List of world expositions and List of world's fairs.

List of world expositions and List of world's fairs.

The designation "World Exposition" or "Expo" refers to a class of the largest, general scope exhibitions of 3 to 6 months' duration.

List of world expositions

Retrospectively recognized expositions   
LONDON 1851 ~PARIS 1855 ~LONDON 1862 ~PARIS 1867 ~VIENNA 1873 ~PHILADELPHIA 1876 ~PARIS 1878 ~MELBOURNE 1880 ~BARCELONA 1888 ~PARIS 1889 ~CHICAGO 1893 ~BRUSSELS 1897 ~PARIS 1900 ~ST. LOUIS 1904 ~LIÈGE 1905 ~MILAN 1906 ~BRUSSELS 1910 ~TURIN 1911 ~GHENT 1913 ~SAN FRANCISCO 1915 ~BARCELONA AND SEVILLE 1929 ~CHICAGO 1933
BIE recognized Universal expositions    
BRUSSELS 1935 ~PARIS 1937 ~NEW YORK 1939-40 ~PORT-AU-PRINCE 1949 ~BRUSSELS 1958 ~SEATTLE 1962 ~MONTREAL 1967 ~OSAKA 1970 ~SEVILLE 1992 ~HANNOVER 2000 ~SHANGHAI 2010 ~MILAN 2015 ~DUBAI 2020 ~EXPO 2025
BIE recognized specialized expositions   
STOCKHOLM 1936 ~HELSINKI 1938 ~LIÈGE 1939 ~PARÍS 1947 ~STOCKHOLM 1949 ~LYON 1949 ~LILLE 1951 ~JERUSALEM 1953 ~ROME 1953 ~NAPLES 1954 ~TURÍN 1955 ~HELSINGBORG 1955 ~BEIT DAGAN 1956 ~BERLÍN 1957 ~TURÍN 1961 ~MUNICH 1965 ~SAN ANTONIO 1968 ~BUDAPEST 1971 ~SPOKANE 1974 ~OKINAWA 1975 ~PLOVDIV 1981 ~KNOXVILLE 1982 ~NEW ORLEANS 1984 ~PLOVDIV 1985 ~TSUKUBA 1985 ~VANCOUVER 1986 ~BRISBANE 1988 ~PLOVDIV 1991 ~GENOA 1992 ~ DAEJEON 1993 ~LISBON 1998 ~AICHI 2005 ~ZARAGOZA 2008 ~YEOSU 2012 ~ASTANA 2017 
BIE recognized horticultural exhibitions (AIPH)     
FLORIADE 1960 ~HAMBURG 1963 ~VIENNA 1964 ~PARIS 1969 ~AMSTERDAM 1972 ~HAMBURG 1973 ~VIENNA 1974 ~MONTREAL 1980 ~AMSTERDAM 1982 ~MUNICH 1983 ~LIVERPOOL 1984 ~OSAKA 1990 ~ZOETERMEER 1992 ~STUTTGART 1993 ~KUNMING 1999 ~HAARLEMMERMEER 2002 ~ROSTOCK 2003 ~CHIANG MAI 2006/7 ~VENLO 2012 ~ANTALYA 2016 ~BEIJING 2019 ~ALMERE 2022
Cancelled exhibitions  
ROME 1942 ~CHICAGO 1992 ~VIENNA & BUDAPEST 1995 ~METRO MANILA 2002 ~SEINE SAINT DENIS 2004
Not BIE recognized     

Asia  

NANYANG 1910 ~HANGZHOU 1929 ~NAGOYA 1937 ~SHENYANG 2006

Oceania     

MELBOURNE 1866 ~SYDNEY 1870 ~MELBOURNE 1875 ~BRISBANE 1876 ~SYDNEY 1879 ~DUNEDIN 1889 ~CHRISTCHURCH 1906 ~AUCKLAND 1913–14 ~DUNEDIN 1925~ WELLINGTON 1939–40

Europe      

LONDON 1756 ~DUBLIN 1853 ~MANCHESTER 1857 ~PORTO 1865 ~LONDON 1871–74 ~LYON 1872 ~VIENNA 1873 ~AMSTERDAM 1883 ~LIVERPOOL 1886 ~LONDON 1886 ~COPENHAGEN 1888 ~GLASGOW 1888 ~FRANKFURT 1891~ PRAGUE 1891 ~LYON 1894 ~OPORTO 1894 ~BERLIN 1896 ~GLASGOW 1901 ~CORK 1902 ~HANOI 1902 ~LONDON 1905 ~LONDON 1906 ~MARSEILLE 1906 ~DUBLIN 1907 ~LONDON 1908 ~ZARAGOZA 1908 ~LONDON 1910 ~DRESDEN 1911 ~LONDON 1911 ~LONDON 1912 ~LYON 1914 ~COLOGNE 1914 ~LONDON 1914 ~KRISTIANIA 1914 ~MALMÖ 1914 ~SEMARANG 1914 ~LONDON 1921 ~MARSEILLE 1922 ~BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION (1924–25) ~ANTWERP 1930 ~STOCKHOLM 1930 ~PARIS 1931 ~PORTO 1934 ~GLASGOW 1938

