EllisDon Construction Ltd. has been awarded the contract for the design, build and operation of the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai. Together with consortium members Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Lord Cultural Resources, along with Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX and Cisco, EllisDon and team will deliver the pavilion and its public presentation space.
“As part of our long-term commitment to our operations in the Middle East, EllisDon is honoured to have been named the successful proponent for the delivery of the design, construction and operation of the Canada Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai,” said Jody K. Becker, chief strategy officer and senior vice-president, services, EllisDon.
Expo 2020 Dubai will bring people together from around the globe in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to showcase world innovations and encourage international collaboration.
With an anticipated 25 million visits, Expo 2020 Dubai will be a platform to showcase Canadian innovation and to promote new business opportunities for Canadian companies and attract international investment in Canada, which in turn will create jobs for the middle class. This Expo will also be a chance to highlight Canadian leadership in top sectors such as advanced technologies, aerospace, artificial intelligence, tourism and education, as well as to promote Canadian values like gender equality and sustainable practices.
Complementary programming, which will include business, investment attraction and cultural components, will unfold in the Canada Pavilion during the 173 days of Expo 2020 Dubai.
“The Canada Pavilion in Dubai will serve as a meeting place for Canadian business and innovators. It’s one more way our government is opening doors for companies to compete in thriving global markets, secure new contracts, attract international investment and create well-paying jobs for middle class Canadians. As one of Canada’s premier building firms, EllisDon Construction Ltd. will bring its world-class construction expertise to Dubai and deliver the Canada Pavilion over the coming months,” said Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification.
The International Exhibition will be held in Dubai, UAE, from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021. It will be the first world’s fair in either the Middle East or the Arabic-speaking world and is expected to attract over 25 million visitors.