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1980 to 1999


  1. 1981, Kobe, Japan - Portopia '81

    The Kobe Port Island Exposition was held on a man-made island at Kobe, Japan from March 20 to September 15, 1981. The theme was "Creation of a new Cultural City on the Sea".

  2. 1982, Knoxville, United States - 1982 World's Fair

    The 1982 World's Fair with the theme of "Energy Turns the World" was held in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States from May 1 to October 21, 1982. Over 11 million visitors attended the fair and it turned a small profit of $57.

  3. 1984, New Orleans, United States - 1984 Louisiana World Exposition

    The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States from May 12 to November 11, 1984. It was held 100 years after the city's World Cotton Centennial. The theme of the financially troubled fair was "The World of Rivers - Fresh Waters as a Source of Life."

  4. 1985, Tsukuba, Japan - Expo '85

    "The International Science Technology Exposition" was held in Tsukuba, Japan from March 17 to September 16, 1985. The theme of the fair was "Dwellings and Surroundings - Science and Technology for Man at Home". Over 20 million attended and 111 countries participated.

  5. 1986, Vancouver, Canada - Expo '86

    The 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from May 2 to October 13, 1986. Coinciding with Vancouver's centennial the fair's theme was "Transportation and Communication: World in Motion - World in Touch."

  6. 1988, Brisbane, Australia - Expo '88

    Expo '88 was held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from April 30 to October 30, 1988. The theme of the fair was "Leisure in the Age of Technology" and it comemorated Australia's Bicentennial. The fair attracted more than 18 million visitors more than double the predicted 7.8 million.

  7. 1992, Seville, Spain - Seville Expo '92

    Seville Expo '92 was held in Seville, Spain from April 20 to October 12, 1992. The theme was "The Age of Discovery," over 100 countries participated and over 41 million visited. The exposition ran simultaneously with Genoa Expo '92 and commemorated the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Americas.

  8. 1992, Genoa, Italy - Genoa Expo '92

    Genoa Expo '92 was held in Genoa, Italy from May 15 to August 15, 1992. The theme was "Christopher Columbus, The Ship and the Sea." 54 countries participated and over one-million visitors attended. The exposition ran simultaneously with Seville Expo '92 and commemorated the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the Americas.

  9. 1993, Taejon, South Korea - Expo '93

    Taejon Expo '93 was held in Daejeon, South Korea from August 7 to November 7, 1993. The theme of the exposition was "The Challenge of a New Road of Development." One hundred and eight nations participated at Taejon Expo '93.

  10. 1998, Lisbon, Portugal - Expo '98

    The 1998 Lisbon World Exposition was held in Lisbon, Portugal from May 22 to September 30, 1998. The theme of the fair was "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future," chosen to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Vasco de Gama's discovery of a sea route to India. 11 million people visited and 155 countries and organizations participated.

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