North America    

NEW YORK CITY 1826–1897 ~BRYANT PARK, NEW YORK CITY 1853 ~ATLANTA 1881 ~LOUISVILLE 1883–87 ~NEW ORLEANS 1884 ~ATLANTA 1887 ~SAN FRANCISCO 1894 ~ATLANTA 1895 ~NASHVILLE 1897 ~OMAHA 1898 ~BUFFALO 1901 ~CHARLESTON 1901–02 ~PORTLAND, OREGON 1905 ~JAMESTOWN 1907 ~SEATTLE 1909 ~KNOXVILLE 1913 ~SAN DIEGO 1915–17 ~BRONX 1918 ~PHILADELPHIA 1926 ~SAN DIEGO 1935–36 ~DALLAS 1936 ~CLEVELAND 1936–37 ~DALLAS 1937 ~SAN FRANCISCO 1939–40 ~NEW YORK CITY 1964–65

South America    

BUENOS AIRES 1910 ~RIO DE JANEIRO 1922

 

List of world's fairs 

This is a list of world's fairs, a comprehensive chronological list of world's fairs (with notable permanent buildings built). 

1790s

•   1791 -   Prague, Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy - FIRST INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE CORONATION OF LEOPOLD II AS KING OF BOHEMIA, TOOK PLACE IN CLEMENTINUM, CONSIDERABLE SOPHISTICATION OF MANUFACTURING METHODS.

•   1798 -   Paris, France - L'EXPOSITION PUBLIQUE DES PRODUITS DE L'INDUSTRIE FRANÇAISE, PARIS, 1798. This was the first public industrial exposition in France although earlier in 1798 the Marquis d'Avèze had held a private exposition of handicrafts and manufactured goods at the Maison d'Orsay in the Rue de Varenne and it was this that suggested the idea of a public exposition to François de Neufchâteau, Minister of the Interior for the French Republic.

1800s

•   1801 -   Paris, France - SECOND EXPOSITION (1801). After the success of the exposition of 1798 a series of expositions for French manufacturing followed (1801, 1802, 1806, 1819, 1823, 1827, 1834, 1844 and 1849) until the first properly international (or universal) exposition in France in 1855.

•   1802 -   Paris, France - THIRD EXPOSITION (1802)

•   1806 -   Paris, France - FOURTH EXPOSITION (1806)

1810s

•   1819 -   Paris, France - FIFTH EXPOSITION (1819)

1820s

•   1823 -   Paris, France - SIXTH EXPOSITION (1823)

•   1827 -   Paris, France - SEVENTH EXPOSITION (1827)

•   1829 -   New York City, United States - AMERICAN INSTITUTE FAIR

•   1829 -   Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - PRIMA TRIENNALE PUBBLICA ESPOSIZIONE DELL’ANNO 1829. In Turin, a second 'triennale' followed in 1832 before other national agricultural, industrial, commercial, and applied arts expositions there in 1838, 1844, 1850 and 1858.

1830s

•   1832 -   Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - SECONDA TRIENNALE PUBBLICA ESPOSIZIONE DELL’ANNO 1832

•   1833 -   Calcutta, India - CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1834 -   Paris, France - EIGHTH EXPOSITION (1834)

•   1838 -   Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - PUBBLICA ESPOSIZIONE DELL'ANNO 1838

•   1839 -   Paris, France - NINTH EXPOSITION (1839)

1840s

•   1844 -   Paris, France - FRENCH INDUSTRIAL (TENTH) EXPOSITION OF 1844

•   1844 -   Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - QUARTA ESPOSIZIONE D'INDUSTRIA ET DI BELLE ARTI

•   1846 -   Genoa, Piedmont-Sardinia - ESPOSIZIONE DEI PRODOTTI E DELLE MANUFATTURE NAZIONALI

•   1849 -   Birmingham, United Kingdom - EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS AND MANUFACTURERS

•   1849 -   United Kingdom - FIRST EXHIBITION OF BRITISH MANUFACTURERS (1849)

•   1849 -   Paris, France - ELEVENTH EXPOSITION (1849)

1850s

•   1850 -   Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - QUINTA ESPOSIZIONE DI INDUSTRIA E DI BELLE ARTI

•   1851 -   London, United Kingdom - THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS - THE CRYSTAL PALACE (typically listed as the "first world's fair")

•   1852 -   Cork, United Kingdom - IRISH INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION

•   1853 -   Naples, Two Sicilies - SOLENNE PUBBLICA ESPOSIZIONE DI ARTI E MANIFATTURE

•   1853-1854 -   New York, United States - EXHIBITION OF THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS

•   1853 -   Dublin, United Kingdom - GREAT INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1853)

