BelExpo is responsible for taking Belgium into the international arena. Expos are outstanding opportunities to make Belgium's voice heard by people from all over the world. They are also a chance to demonstrate Belgium's strengths in front of millions of participants.
For all tastes
It's impossible to be bored during a world expo. The organising country and its partners make sure that everyone involved - countries, businesses, organisations and the public - can find their bearings. Pavilions and other spaces built for the occasions bring together visitors from around the world. The event aims to inform and to share innovation, as well as to encourage progress and cooperation.
Every expo has a theme. The 2015 world exhibition in Milan focused on the fundamental issue of food. In the Belgian pavilion, which won an award for "Building design and materials", participants discovered the latest developments in aquaponics.
Belgium will soon distinguish itself again during the Expo 2019 Beijing horticultural exhibition in China and the Expo 2020 Dubai World Expo in the United Arab Emirates.
BelExpo, or the "Belgian Commission General for International Exhibitions", coordinates and organises Belgium's participation in international exhibitions at federal, regional and community level since 2017. The General Commissioner and the Deputy General Commissioner manage this self-accounting administrative service, with a small team working there every day. The offices of the General Commissariat are in the FPS Economy.
Outside our borders, the Bureau International des Expositions in Paris supervises and regulates the different types of expo (universal, horticultural and specialised). Belgium is a Member State of the Bureau and was in fact already a signatory of the 1928 "Convention relating to international exhibitions" which created it.
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