President Mattarella has officially closed the six months of the Universal Exposition of Milan. “The message that will remain in the future will be the awareness that we have worked together to achieve a success that is 100% Italian.”
Giuseppe Sala and Vicente Gonzales Loscertales both took part in the official BIE Day ceremony. The event looked back at the various phases of Expo Milano 2015 and awarded prizes for the best Pavilions.
The Ambassadors and the other celebrities who in these past six months have lent their faces to the Universal Exposition. A gallery of over 60 photos to browse through, to retrace their steps on the Decumano.
The icon of Expo Milano 2015 – The Tree of Life – is lit up with United Nations Blue, to celebrate (along with countless other monuments around the world) the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the United Nations.
On Saturday October 24, the Conference centre of Expo Milano 2015 hosted a conference promoted by Onda, the National Observatory on Women’s Health, with the presentation of the first Manifesto on Women’s Health.
Friday October, at 16:30, saw the conference “Fashion Kilowatts. How creative energy promotes sustainable cultural development models”, dedicated to Ghana’s winning projet from the “Energy Art and Sustainability” competition.
Bruno Antonio Pasquino and Purevsuren Lundeg took part in the Cultural Day of Mongolia, and the Expo Centre’s Theater was inflamed by the traditional music and dances of a country with deep and ancient cultural roots.
Launch of the week dedicated to Africa with the press conference which presented the winning projects of the contest "Art Energy and Sustainability", launched in collaboration with Eni. Moderated by Filippo Ciantia.
The National Day of Greece was Held in Expo Milano 2015: Sustainable Development and Cultural Identity. Opening the day was the Secretary of State for Tourism, Economy and Development, Elena Kountoura.
"We inherited an image that no longer belongs to us. Today Albania is a fantastic, stable country with a fast-improving economy”. With these statements the Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Commerce and Business, Arben Ahmetaj, officially opened the Albanian celebrations at Expo Milano 2015.
The record for the longest baguette in the world was broken today, October 18, at Expo Milano 2015. As soon as the site opened, a team of 27 Italian and French bakers set to work making the dough for a baguette 122.4 meters long.
The meeting, “The right to food. Close participation and advocacy actions,” held at the Conference Center at Expo Milano 2015, featured the contribution of the speakers on food poverty in Italy and the world, by simultaneously presenting data from the last Caritas Report.
Roberto Baggio took part in World Food Day, speaking at a meeting organized in the Ferrero Kinder+ Sport space. During the event the famous Italian soccer player met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.
A day entirely dedicated to the role of small agricultural fair trade producers. Fair Trade Day is celebrated at Expo Milano 2015 on October 14, organized by Fair trade International, a Civil Society Participant of Expo Milano 2015.
“The fight against food waste is part of the legacy of Expo Milano 2015,” said Livia Pomodoro at Biodiversity Park for the introduction of the documentary "Affamati di spreco" (Hungry for Waste)by Maite Carpio.
There is no doubt that the Expo Milano 2015 visitors are satisfied with the Japanese Pavilion. In fact, the Land of the Rising Sun has condensed all the imaginative capacity of this secular culture in the exhibition area.
“Let’s return to focusing our attention on the most fragile”… tributes by Don Virgilio Colmegna (President of the Fondazione Casa della Carità – House of Charity Foundation), and others to the profound humanity of the dietician Alfredo Vanotti
“Heart and passion for a sustainable Planet”. Terra Madre Giovani, the Major Event Organized by Slow Food, Gathering 2,500 Farmers and Students from all over the World, has Just Come to an End at Expo Milano 2015.
An experimental experience of social sharing and inclusion, both symbolic and concrete, took place today inside the grounds of the Cascina Triulza in the Expo Site, organized by Caritas Ambrosiana and titled “Mensa dei Popoli” or People’s Canteen.
This morning in Expo Milano 2015, an important encounter – "Expo calls Africa: reflections on the continent of the future" – took place, highlighting the importance of international involvement and cooperation, and the desire of Expo Milano 2015 and its Partners to look beyond October 31 and plan further wide-reaching projects.
On October 2, the LILT National Pink Ribbon Day took place in Expo Milano 2015. Meetings, debates and breast examinations were held in collaboration with the Triulza Foundation to raise awareness on the importance of cancer prevention.
Olive oil in the spotlight at Expo Milano 2015: on Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 the first pressing of the olives, live on the stage of the Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster. Afterwards visitors can enjoy a tasting.
On Friday October 2, Guinea celebrated its National Day in Expo Milano 2015, providing a party atmosphere for all visitors wanting to find out more about the culture of this country on the West African coast.
Frecciarosa 2015 has been launched again, this time from Expo Milano 2015: as happens every year, October sees the return of the campaign for women’s health and the prevention of breast cancer, promoted by Trenitalia.
The National Day of Chile is celebrated at Expo Milano 2015. Chilean President Bachelet opened the day via a video message. The celebrations continued with a free Inti-Illimani Histórico concert at the San Carlo Open Air Theater.
The Intesa Sanpaolo Pavilion has presented a lecture entitled "Expo Cleantech Workshop", dedicated to the Italian best practices that combine the theme of access to energy with those of agriculture and food.
Expo Milano 2015 hosted a conference dedicated to the themes of food research and innovation in Cascina Triulza. With the Charter of Udine and the results of the joint inter-regional project in the field of food research and innovation.
