The Republic of Seychelles’ participation in International Exhibitions began with Specialised Expo 1985 Tsukuba. Since then, it has regularly participated in World and Specialised Expos. In order to strengthen its involvement in Expos, it became a Member of the BIE in 1997. At Specialised Expo 2012 Yeosu, the country was rewarded with the Silver Award in its category for the design of its participation.