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08 Apr 2021

As First ambassador, ENGIE attends the Inauguration of France’s Expo2020 Pavilion in presence of H.E Reem Al Hashimy, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai and Minister of State for International Co-operation and Franck Riester, French Delegate Minister

On April 8, 2021, ENGIE participated in the French Pavilion’s official inauguration in presence of H.E Reem Al Hashimy, Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai and Minister of State for International Co-operation and Franck Riester, Delegate Minister for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractivenesstogether with the Pavilion’s main sponsors.

ENGIE was represented at the inauguration by Sébastien Arbola, Executive Vice President in charge of Thermal Generation and Energy Supply activities at ENGIE Group and CEO of ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia, Turkey and Africa.

“For over three decades, ENGIE has been the leading provider of power, desalinated  water, and energy services to its customers in the region, in collaboration  with local stakeholders. Once again, ENGIE is proud to support its local partners by participating in the success of EXPO 2020 which will undoubtedly contribute to shaping a more sustainable future for the region and the world”, emphasized Sébastien Arbola during the inauguration.

From October 2021 to March 2022, the 2020 Dubai Universal Exposition will be themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, based on three interwoven topics: mobility, sustainability and opportunity.

During this world event, 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.

With millions of visitors expected and 180 countries represented, Expo2020 Dubai will offer France a unique arena to showcase its vision of the ecological and inclusive transition.

A leader in the energy transition and flagship of French industrial excellence, ENGIE became in 2019 the first ambassador of France’s Pavilion, showcasing its solutions to transform energy use and its work towards more sustainable mobility.

On this occasion, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE emphasized how this partnership will embody ENGIE’s “Raison d’être” : “FromDay 1 we will partner with the France Pavilion and have developed together a vision and concrete programs that reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. We look forward to participating in Expo2020 and pursuing action with our entire ecosystem to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.”


ENGIE has a presence of almost 30 years in the Middle East, South & Central Asia, Turkey and Africa region. In the Middle East, it is the regional leading independent power & water producer with a gross capacity of 30 GW of power and 5.5 million m3/day of water production, serving over 40 million people daily with power and 10 million with potable water from desalination. In Africa, the Group has 3.15 GW of power generation capacity in operation or construction and is South Africa’s first Independent Power Producer. It is a leader in the decentralized energy market, providing clean energy to more than five million people through domestic solar installations and local micro grids. ENGIE’s renewable portfolio exceeds 2,300 MW of power in India and Africa. In the Middle East, the Group is a regional leader in district cooling through Tabreed, in which it has a 40% stake, and which currently delivers over 1.4 million tons of cooling across 86 plants in the GCC. ENGIE is also a leading provider of Customer Solutions in the Gulf region and Morocco.

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About ENGIE:

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.

Turnover in 2020: 55.8 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe, Euronext Vigeo Eiris – Eurozone 120/ Europe 120/ France 20, MSCI EMU ESG, MSCI Europe ESG, Euro Stoxx 50 ESG, Stoxx Europe 600 ESG, and Stoxx Global 1800 ESG).

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