MSC Cruises (Official Cruise Carrier of Expo Milano 2015) Highlighted its Commitment to Childrean with a Performance from Cristina D’Avena. The Cruise Line also Celebrated the Four Million Euros Milestone for Unicef Donations.
The architect Mario Botta visited Expo Milano 2015 as a guest of CasaCorriere and the Swiss Pavilion. The architect interacted with the public with a lectio magistralis on Italy’s most beautiful Piazzas and on the Fate of the City of the Future.
Journalists and experts meet at The Wine Pavilion – A Taste of Italy, to discuss the peculiarities of Italian wine and reflect on the love non-Italians have for our quality and our territorial identities.
"With new biotechnologies, Italy can once again become the leader of the agriculture of the future, one that is more sustainable and productive." At the MIPAAF space, CREA presents new techniques for plant gene improvement.
In September and October, the experience for Universal Exposition visitors offered by the School Project is even richer and more interesting and the Exhibition Site is even more accessible to children.
The National Day of Guinea-Bissau is celebrated at Expo Milano 2015. The singer Patche di Rima, together with the group Fiflto e Bumbulum, welcomed the delegations that participated in the flag-raising ceremony.
Partake is a site created by the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of Land and Sea, together with Expo Milano 2015 and the kind support of the Milan Polytechnic and in collaboration with the Bocconi University.
The Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition presented the Youth Manifesto, dedicated to the future of food, people and the planet, to the Minister of Agriculture Maurizio Martina at the Expo Milano 2015 Conference Centre today, September 23.
The Xaverian missionary, Luigi Paggi, founder of the non-profit organization, For a Pink Sari, talks about his experience in Bangladesh, where it welcomes girls that would be destined for early and forced marriages.
The National Day of Ethiopia was celebrated in Expo Milano 2015, with the presence of Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Dances and music to take place this week at the Coffee Cluster.
Guest at the Conference “Il Cibo della mente” (The Food of the Mind) organized by Coop, Roberto Vecchioni sends a message to young people: "Raise your head, take heart and rediscover the natural foods".
Saturday September 19 saw the celebration of Palestine’s National Day in Expo Milano 2015. At the flag-raising ceremony, the country was represented by Ziad Abu Amr, Vice-Prime Minister, and Abeer Odeh, Minister of the Economy.
The fifth edition of the International Forum dedicated to the Mediterranean Diet ended today at the European Union Pavilion, included among the events for the Mediterranean Diet Week curated by MIPAAF.
Celebrating the National Day of Angola at Expo Milano 2015 with Manuel Vicente, Vice President of the Republic of Angola and General Commissioner Albina Assis Africano. The country signs the Milan Charter.
On September 17, at the Cibusè Italia Pavilion, the second of the Sardinia and Laore Region meetings were held at Expo Milano 2015 to promote Sardinia’s production of agricultural products as a driver of wellbeing and long life.
On September 29, National Day of Chile at Expo Milano 2015, the group Inti-Illimani Histórico will hold a free concert at the Open Air Theater San Carlo. Horacio Salinas, leader of the group, gave an interview to ExpoNet.
On Tuesday, September 15, ADA (The Association for the Rights of Retired Workers) and UIL (the Italian Worker’s Union) organized a conference on food security and related to the United Nations "Zero Hunger" objective,
In addition to the digital carpet at the entrance of the Turkmenistan Pavilion, three large traditional carpets were made especially for Expo Milano 2015. The centerpiece of the visit is the show in 5D. View the gallery.
On Monday, September 14, the "Share a Coca-Cola" campaign was presented in Expo Milano 2015. Expo Commissioner, Giuseppe Sala received three cans customized with the words "Mr. Expo", "Giuseppe Sala" and "@beppesala".
On Friday September 11 Cascina Triulza played host to a forum titled “Eventi e sostenibilità: esperienze a confronto” - “Events and sustainability: comparing experiences”, promoted by Sviluppumbria and the Umbria Region.
Kicking off with The Kolors on Friday, September 11, followed by Elisa, Mario Biondi and Edoardo Bennato, up until the hip hop evening with Marracash, Guè Pequeno and Emis Killa. Free concerts that are not to be missed at Expo Milano 2015.
The Kenya Expo Run concluded yesterday, September 10. This race was held for the first time ever at a Universal Exposition to promote more active lifestyles. Also taking part was Giuseppe Sala. View the gallery.
On Thursday September 10, Expo Milano 2015 hosted the National Day of Brunei Darussalam with a visit to the Spices Cluster and Palazzo Italia. "Increasing food security without damaging the environment is possible".
Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, spoke at the National Day of the Republic of Belarus during which he spoke of agricultural development and the commitment of the country against hunger and malnutrition worldwide.
There are ten themed itineraries designed for schools tfree of charge, to explore Expo Milano 2015 until 31 October. Developed by a mastermind experts from th ACRA-CCS and EAThink2015 organizations under the auspices of the School Project.
On September 7 at Expo Milano 2015 Brazil celebrated its National Day of Brazil. Scalfarotto: "Its net combines engagement with elegance." Alves: the next appointment for everyone will be the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Brasil próximo, an international cooperative program involving the Italian regions of Umbria, Le Marche, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Liguria, has been presented in the auditorium of the Brazil Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
With its pavilion and its theme, Origin Green, Ireland wants to illustrate the program it has undertaken to make the country a world leader in sustainable manufacturing. Watch the video and view the photogallery.
