From May 1 to October 31 2015 Milan will host the Universal Exposition, an event that remains an
unmissable showcase for Countries of the world, where they can show the best of their technologies and
innovations, and thus stimulate human progress.
"Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is the theme and the common thread of Expo Milano 2015: it will
encourage international discussion through the events organized both inside and outside the exhibition
space. The aim is to give a concrete answer to a vital need for mankind: to ensure enough healthy food
for all, respecting Nature and its delicate balance, avoiding food excess and injustice.
The Participating Countries, to date about 140, will present technical solutions at their Pavilions and
share know-how to meet the epochal challenge of a world that is experiencing strong contradictions.
While there are still hungry people (about 870 million undernourished people in 2010-2012), on the other
hand there are those who die from poor nutrition and disorders associated with excessive food
intake (about 2.8 million deaths from diseases related to obesity or weight problems).
Expo Milano 2015: a new model
The Milan Expo will launch a new model for the Universal Exposition: the aim is not just to demonstrate
the most advanced technologies for a sustainable future, but to be a global and interactive event,
whose key players are the Participating Countries, International Organizations, Civil Society associations,
Partners and the International Scientific and Economic Community.
Expo Milano 2015 will be the platform to share ideas and solutions on the topic of nutrition; it will
stimulate creativity and promote innovation of companies.
Built as a city, with streets, restaurants, places for events and concerts, the exhibition area will be a live
stage from morning to night, animated by thousands of performances, concerts, workshops and
Expo Milano 2015 extends over an area of about one million square meters located north-west of Milan
and is easy to reach because it is linked to two highways, a few kilometres away from the airports of
Linate and Malpensa and connected via high-speed rail line and the metro.
Six months of events dedicated to international spectators, a challenge to be won on an issue on which
the fate of humanity depends.