The B.I.E. is an intergovernmental organization responsible for overseeing and regulating all international exhibitions ("expos") that last longer than three weeks and are non-commercial in nature.
B.I.E. Paris - Bureau International des Expositions
B.I.E. is the abbreviation for "Bureau International des Expositions".
Today, under the auspices of the B.I.E., mainly 4 types of exhibitions are organized:
- World's Fairs
- Specialised Expos
- Horticultural Expos
- Triennale di Milano
Candidates for World's Fairs submit their candidacy to the B.I.E., which reviews and monitors the candidacy.
In "fact-finding missions" from the B.I.E., the feasibility and viability of each application project is evaluated.
The host country of a world exposition is then elected by the BIE member states assembled in a general assembly according to the principle of "one country, one vote".
More information about the B.I.E. can be found on the official website: