Italy and the BIE

Italy is a historical member of the BIE and has been involved in World Expos ever since they started in 1851 with the Great Exhibition in London. As an active participant and organiser of Expos, Italy was one of the 31 countries that signed the Paris Convention of 1928 that created the BIE. Since then, Italy has participated in most World and Specialised Expos and hosted Expo 1906 Milan, Expo 1953 Rome, Expo 1954 Naples, Expo 1955 and Expo 1961 in Turin, Expo 1992 in Genoa and Expo 2015 in Milan. Since 1933, Italy has also organised 14 editions of the Triennale di Milano under the auspices of the BIE.