Meet The Company Behind Twelve Expo 2020 Pavilions and Solar Trees, led By The Female Entrepreneur Elisa Ruggeri

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: MATI Consult, a multi-award-winning service-oriented firm co-founded by female entrepreneur Elisa Ruggeri, who took the reigns of multiple Expo 2020 projects, providing sustainable construction, consulting services, and management covering a multitude of pavilions, as well as public area automated shading and precision mechanics for the Expo 2020 Solar Trees, delivering world-class architectural and sustainable structures.

Established in Dubai in 2014, MATI consult offers project and business consultancies, including securing business and projects and a wide range of solutions to a multitude of international and local businesses, with a focus on Europe, to develop a solid base and presence in the Middle East. Elisa’s fundamental position as co-founder of MATI Consult is changing the face of the male-dominant industry in the UAE and the Middle East, with a delivered order book to 25 different projects in 2021, including 12 pavilions at the Expo 2020, and generating a business volume exceeding 40 Million Euros this year alone.

This Expo 2020, MATI played a significant role in the construction of 12 pavilions, whereby the company sourced and supplied Engineered Mass Timber structures from Europe, in collaboration with local and international contractors, and applied it to the structures of the United Kingdom Pavilion, Oman, Azerbaijan and Belgium to name a few. In parallel, MATI provided Water Features, Landscaping and Vertical Farms and gardens to several other Pavilions. 

MATI’s achievements at Expo 2020 are the result of years of efforts in bringing European Suppliers to a region they had never set foot in, and securing business for them, amongst other lucrative services, the expertise of Sustainable Engineered Mass Timber Construction in the Middle East. In addition, thanks to a MENA partnership with a leading Italian bespoke steel manufacturer, MATI’s work was awarded the world’s largest public area automated shading at Expo 2020, as well as the precision mechanical positioning of the Solar Trees.

“We are extremely proud of what MATI has achieved this year. Winning the trust of 12 Expo pavilions was a significant milestone for MATI, and the process was nothing short of smart work and sleepless nights” said the co-founder and CEO of MATI. “The recognition of our efforts and dedication towards the harness of sustainable practices and materials in our Expo projects, as well as building a bridge between global companies and the Middle East, continuously motivates us to follow this direction for our future works and to contribute to a change in the sector of Construction Sustainability and Building Material Sustainability”.

Since its inception, MATI has consulted for and on behalf of an array of SME’s including Fortune100 companies and governments engaged in building and connecting the GCC with the rail network deployments, bringing onboard various world-renowned companies and authorities in the rail industry and achieving considerable success for both clients and partners. Following the latter, MATI Consult brought to the region the expertise of Engineered Mass Timber Construction, and was involved in achieving various important milestone changes on mega projects in the region, and educating the architectural and construction sector on sustainability.

About MATI:

MATI is a service-oriented firm, with headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, that offers tangible business opportunities and consultancies and a wide range of solutions related to business setup, business development, project management and full operations support for small, medium and large companies both local and international.

MATI provides a steady platform for companies wishing to establish and grow their business in the United Arab Emirates and the MENA Region.

MATI adopts a dynamic and innovative approach to meet the expectations of its clients by driving them to success and building solid long-term partnerships within the UAE and across the MENA region.

The company has developed expertise in guiding our customers to successfully align with the governmental procedures, regional customs, and market opportunities by providing the best approach in interacting with the local culture and local mentality. MATI is on a path of continuous growth and expanding the scope of its activities.

MATI is committed to creating a stable path to success for all our clients by providing smart and professional support, respecting the highest standard of excellence, innovation, reliability, integrity, and corporate governance.