EXPO Highlights

Famous architecture

Eiffel Tower

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Atomium

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Crowne of the Orient

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Seed Cathedral

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Statue of Liberty

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Famous inventions

GREAT INVENTIONS THAT DEBUTED AT THE WORLD’S FAIR

The Phongraph

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The Ferris Wheel

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The Zipper

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The X-Ray Machine

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The icecream cone

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Electricity

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EXPO OVERVIEW

1851-1897

1851 LONDON (BIE)

Where it all began: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations or The Great Exhibition.

1855 PARIS (BIE)

Inventions: Espresso machine and matches

1862 LONDON (BIE)

Inventions: sewing machine, Lenoir gas engine

1867 PARIS (BIE)

Inventions: Ice Cream

1873 VIENNA

Attractions: Ferris Wheel and Rotunde

1876 PHILADELPHIA

Inventions: Telephone

1878 PARIS (BIE)

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1880 MELBOURNE (BIE)

First official World’s Fair in the southern hemisphere.

1888 BARCELONA (BIE)

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1889 PARIS

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1893 CHICAGO

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1897 BRUSSELS

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1900 – 1931

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since 1931

1935 BRUSSELS - Belgium (BIE)

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1937 PARIS - France (BIE)

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1939 NEW YORK – USA (BIE)

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1958 BRUSSELS – Belgium (BIE)

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1962 SEATTLE – USA (BIE)

The Seattle World’s Fair was also known as the “Century 21 Exposition”.

The EXPO 1962 has been an event “optimistically looking ahead to theorize and imagine what the future might hold”.

 

1967 MONTREAL – Canada (BIE)

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1970 OSAKA – Japan (BIE)

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1992 SEVILLE – Spain (BIE)

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1889 PARIS

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2000 HANNOVER – Germany (BIE)

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2010 SHANGHAI – China (BIE)

73 Mio. visitors – biggest crowd ever!

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2015 MILAN – Italy (BIE)

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3 Epoches

1st Epoche (1851–1938)

Industrialization

2nd Epoche (1939–1987)

Cultural exchange

3rd Epoche (1988–present)

Nation branding

Differnent kinds of EXPOs

UNIVERSAL EXPOS OR WORLD EXPOS

Also known (especially in the USA) as “World’s Fair”

  • CATEGORY: Registered
  • FREQUENCY: Every 5 years
  • DURATION: 6 months
  • PARTICIPATION: States, international organizations, civil society, companies
  • THEME: The theme must reflect a universal concern
  • CONSTRUCTION: The participants themselves design and build their own pavilions
  • SITE: Unlimited surface
  • HOST CITY: City looking to accelerate projects of urban and economic renewal

INTERNATIONAL EXPOS

International EXPOs are also called “Specialized” EXPOs

  • CATEGORY: Recognized
  • FREQUENCY: Between 2 World Expos
  • DURATION: 3 months
  • PARTICIPATION: States, international organizations, civil society, companies
  • THEME: The theme must be specialized
  • CONSTRUCTION: The pavillion’s modules are free of rent and charges and are made avaiable to participants by the organisers
  • SITE: 25 hectares maximum
  • HOST CITY: City looking to establish themselves on the international arena and to promote growth

INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL EXPOS

Since 1960, the BIE also grants recognition to the International Horticultural Exhibitions (“A1 International Exhibitions”) approved by the AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers).