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About Expo Milano 2015


Expo 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 welcome over 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.

http://www.expo2015.org/en/learn-more


Theme: 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.

 

http://www.expo2015.org/en/learn-more/the-theme

Useful link

Expo Milano 2015 Website: http://www.expo2015.org/en