Peru Pavilion Wins Gold Award at Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

Peru’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai culminated with a major achievement at Expo 2020 Dubai: Peru’s pavilion was awarded gold for self-built pavilion in category B (between 1,750 and 2,500 m2 ). This first prize rewarded the “Timeless Peru” concept, an exciting synthesis of the historical, multicultural and mega-diverse richness of Peru, reported the Commission for the Promotion of Exports and Tourism, PROMPERÚ.


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BIE Day Ceremony of Prizes and Awards at Expo 2020 Dubai: Peru wins the Gold Award for self-built pavilions – Category B (between 1,750 m2 and 2,500 m2). The Peru Pavilion welcomed over 1.7 million visitors showcasing the “Timeless Peru” concept, an exciting synthesis of Peru’s historical, multicultural and mega-diverse richness. (Photo: PROMPERÚ)

The BIE Day awards ceremony, held in Jubilee Park at Expo Dubai, was organized by the International Exhibition Bureau. A total of 51 gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded and Peru was the only South American country to win gold.


“The selection of the winners of the Official Participant Awards fell to an international jury of nine international and Emirati experts, who made two visits to each of the national pavilions, in January and March 2022. These awards celebrate those who have made a significant contribution to the success of the Universal Exhibition”, declared Antoine Bourdeix, Director of Communication of the BIE.


The 2,500 meters of built-up area of ​​the Peruvian pavilion were visited by influencers, Emirati television and international journalists, who were pleasantly surprised by the collection of Peruvian culture and biodiversity. Reports from CNN, Khaleej Times and Gulf News highlighted the valuable concept of the Peru Pavilion and the cultural and musical expressions of the country embodied in the Ayacucho Guitar and the Scissor Dance.


Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper included Peru in its article “Expo Dubai: five fantastic pavilions not to be overlooked” and Emirates Woman magazine mentioned Peru in the list of the most beautiful pavilions of the exhibition. These recognitions were recently endorsed by EXHIBITOR magazine’s World Expo Awards victory in the People’s Choice Voting category, where the Peru Pavilion was voted by more than 550,000 visits from readers and Expo enthusiasts who voted. Similarly, Peru topped the positive reviews among Latin American countries in the official Expo Dubai mobile app used by visitors to rate their experiences at the national pavilions.


Peru’s participation was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR) through PROMPERÚ, and benefited from the commitment of talented Peruvians, as well as the support of DP World, Pisco 1615, Flo Trading, Modenart Perú , Terracota Lab and Adolf Finseth.



James C. Tibbs