•   1854 -   Genoa, Piedmont-Sardinia - ESPOSIZIONE INDUSTRIALE

•   1854 -   Munich, Bavaria - ALLGEMEINE DEUTSCHE INDUSTRIE-AUSSTELLUNG

•   1854 -   Melbourne, Victoria - MELBOURNE EXHIBITION (IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE (1855))

•   1855 -   Paris, France - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE (1855)

•   1857 -   Manchester, United Kingdom - ART TREASURES EXHIBITION AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, STRETFORD

•   1858 -   Turin, Piedmont-Sardinia - SESTA ESPOSIZIONE NAZIONALE DI PRODOTTI D'INDUSTRIA

1860s

•   1861 -   Metz, France - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE (1861)

•   1862 -   London, United Kingdom - 1862 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1865 -   Colony of New Zealand Dunedin - NEW ZEALAND EXHIBITION

•   1865 -   Dublin, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ARTS AND MANUFACTURES

•   1865 -   Porto, Portugal - EXPOSIÇÃO INTERNACIONAL DO PORTO

•   1867 -   Paris, France - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE (1867)

1870s

•   1870 -   Sydney, New South Wales - INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION (1870)

•   1871 -   London, United Kingdom - FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1871)

•   1872 -   London, United Kingdom - SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1872)

•   1872 -   Lima, Peru - LIMA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1872 -   Lyon, France - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE ET INTERNATIONALE (1872)

•   1872 -   Kyoto, Japan - EXHIBITION OF ARTS AND MANUFACTURES (1872)

•   1873 -   London, United Kingdom - THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1873)

•   1873 -   Vienna, Austria-Hungary - WELTAUSSTELLUNG 1873 WIEN

•   1873 -   Sydney, New South Wales - METROPOLITAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION (1873)

•   1874 -   London, United Kingdom - FOURTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1874)

•   1874 -   Dublin, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ARTS AND MANUFACTURES (1874)

•   1874 -   Rome, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE (1874) ]

•   1875 -   Melbourne, Victoria - VICTORIAN INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION

•   1875 -   Nizhni Novgorod, Russia - NIZHNI NOVGOROD FAIR (1875)

•   1875 -   Sydney, New South Wales - INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION (1875)

•   1875 -   Santiago, Chile - CHILEAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1876 -   Philadelphia, United States - CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION

•   1876 -   Brisbane, Queensland - INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION (1876)

•   1877 -   Cape Town, Cape Colony - SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1877 -   Tokyo, Japan - FIRST NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1877) (UENO PARK)

•   1878 -   Paris, France - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE (1878)

•   1878 -   Ballarat, Victoria - AUSTRALIAN JUVENILE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1878)

•   1879 -   Sydney, New South Wales - SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1879 -   Melbourne, Victoria - INTERCOLONIAL JUVENILE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1879)

1880s

•   1880-1881 -   Melbourne, Victoria - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1880)

•   1881 -   Milwaukee, Wisconsin - MILWAUKEE INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION

•   1881 -   Paris, France - INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF ELECTRICITY, PARIS

•   1881 -   Atlanta, United States - INTERNATIONAL COTTON EXPOSITION

•   1881 -   Budapest, Austria-Hungary - ORSZÁGOS NŐIPARI KIÁLLITÁS

•   1882 -   Bordeaux, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES VINS

•   1882 -   Buenos Aires, Argentina - EXPOSICIÓN CONTINENTAL SUD-AMERICANA

•   1883 -   Boston, United States - THE AMERICAN EXHIBITION OF THE PRODUCTS, ARTS AND MANUFACTURES OF FOREIGN NATIONS

•   1883 -   Amsterdam, Netherlands - INTERNATIONAL COLONIAL AND EXPORT EXHIBITION

•   1883 -   Calcutta, India - CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1883 -   South Kensington, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES EXHIBITION

•   1883 -   Parramatta, New South Wales - INTERCOLONIAL JUVENILE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION

•   1883 -   Louisville, United States - SOUTHERN EXPOSITION

•   1883 -   New York City, United States - WORLD'S FAIR (1883)

•   1884 -   New Orleans, United States - WORLD COTTON CENTENNIAL (NEW ORLEANS UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION AND WORLD'S FAIR), (WORLD'S INDUSTRIAL AND COTTON CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION), (NEW ORLEANS CENTENNIAL)

•   1884 -   Melbourne, Victoria - VICTORIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1884 OF WINE, FRUIT, GRAIN & OTHER PRODUCTS OF THE SOIL OF AUSTRALASIA WITH MACHINERY, PLANT AND TOOLS EMPLOYED

•   1884 -   Edinburgh, United Kingdom - FIRST INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY EXHIBITION

•   1884 -   Turin, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE GENERALE ITALIANA