With the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia on August 17 still fresh in everyone’s memory, today – Sunday September 6 – was its turn to celebrate its Universal Exposition National Day.
As part of the "After Expo I wish…" program, the square in front of the Caritas Pavilion hosted the first meeting. Together with Don Roberto Davanzo and Gado Ali the issue of immigration and the Universal Exposition's legacy to Milan was discussed.
Yesterday the homage to the concept of Made in Italy was launched in the Auditorium of Palazzo Italia through a conference which, presented by the journalist Paolo Massobrio, featured 15 well-known creatives, who told their tales of Italian expertise.
Inside the Irpinia Pavilion, the WE-Women for Expo space has hosted the conference "Female microenterprise in Sri Lanka", held by non-profit organization @uxilia Onlus to promote the role of women in development cooperation initiatives in Sri Lanka.
On the terrace of the Martini space in Expo Milano 2015, an event was held in honor of the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas, driver from the Williams Martini Racing team, and actress Cristiana Capotondi.
"We need a shift towards organic farming", noted President of BolognaFiere, Duccio Campagnoli as he inaugurated Organic Week, from Thursday September 3 to Saturday, September 5 at the Biodiversity Park.
The National Day of Timor Leste was observed on the first day of September. The sound of drums accompanied dancers who hypnotized the audience with a sweet and singing rhythm before taking over the stage at the Expo Center.
The shamanic drums accompanying the entry and exit of visitors to the Pavilion of Hungary, whose shape is inspired by Noah's Ark. Not to be missed: the vessel Zsolnoy and Bogànyl grand piano. View the gallery.
Zimbabwe's National Day was celebrated with performances by Dance Group and attended by the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Mario Giro; and the Zimbabwe Minister of Trade and Industry, Michael Bimha.
The National Day of Iran was celebrated today, a country with a glorious history, famous for the hospitable of its people and its gardens. Among those present, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh (Minister of Industry, Mining and Trade).
Expo Milano 2015 is an opportunity to introduce our typical Italian products to the world. Antonino Cannavacciuolo, Ambassador of Expo 2015 and chef and owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Villa Crespi, is certain of this.
Today Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, visited Zero Pavilion and Biodiversity Park. Then, led most of the Thai delegation in the entertaining workshop “Hands-On Pasta”, when she prepared tagliatelle.
The first robotic bar that makes cocktails to order has been unveiled at the Future Food District. Carlo Ratti and Giuseppe Sala were both present and witnessed the robotic bartender in action in Piazza Italia.
Ecuador. A pavilion where nature reigns supreme. From the coast to the Galapagos, from the Andes to the Amazon. There are four regions that provide this country with a concentratation of treasures to discover. View the gallery.
'Inspire humanity in the world. If hunger is a weapon, food is an instrument of peace', an encounter with professionals and volunteers active in the field of humanitarian aid, in the Swiss Pavilion on World Humanitarian Day.
The Angola Pavilion celebrates World Humanitarian Day with a seminar led by Isabel Jonet and Albina Assis Africano on food waste and the importance of voluntary activity to support communities in need.
The National Day of Cambodia was opened by Sun Chathol and Bruno Antonio Pasquino. The country, one of the world's leading producers of rice, celebrated its National Day by bringing a traditional Cambodian atmosphere to Expo Milano 2015.
In Milan, the traditional Italian holiday Ferragosto was celebrated at the Universal Exposition, where the visitors were able to participate in the festivities for the Ice-Cream Festa, tasting the most unusual flavours offered by the participating Countries.
1,100 ice creams for the inmates of Milan’s Bollate Prison… an initiative undertaken by the Algida ice cream brand and organized by Roberto Arditti, reminding us that Expo Milano 2015 is not only about food but also about human solidarity.
Lots of guests and lots of dishes: another week has gone by, combining flavor, entertainment and reflection, at the Cooking Show – The World in a Dish, the live TV program which features Italian and international chefs meeting to share interpretations of the gastronomic traditions of their countries of origin.
The France Pavilion consists of a 16-section agricultural garden and a hexagonal wooden structure reminiscent of the Halles, the traditional covered markets found in French cities. Watch the video and view the gallery.
On August 15 at Expo Milano 2015 there will be an ice cream festival with special initiatives that promise to be surprising, cool and delicious, curated by the partner companies and pavilions of participating countries
On Monday, August 10, the Maldives celebrated its National Day at Expo Milano 2015. The archipelago, which for many is seen as the ultimate destination, has pledged to keep its natural resources intact.
Mother's milk is rich in beneficial properties. Elisa Civardi, a doctor with the IRCCS Foundation at the Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia, has demonstrated the qualities during a conference organized by Onda in Expo Milano 2015.
The nonprofit Istituto Oikos Onlus opened the Pavilion Me and We - Women for Expo today, exhibiting Maasai Women Art , with the aim of promoting and improving the living conditions of the Maasai women in Tanzania.
Today, again, CasaCorriere, the Pavilion of Il Corriere della Sera at Expo Milano 2015, hosts the exhibition entitled Ultramarine by the Swiss artist Michele Lamassa, who created one of his works in front of a considerable audience of visitors.
