The actions of the Bureau of International Exhibitions are based upon three fundamental values:
TRUST: by adhering to 1928 Paris Convention, Countries have committed to create major opportunities for humanity to meet and have established a link of fraternity between cultures. The objective is to carry out a grand and common project, in a spirit of education and communication, which can help build trust and connect governments and civil society.
SOLIDARITY: multicultural exchange is the foundation of each Expo and shared action is their engine. Expos are the intersection of cultural diversity and innovation, where civilizations share their know-how with the goal to identify, together, the best prospects and the best solution to face the major challenges for humanity.
PROGRESS: Expos foster education through experience, development through innovation and experimentation through cooperation. They are powerful catalyst for growth and a bridge between different eras. The driving force of Expos is the identity of each culture and the respect of the environment for the development of humanity. Expos also contribute to the moral, material and technological progress of humanity.
The Emblem of the BIE can be found in the logo and on the flag. It evokes the future evolution of humanity, technical development, moral and material progress, the ascension towards a better world. The circle symbolises peace, fraternity and cultural exchanges between people. The horizontal lines represent the steps towards a future of limitless progress. The color blue suggests the nobility of the pursued aims; it is the color of the vast oceans and of the sky, it evokes the universe, the cosmos. The lines are of a pure white, inviolable, evoking justice.
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