•   1885 -   Melbourne, Victoria - VICTORIANS' JUBILEE EXHIBITION (1885) (JUBILEE OF VICTORIA EXHIBITION)

•   1885 -   Antwerp, Belgium - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE D'ANVERS (1885)

•   1885 -   Wellington, New Zealand - NEW ZEALAND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION

•   1885 -   London, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS EXHIBITION

•   1886 -   London, United Kingdom - COLONIAL AND INDIAN EXHIBITION (1886)

•   1886 -   Edinburgh, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND ART

•   1886 -   Liverpool, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF NAVIGATION, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (1886)

•   1887-1888 -  Adelaide, South Australia - ADELAIDE JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1887)

•   1887 -   Atlanta - PIEDMONT EXPOSITION

•   1887 -   Geelong, Victoria - GEELONG JUBILEE JUVENILE AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1887)

•   1887 -   London, United Kingdom - AMERICAN EXHIBITION

•   1887 -   Rome, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE MONDIALE (1887)

•   1888-1889 -   Melbourne, Victoria - VICTORIAN JUVENILE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1888)

•   1888 -   Glasgow, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1888)

•   1888 -   Brussels, Belgium - GRAND CONCOURS INTERNATIONAL DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE (1888)

•   1888 -   Barcelona, Spain - EXPOSICIÓN UNIVERSAL DE BARCELONA (1888)

•   1888 -   Lisbon, Portugal - EXPOSIÇÃO INDUSTRIAL PORTUGUEZA (1888)

•   1888 -   Copenhagen, Denmark - THE NORDIC EXHIBITION OF 1888 (NORDISKE INDUSTRI-LANDBRUGS OG KUNSTUDSTILLING)

•   1889 -   Paris, France - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE (1889) - EIFFEL TOWER

•   1889 -   Dunedin, New Zealand - NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH SEAS EXHIBITION (1889)

•   1889 -   Buffalo, United States - INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FAIR (1889)

1890s

•   1890 -   Bremen, Germany - NORD-WEST-DEUTSCHE GEWERBE UND INDUSTRIE-AUSSTELLUNG

•   1891 -   Moscow, Russia - EXPOSITION FRANÇAISE

•   1891 -   Frankfurt, Germany - INTERNATIONAL ELECTRO-TECHNICAL EXHIBITION – 1891

•   1891 -   Kingston, Jamaica - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1891)

•   1891 -   Prague, Austria-Hungary - GENERAL LAND CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION (1891) AT THE PRAGUE EXHIBITION GROUNDS

•   1891-1892 -   Launceston, Tasmania - TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1891)

•   1892 -   Genoa, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE ITALO-AMERICANA (1892)

•   1892 -   Washington, DC, United States - EXPOSITION OF THE THREE AMERICAS (1892)

•   1892-1893 -   Madrid, Spain - HISTORICAL AMERICAN EXPOSITION

•   1893 -   Chicago, United States - WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - PALACE OF FINE ARTS AND THE WORLD'S CONGRESS AUXILIARY BUILDING

•   1892 -   Kimberley, Cape Colony - SOUTH AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1893 -   New York City, United States - WORLD'S FAIR PRIZE WINNERS' EXPOSITION (1893)

•   1894 -   San Francisco, United States - CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF 1894

•   1894 -   Antwerp, Belgium - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE D'ANVERS (1894)

•   1894 -   Lyons, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE ET COLONIALE

•   1894 -   Oporto, Portugal - EXPOSIÇÃO INSULAR E COLONIAL PORTUGUEZA (1894)

•   1895 -   Hobart, Tasmania - TASMANIAN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1895)

•   1895 -   Ballarat, Victoria - AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1895)

•   1895 -   Atlanta, United States - COTTON STATES AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1895) (ATLANTA EXPOSITION)

•   1896 -   Berlin, Germany - GEWERBE-AUSSTELLUNG (1896)

•   1896 -   Mexico City, Mexico - INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1896)

•   1897 -   Brussels, Belgium - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DE BRUXELLES (1897)

•   1897 -   Guatemala City, Guatemala - EXPOSICIÓN CENTROAMERICANA

•   1897 -   Brisbane, Queensland - QUEENSLAND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1897 -   Chicago, United States - IRISH FAIR (1897)

•   1897 -   Nashville, United States - TENNESSEE CENTENNIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

•   1897 -   Stockholm, Sweden - GENERAL ART AND INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION OF STOCKHOLM

•   1898 -   Jerusalem, Ottoman Empire - UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC AND PHILANTHROPIC EXPOSITION (1898)

•   1898 -   Dunedin, New Zealand - OTAGO JUBILEE INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION (1898)

•   1898 -   Omaha, United States - TRANS-MISSISSIPPI EXPOSITION

•   1898 -   Bergen, Norway - INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES EXPOSITION (1898)

•   1898 -   Munich, Germany - KRAFT- UND ARBEITSMASCHINEN-AUSSTELLUNG (1898)

