India is gearing up to generate multi-billion investment proposals from UAE and other major countries across the world during the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, commencing October next year. India’s apex industry chamber, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the industry partner to Indian government for Expo 2020 Dubai, is already working to schedule bilateral, tri-lateral and multi-lateral trade and industry meetings with the participating countries. As many as 190 countries are expected to attend the mega event in Dubai, commencing from October next year for a 6-month period.“We are in touch with many countries participating in the World Expo 2020 for organising their bilateral visits to India,” Vinay Mathur, Advisor, FICCI said. India has been allotted a legacy pavilion – a permanent exhibition space which India can use to host non-commercial events round the year, even after the Expo 2020 is over. Construction of the Indian pavilion has already started, with the Indian commerce minister Piyush Goyal attending the brick laying function in Dubai. India’s state-owned construction firm, National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC), will build the Indian pavilion. India expects as many as 25 million people to visit the Indian pavilion during the Expo.