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NL Sports Week at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, December 12- December 16, 2021

From the 1st of October until the 31st of March, The World Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai. More than 190 countries will participate with several thematic pavilions. The overall theme for Expo 2020 is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. The Netherlands will also present itself with its own pavilion at this major international event. The Dutch pavilion will focus on the theme Water, Energy & Food.

During the Expo, OSF will organize a NL Sports Week together with Sportinnovator and the Knowledge Center for Sport & Physical Activity in the Netherlands. The NL Sports Week will take place from 12 – 16 December in the Netherlands pavilion. During the NL Sports Week, the Dutch sports sector will be presented to a large international audience. This offers an excellent opportunity for Dutch companies in the field of Sport & Vitality to expand their international network, exchange knowledge and get in touch with relevant stakeholders and potential partners. The Netherlands delegation consists of more than 20 companies related to sports.

The five-day program of the NL Sports Week will include business meetings, matchmaking, seminars, demonstrations/ clinics, workshops and company visits. The pavilion will also feature several Dutch products and innovations. There’ll be the following seminars:

Monday, 13th of December

  • Morning: Seminar “Setting the scene; Introduction to the Dutch Sports Landscape”
    • Organized by Orange Sports Forum
  • *Afternoon: Seminar “Football & Innovation”
    • Organized by Orange Sports Forum

Tuesday, 14th of December

  • *Morning: Seminar “Where Sport & Physical Activity meet Esports, Gaming & Gamification”
    • Organized by Kenniscentrum Sport en Bewegen
  • *Afternoon: The Sportinnovator “live show” on Sports, Sustainability and Circularity
    • Organized by Sportinnovator

Wednesday, 15th of December

  • *Morning: Seminar “The importance of Sport and Physical Activity in the Lives of Women and Girls”
    • Organized by Kenniscentrum Sport en Bewegen
  • Afternoon: Seminar “Inno4Health: Stimulate Continuous Monitoring in Personal and Physical Health”
    • Organized by Orange Sports Forum

Click here for the full program of the NL Sports Week at the Expo in Dubai.

*These seminars will be streamed via the digital platform of the Netherlands Pavilion. If you want to follow this livestream, please register via: https://virtual.dutchdubai.com/

In total, a delegation of +/- 25 Dutch companies will participate in the NL Sports Week. The goal of this week is to present the Dutch companies as suitable (trade)partners for sustainable and innovative sports experiences. See the mission booklet for more information about the companies.