•   1898 -   San Francisco, United States - CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN JUBILEE (1898)

•   1898 -   Turin, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE GENERALE ITALIANA

•   1898 -   Vienna, Austria-Hungary - JUBILÄUMS-AUSSTELLUNG

•   1899 -   Coolgardie, Western Australia - WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL MINING AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION

•   1899 -   Omaha, Nebraska, United States - GREATER AMERICA EXPOSITION (1899)

•   1899 -   Philadelphia, United States - NATIONAL EXPORT EXPOSITION

•   1899 -   London, United Kingdom - GREATER BRITAIN EXHIBITION (1899)

1900s

•   1900 -   Paris, France - Exposition Universelle (1900)[27] - Le Grand Palais

•   1900 -   Adelaide, South Australia - CENTURY EXHIBITION OF ARTS AND INDUSTRIES (1900)

•   1901 -   Buffalo, United States - PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION

•   1901 -   Glasgow, United Kingdom - GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1901)

•   1901 -   Vienna, Austria-Hungary - BOSNISCHE WEIHNACHTS-AUSSTELLUNG (1901)

•   1901 -   Charleston, United States - SOUTH CAROLINA INTER-STATE AND WEST INDIAN EXPOSITION

•   1902 -   Turin, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE DECORATIVA MODERNA

•   1902 -   Hanoi, French Indochina - HANOI EXHIBITION (INDO CHINA EXPOSITION FRANÇAISE ET INTERNATIONALE)

•   1902 -  Cork, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - CORK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1902 -   New York City, United States - UNITED STATES, COLONIAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION (1902)

•   1902 -   Toledo, Ohio, United States - OHIO CENTENNIAL AND NORTHWEST TERRITORY EXPOSITION (1902)

•   1903 -   Osaka, Japan - NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION (1903)

•   1904 -   St. Louis, United States - LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION (ALSO CALLED LOUISIANA PURCHASE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AND OLYMPIC GAMES ): 1904 SUMMER OLYMPICS

•   1905 -   Portland, United States - LEWIS & CLARK CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION

•   1905 -   Liège, Belgium - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE ET INTERNATIONALE DE LIÈGE(1905)

•   1905 -   London, United Kingdom - NAVAL, SHIPPING AND FISHERIES EXHIBITION

•   1905 -   New York City, United States - IRISH INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION (1905)

•   1906 -   Milan, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL SEMPIONE

•   1906 -   London, United Kingdom - IMPERIAL AUSTRIAN EXHIBITION

•   1906 -   Marseille, France - EXPOSITION COLONIALE (1906)

•   1906-1907 -   Christchurch, New Zealand - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1906)

•   1907 -   Dublin, United Kingdom - IRISH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1907 -   Hampton Roads, United States - JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION

•   1907 -   Chicago, United States - WORLD'S PURE FOOD EXPOSITION (1907)

•   1907 -   Mannheim, Germany - INTERNATIONALE KUNST-AUSSTELLUNG (1907)

•   1908 -   Zaragoza, Spain - HISPANO-FRENCH EXPOSITION OF 1908

•   1908 -   London, United Kingdom - FRANCO-BRITISH EXHIBITION (1908)

•   1908 -   New York City, United States - INTERNATIONAL MINING EXPOSITION (1908)

•   1908 -   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - EXHIBITION OF THE CENTENARY OF THE OPENING OF THE PORTS OF BRAZIL

•   1908 -   Marseille, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONAL DE L'ELECTRICITE

•   1909 -   London, United Kingdom - IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

•   1909 -   Nancy, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DE L'EST DE LA FRANCE

•   1909 -   Seattle, United States - ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION

•   1909 -   New York City, United States - HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION

•   1909 -   San Francisco, United States - PORTOLÁ FESTIVAL (1909)

•   1909 -   Quito, Ecuador - EXPOSICIÓN NACIONAL

1910s

•   1910 -   Bogotá, Colombia - EXPOSICIÓN DEL CENTENARIO DE LA INDEPENDENCIA (1910)

•   1910 -   Nanking, China - NANYANG INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION

•   1910 -   Brussels, Belgium - BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL 1910

•   1910 -   Buenos Aires, Argentina - EXPOSICIÓN INTERNACIONAL DEL CENTENARIO (1910)

•   1910 -   London, United Kingdom - JAPAN–BRITISH EXHIBITION

•   1910 -   San Francisco, United States - ADMISSION DAY FESTIVAL (1910)

•   1910 -   Vienna, Austria-Hungary - INTERNATIONALE JAGD-AUSSTELLUNG (1910)

•   1911 -   Dresden, Germany - INTERNATIONAL HYGIENE EXHIBITION

•   1911 -   London, United Kingdom - CORONATION EXHIBITION (1911)

•   1911 -   London, United Kingdom - FESTIVAL OF EMPIRE

•   1911 -   Rome, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE (1911)

