Finland’s first participation in World Expos was at Expo 1900 in Paris. The country joined the BIE in 1937 and one year later hosted Specialised Expo 1938 in Helsinki, organised around the theme of Aerospace. Finland has continued to participate actively in Specialised and World Expos, with the Finnish pavilion receiving a Gold award at Expo 2010 Shanghai in the category of Pavilion Design.