What is the Urban Expo?
An international Urban Expo will run throughout WUF12 to showcase urban development projects, best practices, and innovative solutions to tackle the challenges of housing, transport, energy, and climate change, among others. The Expo will also feature large pavilions capable of hosting unofficial events. 15,000 participants are expected to pass through the doors of the Urban Expo as a popular destination during each WUF. WUF12 registration is compulsory to visit the Urban Expo.
Who can exhibit?
Member States, local and regional authorities, civil society, academia, the United Nations, the private sector, and other intergovernmental organizations can host exhibitions at the Urban Expo. Exhibitors can reserve stands on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications that meet the selection criteria will be approved. More information is available in the exhibition guide, including details on pricing for exhibition spaces which will be available once the exhibition space booking form is open.
What are the deadlines for exhibition space bookings?
The exhibition space booking form is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2024. Please visit this website regularly for updates.
How can I apply for exhibition space?
You can submit an exhibition space application by selecting "Applications" from the menu in the GEMS personal dashboard. Your exhibition space application will be reviewed and if accepted confirmed upon payment.
What is the cost of exhibiting at the Urban Expo?
Please consult the exhibition guide for details on pricing for exhibition spaces once posted on this website.
If l register as an exhibitor, do l need to register as a participant?
If you are registered as an exhibitor, you can participate in all sessions and events of WUF12. To be registered as an exhibitor means that you are registered for WUF12.
Do exhibitors need to be present at the booth for the entire forum?
Yes, we kindly ask exhibitors to ensure that one staff is present at their stand at all times throughout the entire forum.
Will I be allowed to sell merchandise at my exhibition stand?
The sale of merchandise at the Urban Expo is strictly forbidden, exhibitors are allowed to distribute promotional material free of charge.
Will I be allowed to sell or distribute alcohol at my exhibition stand?
Distribution and consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden at the Urban Expo.
Will l have access to meetings if l am registered as an exhibitor?
All registered exhibitors may access the meetings which are open to all participants at WUF12.
I only want to visit the Urban Expo, do l have to register?
Yes, if you wish to visit the Urban Expo only you still need to register and get a WUF12 badge.