Retail and F&B Opportunities at the Australian Pavilion – Expo 2020 Dubai

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 3rd May 2019

Australian retail and F&B businesses interested in supplying the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai are encouraged to register now to receive the Expression of Interest (EOI) document.

An EOI seeking potential suppliers and retailers has been released by TVG, a joint venture between Thinkwell Group and IVG. TVG has been appointed by the Australian Government to provide Operations, Retail and Staffing services for the Australian Pavilion. To receive a copy of the document, email

The closing date for responses is 6pm, Friday 17 May 2019 AEST. It is anticipated that suppliers and sublicensees will be appointed in late June.

TVG’s Managing Director Simon Arnold said Expo 2020 is a great opportunity for Australian businesses to supply and sell their goods at the Australian Pavilion.

“We are looking forward to a number of great Australian brands and products joining us in Dubai for Expo 2020.”

“This represents a tremendous opportunity for companies already exporting to the region or for those looking to enter the Middle East market,” Mr Arnold said.

Retail areas at the pavilion include a gift store and three themed F&B outlets. There is a wide range of product categories available and opportunities include subletting space in the gift store or becoming an exclusive supplier in the gift store or F&B outlets.

It is anticipated that 2.5 million people will visit the Australian Pavilion which will showcase the best of Australian architecture, innovation and design along with an immersive and impressive visitor experience. It will host a targeted business program, trade, investment and VIP events and a contemporary program of cultural performances.

Expo 2020 Dubai runs from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. Expo Organisers expect 25 million visitors over the six months of the event.