This evening the Austria Pavilion welcomed the young people of Mission Zero Emission. The group of young people, all between 18 and 25 years old, left from Innsbruck on August 4 to travel to Milan on foot, by bicycle or by train.
A day of work that involved more than 40 scientific and university organizations, foundations and associations of citizens and patients interested in both the clinical and preventive aspects of nutritional disorders.
Lots of guests and lots of dishes: another week has gone by, combining flavor, entertainment and reflection, at the Cooking Show – The World in a Dish, the live TV program which features Italian and international chefs meeting to share interpretations of the gastronomic traditions of their countries of origin.
Rose, Elma, Fatsileni and Shagufta: four stories of hope. Four examples of girls helped by operators from Save The Children, the world’s biggest independent international organization for defending and promoting children’s rights.
The goddess Dewi Sri dominates the exhibition space. But there is also room for modernity: special visual devices allow you to make a trip to Indonesia flying over the wonders of the Asian country. View the gallery.
Wednesday, August 5, Piazzetta Emilia Romagna was opened in Expo Milano 2015, a new space located on the Cardo dedicated to the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, its territory, its products and its strengths.
The building recalls the appearance of a typical Romanian house, built in wood and glass and covered with a thatched roof. Inside, space is given over to modernity with video-walls. View the video and gallery.
Monday, August 3 the Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster hosted a group of students and Chinese teachers from several schools in the Shanxi region, which will become "ambassadors" of the Mediterranean Diet in China.
The Principality of Monaco celebrates the theme of sustainability with a pavilion dedicated to environmental and humanitarian commitment. Tina Alloncle, guest at Casa Corriere makes a presentation on the theme.
The cycle of meetings continues on the contribution of satellites to the protection of natural resources proposed by the United States Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, and hosted the conference Where is the water? How NASA measures water resources from space.
The surface of Lake Como conceals a world that is just as beautiful as that of the villas on its banks. The event held on Saturday, August 1 in Palazzo Italia was dedicated to that delicate submerged treasure and the professional fishermen who have chosen it as their means of sustenance.
Johann Schneider-Ammann inaugurates the Swiss National Holiday. The Swiss Pavilion celebrated the day with typical tasting events involving the country’s regional gastronomic specialties and folkloric music.
The international conference “Culture as an instrument of dialog between peoples,” held on July 31 and August 1 at the Auditorium of Expo Milano 2015, starting off with a keynote speech by Umberto Eco.
On Thursday July 30, in the Slow Food Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015, a public encounter was held, organized in collaboration with MEDU (Doctors for Human Rights), to present the “Terragiusta”, or Fair Land, project.
In the Coldiretti Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015 a meeting to promote the products of Calabria took place, with a focus on products from the province of Vibo Valentia. The Nduja Spilinga sausage took the leading role, supported by the Tropea the red onion.
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At the Coldiretti Pavilion, the wine offered to the Pope during his Alitalia flight from Rome to Sarajevo. The wine tasting event was organized by Coldiretti Calabria in collaboration with Cantine Lento.
Among the many projects sponsored by Canon Italia to highlight its participation in Expo Milano 2015, one stands out in particular, “Expo: Vista d’Autore” (Expo: a Top Photographer’s View): three famous photographers have created three HD Books that tell the story of the Universal Exhibition through exclusive photographs.
During the Fesival of Fruits and Vegetables Coldiretti delivers data that reveals that Italian families prefer to cultivate fruits and vegetables on their balconies, while purchases of fruit and vegetables exceed that of meat.
Ten points aimed at system reinforcement and at injecting fresh life into Italian Agriculture, Food & Beverages, Tourism and Cooking. After the first meeting in Rome, the second Forum on Italian Cuisine, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
During the Fruit and Vegetables Festival, one of the liveliest places in Expo Milano 2015 was the Fruit and Legumes Cluster. For the occasion a special Installation was mounted featuring fruit juices and fresh fruit supplied by the Coop and Coldiretti.
The draw to decide the 2015-2016 football match schedule of the Italian Serie A took place on Monday July 27, inside the Exposition Site, in the presence of the managers of the 20 teams and Giuseppe Sala.
Gian Carlo Caselli today introduced the Commission's work in the development of "proposals for action on reforms relating to crimes committed in the agribusiness". Ministers Martina and Orlando were both present.
On July 26, the Republic of Cuba celebrated its National Day. The Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Cuba Orlando Hernandez Guillén and the General Commissioner of Expo 2015 Bruno Antonio Pasquino participated in the ceremony.
“Street Food: quality plus social, economic and environmental potential", this was the full title of the encounter held in the Slow Food Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015 today, with two speakers examining the subject in depth: Stefano Marras and Paolo Corvo.
By supporting Stand Up Forests, the Lifegate project for protecting Brazil’s Amazon forests, the Expo Biodiversity Park contributes to the protection of 4.5 million sq.mt of trees. The estimate is that at the end of its six months of activity, 3 sq.mt of Amazon biodiversity will have been protected for each single visitor to Biodiversity Park in Expo Milano 2015.
Lots of chefs and new dishes: another week of Cooking Shows has gone past… showing the World in a Dish, with Italian and international chefs meeting to share their home country’s traditions through taste, entertainment and reflection
On July 25, Expo Milano 2015 celebrates the National Day of the Sultanate of Oman. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Minister of Agriculture and Fishing Resources for Oman, Fuad bin Jaafar Al Sajwani.
