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image by Zachary Harden, 18 July 2022
The BIE, the Bureau International des Expositions, is the international body that sanctions international expositions
(world's fairs). It consists of the BIE logo in blue on a white field. The logo was created by a Japanese student in 1969.
It is flown at all sanctioned world's fairs. I do not know if there is an official
Urso S. A. Chappell, 3 January 2002
The world's fair flag was created for Expo'70 in Osaka. It is white with the BIE symbol in the middle. At most closing
ceremonies these days it is pass to the next host city something like the
Olympic flag. Many individual expos have had their own flags as well - for the most part these have also
been white with the each expo's symbol in the middle. The earliest flag
I've seen is from New York 1939.
Mike Kuna, 25 May 2002
It seems the below flag was used at the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, China, but in the expo being held in Osaka, Japan, in 2025, the pre-2010 flag has been readopted. This flag was seen at the 2020 Expo in Dubai, UAE.
Zachary Harden, 18 July 2022
image by Zoltan Horvath, 5 July 2010
The new flag, based on the organization's website has a smaller logo that
previously, with a shining effect, and the text Bureau
International des Expositions" written around the hoist side, in green (B, I,
Expo) and blue (remaining letters).
Zoltan Horvath, 5 July 2010