Jordan participated for the first time in an International Exhibition at World Expo 1958 in Brussels. Since then, it has regularly participated in World and Specialised Expos. In order to strengthen its involvement in Expos, the country joined the BIE in 2004. Jordan received, in its category, the Gold Award for thematic development of its pavilion at Specialised Expo 2008 in Zaragoza and the Bronze Award at World Expo 2010 Shanghai for its pavilion design.