Today, July 25, in the “Me and WE-Women for Expo” space in Padiglione Italia, an encounter event took place with the title “Women in the field, protagonists of the future”, promoted by the Associazione Donne in Campo, or Women in the Field Association, of the Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori.
A meeting dedicated to energy for life in an unusual key, offered by Sahaja Yoga, with Indian music and the magnification of feelings of joy and peace that can reconnect the world and all people, spreading peace.
The presentation “Sardegna, isola della qualità della vita – cibi per la salute dalla terra dei centenari” (Sardinia, an island offering a high quality of life - healthy foods from the land of centenarians) was held on Friday, July 24 at the CibusèItalia Pavilion. The Region of Sardinia presented its food products in relation to the Mediterranean diet .
Traditional and gourmet innovation : the food truck has brought a breath of fresh air to Italian gastronomy. Michele Crippa, professor of Italian cuisine at Alma and founder of Gastronomist, spoke during an event organized on the terrace of the US Pavilion.
"Dear friends, you make the desert bloom." With these words Cosimo Ferri (secretary of the Ministry of Justice) congratulated the President of Mauritania, Mohamend Ould Abdel Aziz, and his delegation for the wisdom with which the inhabitants of the African country manage water resources in a difficult territory.
The Sultanate of Oman Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015 is divided into four areas, corresponding to water, oasis, sea and traditions. The focus, however, is in the management of water resources, essential since antiquity. Look at the gallery.
On Thursday July 23 in Expo Milano 2015, in Piazza Irpinia, in the exhibition space run by the Avellino Chamber of Commerce, the Town Council of Castelvetere Sul Calore presented its ‘Widespread Hotel’ experiment, implemented in the town’s medieval center.
Get to know Expo Milano 2015 through its visitors: this is the goal of Expopeople, the format which collects the smiles, impressions and reflections of the people from all over the world who every day come to explore the Milan Universal Exposition.
A meeting on the birth of a new technology for bioplastic from waste oils was held at the Czech Republic Pavilion Conceived in the Czech Republic, created in partnership with China, it has also been used for the popular Pavilion pool.
Students, culture, meeting and diversity. These keywords were the backdrop to the presentation of the participation agreement with which the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) became a Civil Society Participant of Expo Milano 2015.
"A world without farmers and without diversity is a world without humanity". Two encounters have been held in the Slow Food pavilion with Jean Lhéritier on the protection of plant varieties at risk of extinction in the territory at the foot of the Pyrenees.
On Tuesday July 21, the Azerbaijian Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015 organized a conference portraying the new challenges faced by the country and its potential development, ranging from petrol to nanotechnologies.
By partnering with Junior Chamber International, you can make your voice heard on thepost 2015 agenda through the United Nations survey, which was officially presented at Expo 2015 with the approval of Ban Ki-moon.
Colombian Independence Day is held on July 20, and Expo Milano 2015 celebrated the country's National Day. Columbia's official colors were evident in the yellow, red and blue scarves. Visitors were entertained by typical salsa music until late in the evening.
Bread. The symbol of sharing, solidarity and people’s equality. Bread appears in all traditions. It unites and connects all the cultures in the world and it wins as a fundamental food in human diet at Expo Milano 2015.
The Malaysia Pavilion is celebrating the end of Ramadan with two days of events open to all, in the spirit of sharing one of the most important Muslim holidays with all Expo Milano 2015 visitors, whether believers or not.
Italian Quality Insulted (‘Il Made in Italy sfregiato’) is the title of an exhibition in the Coldiretti Pavilion illustrating some of the most grotesque examples of fake Italian food products from around the world
Friday July 17 saw the celebrations of the National Day of Ghana at Expo Milano 2015. The day began with the flag-raising ceremony in the presence of the President of the Republic of Ghana John Dramani Mahama.
On Thursday July 16, in the Expo Milano 2015 Media Centre, Save The Children presented the results of four years of "Pronti, Partenza, Via" (Ready, Steady, Go), the project encouraging exercise and healthy diets for children.
Wednesday, July 15, the National Day of Lithuania in Expo Milano 2015. The official delegations included Lithuania’s President and its Ministers of Agriculture and the Environment. Choirs and folk dancing enlivened the day.
On July 12, the Don Bosco Day in Expo Milano 2015 was inaugurated by Don Ángel Fernández Artime, and the teachings of the Saint and founder of the Salesian Society were interwoven with performances by children from Salesian schools.
The World’s Table transforms Expo Milano 2015 into the most multi-ethnic restaurant in the world: the Women’s Weeks conclude with women offering visitors typical food from all the participating nations
"More knowledge for more food", the UK Pavilion hosted a conference on tackling the challenges of climate change, organized by the British Meteorological Office (MET Office) and Science and Innovation Network (SIN).
The event entitled "Women in Enterprise" was held this morning at the UK Pavilion to promote the role of business women in the working world as a way of giving new life to the growth of the global market.
“When I cook, I go back to my childhood in Istria”. Italian-American chef Lidia Bastianich, the guest at the USA Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015, talks about her relationship with cooking, which connects Istria, Italy and the USA.
A key participant at the Save The Children conference “Starting from girls: they are the source to trigger a change!” was the 26 year-old Khalida Brohi from Pakistan, founder of the social enterprise Sughar – Women with Wings.
