World Expo Osaka 2025

Technologies Science and research Robotics
Apr 13, 2025 - Oct 13, 2025
Yumeshima, Osaka, Japan
1 Chome Konohana Ward
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The World Expo exhibition series are large scale, six months long gatherings of nations committed to finding solutions to urgent global complex issues facing society. Japan has been elected to host the next World Expo Osaka Kansai 2025 edition in its state-of-the-art artificial island Yumeshima accessible from the waterfront of Osaka. Themed Designing Future Society for Our Lives, World Expo Osaka 2025 will welcome the international community between 13th April and 13th October to the 1.55 sq km site – Yumeshima.

World Expo Osaka Kansai 2025 is set out to draw a vision of the society of the future that has achieved the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations and define Japan’s strategy to create Society 5.0. More than 125 country representatives and 25 International Organisations are expected to gather and display their blueprint for sustainable living, offering solutions to widening economic gap, increasing conflicts and pandemics. The concept of World Expo 2025 - People’s Living Lab will be developed through three subthemes: Saving Lives, Empowering Lives and Connecting Lives each covering their respective share of the Sustainable Development Goals. The largest trade fair in the world will illuminate each participating country’s contributions to reaching the SDGs by showcasing their achievements and future-adapted prototypes in the areas of Digital Society, AI, Robotics, IoT and Big Data.

The World Expo 2025 will see through a quarter-million visitors to the artificial island Yumeshima. With ExpoBeds booking service, you can easily get ahead of the competition and secure a comfortable stay in Osaka. Our travel agents have contracted a diverse set of properties in Kansai or Osaka, with convenient access to the main transportation channels organised by the exhibition. Request your free personalised list of World Expo 2025 hotels tailored to your preferences and budget.


Officially known as International registered Exhibitions, the World Expos represent international meeting platform gathering representatives from nearly all countries that last up to six months. The first-ever World Expo, then called the Great Exhibition happened in London in 1851. From then until 1928, the global exhibitions occurred without a pre-determined schedule and a governing body, leading to multiple issues. Some countries, such as France and Belgium, took on a disproportionately large amount of trade shows. As a result, the Bureau International des Expositions or BIE was created to ensure all global expos in the future follow the same standard. The common organisational framework established by IBU was set to define the size and duration of the Expos, start a rotation system between hosting states and eventually guarantee each exhibition meets the same quality and diversity criteria.

Since the late 80s, the Convention implemented by BIE was amended to differentiate two types of expos: General like the World Expo, and Special - lasting up to 3 months and is much more focused on a specific topic.

Like most regular exhibitions, the global expo promotes establishing relationships, helps economic development and improves brand image, except the exhibitors are not companies but country representatives. Each national pavilion at the World Expo is equipped with technological innovations that shape the exhibitors' national identity and place in the world. Presenting urban development plans country exhibitors help catalyse city transformations and inspire other nations to join the global movement toward unified, sustainable living. Finally, each stand at the expo provides a glimpse of the nation to all passing participants, prospective tourists and investors. Each edition of the world Expo gives a focused overview of each country's evolving world views, technological progress and vision for the future direction of humanity's evolution.

What makes it special

The World Expo series is the largest and longest exhibition in the world. Historically most major industrial, technological, and architectural inventions that marked significant milestones in the history of human development were unveiled at the global exhibitions. The telephone, the typewriter, along with the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, were presented to the public for the first time at World Expo evet editions.

The global exhibitions have a long and thorough candidature process for electing the host world expo country. Designed by the overseeing body – BIE, the process consists of 3 phases, totalling about five and half years until the implementation phase. Only government representatives are eligible to submit applications which are reviewed by the members of the BIE committee within six months. The election process is realised by a secret ballot taking place approximately seven years before the date of the exhibition. The first ballot elects each entry that secures a two-thirds majority vote until two candidates are left for the second and final ballot. The BIE comprises 170 countries to this day, and each of them participates in the decision-making process for electing a host country or amending the Convention.

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Also called:World Expo 2025
Frequency:every 5 years
Next Edition:World Expo Osaka 2030 
Sectors: Technologies | Science and research | Robotics
Website:World Expo
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