Expo Milano 2015
Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that
Milan, Italy, will host from May
1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period,
Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries
will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital
need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone,
while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor
nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to
20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters
of exhibition area.
A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food,
stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a
sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out
about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food
and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries.
Feeding the Planet, Energy for life
"Feeding the Planet, Energy
for Life" is the core theme of Expo Milano 2015. This common thread runs
through all the events organized both within and outside the official Exhibition Site.
Expo Milano 2015 will provide an
opportunity to reflect upon, and seek solutions to, the contradictions of our
world. On the one hand, there are still the hungry (approximately 870 million
people were undernourished in the period 2010-2012) and, on the other, there
are those who die from ailments linked to poor nutrition or too much food
(approximately 2.8 million deaths from diseases related to obesity or to being
overweight in the same period). In addition, about 1.3 billion tons of foods
are wasted every year. For these reasons, we need to make conscious political
choices, develop sustainable lifestyles, and use the best technology to create
a balance between the availability and the consumption of resources.
Reflection on the Expo theme
becomes a time of sharing and celebration, involving conferences, events and
performances, enhanced by the presence of the mascot
Foody and the cheery characters who
accompany him. Every aspect and every moment of, as well as every participant
at, Expo Milano 2015 define and move forward the chosen theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
Milano 2015 Website: http://www.expo2015.org/en