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Milan Expo 2015 announces logo design and commitments from 30 international participants

Milan, Italy — Expo 2015 has chosen its official logo – a design by Andrea Puppa, selected via competition and online voting. More than 7,000 votes were cast over a 24-day period.

Information on competitive tenders can be found here (in Italian).

The theme of the expo is “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life.” It is scheduled to run from 1 May to 31 October 2015. The 1.7 million square meter site of Expo 2015 is situated northwest of Milan and includes part of the cities of Pero and Rho. The master plan concept for the site was drafted by a group of five architects: Stefano Boeri, Richard Burdett, Jacques Herzog, Joan Busquets and William Mc Donough.

Post-use plans for the site after closing day include the establishment of The Centre for Sustainable Development, and a large park.

30 international participants have now signed on to exhibit at the expo. The President of the Republic of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, one of the most important historical African leaders, has sent an official letter announcing his country’s participation in Expo 2015 to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

With the addition of Senegal, Expo 2015 has come closer to its objective of 50 participants by the end of the year. The Universal Exposition of Milan confirms its strong power of attraction, boasting the all-time record for the number of affirmative responses in the first months after the delivery of the official letter of invitation.

In addition to the United Nations, the countries that have already responded to the invitation from the Italian Government are: Switzerland, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Romania, San Marino, Egypt, Peru, Russia, Uruguay, Togo, Germany, Guatemala, Cambodia, Honduras, Mauritania, Slovenia, Principality of Monaco, Uzbekistan, Spain, Albania, Israel, Kuwait, Colombia, Armenia, Syria, Iran, Gabon and Senegal.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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