This is the first in a series of posts about the EXPO 2015 that Milan is preparing for with much gusto!
Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition after Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea and will be hosted by Milan, Italy, between 1 May and 31 October 2015. A Universal Exposition is an event meant to leave a cultural, social, scientific and technological legacy on a theme of global interest.
The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. Expo 2015 will develop themes introduced in earlier Expos (e.g., water at Expo 2008 in Zaragoza) in the light of new global scenarios and emerging issues. The principal focus will be on the right to healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone.(Source: Wikipedia)
The Expo aims to stimulate and demonstrate Italian excellence in food, The Italian food industry (the nation’s second largest) includes more than 36,000 family firms and medium-sized companies, half a million workers, and has an annual turnover of €100bn. This success stems from centuries spent honing farming skills, refining production methods and improving agriculture management methods.
Over 130 countries plus a significant number of international organizations are expected to participate.
In preparation, the City of Milan has signed numerous collaboration agreements with other cities in Italy and Europe to coordinate initiatives united by the common denominator of Expo 2015. These agreements focus on tourism, culture and infrastructure.
Agreements have also been signed with various countries around the world for the development of specific projects associated with food and education.
Read more about the Expo at Expo 2015