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Expo 2020 Dubai Business Engagement

2015 May 6
by Grenville



With just a six week window the Bureau approached Outrageous and asked whether we would produce an event that sought to secure sponsors for Expo 2020. Guest numbers and venue options went up and down faster than a Circular Steam Switchback (look it up!).

Had to be symbolic – so where better to host it that at the centre of what will be transformed into the Expo site – Al Wasl.

Dates were put back, things were put on hold but on April 1 (Fool’s Day) it was game on. On Saturday 4 April we commenced work on-site!

On 21 April we delivered despite sand storms and 43 degrees of heat.

One Big Outstandingly Outrageous Team – they know who they are…

2015-04-20 Business Engagement Event






Expo 2020 – So how did we do…?

2014 February 28
by Grenville

Its always nice to get a little recognition…


“Grenville Houser of Outrageous is one of those rare events professionals who combines a flair for strategic and creative communications with exceptional delivery of live events. Outrageous was commissioned by Falcon and Associates to supply events services for the Expo 2020 bid in Dubai and Paris. These events both delighted our guests and helped to distinguish Dubai and the UAE from the competing countries.  Outrageous is now a trusted supplier with whom Falcon would seek to work going forward.  
Genevieve Keeley  
Communications Director, Expo 2020 Bid
Director, Corporate Development and Innovation, Falcon and Associates LLZ”

Thank you Genevieve…


Dubai Expo 2020

2014 February 5
by Grenville


Well – what a year!

On the 27th November in Paris the BIE voted on who would host the World Expo in 2020.

Dubai were victorious, beating representations from Thailand, Brasil, Turkey and Russia.

Outrageous were extremely proud to have been involved in the production of all the live event elements, both in Paris and in Dubai, throughout a long and gruelling 14 month campaign. It was fun and completely mad!

Dubai will deliver superbly on their promises…

































The last event took place at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.


12 days from initial meeting with the venue to see if it was available to delivery of event for 350 VIP’s, plus VVIP meetings AND Celine Dion! Well – it was a very strong and brilliant team effort!