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ENGIE First Ambassador of France’s Pavilion at the 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition

By ENGIE - 01 February 2019 - 00:00

ENGIE First Ambassador of France’s Pavilion at the 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition

During this world expo, the mission of the France’s Pavilion is to promote French heritage, with all its human, philosophical, artistic, cultural and entrepreneurial wealth, but also its science and technology.

From 20th October 2020 to 10th April 2021, the 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition (UAE) will be themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, based around three interwoven topics: mobility, sustainability, opportunity.


A leader in the energy revolution and flagship of French industrial excellence, ENGIE will be the first ambassador of France’s Pavilion, showcasing its solutions for transforming energy use and its work towards more sustainable mobility.


Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility


A major international player in energy and mobility, ENGIE will be the first Ambassador of France’s Pavilion at the 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition. Throughout the 24 weeks of the Exposition, the Group will present its many technological innovations in favour of sustainable cities and connected territories. With digital as a driver, these solutions are revolutionising energy use, and working towards cleaner, connected, autonomous and shared mobility.


With over 25 million visitors expected and 180 countries represented, 2020 Dubai will offer France a unique arena to showcase its vision of ecological and inclusive transition.


Isabelle Kocher, ENGIE’s CEO, declared: ”At a time when cities and territories are increasingly turning to zero-carbon, ENGIE, a leading energy transition Group, is placing its know-how at the service of this transformation. Thanks to our expertise in the production of low-carbon energy and sustainable mobility, we are offering citizens a better quality of life and helping them to reduce their carbon footprint. We are proud to be associated with France’s Pavilion to highlight French industrial excellence and know-how in favour of more harmonious progress.”


ENGIE is a pioneering partner of the region for the development of the private water & power market. ENGIE, through its various affiliates, has been present in the GCC since 30 years. In 2003, it established its regional HQ in Dubai, from which today it oversees a geographical scope that spans the Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey.


Partnership of Excellence


France’s Pavilion will relay our country’s public policy in terms of support for innovation and sustainable development. It will promote the technological innovations of private and public partners in the France’s Pavilion, by showcasing them in an educational and collaborative way. In this way, it will boost France’s industrial and touristic appeal.


For Erik Linquier, President of COFREX (Compagnie Française des Expositions) and General Commissioner of France’s Pavilion: “It is with great pride that we welcome an exemplary international group like ENGIE as our first Ambassador of France’s Pavilion. With its expertise and drive in innovation, we are setting out on a partnership of excellence that will promote French know-how along the line of the One Planet Summit.”


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