An Expo is not Just an Expo

Juan A. Ibáñez explains why an Expo should be a transformative element for the place where it is organized


Expo 2020 Dubai: Expos, diplomacy and public diplomacy

USC Center on Public Diplomacy

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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