“You can’t study on an empty stomach.” The link between schooling and food is argued powerfully in the simple words of Rose Sakala, a student from Malawi, delivered at the Save the Children Conference titled “Starting from girls”
The Ministry of Agriculture supports the Girolio d’Italia 2015 Speciale Expo event, which promotes one of the Key products of the Mediterranean diet and at the same time collects signatures for the Milan Charter.
This afternoon, saw the second part of the Save the Children conference, which promotes discussion on worldwide female adolescent empowerment. Among the speakers was Patrizia Fracassi (Senior Analyst for SUN).
Last night, the Biomediterraneum Cluster of Expo Milano 2015, took an initiative in the name of peace and solidarity which focused symbolically around the time iftar, or the breaking of the daily fast during the month of Ramadan.
In the presence of Paola De Micheli, Italy’s Undersecretary for the Economy, and Amelia Kyambadde, Uganda’s Minister for Industry and Commerce, the inauguration of Uganda’s National Day began with a stunning performance by the Ndere Troupe.
This morning saw the first part of the Save the Children conference which promotes discussion on worldwide female adolescent empowerment. Speakers included Jasmine Whitbread (CEO of Save the Children).
Maurizia Cacciatori, fighting women's stereotypes in the sports world. The conference entitled "Feeding the brain, challenging role models through sport" organized by Oxfam and WE-Women for Expo was held at the Auditorium of Cascina Triulza.
From 2008 until today, food poverty has doubled in Italy, and a plan based on subsidiarity is urgently needed to confront this problem. The latest research statistics, promoted by Banco Alimentare / Food Bank, are presented in Expo Milano 2015.
Monday June 29: The Conference “Our visions for a better agricultural value chain” Opens the Women’s Forum Italy at Expo Milano 2015, dedicated to improving the agricultural and food supply chain and the lives of women.
Play, creativity and sharing are the foundations of the cultural project for children and families prepared by the Intesa Sanpaolo Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015. Inaugurated on Sunday June 28, this program will stage a rich series of events lasting until 31 October 2015.
At Intesa Sanpaolo’s The Waterstone Pavilion, maestro of Italian theater Giorgio Albertazzi shared memories of his theatrical experiences, his life as an actor and the history of theater starting with a tale of “The shape of unfinished things”.
Another fun week has gone by at the The Cooking Show, the TV show in which Italian and foreign chefs meet to share cuisine dishes, recipes, cultures and stories reflecting on the Expo Milano 2015 theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for Life”.
Special Resources to help deal with the phenomenon of Immigration in Milan: on Friday June 26 at Expo Milano 2015, the Forum del Terzo Settore della Lombardia and the Municipality of Milan presented the Fondo Comunità Accogliente
The results of the joint project have been presented today in the Italian Pavilion, “Jeunes Filles Pour L’agro” one of the winners of the Projects for Women competition, organized by Women for Expo and the Italian Pavilion.
Onda (National Observatory on Women’s Health), a Civil Society Participant at Expo Milano 2015, organizes an encounter on the relationship between nourishment and its effects on the health of mothers and their children.
This morning the Round Table organized by the Catholic University and by Movimento Cristiano Lavoratori entitled ‘Feeding Every Man, Feeding Man as a Whole’ took place at the Auditorium of Cascina Triulza.
The German National Day opened at the Expo Centre, with Iris Gleicke, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Roger Cicero and the Student Choir of the "Deutsche Schule Mailand".
The American First Lady visited the Exposition Site this morning, where she was wlecomed by Italian First Lady, Agnese Renzi. She also met with Diana Bracco, the Minister Maurizio Martina and Giuseppe Sala.
On June 18, Michelle Obama will visit the United States Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015; it's an opportunity to reinstate her commitment against childhood obesity and support nutrition education in schools through the program “Let's Move”.
The meeting “Nutrire il Pianeta Post-2015: lavoro dignitoso, giovani e uguaglianza di genere” (Feeding the Planet post-2015: Decent Work, Young People and Gender Equality) was held this morning in the Cascina Triulza Auditorium.
Federalimentare, the Italian Food and Drink Industry Federation, held its public assembly at the Conference Center of Expo Milano 2015 on June 10. The event was attended by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The Queen of Belgium, Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz, celebrates the National Day day of Belgium participating in the institutional meetings held at the Belgium Pavilion and at the Palazzo Italia in Expo Milano 2015.
The International Longevity Forum took place at Expo Milano 2015The Elixir of Life? Yuri Chechi and Sydne Rome reveal their secrets at Expo Milano 2015 at the International Forum "Longevity is what we eat and…?”
Asked whether organic farming can feed the world, Alce Nero responds with practical examples of the use of organic products in his restaurant at Expo Milano 2015, set in the green of the Biodiversity Park, curated by chef Simone Salvini.
The “Mercato al buio” (Market in the Dark) has been opened to the public in Palazzo Italia. On Monday, June 8, guides from the Milan Institue for the Blind showed the first visitors a world to be perceived
The Pavilion of Brazil is among the most visited attractions at Expo Milano 2015, with 15,000 visitors a day. At the heart of the pavilion is an enormous elastic net, a fun attraction on which you can walk. Watch the video and view the photogallery.
Two important and powerful women, both taking the field against food waste and in support of all women. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile and Emma Bonino, President of Women for Expo, met today in the Pavilion of Chile auditorium.
