Welcome to the official website of the Belgian pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai, China, which opened on the 1st of May and will take place until the 31st of October 2010.
The Belgian pavilion is a project by the Belgian federal government, in close cooperation with the regional governments, companies and organisations. It is a showcase for Belgium – for its regions and communities, its provinces, cities and municipalities. However, the World Expo is also first and foremost an important forum for companies, organisations and research and educational institutes to introduce themselves and establish contacts. China is a unique country, which is undergoing unprecedented economic development. We hope that the Expo and our pavilion will ensure that our companies also have the opportunity to help make their future brighter.
For the first time in the history of the World Expo, our Belgian pavilion is playing host to Europe and we are proud that we are able to offer Europe the chance to present its values and activities to the rest of the world.
In addition to the more policy-related and commercial nature of the pavilion, we are keen to demonstrate the quality of life in our country in a positive, dynamic and interactive way, and to allow visitors to find out about our country’s rich cultural heritage. Areas of the pavilion have therefore been dedicated to art, creativity and gastronomy.
This website provides an overview of what can be found inside the pavilion and the activities that will be taking place. But of course a visit to a website is no match for the real thing. We hope that you will come along!