January 23, 2020

CEC Field Trip Dubai 2020 – Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

The Austrian pavilion

The Austrian pavilion (Copyright: EXPO Austria /querkraft-bagienski)

Be there for the world’s greatest show! From November 19 to 23, 2020, the CEC is organizing a field trip to Dubai together with the alumni association of the real estate management programs (ImmoABS). Visit the cosmopolitan city of Dubai and EXPO 2020, which is themed “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. In 192 pavilions the subject areas of opportunity, mobility and sustainability will be presented in an innovative and creative way. 


THU November 19 (arrival) – MON November 23, 2020 (departure) 

Program (subject to change)

The field trip comprises a day of sightseeing, an EXPO day, and a day with subject-specific excursions. For the latter, you may choose between two main topics: Track Real Estate or Track Energy & Environment. The main language of the field trip is English. 

FRI Nov. 20, 2020: Sight Seeing Dubai
Full day sightseeing tour by bus incl. a visit to Burj Khalifa
Lunch packet
Networking Dinner 

SAT Nov. 21, 2020: EXPO 2020 Dubai – Connecting Minds, Creating the Future
Presentation about the real estate, energy and environment sectors in the UAE
Overview of the EXPO 2020
      Reception in the VIP Lounge of the Austrian pavilion
•      Exclusive guided tours of selected pavilions (to be determined)
Individual visit of EXPO pavilions 

SUN Nov. 22, 2020: Track Real Estate
•      Presentation at Savills Dubai
•      Presentation at CBRE Dubai
•      Site visits (to be confirmed)

SUN Nov. 22, 2020: Track Energy & Environment
Tour to Masdar City (Abu Dhabi) – the world’s most sustainable low-carbon City
Presentation at IRENA Headquarters (to be confirmed) 

Travel and accommodation 

Travel and accommodation are to be organized by the participants themselves. However, we have negotiated attractive group offers for you with our partner Mondial. We will be happy to send you detailed information after registration.

Please note that the meeting point for all program items is at the Novotel Dubai Al Barsha, where also the organization team will stay.

Program Fee

The program fee for the field trip as described above is EUR 400.00 (free of VAT). 

Transfers to all program items are included. Catering is only included when mentioned in the program. 


Registration via our online form is possible until May 20, 2020. Registrations will be processed in the order of their arrival. The maximum number of participants is 40. 


For further details or questions, please contact our Alumni Relations Manager MMag. Annemarie Brandstätter at alumni(at)cec.tuwien.ac.at.


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