Government of Canada
41,820 sq. ft.
Culture and Recreation
EllisDon was awarded the contract to design, build, and maintain the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The Canada Pavilion will serve as a meeting place for Canadian business and innovators, as well as provide an environment where companies can thrive in global markets. Inspired by Canadian landscapes and Arabic architectural elements, the Canada Pavilion is a symbolic representation of the strong cultural and economic ties between Canada and the UAE
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 visitors, 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 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.
“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. Together with our team of expert Canadian and Emirati partners, we look forward to delivering a pavilion that will represent all Canadians and of which we can all be proud” said Jody K. Becker, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice-President, Services, EllisDon.