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International Exhibitions Bureau


  • [The International Exhibitions Bureau (Bureau international des expositions, or BIE) is the intergovernmental organization responsible for supervising and governing all international exhibitions of a noncommercial nature that last more than 3 weeks. Four principal types of exhibitions are organized under its auspices: World Expositions (Expos or world's fairs), specialized International Expos, international horticultural exhibitions, and the Triennale di Milano.] For each World and International Expo, the BIE oversees the calendar, chooses the host country, regulates the organization of the event, and provides event management support. Established under an agreement signed 22 November 1928 and active since 1931, as of 2015 it includes 168 member countries. Its headquarters are in Paris, France.

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    • Bureau international des expositions
    • BIE (Bureau international des expositions)
    • Bureau of International Expositions
    • Oficina Internacional de Exposiciones
    • OIE (Oficina Internacional de Exposiciones)
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    • found: Protocole signé à Paris le 30 novembre 1972 ... 1985:t.p. (Bureau international des expositions)
    • found: LC data base, 3/28/86(hdg.: International Exhibitions Bureau)
    • found: Yrbk. int. org., 1985(International Exhibitions Bureau; Bureau international des expositions (BIE); est. 1928)
    • found: Bureau international des expositions Web site, 31 August 2015:main page (Bureau international des expositions; BIE) Qui nous sommes (the intergovernmental organization responsible for supervising and governing all international exhibitions of a noncommercial nature that last more than 3 weeks; today, 4 principal types of Expos are organized under the auspices of BIE: world exhibitions (Expositions universelles), specialized international exhibitions (Expositions internationales spécialisées), horticultural exhibitions (Expositions horticoles), and the Triennale of Milan; BIE chooses the organizing countries of future Expos; provides to the candidate and host countries its expertise in event mangement, nation branding, and public diplomacy; regulates the organization of the event, insuring that the host country and the participants respect the Convention of the BIE and the rules of the Expo; created in 1928 by 31 countries, now includes 168 member states) FAQ (the intergovernmental international organization created by the Convention de Paris in 1928; has been active since 1931; regulates the Expositions universelles et Expositions internationales; France is the depository authority (puissance dépositaire) of the Convention; seat: 34 Avenue d'Iéna 75016, Paris; e-mail: [email protected]; official language: French; English is currently also used as a second language, to facilitate international dialogue)
    • found: Wikipedia, 31 August 2015(Bureau of International Expositions; International Exhibitions Bureau; Bureau international des expositions; BIE; intergovernmental organization created to supervise international exhibitions (also known as expos or world's fairs) falling under the jurisdiction of the Convention Relating to International Exhibitions, which was signed in Paris 22 November 1928; established to oversee the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organization of World Expositions; and to establish a regulatory framework under which Expo organizers and participants may work together under the best conditions)
    • found: Expo92.es website, 15 July 2015:Historia (OIE)
    • found: Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre, 31 August 2015(Oficina Internacional de Exposiciones; also known as BIE from its French name Bureau international des expositions)
  • General Notes

    • [The International Exhibitions Bureau (Bureau international des expositions, or BIE) is the intergovernmental organization responsible for supervising and governing all international exhibitions of a noncommercial nature that last more than 3 weeks. Four principal types of exhibitions are organized under its auspices: World Expositions (Expos or world's fairs), specialized International Expos, international horticultural exhibitions, and the Triennale di Milano.] For each World and International Expo, the BIE oversees the calendar, chooses the host country, regulates the organization of the event, and provides event management support. Established under an agreement signed 22 November 1928 and active since 1931, as of 2015 it includes 168 member countries. Its headquarters are in Paris, France.
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    • 1986-04-04: new
    • 2015-09-07: revised
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