The World Expo has been the first platform for some of the greatest inventions of humankind, for innovative technologies and for monuments and architecture that is renowned throughout the world.
The first commercial fluorescent lamps were presented to the public in New York
The 100m Atomium was designed and built for the World Expo in Brussels, as a symbol of the global Nuclear Age
One of the first models of the cellular telephone was demonstrated at the World expo in Osaka
At the Knoxville Expo, a prototype touch-sensitive screen was displayed
A ground-breaking innovation in medicine was unveiled at the New York World Expo — the X-ray scanner
Visitors to the World Expo in Chicago were able to view the exhibition site from a height of 80 metres thanks to the world’s first observation Ferris Wheel
The Eiffel Tower was constructed as an entrance gate to the Universal Exhibition in Paris
At the World Expo in Philadelphia, Alexander Graham Bell first presented to the public his telephone
The World Expo Host City sub-divides the exhibition site into individual territories which are allocated to the participating countries for their country pavilions. Each Expo is organised around a universal theme, and the next one, taking place in Milan, will take on the subject of food.
31 October 2015
Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life
Expo 2015 in Milan will provide the opportunity to delve into the history of human food and food production through the prism of culture as well as in the sphere of technology and innovation. The World Expo will not only bring together under one roof all the players in the global food industry, but it will also take visitors on a voyage of discovery through this most universal of themes, underscoring the different types of challenges facing the world’s population in the present day.
World Expo in Milan will encompass a huge site, dedicated to addressing the theme of food, global food security and the health of our planet. Educational elements shall be integrated into all events, performances, shows and installations, allowing visitors to learn ecological best practice in the production and consumption of food. To summarise the full scope of the exhibition’s theme, the Organisers have determined seven key areas of focus:
145participating countries will demonstrate their scientific and technological achievements
20 mlnare expected to visit the World Expo Milan in 2015
1.7 mlnsq. m. of exhibition space at the Expo site
Like the Olympic Games, World Expo has its mascots. The symbol of Expo 2015 consists of a creative collage of eleven food products, formed into one engaging edible personality — ‘Foodie’. He embodies the qualities of friendship, diversity and food in the broadest possible sense of the word — as the source of life and vitality.
Expo 2015 has become the biggest forum in the world for the advancement of ideas, the demonstration of new technologies and the establishment of business contacts. The effective use of cutting-edge technology has always been an important aspect of Expo: in 2015 smartphone users will be able to experience the event interactively, as well as on a more traditional level.
Expo 2015 pavilions will be clustered on an ‘island’ surrounded by artificial canals. The island is divided into four parts by two perpendicular main streets or thoroughfares, at the intersection of which will be located
the Piazza Italia.
Besides the pavilions, the island will also feature a number of other buildings and facilities, including the Palace of Italy,
where official ceremonies and receptions will take place, a cultural performance arena amphitheatre. How to get to Expo 2015 Milan was selected as Host City for the Expo 2015 for good reason: with an established reputation as the centre of European fashion and style, Milan is also the industrial powerhouse of Italy — a country famed for its unsurpassed historical sights, its cultural heritage, its traditions and, of course, its cuisine.