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  • Mobile-friendly platform provided by Innovative Enterprise Software Partner SAP
  • Innovative portal offers enhanced and streamlined digital experience for suppliers
  • Expo 2020 transacts more than AED 1 billion on Ariba Network since go-live date

 

DUBAI, 21 June 2021 – More than 25,000 of Expo 2020 Dubai’s local and global suppliers will benefit from a real-time, unified digital procurement and payment platform, thanks to technology provided by SAP, its Innovative Enterprise Software Partner.

SAP Ariba solutions will fully digitize and automate the procure-to-pay lifecycle – providing a streamlined digital experience for Expo 2020’s suppliers while enhancing transparency and efficiency across the event’s global supply chain. The global technology company’s cloud-based SAP Ariba procurement solutions run on its UAE public cloud data center and connect to Ariba Network enabling buyers and suppliers to connect and transact.

Through this collaborative and mobile-friendly platform, registered suppliers can participate in sourcing events, negotiate and sign contracts, as well as submit invoices and track payments in real-time. Expo 2020 has already transacted more than AED 1 billion on the platform, highlighting its commitment to driving long-term business growth in the region and beyond, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Mohammed AlHashmi, Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Expo 2020 is a long-term investment in the future that aims to enhance opportunities for sustainable business connectivity and growth in both domestic and international economies. Our partnership with SAP is an example of what can be achieved with the invaluable support of our technology partners to host one of the most digitally advanced World Expos ever. The implementation of SAP Ariba solutions has transformed our end-to-end procure-to-pay cycle and helped set new standards of procurement automation for projects of this scale.”

Claudio Muruzabal, President of EMEA South, SAP, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai is demonstrating global best practices in digitizing its procurement process with SAP Ariba solutions to help gain visibility into its spend, tighten collaboration with its suppliers, and achieve process automation, including completely paperless invoicing. Expo 2020 has already brought more than AED 1 billion in spend under management with SAP Ariba solutions.”

Expo 2020 and SAP have run a series of onboarding summits for Expo’s valued supply chain network. As Expo’s procurement needs shift from construction to interior fit-outs, facilities management and technology services, Expo 2020 and SAP will continue to provide ongoing one-on-one support, including a dedicated helpdesk, to guide suppliers throughout the evolution to digital transactions and processes.

Expo 2020 Dubai, which will open its doors to the world from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, is the first World Expo and only the second mega-event to secure a Procurement Excellence Award from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply.

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About Expo 2020 Dubai

 

From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.

  • With the purpose of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will be the world’s most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges
  • Expo 2020 will provide a visually striking, intellectually enlightening and emotionally inspiring 182 days, as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever
  • Expo 2020’s sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone
  • Expo is committed to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, while keeping visitors safe by following the latest guidance of the world’s leading medical, science and health experts
  • Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
  • Built with a meaningful and measurable long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site will transform into District 2020 – a model global community that will rethink the cities of the future – after Expo 2020 closes its doors

 

How to cover Expo 2020 Dubai in person at event time or report on the event remotely

 

To attend Expo 2020 or cover Expo 2020 remotely using content and assets generated by Expo, you must be accredited.

22 June 2021

SAP Ariba solutions to digitize and automate procurement for more than 25,000 Expo 2020 Dubai suppliers