Learn More About Expo Milano 2015

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Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors.
A journey of tastes
Visitors will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. They will have the possibility to take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. Expo Milano 2015 will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its products but also for its contribution towards education on food and the planet’s precious resources.

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

Il Tema breve

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

The History of the Universal Exposition

Storia delle Esposizioni

Expo Milano 2015 looks at human history through two aspects of food production: traditional cultural values and the use of new technologies. These two aspects do not stand alone, 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 growth and the changes that the entire population of the planet is currently facing.



On April 28, 1906 the International Exhibition dedicated to transportation was inaugurated in Milan. For the occasion, the area behind the Castello Sforzesco, the current Sempione Park, was home to more than 200 pavilions. The interest in the progress made in the fields of land and sea transportation was high. All the world was waiting for the work to be completed on the Simplon Tunnel. The event allowed Milan to take a starring role on the international stage.


Il territorio

The destinations in the heart of northern Italy, from Lombardy to Piedmont, are preparing to welcome and seduce the visitors and of Expo Milano 2015, revealing to the world their heritage, artistic and gastronomic culture.

Expo Gate: Milan’s gateway to the Expo

Expo Gate breve

Situated in the heart of Milan, Expo Gate introduces the public to Expo Milano 2015 and forms a bridge between the city and the exhibition site. From May 2014, Expo Gate is the stage on which Milan interprets the central theme of Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

Expo Milano 2015 Ambassadors


They come from the world of culture, sport, entertainment and the non-profit sector: the Ambassadors of Expo Milano 2015 are our ideal spokespersons, a group of prominent personalities who are growing in numbers every day. Men and women, Italian and otherwise, who have enthusiastically accepted to fly the flag for the Universal Exposition. They share a desire to get personally involved and to share their thoughts on the Exposition and how to bring to life its theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.


Breve sostenibilità

To produce a great event, focusing on respect for the environment, local communities and their lands: this is the explicit commitment undertaken by Expo Milano 2015 since the early phases of its candidacy.

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