350 delegates from around the world, with over 100 countries represented, over 50 ministers of agriculture and as many as 27 countries not participating in Expo Milano 2015 attending the event. The International Agricultural Forum held in Milan confirms the Universal Exposition as a platform for global exchange and discussion.
President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, has inaugurated the works of production designer, Dante Ferretti. The two installations celebrate Italy's artistic culture, diversity of agricultural production and gastronomy.
At Expo Milano 2015, Brazil illustrates the social policies for development that have allowed the country to exit the FAO world map of hunger in 2014. To continue its efforts against malnutrition, Tereza Campello has signed the Milan Charter.
The power of doing things well, the power of beauty, the power of the future. Italy has many unequalled features which the world admires us for. A visit to ‘Padiglione Italia’ heightens this awareness.
Classical art, mosaics, grand sculptures, paintings by young contemporary artists. Here is a guide to the works of art chosen to narrate the identity and culture of those participating in Expo Milano 2015.
The Cooking show – the world on a plate is the delightful event held every day in the RAI TV studios in the Expo Center, bringing together Italian and International Chefs to prepare dishes representing different cultures and traditions and to reflect on the Expo Milano 2015 theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
The Milk Festa, the first of the larger events which Expo Milano 2015 has organized involving many Countries and Partners, was attended by a very large public to discover the nutritional values of a product that is precious for all the cultures worldwide.
Student representatives from three schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their fellows from three Milan schools met on Wednesday May 28, along with Alessandro Roberti, Ferrero’s Middle East brand manager, and Marcella Fusco, from the Lombardy Region Schools Office
Another important institutional visitor came to the Universal Exposition today: the latest political VIP in Expo Milano 2015 was the Prime Minister of Algeria, Abdelmalek Sellal, who greeted his countrymen and countrywomen and visitors to his country’s Pavilion in the Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster.
Riso Gallo is an official partner of the Italian Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015. Among the participants at this morning’s presentation were Carlo Preve, Diana Bracco, and Gualtiero Marchesi, Chef Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.
The Pavilion of Azerbaijan houses three glass biospheres. The first illustrates the country's diverse landscapes, the second the nine climatic regions, and the third, its cultural traditions and its innovative potential. Watch the video and view the photogallery.
The Bahrain Pavilion offers a refreshing and fruitful pause in the busy Expo… not least because it recreates ten different fruit orchards, each focused on one kind of fruit tree typical of the archipelago. Watch the video and view the photo gallery.
Solemn moments, cultural events, along with festivals and tastings, all surrounded by active participation from the Eritrean community: hundreds of people in traditional Eritrean dress, with smiles, applause and music.
An encounter in the Spices Cluster with the photographer Alex Webb, author of the exhibition “The Spice Route”. Read his comments on his first visit to the Cluster, with its colors, countries and people.
You haven’t been to Expo Milano 2015 yet and you’re curious to find out what it’s like? Try the new Virtual Tour, a really useful and enjoyable tool, and you’ll be able to organize your visit comfortably from home while discovering all kinds of interesting things.
Good news for those with mobility challenges - starting today the Mobility Center is open. From May 16 Expo Milano 2015 offers a rental service for wheelchairs and electric scooters that's easy to reserve and use on the Exhibition Site.
The World Association of Agronomists (WAA), which is participating in Expo Milano 2015 as part of the Civil Society group of exhibitors has inaugurated its Pavilion, which is dubbed Global Farm 2.0 (in Italian, La Fattoria 2.0).
Starting in just a few days- ALLAVITA! created exclusively by Cirque du Soleil for Expo Milano 2015. The characters share the story of a wonderful journey through movement and acrobatics. Look at the gallery.
Providing a stimulating environment where children can learn as well as play, the Children’s Park at Expo Milano 2015 includes a number of multi-sensorial experiences that are both fun and educational.
The first thing that greets visitors on entering the Czech Republic’s Pavilion is a large sculpture, half machine and half bird. The meaning? It’s a symbol of the country’s ability to combine nature with technology.
On the evening of May 12, on the roof garden the Federation of Italian Farmers (Coldiretti) Pavilion was the scene for a cooking demonstration to promote an annual Italy-wide campaign to promote family-farming and the struggle to overcome hunger, launched by FOCSIV.
The refreshments offered in the Holy See Pavilion are above all directed at the visitor’s spirit. Two biblical phrases synthesize its message: “Man shall not live by bread alone” and “Give us this day our daily bread”.
As from today, Expo Milano 2015 has its own official cookery show. It’s called “The Cooking Show – The World on a Plate”, and is conducted by Lisa Casali, an expert in sustainable cookery, and produced by RAI TV for Expo Milano 2015.
The most important events are happening at Expo Milano 2015. Monday, May 11, in the auditorium of Expo 2015, the annual meeting for CONSOB, the Italian Securities and Trade Commission took place, featuring a presentation by the Commission's president, Giuseppe Vegas.
The international space station will return to earth on June 11 instead of May 14, owing to the failed launch of the Russian cargo. The unexpected news story coincided with the planned live link-up with Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, in the auditorium of the Expo Center at Expo Milano 2015.
Every day, roughly one hundred prison inmates come to Expo Milano 2015… to help visitors and staff. They do their very best: this is their opportunity to have another chance, to return to society and to life through work.
