TODAY AT EXPO- Wednesday, 13 October - British Herald
October 28, 2021
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TODAY AT EXPO- Wednesday, 13 October

DUBAI, 13 October 2021 – A look ahead to the major events of Wednesday, 13 October at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Senegal National Day

  • Flag Ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza and media briefing hosted by Senegal Pavilion
  • Delegation includes:
    • His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal
    • His Excellency Ibrahima Sori Sylla, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal
    • Dr Malick Diop, Commissioner General of Senegal Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • National Day ceremony – 1015, Al Wasl Plaza; Media Briefing – 1430-1730, Business Connect Center
  • Contact Senegal Media Liaison Officer for more information   Zimbabwe Delegation Visit
  • Honourable Dr Constantino D N G Chiwenga, Vice President of Zimbabwe, will visit the Zimbabwe Pavilion, accompanied by Government Ministers and Permanent Secretaries
  • 1400, Zimbabwe Pavilion, Opportunity District
  • For more information, please get in touch with the Zimbabwe Media Liaison Officer

Global Business Forum Africa | Day 1

  • First day of the Global Business Forum with a focus on Africa, hosted in partnership with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce
  • Focuses on the economic outlooks of both the UAE and Africa and will encourage international trade by addressing challenges and harnessing opportunities
  • Keynote speakers include:
    • His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique
    • His Excellency Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, President, Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai
    • His Excellency Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, UAE
    • Patricia Obo-Nai, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ghana, Ghana
  • Walk in and onsite registration is closed, but you can still attend the event virtually. Visit
  • The programme is available in Arabic from
  • 0730-1700, Dubai Exhibition Center Hall 1 North
  • For more information, get in touch with   Future of Finance Conference
  • Focuses on the key themes shaping the future of finance, including the digital transformation affecting banking, greening finance, boosting cooperation between leading central banks and digital currency
  • 1000-2200, Dubai Exhibition Center Hall 2B North   Medieval Music Two-Day Festival
  • Spain Pavilion is bringing a music festival to Expo 2020 today and tomorrow, performed by Artefactum, one of the most distinguished ensembles of early Spanish music
  • Performances open to the public: 13 October, 1800 at Sun Stage and 14 October, 1830 at Terra Auditorium


14 October

  • Sierra Leone National Day, 1015, Al Wasl Plaza
  • Global Business Forum Africa | Day 2, 730-1700, Dubai Exhibition Center Hall 1 North
  • Ghana Press Conference on its participation at Expo, 1430-1630, Abu Dhabi Hall, Business Connect Centre
  • Conference – European Union: How Can We Ramp Up Private Investment in Developing Countries?
    • Spotlight on Expo 2020 and participating countries’ sustainability initiatives, standards and models through their pavilion content, design, programming and operations.
    • 1000-1600, Terra Auditorium
  • Conference – Senegal: Investments and business opportunities forum
    • Spotlight on Senegal presenting business and investment opportunities
    • 1000-1600, Dubai Exhibition Centre Hall 2A South
  • Late Nights @ Expo
    • Magical musical encounters created by local and international artists breaking barriers between musical genres and cultures through mashups and original artist collaborations.
    • 1030-1300, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre 15 October
  • Kadim Al Sahir Concert, 2200-0000, Al Wasl Plaza
  • Lusophonia Festival, 1600-0000, Jubilee Stage
  • Tanoura Dancers, 1430-1630, Ghaf Avenue
  • National Folkloric Ballet of Peru
    • 1500-1600, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre
    • 1630-1700, Sea Stage | Mobility Zone
  • Saudi Variety Show
    • A rich diversity of performances in culture, music and other expressions of creative talent.
    • 1930-2100, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre

16 October

  • National Day, Commonwealth of Dominica, 10:15 AM, Al Wasl Plaza
  • World Food Day | People-facing Flagship Event
    • Public event to raise awareness and celebrate World Food Day, spotlighting the UAE’s leadership role in relevant areas, and Expo Participant best practices and success stories.
    • 1400-1850, The Nexus for People & Planet North and Opportunity Forum
  • Hungary: Fono Band
    • A rare treat by musicians who have devoted their careers to performing and teaching traditional Hungarian folk music
    • 1600-1800, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre

Expo’s full calendar is available here

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