Simmetrico was appointed by Expo 2020 Dubai to support 29 International Participants in developing their exhibition content, from conception to production (content creation, digitalisation, printing and installation) for their respective Thematic District Pavilions.

In the realisation of this project, Simmetrico worked in close collaboration with the Participants and their Expo 2020 Country Managers and pursued two main aims. On the one side, the objective of the creative team was to transform the permanent buildings, offered to the participants, each into a unique story to share with visitors, to recount each country through a distinguishing and dignified storytelling. On the other, the project management team needed to face the organisational complexity entailed by realisation of 29 pavilions in only 5 months, with the same deadlines and submissions.


Client: Expo Dubai 2020
Project: Thematic District Pavilions
Content Creation and Installation: Simmetrico Operations

Pavilions: ASEAN, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Dominican Republic, Federated States of Micronesia, Independent State of Samoa, Kingdom of Lesotho, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Republic of Albania, Republic of Cabo Verde, Republic of Cameroon, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Guyana, Republic of Haiti, Republic of Honduras, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Niger, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Togo, Republic of Vanuatu, Tuvalu.


Chief International Participant Officer: Omar Shehadeh
Vice President – Participant Management: Andrè Dourado
Associate Director – International Participants: Farah Farouk
Country Directors: Adriano Konialidis, Manuela Garcia
Country Managers: Hassan Bilal, Samer Mahmassani, Saif Al Sumaiti, Omar Al Gergawi, Monique Van Asperen, Line Hachem, Kristina Djordjevic, Khalifa Al Falasi, John Addo-Obiri, Anna Andreasson, Anaoly Blanco, Ali Guliyev, Abdulla Al Shared, Agnieszka Kozakiewicz, Fabrizio Bazzani, Ahmed El Tigani, Raquel Monja, Khalid Al Falasi, Ahmed Metwally, Salama Al Hajri, Selma Nagbou
Participant Pavilion Delivery Team
Operations Support Services Team
Landlord Office


Head of Project: Francesca Tirotti
Executive Project Manager: Phillip Labib
Protocol Director: Gregorio Gaudenzi
Executive Creative Director: Andrea Fiorito
Creative Directors: Muhyi Sadek, Dina Fawakhiri
Content Director: Celeste Sergianno
Project Manager: Giulia Guarisco
Account Project Manager: Sammya Saddi, Jenny Didrichsen, Mellissa Beutel, Kaya Smythe, Ludovica Malagò
Senior Art Directors: Leena Saunders, Roba Hamadeh, Jenni Ritamaki
Graphic Designers: Tala Elchammas, Maya Elchammas, Jude Alamin, Elyas Arayess, Zia Al Haq, Mir Tahir, Sabine Assaf, Abdul Aziz, Zeina Salameh, Amr Tahtawi, Nicola Neri
Content Managers: Karl Karam, Ramya Chidambaran, Stephanie Ospina
Copywriters: Reem Fahd, Nisreen Bashnak, Zeina Assaad, Laial Ali, Ahmad Samir Salama, Mohamed Selmi, Heba Abu Hamdan, Mai Eldahan, Andrea Anastasiou, Abu Bakr Al Ani Exhibition Designer: Lucrezia Montalboddi
Fit-out Manager: Stefano Ferrè
Production Manager: Elvis Dsouza
Logistics Manager: Matteo Paparella
Finance Manager: Carolyn Loreto


Graphic Printing & Installation: Xess Advertising, Eventum Exhibitions, Five Point Advertising Specialist Artistic Installations: For Art Sake
Specialist Hut Installation: Cape Reed
Specialist Greenery and Floral Installation: Camelia Flowers