•   1911 -   Turin, Italy - TURIN INTERNATIONAL

•   1911 -   Glasgow, United Kingdom - SCOTTISH EXHIBITION OF NATIONAL HISTORY, ART AND INDUSTRY

•   1911 -   New York City, United States - INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE EXPOSITION (1911)

•   1912 -   Manila, Philippines - PHILIPPINE EXPOSITION (1912)

•   1912 -   London, United Kingdom - LATIN-BRITISH EXHIBITION

•   1912,1917 -   Tokyo, Japan - GRAND EXHIBITION OF JAPAN (PLANNED FOR 1912, POSTPONED TO 1917 AND THEN NEVER HELD)

•   1913 -   Auckland, New Zealand - AUCKLAND EXHIBITION

•   1913 -   Ghent, Belgium - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE ET INTERNATIONALE (1913)

•   1913 -   Amsterdam, Netherlands - TENTOONSTELLING DE VROUW 1813-1913

•   1913 -   Knoxville, United States - NATIONAL CONSERVATION EXPOSITION

•   1914 -   London - ANGLO-AMERICAN EXHIBITION

•   1914 -   Malmö, Sweden - BALTIC EXHIBITION

•   1914 -   Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF SEA FISHERY INDUSTRIES (1914)

•   1914 -   Lyon, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE URBAINE DE LYON

•   1914 -   Cologne, Germany - WERKBUND EXHIBITION (1914)

•   1914 -   Bristol, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1914)

•   1914 -   Nottingham, United Kingdom - UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION (1914) (WORK BEGUN ON SITE 1913 BUT NEVER HELD)

•   1914 -   Semarang, Dutch East Indies - COLONIAL EXHIBITION OF SEMARANG (COLONIAL EXPOSITION)

•   1914 -   Kristiania, Norway - 1914 JUBILEE EXHIBITION (NORGES JUBILÆUMSUTSTILLING)

•   1914 -   Baltimore, United States - NATIONAL STAR-SPANGLED BANNER CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

•   1914 -   Genoa, Italy - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF MARINE AND MARITIME HYGIENE (ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI MARINA E IGIENE MARINARA)

•   1915 -   San Francisco, United States - PANAMA–PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION PALACE OF FINE ARTS

•   1915 -   Panama City, Panama - EXPOSICIÓN NACIONAL DE PANAMA (1915)

•   1915 -   Richmond, United States - NEGRO HISTORICAL AND INDUSTRIAL EXPOSITION (1915)

•   1915 -   Chicago, United States - LINCOLN JUBILEE AND EXPOSITION (1915)

•   1915-1916 -   San Diego, United States - PANAMA–CALIFORNIA EXPOSITION

•   1917 -   San Francisco, United States - ALLIED WAR EXPOSITION (1917)

•   1918 -   New York City, United States - BRONX INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF SCIENCE, ARTS AND INDUSTRIES

•   1918 -   Chicago, United States - ALLIED WAR EXPOSITION (1918)

•   1918 -   Los Angeles, United States - CALIFORNIA LIBERTY FAIR (1918)

1920s

•   1920 -   Shanghai, Republic of China - AMERICAN-CHINESE EXPOSITION

•   1921 -   London, United Kingdom - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF RUBBER AND OTHER TROPICAL PRODUCTS (1921)

•   1922 -   Marseille, France - EXPOSITION NATIONALE COLONIALE (1922)

•   1922 -   Tokyo, Japan - PEACE EXHIBITION (1922)

•   1922-1923 -   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - EXPOSIÇÃO DO CENTENARIO DO BRASIL (1922)

•   1923 -   Los Angeles, United States - AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW AND MOTION PICTURE EXPOSITION (1923)

•   1923 -   Calcutta, India - CALCUTTA EXHIBITION (1923) PREPARATORY TO BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION

•   1923 -   Gothenburg, Sweden - GOTHENBURG EXHIBITION (1923) (JUBILEUMSUTSTÄLLNINGENS I GÖTEBORG) (LISEBERG)

•   1924 -   Wembley, London, United Kingdom - BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION

•   1924 -   New York City, United States - FRENCH EXPOSITION (1924)

•   1925 -   Lyon, France - FOIRE (1925)

•   1925 -   San Francisco, United States - CALIFORNIA'S DIAMOND JUBILEE (1925)

•   1925 -   Paris, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS ET INDUSTRIELS MODERNES

•   1925-1926 -   Dunedin, New Zealand - NEW ZEALAND AND SOUTH SEAS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1925)

•   1926 -   Philadelphia, United States - SESQUICENTENNIAL EXPOSITION

•   1926 -   Berlin, Germany - INTERNATIONALE POLIZEIAUSSTELLUNG (1926)

•   1927 -   Lyon, France - FOIRE INTERNATIONALE (1925)

