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Exhibition 98 (1998 Lisbon World Fair) is an official world specialized exhibition held in Lisbon, Portugal from Friday 22 May to Wednesday, September 30, 1998. The theme of the exhibition was "Oceans, Heritage of the Future", which was chosen in part to commemorate 500 years of Portuguese discoveries. The exhibition received nearly 11 million visitors in 132 days, while 143 countries and many organizations were represented. The idea of organizing a world exhibition in Portugal arose in 1989 between two Portuguese, Antonio Taurino Mega Ferreira and Vasco Graça Mora, who were responsible for organizing the celebration of the 500th anniversary of vasco da Gama's arrival in India in 1498. Once the government was supported, Ferreira led an attempt at the Office of International Exhibitions, which was declared in 1992 Lisbon winner, against another rival Toronto, Canada. The state-owned company Parque Expo was formed to make the show a self-sustaining event, with revenue from entry tickets, especially real estate sales and parcel frames at the exhibition site.