Blog des Expos

Le blog des Expos est un espace de publication de billets sur l’histoire, les thèmes, les legs et les expériences des Expos. Ces textes sont écrits par le BIE ou par des contributeurs externes à l’organisation.

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Live Television

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Live Television

In a world in which images and videos can be shared instantaneously to an unlimited audience, it is difficult to imagine how events were communicated and consumed by the public without modern technology. In the case of live television broadcasting, a major milestone was made with the first live address on the occasion of the opening ceremony of World Expo 1939 New York.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Ketchup

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Ketchup

Expos create opportunities for businesses to stand out. They provide a unique platform to showcase new products, to measure up the competition, to be in direct contact with consumers and to test new tactics. For one particularly well-known company – Heinz – three Expos in the late 19th century marked the expansion of the small-scale family firm to a global player.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: JumboTron

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: JumboTron

After IMAX at Expo 1970 Osaka, the A to Z of Innovations at Expos moves to another technology for public entertainment that was also launched at an Expo in Japan. This time, it was at Expo 1985 Tsukuba, and the innovation was the Jumbotron, the name for the giant screens that can be found in stadiums and major events venues around the world.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: IMAX

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: IMAX

Among the many ways in which Expos have been at the forefront of innovations in public entertainment, the worldwide début of IMAX cinema at Expo 1970 Osaka is one of the most significant.

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A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Hydroelectricity

A to Z of Innovations at Expos: Hydroelectricity

Marking the centenary of the French Revolution and centred around the monumental Eiffel Tower, World Expo 1889 in Paris was a hotbed of ambitious ideas. One of these, though it received little attention at the time, was the concept of hydroelectricity, presented by French engineer Aristide Bergès.

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