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

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.

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.

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.”

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.”


We are a global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. Driven by our ambition to contribute to a harmonious progress, we take up major global challenges such as the fight against global warming, access to energy to all, or mobility, and offer our residential customers, businesses and communities energy production solutions and services that reconcile individual and collective interests.

Our integrated – low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable – offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working. Our ambition is conveyed by each of our 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with our customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow.

2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).To learn more: www.engie.com


About de COFREX

COFREX, the Compagnie Française des Expositions, was created on 23 January 2018. Chaired by Erik Linquier, the mission of the company is to prepare, organise and manage French attendance at the expositions organised by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), and in particular Expo 2020 Dubai. It organises all the ancillary events and in general, is in charge of the financial, commercial, industrial, property and equipment arrangements that are directly or indirectly linked to this mission or likely to facilitate it.