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The Origins of World Expos

Learn how France and the United Kingdom gave birth to World Expos


Join our Director in a conversation about diplomacy in World Expos

Hosted by Citizen Diplomacy International with Federica Busa, Mark Ritchie, and César Corona

Citizen Diplomacy International

Expo 2025 Osaka

Expo 2025 Osaka will be held from April 13 to October 13, 2025, in Yumeshima, Osaka, Japan

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World Expos Timeline

Since 1851, there have been many events held throughout the world using the names "world's fair," "international exposition," "universal exposition," "world expo," and just "expo." Our site highlights the major World Expos held throughout the world but attempts to have a more comprehensive list in our various timelines.

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