Norway first country to finish building of the National Pavillion

As the first participating country, the Norway Pavilion was issued the BCC- building completion certificate on Sunday Oct 11th 2020. The Norway Pavilion will allow you to learn about Norway’s pioneering sustainable ocean solutions – all without changing into a wetsuit.


Norway Day

Norway will celebrate it’s National Day at the Expo 2020 on February 23rd 2022 (tentative). Norway will be in focus at the Expo site this day, and a high level delegation is expected. This will be an opportunity to experience the best we have to offer at the Expo. Detals will be presented closer to the event.

Norway Business Day

The Norway Business Day will take place on February 24rd 2022 (tentative). This will be an opportunity to meet Norwegian companies at the EXPO 2020 Dubai and see the best they can offer. Details will be presented closer to the event.

Expo 2020 Official Events Page

With so much to see and do at Expo 2020, you’ll be planning your next trip before you’ve finished your first.

Expo 2020 Events


Norway Curating Session on Ocean Plastics at Expo Talks: Water

Norway curated a panel discussion on Ocean Plastics during the Expo Talks: Water.

Marine plastic litter and microplastics crosses borders and must be addressed across borders. This is a global concern. To address these challenges, and to create a level playing field for businesses, we need to make this change at the global level.

The session was introduced by State Secretary at the Ministry of Climate and the Environment Maren Hersleth Holsen. Panelists were Erik Solheim, president of the Belt and Road Green Development Institute, Emily Penn, Ocean Advocate & Co-Founder and Director of eXXpedition, Dr. La Daana Kanhai, Marine Scientist at The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, Eirik Lindebjerg, Global Plastics Policy Lead, WWF, and Catharina Frostad, CSO, Clean Sea Solutions.

See the discussion in the link, starting around 2:30 in.

Expo Water Talks

Ocean panel sets out new course for the world’s oceans

The 14 countries represented on the High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) have now made a commitment to sustainably manage 100 % of the ocean areas under their national jurisdiction, in line with Sustainable Ocean Plans, by 2025. This means that in five years’ time, close to 40 % of the world’s coastlines and 30 % of all exclusive economic zones will be covered by integrated management plans. The Ocean Panel urges all other coastal states to develop plans of this kind by 2030.

‘The action agenda outlines a much-needed, far-reaching process of transformation to safeguard the oceans and the future ocean economy. The actions identified by the Ocean Panel are ambitious, but realistic, and at the same time essential if we are to achieve the SDGs. Norway will do its part and will provide the support it can, based on our experience and leadership in this area. We urge other coastal and ocean states to adopt our ‘100 % approach’ and work to ensure sustainable management of all their ocean areas,’ Ms Solberg said.

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Norway first country to finish building of the National Pavillion

As the first participating country, the Norway Pavilion was issued the BCC- building completion certificate on Sunday Oct 11th 2020. The Pavillion has been built by Expomobilia. It is designed by the Oslo/Bodø based architect firm “Rintala Eggertsson Architects” and has a recycling/reuse percentage as high as 80%.

The exhibitions and contents will be installed next year before the opening of the Expo 2020. The Norway Pavilion will allow you to explore the deep blue sea and learn about the pioneering sustainable ocean solutions Norway can provide – all without changing into a wetsuit.

Find out about Norway’s seafaring heritage and its focus on maritime activities by taking an interactive journey from beneath the seabed to the water’s surface. The pavilion will highlight some of the most pressing environmental issues facing our oceans, and showcase cutting-edge innovations that could help to overcome these challenges.

The Norwegian Pavilion is situated close to one of the main entrances of the Expo area – within the opportunity area, next to the Opportunity Pavilion.

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Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed by a year

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a request was sent to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) from the government of the United Arab Emirates for a one-year postponement of the Expo. As required, two third majority of the BIE Member States, including Norway, voted for a postponement.

A formal decision has been made to postpone the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai to 1 October 2021. It will last for six months, until 31 March 2022.

A statement from the Expo organisers, read “Expo 2020 Dubai is gearing up to help shape a post-pandemic world and create a better future for all after a two-thirds majority of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Member States voted in favour of postponing the next World Expo by one year. The global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a delay that allows all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19. It also allows the World Expo to focus on a collective desire for new thinking to identify solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.”

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Hold your events at the Norway Pavilion

During the Expo 2020 period it will be possibly to use the pavilion for events. Partners have preferred access to the pavilion, but other companies and organisations may contact the project management for opportunities.

Ocean Solutions


Proactive solution for fouling prevention

Preventing ship hull fouling is increasingly important due to its economic and environmental impact. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions provide cleaner hulls and better fuel efficiency for the most challenging operations.

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Unlocking the value of maritime data

Vessel Insight from Kongsberg Digital enables users to unlock the value of their vessel data in a simple way by providing a secure and cost-effective vessel-to-cloud data infrastructure.

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Lighter and greener propulsion

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