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Ellisdon wins construction for Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Canadian firm wins design-build-operate deal in consortium with business giants like Cisco and Thornton Tomasetti

Expo 2020 Dubai's Mobility Pavilion.
Expo 2020 Dubai's Mobility Pavilion.

Ellisdon Construction has won a contract to design, build, and operate the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, with the Canadian Minister of International Trade Diversification, Hon Jim Carr, announcing that Ellisdon would work with a consortium comprising business giants such as Cisco on the project.

The consortium’s members include Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Lord Cultural Resources, Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX, and Cisco.

Alongside the Canadian pavilion, the consortium will also deliver the structure’s public presentation space.

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada said Expo 2020 Dubai would be an opportunity for the country to “promote new business opportunities for Canadian companies and attract international investment in Canada, which in turn will create jobs for the middle class”.

Commenting on the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Carr said: “The Canada Pavilion in Dubai will serve as a meeting place for Canadian business and innovators. It’s one more way our government is opening doors for companies to compete in thriving global markets, secure new contracts, attract international investment, and create well-paying jobs for middle class Canadians.”

Ellisdon’s chief strategy officer and senior vice president, Jody K Becker, added: “As part of our long-term commitment to our operations in the Middle East, Ellisdon is honoured to have been named the successful proponent for the delivery of the design, construction, and operation of the Canada Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.

“Together with our team of expert Canadian and Emirati partners, we look forward to delivering a pavilion that will represent all Canadians and of which we can all be proud.”

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