•   1927 -   Stuttgart, Germany - WERKBUND EXHIBITION

•   1928 -   Cologne, Germany - INTERNATIONAL PRESS EXHIBITION

•   1928 -   Long Beach, United States - PACIFIC SOUTHWEST EXPOSITION (1928)

•   1929 -   Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - NORTH EAST COAST EXHIBITION

•   1929 -   Hangzhou, Republic of China - WESTLAKE EXPOSITION

•   1929-1930 -   Barcelona, Spain, and Seville, Spain - 1929 BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AND IBERO-AMERICAN EXPOSITION OF 1929 (EXPO '29, EXPOSICIÓN IBERO-AMERICANA OR SPAIN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION)

1930s

•   1930 -   Antwerp, Belgium - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE COLONIALE, MARITIME ET D'ART FLAMAND

•   1930 -   Liège, Belgium - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DE LA GRANDE INDUSTRIE, SCIENCES ET APPLICATIONS, ART WALLON ANCIEN

•   1930 -   Stockholm, Sweden - STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION (1930) (UTSTÄLLNINGEN AV KONSTINDUSTRI, KONSTHANDVERK OCH HEMSLÖJD)

•   1930 -   Trondheim, Norway - TRØNDELAG EXHIBITION

•   1931 -   Paris, France - PARIS COLONIAL EXPOSITION

•   1931 -   Yorktown, United States - YORKTOWN SESQUICENTENNIAL

•   1932 -   Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - LEVANT FAIR

•   1933-1934 -   Chicago, United States - CENTURY OF PROGRESS INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

•   1934 -   Porto, Portugal - EXPOSIÇÃO COLONIAL PORTUGUESA (1934)

•   1934 -   Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - LEVANT FAIR

•   1935 -   Moscow, USSR - ALL-UNION AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITION (VSKHV)

•   1935 -   Brussels, Belgium - EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE ET INTERNATIONALE (1935)

•   1935 -   Porto Alegre, Brazil - FARROUPILHA REVOLUTION CENTENNIAL FAIR

•   1935-1936 -   San Diego, United States - CALIFORNIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

•   1936 -   Stockholm, Sweden - ILIS 1936

•   1936 -   Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine - LEVANT FAIR

•   1936 -   Cleveland, United States - GREAT LAKES EXPOSITION

•   1936 -   Dallas, United States - TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION

•   1936-1937 -   Johannesburg, Union of South Africa - EMPIRE EXHIBITION, SOUTH AFRICA

•   1937 -   Cleveland, United States - GREAT LAKES EXPOSITION

•   1937 -   Dallas, United States - GREATER TEXAS & PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION

•   1937 -   Düsseldorf, Germany - REICHSAUSSTELLUNG SCHAFFENDES VOLK

•   1937 -   Miami, United States - PAN AMERICAN FAIR (1937)

•   1937 -   Paris, France - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS ET TECHNIQUES DANS LA VIE MODERNE (1937)

•   1937 -   Nagoya, Japan - NAGOYA PAN-PACIFIC PEACE EXPOSITION

•   1938 -   Glasgow, United Kingdom - EMPIRE EXHIBITION, SCOTLAND 1938

•   1938 -   Helsinki, Finland - SECOND INTERNATIONAL AERONAUTIC EXHIBITION

•   1939 -   Wellington, New Zealand  - NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION

•   1939 -   Liège, Belgium - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DE L'EAU (1939)

•   1939 -   Zürich, Switzerland - SCHWEIZERISCHE LANDESAUSSTELLUNG

•   1939-1940 -   New York City, United States - 1939 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR (EXHIBITS INCLUDED THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, FUTURAMA, TRYLON AND PERISPHERE)

•   1939-1940 -  San Francisco, United States - GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

1940s

•   1940 -   Lisbon, Portugal - EXPOSIÇÃO DO MUNDO PORTUGUÊS (1940)

•   1940 -   Los Angeles, United States - PACIFIC MERCADO (1940)

•   1940 -   Naples, Italy - MOSTRA TRIENNALE DELLE TERRE ITALIANE D’OLTREMARE (TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF OVERSEAS ITALIAN TERRITORIES)

•   1940 -   Tokyo, Japan - GRAND INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF JAPAN (1940)

•   1942 -   Los Angeles, United States - CABRILLO FAIR (1942)

•   1942 -   Rome, Italy - ESPOSIZIONE UNIVERSALE (1942)

•   1947 -   Paris, France - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON URBANISM AND HOUSING

•   1948 -   Brussels, Belgium - FOIRE COLONIALE (1948)

•   1949 -   Stockholm, Sweden - UNIVERSAL SPORT EXHIBITION

•   1949 -   Lyon, France - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION ON URBANISM AND HOUSING

•   1949-1950 -   Port-au-Prince, Haiti - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE DU BICENTENAIRE DE PORT-AU-PRINCE

1950s

•   1951 -   Lille, France - THE INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE EXHIBITION

•   1951 -   London, United Kingdom - FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN - SKYLON

