10/07/2009 – A forum on EXPO Milano 2015 will be held in Milan next week, on July 16th and 17th, announced yesterday Lucio Stanca, CEO of Expo 2015 S.p.A, at a press conference at Cascina Merlata, in the presence of the President of the Lombardy Region, Roberto Formigoni, and the Extraordinary Commissioner of the Italian government for Expo 2015 and Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti.
The forum, to be held at the Teatro Dal Verme, aims to bring together citizens, institutions, universities, volunteers, as well as those from the industries of communication, arts, culture, entertainment, and tourism for a dialogue around the themes of EXPO Milano.
Four special sessions will be open to the public, exploring various issues: youth, expectations of women, the format of the Expo, and the contents of the Expo.
“Expo 2015 will have an ample international scope, development cooperation projects for the legacy that will remain in the city of Milan. We aim to involve everyone. The success of Expo 2015 will be the success of the entire community. For this, the community must actively participate,” said Stanca.
In addition to Lucio Stanca, Letizia Moratti, and Roberto Formigioni, speakers at the forum will include: BIE Secretary-General, Vicente González Loscertales; the President of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini; the President of Club Papillon, Paolo Massobrio; President of IIEO, Umberto Veronesi; President of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Lorenzo Ornaghi; architects Setafano Boeri and Italo Rota; President of Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà, Giorgio Vittadini; President of CCIIAA of Milan, Carlo Sangalli; Chairman of Expo 2015 S.p.A, Diana Bracco, and President of the Province of Milan, Guido Podestà.
The forum will be the second communication initiative after “eXponiti”- the survey project carried out by Expo 2015 S.p.A. to understand views and attitudes of citizens toward the Expo project.