Event caterer GIG, part of the Global Infusion Group, has picked up the hospitality services contract for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The pavilion, designed by British artist Es Devlin OBE, will be at the heart of the UK’s representation at the expo. The site will focus on British expertise in AI and the UK’s space sector, and is expected to attract millions from October 2020 to April 2021.
Nick Venables, GIG’s head of global sport and events said: “The menus we design and the food we provide our guests is at the core of our business. As passionate foodies we constantly explore the latest food trends and work with talented chefs to create seasonal menus and locally inspired dishes.
“Food provision isn’t just about production and logistics, it’s about offering a tailored, personal and memorable approach. The UK has a rich and diverse culture, and this is definitely reflected in our values, we intend to emulate this with the food and beverage experience at the UK Pavilion.”
Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade, Baroness Fairhead, added: “I’m delighted that the high-quality offer of GIG has been chosen to provide the hospitality services at the UK Pavilion. In serving premium home-sourced ingredients, GIG represents the best of British.
“Lasting over six months, Expo 2020 Dubai will provide UK companies with a great opportunity to connect with millions of visitors. We hope it will enable them to sell their products, establish new partnerships and forge trading relations which in turn will bring prosperity and jobs to the UK. We at the DIT stand ready to provide support.”