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Luxembourg Pavilion EXPO 2020

Espace Namur, 2 Rue de Bitbourg, 1273 Luxembourg

Creating a pavilion and participating in a World Exhibition is a major undertaking and commitment.

The Luxembourg Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai is a great success. Frequently ranked as one of Expo’s best pavilions by UAE’s media outlets, it is recognised as one of the most popular and innovative pavilions. Combining outstanding design and a superb audio-visual experience with a slide that is used by both adults and children alike has made it a star attraction of the EXPO.

But what is involved in the process from concept to execution and operation? What are the challenges - Political? Budgets? Design? Execution? Logistics? How long did the process take? Sustainability and what will happen to the pavilion at the end of the EXPO? What benefits are being seen? Mrs. Maggy Nagel will address these topics and more for us.

Mrs. Nagel, the former Minister of Culture and Housing and former Mayor of Mondorf is the Commissioner General of Luxembourg to the Expo 2020 Dubai and President of the Board of Management which coordinates and manages the activities of the GIE (groupement d’intérêt économique).

Join us on April 7th, 2022 at the Espace Namur, 2 rue de Bitburg, if you want to learn more.

18.30 Registration
19.00 Welcome by Joe Huggard, ILCC Chairman
19.05 Presentations Mrs. Maggy Nagel
20.00 Questions and Answers
20.30 Networking Cocktail

Cost: non-members €25 (free for members).

Prior registration necessary by email to

The event will take place in compliance with any applicable Covid-related requirement

event report

The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce welcomed Guest Speaker Maggie Nagel, Commissioner General of the Luxembourg Pavilion, to speak about Luxembourg's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai. The event attracting a large attendance and titled Luxembourg Pavilion EXPO 2020, was held on 7th April, and was the first in-person event held by the ILCC since the onset of the pandemic.

Ms Nagel spoke of the immense organisation it took to create the Luxembourg Expo. 240 people were involved in the construction comprising of a restaurant, retail venue, a video wall, media tables and an indoor slide! The commissioner’s autonomy in the project allowed her to enlist many partners connected to Luxembourg.

The theme of the Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2020 titled “Resourceful Luxembourg" attracted a total of 684,356 visitors, and was voted one of the most innovative pavilions at the Expo and received high praise from the local edition of the magazine, Time Out.

Ms Nagel, who spoke of retiring soon mentioned that Luxembourg will participate in the next World Expo which will take place in 2025 in Japan.

The presentation was followed by a Q&A session and a networking cocktail.

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