•   1953 -   St Louis, United States - intended to commemorate THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE'S sesquicentennial, but never held

•   1953 -   Jerusalem, Israel - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND FAIR JERUSALEM ISRAEL CONQUEST OF THE DESERT

•   1953 -   Rome, Italy - AGRICULTURAL EXPOSITION OF ROME EA 53 ROME

•   1954 -   Naples, Italy - OLTREMARE EXHIBITION – CAMPI FLEGREI

•   1955 -   Turin, Italy - INTERNATIONAL EXPO OF SPORT TURIN 1955

•   1955 -   Helsingborg, Sweden -  HELSINGBORG EXHIBITION 1955

•   1955 -   Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic - FERIA DE LA PAZ Y CONFRATERNIDAD DEL MUNDO LIBRE

•   1956 -   Beit Dagan, Israel - EXHIBITION OF CITRICULTURE

•   1957 -   Berlin, Germany - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   1958 -   Brussels, Belgium - EXPO '58 (EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE ET VENTI INTERNATIONALE DE BRUXELLES) - ATOMIUM

•   1959 -   Moscow, USSR - VDNKh

1960s

•   1960 - Caracas, Venezuela - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   1961 -   Turin, Italy - EXPOSITION INTERNATIONAL DU TRAVAIL - EXPO 61

•   1962 -   Seattle, United States - CENTURY 21 EXPOSITION - SPACE NEEDLE

•   1964-1965 -   New York City, United States - 1964/1965 NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR (note- not sanctioned by the Bureau International des Expositions) - UNISPHERE

•   1967 -   Montreal, Quebec, Canada - EXPO 67, (UNIVERSAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF 1967)

•   1968 -   San Antonio, United States - HEMISFAIR '68 - TOWER OF THE AMERICAS

1970s

•   1970 -   Osaka, Japan - EXPO '70 (JAPAN WORLD EXPOSITION)

•   1974 -   Spokane, United States - EXPO '74 (INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION ON THE ENVIRONMENT) - RIVERFRONT PARK

•   1975 -   Okinawa, Japan - EXPO '75 (INTERNATIONAL OCEAN EXPOSITION)

1980s

•   1981 -   Plovdiv, Bulgaria - EXPO 81

•   1982 -   Knoxville, United States - 1982 WORLD'S FAIR (INTERNATIONAL ENERGY EXPOSITION) - SUNSPHERE

•   1984 -   New Orleans, United States - 1984 LOUISIANA WORLD EXPOSITION [A.K.A., 1984 WORLD'S FAIR] (Theme: "Fresh Water As A Source of Life")

•   1985 -   Plovdiv, Bulgaria - EXPO 85

•   1985 -   Tsukuba, Japan - EXPO '85

•   1986 -   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - EXPO '86 (1986 WORLD EXPOSITION)

•   1988 -   Brisbane, Australia - EXPO '88 (WORLD EXPO '88) - SKYNEEDLE

1990s

•   1991 -   Plovdiv, Bulgaria - SECOND WORLD EXHIBITION OF INVENTIONS OF THE YOUNG

•   1992 -   Seville, Spain - SEVILLE EXPO '92

•   1992 -   Genoa, Italy - GENOA EXPO '92

•   1992 - Chicago, U.S. - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   1993 -   Daejeon (Taejon), South Korea - EXPO '93

•   1995 -   Vienna, Austria - which was proposed to be a joint exhibition with Budapest. This was never held.

•   1996 - Budapest, Hungary - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   1998 -   Lisbon, Portugal - EXPO '98

•   1999 -   Kunming, People's Republic of China - WORLD HORTICULTURAL EXPOSITION

2000s

•   2000 -   Hanover, Germany - EXPO 2000

•   2000 -   Greenwich, London, United Kingdom - MILLENNIUM DOME

•   2002 - Metro Manila, Philippines - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   2002 - Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   2002 -  Biel, Murten, Neuchâtel and Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland - EXPO.02

•   2004 - Seine-Saint-Denis, France - INTERNATIONAL EXPO

•   2004 -  Barcelona, Spain - UNIVERSAL FORUM OF WORLD CULTURES

•   2005 -   Aichi, Japan - EXPO 2005

•   2008 -   Zaragoza, Spain - EXPO 2008

2010s

•   2010 -   Shanghai, China - EXPO 2010

•   2012 -   Yeosu, South Korea - EXPO 2012

•   2015 -   Milan, Italy - EXPO 2015

•   2016 -   Antalya, Turkey - EXPO 2016

•   2017 -   Astana, Kazakhstan - EXPO 2017

2020s

•   2020  -   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — EXPO 2020

Future bids and proposals

•   2022/2023 -   Buenos AiresŁódź bidCopenhagen bidCanary Islands bidNewcastle bid /   Minnesota bid

•   2025:   Houston /   London /   Paris /   Rotterdam /   San Francisco Toronto / New York State

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