After hosting five historical World Expos between 1855 and 1900, France organised in Paris the second World Expo to be registered by the BIE: World Expo 1937. France then organised three Specialised Expos as well as one Horticultural Expo. France is a regular and active participant in World and Specialised Expos. The country has received several awards for the thematic development and the design of its pavilions. A founding member of the BIE, France is the depository power of the 1928 Paris Convention.