From May 1st to October 31st 2015 Milan will host the Universal Exposition. The theme chosen is “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life”. Expo Milano 2015 wants to address the pressing food problems the planet currently faces: over one billion people in the world go hungry or suffer from obesity. In 2050 the world’s population will exceed 9 billion people. Experts from all over the world will work together to develop the theme from different points of view: economic, scientific, cultural and social.
The Countries taking part in the event will suggest concrete solutions to important challenges: how to give all people the right to safe, secure and sufficient food; how to guarantee the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the food chain; how to preserve taste and food culture. The aim of the World Expo of Milan is to offer the world reasoned and shared guidelines to win these challenges.
Expo Milano 2015 will leave a material inheritance: the Expo site will become a Smart city, a district where technology and energy are used in a clever and sustainable way.
Many international companies have already bet on this project: Telecom Italia, Cisco, Accenture, Enel, Intesa SanPaolo, Finmeccanica, Came, Fiat-Chrysler, Coop, illycaffè, Eutelsat, Fiera Milano, Samsung Electronics Italia and Eni are the first ones to have invested their expertise to make it possible, as Partners.
The Countries’ pavilions will arise on an area of around one million square meters, along the axis of Rho-Fiera and Malpensa. The Expo site will be built in a strategic area, rich in infrastructures: near two highways, next to Linate and Malpensa airports, linked to Milan and the hinterland by a high-speed train and the underground.
During the six-month exhibition, more than 20 million visitors and over 130 Countries, corporate and international organizations will arrive in Milan and the hinterland to participate to the World Exposition and to attend the thousands of scheduled events (cultural shows and concerts). Up to now, the number of Official Participants to Expo Milano 2015 has reached 141.