BackgroundWorld Expositions, or World Expos, are large-scale international exhibitions licensed to, and organized by, member countries of the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). The BIE both supervises and regulates these expositions.In past decades, such events were denoted by various descriptors such as Universal Exhibition, International Exhibition, International Exposition, Universal Exposition, and World’s Fair. Today the term World Exposition, or World Expo, is the official descriptor prescribed by the BIE. A World Expo today is regarded as the third most significant global event in terms of its economic and cultural impact, after the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. Useful Website Bureau of International Expositions (BIE): http://www.bie-paris.orgPast Expositions
Future Expositions Theme – “Now for the future”It represents Brunei’s existing environment, which is ready and eager to change and develop, in its commitment to meet the need of its citizens, not only in the present but also for the future generation, according to our ‘Vision 2035’ The theme Now… for the Future reflects Brunei Darussalam’s commitment to meet not only the immediate needs of our people, but even more importantly, the long term aspirations of our young people and our future generations.For 80 years, our economy has been largely based on oil and gas, as a result we enjoy a high standard of living with education and health care among the highest in the developing world.In order to ensure our people continue to enjoy such benefits, our government has set us the task of maintaining economic prosperity in an exciting and fulfilling social and natural environment.In this exposition, therefore we are displaying our efforts to meet these dual challenges by diversifying our economy, developing the skills and talents of our people and improving the quality of our lives, with continuing to preserving our natural environment and honoring our rich heritage and deep tradition.
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