubai - Join Team Zimbabwe

Participation at Expo 2020 Dubai is Open to All Sectors of the Economy. There a vast Opportunities for Businesses/ Corporates, SMEs, Artists, Innovators, Women and Youth at Expo 2020. Some have been Unveiled and more are still coming. We will outline some, but the onus is on the Organisations to review the Zimbabwe’s Exhibition Plan, Review the Venues, Examine Expo 2020 Programming and Propose Programmes that are beneficial to their sectors.

How to Participate


 

The following opportunities are available to various sectors in Zimbabwe and all the participating countries

1. Small and Medium Enterprises
Expo 2020 Dubai is an ideal business platform, giving priority to SMEs, as they are important in promoting economic growth and job creation. As of early May 2019, more than 37,400 suppliers from 151 countries were registered to perform business with Expo 2020 Dubai, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which still have priority in winning contracts.


In addition, 56% of all Expo 2020 Dubai contracts were awarded to small and medium-sized companies, with the size of SMEs benefiting from direct and indirect contracts and tenders, so far having reached AED 3.41 billion to support Expo 2020 Dubai's goal of promoting innovation and supporting small businesses.
What are the specific Programmes for SMEs?


i. Online Market Place – Procurement Portal https://omp.expo2020dubai.com/ 
An Expo 2020 Dubai tool for businesses to connect, collaborate and compete for business opportunities globally. The Online Marketplace is a powerful platform for finding the very best products and services on offer globally, including the freshest and most innovative ideas developed by SMEs worldwide.
**Register on the Portal Now - https://omp.expo2020dubai.com/ 

ii. Expo Live Grants – 
This is open to sectors including Start-ups, Enterprises, SMEs, NGOs, and more. The Focus is to find, fund and show the impact of social innovation from around the world, giving a voice to grassroots solutions that improve lives. Expo Live sees innovation not as the process of generating ideas, but as the relentless commitment to solving problems that impact communities and the progress of humanity. Successful projects get granted up to USD 100,000 per organization to implement their creative solutions to social, environmental, or humanitarian challenges around the world.

For more information, visit https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/programmes/expo-live 

iii. Retail Products –
Zimbabwe will have two spaces to sell goods at Expo 2020 Dubai. One will be just in front of Zimbabwe Pavilion and the other one at the World Market Centre. SMEs are required to submit Expressions of Interest for Supplying the Goods that will be sold in these stores. The Expression of Interest should include, Company Name, List of Products with Prices and Images, Place of Origin, and Ingredients if Applicable, and a brief description which relates the products to the country’s history and culture.

iv. Exhibition and Events – Deadline for Proposals to the Commissioner General is 30 November 2019
All SMEs through their respective organisations are encouraged to review Zimbabwe’s Exhibition plan and expo 2020 Programming tool. These essential pieces of Information will enable them to suggest and/or create Zimbabwean Events at Expo 2020 Dubai.

o Exhibition Space – Dubai Exhibition Centre
Exhibition Space is at 15 AED (USD$4.10) per SQM per day for build / tear down dates, and 30 AED (USD $8.20) per SQM per day for live days. It is not possible to request spaces for singular entities, and therefore, SMEs, will be required to form Groups, either through their Association or otherwise and take up at least 150m2 for periods of at least a week.

o Conferences – Dubai Exhibition Centre
Daily Delegate Rates start at 230AED (USD $63) per person, including coffee break, buffet lunch, and a complimentary ticket to Expo 2020 for each delegate.


o Events - Free Venues
Expo 2020 will provide fully fitted performance Venues for Participating countries to showcase themselves, through art dance, music, conference and more. There are two types of venues, 5 with pre-set technical equipment and 11 informal public spaces.

v. District 2020 Programme – SMEs Incubation Centre – 2 years after 2020
This is an opportunity for Zimbabwe start-ups/small businesses to have a soft landing into the Dubai Market, and be part of the District 2020 ecosystem after the Expo 2020 event. In order to join programme SMEs are supposed to work with their associations and submit a proposal/expression of interest to the Commissioner General. Benefits include:
• Free Business Setup and 2 years free Working Space;
• Subsidised Urban Living; and
• Free Access to Information, Tools and SMEs Support


 

2. Corporations and Large Organisations
Expo 2020 Dubai is a once in lifetime opportunity to showcase, with a potential to drastically change the fortunes of many progressive Companies.


