Present in Expos since the 19th century, Hungary joined the BIE in 1960. It organised Specialised Expo 1971 in Budapest around the theme of hunting. Its participation in World and Specialised Expos has been active and regular. It was rewarded, in its category, with the silver prize for the architecture of its pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai and for its thematic development at Specialised Expo 2017 Astana.