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Learn More About Expo Milano 2015

Cos'è intro

Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, is hosting from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan becomes a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries 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 gives 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

Il Tema breve

With Milan selected as the host-city for the Universal Exposition, Italy then chose Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life as its central theme. Expo Milano 2015 talks about the problems of nutrition and the resources of our planet. The idea is to open up a dialogue between international players, and to exchange views on these major challenges which impact everyone.

The History of the Universal Exposition

Storia delle Esposizioni

Expo Milano 2015 examines human history through the lens of two aspects of food production: traditional cultural values and the use of new technologies. These two aspects do not stand apart, but are very much interconnected. Besides being an opportunity for industry players to meet, the Universal Exposition is part of a cultural journey that aims to highlight the changes that the entire population of the planet is currently facing.



On April 28, 1906 the International Exposition dedicated to transportation opened in Milan, in concomitance with the inauguration of the Simplon railway tunnel, which provided the shortest railway link between Northern and Western Europe. For the occasion, the area behind the Castello Sforzesco, the current Parco Sempione, became home to more than 200 pavilions. Interest in the progress made in the fields of land and sea transportation was high, and Milan was the ideal choice for the location of the Exposition, allowing the city to take a starring role on the international stage.


Il territorio

From Lombardy to Piedmont, and beyond, the Italian regions welcome visitors to Expo Milano 2015, revealing to the world their historical and artistic heritage, as well as their cuisine.

Digital Expo. The Digital Tools for Getting to Know Expo Milano 2015

Digital Expo

Expo Milano 2015 presents its digital side. The Universal Exposition that Italy is hosting from May 1 to October 31, 2015 wants to reach the widest audience possible. Making use of the most innovative digital tools, Expo is spreading the message of the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.


Breve sostenibilità

The explicit commitment undertaken by Expo Milano 2015 since the early phases of its candidacy, has been to produce a great event, focusing on respect for the environment, local communities and where they live.

Our Shareholders

Official Global Partners

Expo Milano 2015 Supporting Initiatives