In 2027, Belgrade is set to become the worldwide hub for education, culture, and innovation, drawing representatives from numerous countries to the Serbian capital for the Expo exhibition.

1055 DAYS TO GO

Central theme
and main title:

PLAY FOR HUMANITY

Play for humanity is the central theme and main title of the Specialised EXPO event that will take place in Belgrade in 2027.

The idea of the theme is to highlight the vital importance of continuous reinterpretation and reimagining of the world around us through the prism of play as a method of discovery, creation, analytical observation, and surpassing the boundaries of the known. Play is of essential importance for today's society, which is full of changes, challenges, and uncertainties.

Sub-themes

EXPO 2027 divides its main theme Play for Humanity into three sub-themes that explore fundamental aspects of play, how it manifests, and its impact on shaping humankind:

Events
Visitors
Countries
Volunteers
Visits
Days

Explore the
timeline

JANUARY 2022

A letter of candidature for EXPO 2027 was submitted from Prime Minister Ana Brnabić to the Secretary General of BIE, Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, by the Ambassador of Serbia to France and Monaco, H.E. Nataša Marić.

Serbia's
EXPO footprint

1885, ANTWERP

The then Kingdom of Serbia exhibited aside France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Spain, the Kingdom of Romania and the USA. The pavilion of Serbia occupied 125 m² with 302 exhibitors in total. We won 157 awards

1900, PARIS

Serbia exhibited at a prominent location on the Seine, where it presented a pavilion that resembled a Serbian-Byzantine style church.

1958, BRUSSELS

Under the theme "New Humanism," the first post-war World Exhibition was held in 1958 in the Belgian city of Brussels, after a 19-year hiatus. The Yugoslav delegation particularly stood out with a unique pavilion designed by architect Vjenceslav Richter.

1967, MONTREAL

In the pavilion representing the architectural work of Miroslav Pešić, various scenes of urban life in Yugoslavia, natural landscapes, historical objects, ancient buildings, and much more were displayed. Highlights included the then pearls of infrastructure and architecture, including the Iron Gate on the Danube River (then under construction) and the Gazela Bridge in Belgrade (also then under construction), while special attention was devoted to the development of the Yugoslav business community.

2010, SHANGHAI

Serbia presented the pavilion of 1000m² with an interesting facade inspired by the shapes of Pirot’s carpet. 

2015, MILAN

Under the title "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", this World Expo was held in the Italian city of Milan in 2015. The focus of the Milan World Expo was on the theme of nutrition and the development of new approaches to production, to ensure an adequate food supply for the increasingly numerous populations worldwide in the future. There were 144 countries participating in the exhibition, including Serbia.

Serbia's
EXPO footprint

1885, ANTWERP

The then Kingdom of Serbia exhibited aside France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Spain, the Kingdom of Romania and the USA. The pavilion of Serbia occupied 125 m² with 302 exhibitors in total. We won 157 awards.

1900, PARIS

Serbia exhibited at a prominent location on the Seine, where it presented a pavilion that resembled a Serbian-Byzantine style church.

1958, BRUSSELS

Under the theme "New Humanism," the first post-war World Exhibition was held in 1958 in the Belgian city of Brussels, after a 19-year hiatus. The Yugoslav delegation particularly stood out with a unique pavilion designed by architect Vjenceslav Richter.

1967, MONTREAL

In the pavilion representing the architectural work of Miroslav Pešić, various scenes of urban life in Yugoslavia, natural landscapes, historical objects, ancient buildings, and much more were displayed. Highlights included the then pearls of infrastructure and architecture, including the Iron Gate on the Danube River (then under construction) and the Gazela Bridge in Belgrade (also then under construction), while special attention was devoted to the development of the Yugoslav business community.

2010, SHANGHAI

Serbia presented the pavilion of 1000m² with an interesting facade inspired by the shapes of Pirot’s carpet.

2015, MILAN

Under the title "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", this World Expo was held in the Italian city of Milan in 2015. The focus of the Milan World Expo was on the theme of nutrition and the development of new approaches to production, to ensure an adequate food supply for the increasingly numerous populations worldwide in the future. There were 144 countries participating in the exhibition, including Serbia.

From EXPO
to landmark

Paris -
Eiffel Tower

1889

The iconic Eiffel Tower was built as the entrance tower for the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris. 

From EXPO
to landmark

The Plaza de España

1929

A square in the Parque de María Luisa that was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and has since become a popular spot in the city.

From EXPO
to landmark

Seattle -
Space Needle

1962

Built for the 1962 World Exhibition, the Space Needle became a symbol of Seattle and an important tourist attraction. 

From EXPO
to landmark

Osaka -
Castle Park

1970

The Expo '70 in Osaka led to the creation of the beautiful Osaka Castle Park, a place of great significance for the city.

From EXPO
to landmark

Vancouver – Science World

1986

The building was built as Expo Centre for the Specialised Expo held in Vancouver, following the end in the 1987, it was repurposed as a science centre.

From EXPO
to landmark

Lisbon – Lisbon Oceanarium

1998

Built on a pier in the artificial lagoon, it is one of the largest aquariums in Europe.

From EXPO
to landmark

Zaragoza - Bridge Pavilion

2008

Today, one of the city’s landmarks, it was designed by architect Zaha Hadid as the main enterance to the Expo site. It conncets to parts of the city and at the same time it is a multi-level exhibition area.

From EXPO
to landmark

Shanghai -
China Pavilion

2010

The China Pavilion, also known as the Oriental Crown, is a distinctive structure from the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

From EXPO
to landmark

Paris - Eiffel Tower

1889

The iconic Eiffel Tower was built as the entrance tower for the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris. 

From EXPO
to landmark

The Plaza de España

1929

A square in the Parque de María Luisa that was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and has since become a popular spot in the city.

From EXPO
to landmark

Seattle - Space Needle

1962

Built for the 1962 World Exhibition, the Space Needle became a symbol of Seattle and an important tourist attraction.

From EXPO
to landmark

Osaka - Castle Park

1970

The Expo '70 in Osaka led to the creation of the beautiful Osaka Castle Park, a place of great significance for the city.

From EXPO
to landmark

Vancouver – Science World

1986

The building was built as Expo Centre for the Specialised Expo held in Vancouver, following the end in the 1987, it was repurposed as a science centre.

From EXPO
to landmark

Lisbon – Lisbon Oceanarium

1998

Built on a pier in the artificial lagoon, it is one of the largest aquariums in Europe.

From EXPO
to landmark

Zaragoza - Bridge Pavilion

2008

Today, one of the city’s landmarks, it was designed by architect Zaha Hadid as the main enterance to the Expo site. It conncets to parts of the city and at the same time it is a multi-level exhibition area.

From EXPO
to landmark

Shanghai - China Pavilion

2010

The China Pavilion, also known as the Oriental Crown, is a distinctive structure from the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

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The International Bureau of Expositions, an intergovernmental organization, oversees international exhibitions, commonly referred to as expos, global expos, or world expos, within the framework of the Convention Relating to International Exhibitions.