Spain has been present at World Expos since the first – the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. Following in the footsteps of London, Paris and Vienna, the city of Barcelona organised its own World Expo in 1888, followed by a second one in 1929. As an active participant and organiser of Expos, Spain is a founding Member State of the BIE, signing the Paris Convention in 1928. Spanish involvement in Expos has continued ever since with active participation in both World and Specialised Expos. Spain successfully organised World Expo 1992 in Seville, as well as Specialised Expo 2008 in Zaragoza.