Dutch Dubai 2020 Circular Economy Programme

Dubai & Abu Dhabi | 16th until 20th of January 2022

From January 17 to 20, 2022, The Netherlands organizes an international trade mission to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Holland Circular Hotspot is coordinating the circular economy track within this mission, which will focus on the themes Circular Construction & Infrastructure, Circular Plastics, and Waste Management. Interested to learn more about the exciting programme on circular economy we are organizing as part of the Dutch participation to the Dubai Expo? Read further below!

Registration, and more information about the broader mission, can be found here.

For more information on the Dutch participation in general and The Dutch Pavilion, take a look at the factsheet or go to DutchDubai.com!


Take the world stage!

The Dutch mission and its circular programme gives you the opportunity to take a world-stage, and connect with potential business partners in both the Gulf region and Europe.

For the circular programme on plastics, waste management, and construction and infrastructure, the main stakeholders from the region will be invited. Parts of the programme will also be live-streamed.

It will be organized during the Dubai Expo Global Goals Week, which also coincides with the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The mission coincides with the Circular Europe Days that will be organized by amongst others the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform in collaboration with a number of European Pavilions.

Find an overview of the preliminary programme below.

January 16 - Arrival & Kick-off

– Potential site visits in UAE on overarching CE topic
– Optional: Water event in NL pavilion at Dubai Expo
– Meet up with NEOM for construction/infra companies (tbc)
– Kick off Trade Mission

January 17 - World Expo Dubai: Circular Europe Days

– Opening session Circular Europe Days at the Dutch Pavilion
– High level panel
– European seminar on Construction & Infrastructure
– Tour NL pavilion / Pop Up Expo Dutch companies for visitors attendants European Delegation

– Meetings for Dutch entrepreneurs at the Dutch Pavilion
– Optional: EU CE Days program / expo visits (other country Pavilions)
– Optional: Matchmaking
– Optional: Collective meeting with main stakeholders relevant track

January 18 - World Expo Dubai: Dutch Circular Economy Day

– Opening session Dutch Circular Day
– Plenary programme Dutch Circular Day
– Live event on Plastics with main stakeholders UAE (live-streamed)

Live event on Circular Construction & Infrastructure with main stakeholders UAE (live-streamed)
– Live event on Waste Management with main stakeholders UAE (live-streamed)
– Pop up Expo
Tour circular solutions NL pavilion / networking event
– ‘Get in the ring’ finals

January 19 - Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW)

– Transfer to Abu Dhabi and registration
Circular Economy event at NL pavilion ADSW/WFES
– Shared event with NWP at NL pavilion

Meet up at ADSW with Luxembourg delegation
– Optional: site visits / matchmaking
– Transfer to Dubai

January 20 - Dubai location

– Site visits UAE
– Individual matchmaking
– Closing dinner