BIE Secretary-General and Ambassador Serra with the Registration Dossier for Expo 2015
23/04/10 – The application dossier for the registration of the 2015 World Expo in Milan, Italy, was submitted on Thursday to the BIE.
The Italian delegate to the BIE, Ambassador Maurizio Serra, handed the BIE Secretary-General Vicente González Loscertales a letter of commitment signed by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, guaranteeing the Italian government's support for the project, along with the registration dossier.
BIE Secretary-General and Ambassador Serra with Prime Minister Berlusconi's letter of support for the Expo project
During a video-conference afterwards between Paris and Milan, Ambassador Serra announced the deposit of the registration dossier to the BIE.
The BIE Secretary-General congratulated Expo 2015 S.p.A, the company in charge of the organization of the Expo, for the work accomplished up to now, under the leadership of its CEO, Mr. Luico Stanca. Mr. Loscertales also applauded the commitment of Mme Letizia Moratti, Special Commissioner for the Expo and Mayor of Milan, and of the Italian government for the project.
From the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Mr. Stanca stressed the significance of the registration act for the implementation of the Expo project and reconfirmed his vision for the Expo.
The registration dossier of over 500 pages lays out the definitive master plan for the Expo.
The registration dossier will be examined by the BIE member states, the Executive Committee, and by the General Assembly for final approval before the end of the year.