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Expo 2020 Dubai offers more opportunities for business growth – Gulf Today

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Sajjad Ahmed, Deputy Business Editor

Expo 2020 Dubai is playing a big role in the business growth of local and global companies. As the mega event approaching closer more companies are associating with the show by signing business agreements. The Expo 2020 providing a platform to companies  to utilise this golden opportunity as a large number of global and local business accords are expected to be signed during the six months long show.

A leading business solutions provider Transguard Group has revealed that it has secured Dhs102 million in contracts for Expo 2020 Dubai and will deploy more than 3,000 of its employees across 17 pavilions and other common areas at the event site.
Responsible for security, facilities management, hospitality, catering, guest experience, event management, logistics and more, the Transguard team will be supporting every aspect of the “World’s Greatest Show” across 50,000 square meters. “As a landmark event, Expo 2020 Dubai is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase why Transguard Group is the premier support services company in the region,” says Greg Ward, Managing Director.
“In fact, we are particularly proud that our Expo 2020 Dubai portfolio includes not only the largest country pavilion, but also 16 other major country pavilions, including the Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand.”

The full spectrum of Transguard’s support for these areas is as varied as Expo 2020 Dubai itself: In addition to dedicated security and facilities management teams, the business solutions provider has created and delivered bespoke customer service training courses for guest experience teams who will lead visitors through various pavilions.

Other Expo 2020 Dubai projects include uniform design, the installation of time and attendance equipment to manage workforce deployment, laundry services, first aid training and golf buggy provision. Transguard will also be working alongside the Expo team for the duration of the live event:

“The ability to secure the contracts for these pavilions and to deliver the proper workforce to support the event is all down to the passionate and talented Transguard team who has been driving our Expo initiatives,” Ward states.

“This project has been years in the making and I know that our efforts will go a long way to making Expo 2020 Dubai a global success. “While we are looking forward to welcoming the world to Dubai in October, we are also using the opportunities of Expo 2020 Dubai as a launchpad for what comes next,” Ward continued.

“This includes plans for our employees at the conclusion of the event, as well as new business opportunities that we look forward to sharing in due course.”

The Transguard Group offer flexible solutions for all of the UAE’s staffing needs since 2001 and one of the region’s most trusted expert in security, facilities management, cash services and white collar staffing – and much more in between.

With an annual turnover of Dhs1.87 billion in the 2020-2021 financial year.

Expo 2020 announced recently the launch of Thrive Together – a business-focused programme offering a range of curated events and tailored products and services for business of all sizes, from home-grown UAE-based businesses looking to expand, budding entrepreneurs eager to share ideas and build their network, or overseas companies entering the region for the first time.

The wide-ranging business events calendar will feature a number of Thematic Business Forums, delivered in collaboration with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as three Global Business Forums, including the first edition of the Global Business Forum ASEAN.

These events will highlight emerging business opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, and serve as a platform to connect, create and innovate.

They will also accelerate private sector progress across current global challenges including climate change and biodiversity, space, and knowledge and learning.

Products and services offered as part of Thrive Together include an AI-powered app, facilitating meaningful B2B, B2G and G2G connections across geographies and industries, suggesting potential matches for users based on their profiles, expertise, objectives and interaction patterns; a dynamic and ever-evolving Business Calendar, carrying the latest information on inbound business delegations, as well as all business events taking place across the Expo site; and access to the Business Connect Centre, which will house chambers of commerce and trade entities from across the region, as well as investment houses and venture capitalists.

Thrive Together builds on the UAE’s reputation for facilitating business and trade, with world-class infrastructure, business-friendly regulatory frameworks and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. It also leverages the connecting power of Expo 2020 Dubai, which across 182 days will bring together 191 nations, as well as multilateral organisations, academic institutions and millions of visitors to inspire meaningful change and create a brighter future for all.

Expo 2020 Dubai prepares to welcome millions of visitors to the largest global gathering since the start of the pandemic.

Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe from Oct.1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.

With the purpose of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will be the world’s most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges.
Expo 2020 will be the biggest cultural gathering in the world, presenting a visually striking and emotionally inspiring 182 days, as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever.

Expo 2020’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone.

For six months, Expo 2020 will be a must-visit family destination, with thousands of events, amazing exploratory experiences, and free entry for children up to age 18.


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