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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
This morning saw the inaguration of the Save the Children Village, located on the Decumanus at Expo Milano 2015. Giovanni Allevi closed the morning’s proceedings, by playing some numbers from his latest album.