The much anticipated event will run from May 1st to October 31st and host over 140 countries gathered together to address one global demand: how to guarantee quality, healthy, sufficient and sustainable food for everyone.
The official theme of the Expo is in fact “Feeding the planet, Energy for life” with the event serving as an important occasion for the world as a whole to reflect on the growing need for better nutrition standards for all mankind.
In this international exchange, exhibiting countries can showcase their ideas, best practices, technology and agricultural solutions for better, long-term food production.
Tickets prices range from € 5.00 to € 39.00 per person and grant visitors entrance to a variety of events on the latest food trends, policies and innovations, as well as culinary exhibits that spotlight the unique tastes and food cultures of each participating country.
Located just north of Milan, the exhibition center spans 1.1 million square meters and is anticipated to attract over 20 million visitors during its six month run. The impressive urban space was designed specifically for the World’s Fair and is outfitted with rows of pavilions, two main piazzas, countless outdoor areas, artificial canals, greenhouses, an auditorium, as well as open-air amphitheater.
This is the first time Milan has hosted the historic exposition since the Milan International in 1906. The coveted role was officially given to Italy by the International Exhibition Bureau (BIE) in 2008, after it won the vote against Turkey 86 to 65.
The first World’s Fair, entitled “Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of All Nations,” dates back to 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London. Since then, numerous cities around the globe have had the privilege of hosting this prestigious event including Shanghai in 2010. After Milan, the next World’s Fair will take place in Dubai, in 2020.