The World Expo (World Expo)

The first World Expo was held over a hundred years ago in 1851, in United Kingdom, and has since become an international event every five years. The host country of World Expo rotates among member states of the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE).

The main objective of this event is to educate the public by showcasing the latest innovations, advanced knowledge, development trends, and support of humankind.
World Expo shifts the level of a country’s development by offering opportunities to acquire new technologies from countries worldwide.

It’s a great chance for the public to share their experience and learn the history of how different countries have evolved in technologies, local wisdom, and cultural heritage.

Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)

Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) is the intergovernmental organisation in charge of overseeing and regulating World Expos, under the jurisdiction of the Convention Relating to International Exhibitions.

The BIE was established in 1928 as an intergovernmental organisation having its headquarters in Paris, France, along with 170 current member countries. BIE acts as an intermediary organisation, functions in regulating and coordinating between the host country, ranging from preparation to on-site management, in order to ensure that World Expo perfectly proceeds according to the principles and objectives of the event, which aims to disseminate knowledge and know-hows to the public.

Categories of World Expo

  1. International Registered Exhibition
    Exhibitions in this category are arranged every 5 years and last up to 6 months, with no limit to the size of the area.
  2. International Recognised Exhibition
    Exhibitions in this category take place between 2 World Expos and last up to 3 months. The area may not exceed 250,000 sq.m.
  3. International Horticultural Exhibition
    Exhibitions in this category occur during World Expos when at least 2 years after the previous expo.