Peru’s participation in International Exhibitions began with World Expo 1855 in Paris and it has continued to participate regularly in both World and Specialised Expos. In order to strengthen its involvement in Expos, it joined the BIE in 1982. Its participation was rewarded with a Gold Award in its category for the content of its pavilion at Specialised Expo 2005 Aichi and with a Bronze Award for theme development at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.