The Rice Cluster was inaugurated today. From traditional dances to tastings, the participating were presented, inviting people to visit the Cluster for a journey among cultures, traditions ... and flavors. Have a look at the gallery.
Here are some photos that show the amazing architecture of the pavilions which will host the compelling exhibitions. Are you ready to discover them one by one? Your trip around the world is about to begin...
Franciacorta - Official Sparkling Wine Sponsor of Expo Milano 2015 - presents its activities for the six months of the Universal Exposition. From May to October there will be events, presentations, travel services and special offers for those visiting Expo Milano 2015 as well as for those looking to explore the Franciacorta territory in Lombardy and of course… Franciacorta, the delicious sparkling wine.
Expo Milano 2015 along with the AGIRE network – the Italian Agency for Emergency Response , is providing emergency aid to the people of Nepal suffering from the earthquake. You can donate 1 euro with an SMS to the number 45591.
Riso Scotti is the Official Sponsor of the Rice Cluster and aims to represent the tradition and the recognized qualities of Italian rice and create an environment that welcomes the cultures, tastes and flavors that characterize the Clusters of Expo Milano 2015.
Taking place on Tuesday, April 28 at 10:00AM is the presentation of the "Charter of Milan". The Charter of Milan is the document that will be the legacy of Expo Milano 2015 and is addressed to the citizens, institutions, businesses, associations and countries that are endorsing it. Follow the live stream.
Saturday, April 11 Giuseppe Sala presided over the opening of the “Wheatfield", the land art work by American artist Agnes Denes, a 50,000 square-meter field, sown with wheat, located between Milan’s Isola neighborhood and Porta Nuova .
#WeEatTogether: The WE-Women for Expo photo competition on Instagram that chronicles relationships formed through food. Find out how to participate. You could see your photo displayed in Cascina Triulza!
Saturday, March 28 "Italia 2015: il paese nell’anno dell’Expo" (Italy 2015: The Country in the Year of the Expo) was held in Florence.The Florentine event continued the path initiated on February 7 in Milan at "The Expo of Ideas".
On Tuesday, March 31 the fourth and final International Participants Meeting takes place at the MiCo Congress Center in Milan, providing one last opportunity to meet and exchange information before the official opening of Expo Milano 2015.
Presented this morning at the Press Club of Milan the book Siamo tutti gazzosai (We are All Fans of Gazzosa Lemonade) , which tells the 25 years of history of Partesa , a subsidiary of Heineken Italy which is one of the main beverage distribution networks and has been selected as Official Beverages Distributor for Expo Milano 2015.
The 15 finalists in the Short Food Movie Contest have been announced. They now move onto the second round, to be viewed by a panel of judges with the task of selecting three winners who will each win a trip to visit Expo 2015.
At 51 days to the opening of the Universal Exposition, the official countdown has begun. ock display on via Luca Beltrami (in front of Expo Gate). Swatch, the Official Watch & TimeKeeper of the Universal Exposition, initiated the countdown with the symbolic number of 51.
The Italian National Civil Service has launched a Call to select 140 young for Expo Milano 2015. The offer includes reimbursement of expenses, training and the opportunity to work with an established third sector organization.
The 2015 edition of Treno Verde (Green Train) is completely dedicated to food and agriculture. An initiative launched by Legambiente and Ferrovie dello Stato (the National Railways of Italy). Schools that visit will receive information on the School Project for Expo Milano 2015.
Francesca Merzagora is the President of Onda, National Center for women’s health, the protagonist of the web format that is dedicated to the Civil Society organizations participating at Expo Milano 2015.
The results of the 7th edition of “I luoghi del cuore” (Places of the heart) have been presented by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), One category focuses on the places connected to the production and transformation of food “Expo 2015 – Feeding the planet”.
On ExpoNet the Interview with Marta Dassù, executive president of WE-Women for Expo. She talks about the role of women in the first Universal Exposition dedicated to nutrition and the contribution of WE- Women for Expo, to the Charter of Milan.
The deadline for the call for ideas related to the Childrenshare project was reached on January 31. . The call for ideas generated a large number of quality proposals were received to fill MUBA's program during the six months of Expo Milano 2015.
WE-Women for Expo and the Italian Pavilion have named the winners of Projects by Women and Projects for Women. The announcement of the winners featured included commentary from Diana Bracco, President of Expo 2015 S.p.A. and General Commissioner for the Italian Pavilion.
The last day for submissions for the BIE-Cosmos Prize, an international award for not-for-profit projects inspired by the themes of International and Universal Expositions, has been extended to Friday, February 20, 2015.
This morning the initiative "Zanetti and Friends - Match for Expo Milano 2015" was presented. On May 4 at San Siro Stadium, sport and solidarity will come together for a charity event dedicated to children's nutrition.
The new episode of Countries and People focuses on Belgium. Belgian Commissioner General Leo Delcroix explains how his country will interpret the theme of Expo Milano 2015, Feeding the Planet Energy for Life.
A meeting was held between the Civil Society pavilion and Expo Milano 2015, together with representatives from the other pavilions and the Consular Corps of Milan, to develop opportunities to work together, both during and after the Universal Exposition.
Switzerland was the first country to join Expo Milano 2015, and among the first to complete construction of its pavilion inside the Exhibition Site. The country celebrated the completion of construction of its pavilion.