UNIVERSAL EXPOS in a nutshell:

– Non-commercial universal expositions (it is not a fair trade)

– Frequency: every 5 years

– Duration: at least 6 months

– Theme: general interest, the entire range of human experiences

– The Bureau International des Expositions BIE: The intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing the calendar, the bidding, the selection, and the organisation of World Expos

– Organization: the country that wins the candidacy

– Objective: to “interpret the collective challenges to which mankind is asked to respond” (expo2015.org)

– The first Universal Expo: London 1851

– A very famous Universal Expo: Paris Expo in 1889 for which the Eiffel Tower was designed and built

– The last Universal Expo: Shanghai 2010: 73 million visitors

– The next Universal Expo: Milano 2015

EXPO MILANO 2015 in a nutshell:

– 1 May 2015 / 31 October 2015

– Keywords: Food, Energy, Planet, Life

– Theme: Feeding the planet, energy for life

– The Theme Guide includes the principles to which each Official Participant must refer in the creation of their own pavilion.

– 143 Participants: Countries, International organisations, Civil Society, Corporate

Foody: The Expo Milano 2015 mascot

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