Netherlands signs Expo 2025 Osaka Participation Contract

At Expo 2025 Osaka’s first International Planning Meeting (IPM), Marc Kuipers, Commissioner General for the Dutch participation at Expo 2025 Osaka, has signed the participation contract on behalf of the Netherlands. 

The Netherlands was one of the first counties to sign the participation contract of Expo 2025 Osaka at the IPM meeting on 25th of October 2022. In this photo: Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) - Mr. Kerkentzes, Commissioner General of the Netherlands participation Expo 2025 - Mr. Kuipers, Secretary General of the Japan Association for Expo 2025 Osaka - Mr. Ishige Commissioner General of Expo 2025 Osaka - Mr. Haneda Koji State minister of Economy of Japan, Trade & Industry - Mr. Nakatani Shinichi

The Netherlands was one of nine countries to establish its commitment during the official signing ceremony on 25th of October 2022.

“We are very happy to now be an official member of the Expo 2025 Osaka community”, says Marc Kuipers. “The Dutch delegation has thoroughly enjoyed the participation to the IPM. We gained new knowledge on the preparations for the Expo 2025.”

The Netherlands plans to set up a multi-year campaign working towards Expo 2025 Osaka, with the Expo participation as a highlight. The Dutch pavilion aims to become a platform to bring different perspectives and expertise together and come up with joint solutions for global challenges such as climate change, food insecurity, ageing societies and health threats. 

Marc Kuipers: “We are looking forward to taking the next steps and working closely with the Expo organisation, partners and other countries. Contributing in making Expo 2025 Osaka a success and seeking new collaborations into realising the Dutch participation.