Saudi Arabia’s first Expo participation was at World Expo 1958 in Brussels. Since then, it has actively participated in World and Specialised Expos. It joined the BIE in 2007. The participation of Saudi Arabia was rewarded with a Silver Award for pavilion design at Specialised Expo 2008 Zaragoza, as well as a Gold Awards at both World Expo 2010 Shanghai and World Expo 2020 Dubai. In 2023, Saudi Arabia was elected by BIE Member States to host World Expo 2030 in Riyadh.