i. Amazing Statistics

a. First World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region
b. 173 Days of Exhibition - Deemed A life time of Stories
c. 25 Million Visits
d. 15 Million Visitors
e. Open 7 Days a Week
f. Over 15 Hours a Day
g. 192 Country Pavilions
h. All African Countries will be represented
i. World’s Focus will be in the UAE for the Whole Six Months
j. Investment conferences and workshops
k. B2Bs
l. PPPs engagement sessions
m. New Business Leads


ii. Exhibition - Dubai Exhibition Centre
Exhibition Space is at 15 AED (USD$4.10) per SQM per day for build / tear down dates, and 30 AED (USD $8.20) per SQM per day for live days. It is not possible to request spaces for singular entities, and therefore, Corporates will be required to form Groups, either through their Business Member organisations or otherwise and take up at least 150m2 for periods of at least a week.

iii. Conferences – Dubai Exhibition Centre
Corporates are invited to take their conventions and other events to Expo 2020 Dubai. Daily Delegate Rates start at 230AED (USD $63) per person, including coffee break, buffet lunch, and a complimentary ticket to Expo 2020 for each delegate.

iv. Sponsorship Marketing
Opportunities stem from all events and content that will be show cased at Expo 2020 Dubai
• Adverts and Sponsored Articles in All sector Brochures and other Printed Materials that will be distributed at Expo 2020 Dubai
• Featured Adverts, Logos and more in all digital content, i.e. Videos that will be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai
• Logos, articles and adverts on the Zim2020 Website and Social Media Platforms
• Branding/Logos on Team Zimbabwe Uniforms
Themed Events, at the Pavilion and Free Venues across the Expo Site (opportunity Thematic District)
• Sponsorship of small videos show casing opportunities in key sectors of the economy.

v. Events - Free Venues
Expo 2020 will provide fully fitted performance Venues for Participating countries to showcase themselves, through art dance, music, conference and more. There are two types of venues, 5 with pre-set technical equipment and 11 informal public spaces.

vi. Top Brands – Retail Products – Deadline is 30 November 2019
Zimbabwe will have two spaces to sell goods at Expo 2020 Dubai. One will be just in front of Zimbabwe Pavilion and the other one at the World Market Centre. Corporations are required to submit Expressions of Interest for Supplying the Goods that will be sold in these stores. The Expression of Interest should include, Company Name, List of Products with Prices and Images, Place of Origin, and Ingredients if Applicable.

vii. B2Bs and Strategic Industry Focus
The business Sector should produce concept papers for onward submission to Expo 2020 Bureau team for twinning, partnerships and B2Bs.


 

3. Public Sector – Government Ministries and Parastatals

The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Comrade E.D. Mnangagwa has declared that Zimbabwe is “Open for Business”. This mantra influenced the choice for Zimbabwe to exhibit under the opportunity sub-theme. Under the re-engagement Programme, the Government of Zimbabwe is mobilizing and motivating everyone, including the citizens, private and public sector, Diasporans, and foreigners to take up opportunities, in all the areas including Investments, trade, tourism and more. The Government, together with the private sector is undertaking to create new opportunities in all the sectors including for sustainable development towards a high middle-income economy by 2030.


Expo 2020 Dubai is an opportunity for Zimbabwe to celebrate the results of the current Public sector reform efforts, which include the Ease of Doing Business, and the nation branding, which highlights the rich human capital and endowments found in the country.


What the Public Sector should do in the following.
• Zimbabwe Pavilion


o Provision of Content in the form of

 Videos, Brochures, Booklets, Virtual Reality
 Show case the vast opportunities in key sectors of the economy
 Project Proposals – Ready Bankable Projects
 Guidelines, Infographics, Websites and More
 Technical and Human Resources Support (Exhibitors and Content)


• Retail Store and World Market Kiosk

o Facilitate the Production and Standardisation of Products
o Provision of Funding (e.g SMEDCO)
o Quality Control
o Enhance digital presence of Zimbabwe brands and products

• Exhibitions and Events

o Mobilisation of relevant Sectors and Individuals to argument Zimbabwe’s Programme by performing at surrounding Venues (Theatres, Parks, Performance Venues, Conference Venues)
o Mobilisation of relevant Business Member Organisations to arrange their members for exhibiting at the Dubai exhibition Centre.

• Online Market Place - Procurement Opportunities

o Mobilise relevant sectors to register for all ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai Programmes e.g Tender Portal, Expo Live, Culinary Programme


 

For More Information, please contact the Commissioner General for Zimbabwe, at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ambassador Mary Mubi’s Office on +263 24 2795541, +263 24 2793132, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Mailing Address is 1st Floor Charter House, Corner Samora Machel Avenue and Julius Nyerere Way.