For the participation in "Expo 2025 Osaka", it is planned to create a joint pavilion of the Baltic countries, which will promote the recognition of the region and at the same time preserve the individual programs of each country. Latvia and Lithuania will represent the Baltic states at Expo 2025 Osaka.

Latvia has been nominated as the leading country in organizing the Baltic Pavilion.

The exhibition is planned from April 13 to October 13, 2025. It is intended to emphasize the sustainable development goals of the UN, therefore "Designing Future Society for Our Lives" is defined as the main theme of the exhibition. The organizers of the exhibition have approved the participation sub-theme "Saving lives" for the Baltic Pavilion, which focuses on improving the quality of life with the help of the latest technologies, observing high environmental standards.

At the moment, 153 countries and eight international organizations have confirmed their participation in the exhibition. About 28 million visitors are expected to visit the exhibition.

Participation in the exhibition "Expo 2025" is a unique opportunity to internationally position Latvia as a country focused on the development of technology and innovation. At the same time, it is an opportunity for our companies to expand their circle of contacts and meet potential cooperation partners from many countries around the world.

In cooperation with Japan, we have great potential both to increase export volumes and to promote investment attraction. With Latvia's participation in Expo Osaka, it is planned to increase exports to Japan by 50 million EUR by 2028, as well as attract additional investments of EUR 30 million.

Also, the country's participation in the exhibition will open up opportunities for Latvian companies that develop products, technologies and other solutions, in accordance with the areas of Latvia's smart specialization strategy, i.e. knowledge-intensive bioeconomy, biomedicine, medical technologies, pharmaceuticals, photonics and smart materials, technologies and engineering systems, smart energy and mobility, information and communication technologies. Also, the exhibition can provide opportunities for industries such as tourism, transport and logistics, etc.

At the same time, in order to expand the opportunities to get the maximum result from Latvia's participation in exhibitions, the government has agreed on Latvia's accession to the International Bureau of Exhibitions (BIE).

Anda Paegle

Deputy Director of Department
Anda.Paegle [at]