Four countries are candidates to host World Expo 2025: France (in Greater Paris), Japan (in Osaka), the Russian Federation (in Ekaterinburg), and Azerbaijan (in Baku).
World Expos, known officially as International Registered Exhibitions, are organised every five years. The themes of World Expos are designed to raise awareness of and find responses to universal challenges of our time. The next World Expo will take place in Dubai (UAE) between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021 under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
The project examination phase for World Expo 2025 will take place over the next 18 months. The election of the host country by the 170 Member States of the BIE will take place at the 164th General Assembly in November 2018.