Deerfield, IL, USA — Walgreens Boots Alliance has been named a key sponsor of the USA Pavilion at the world’s fair in Milan, which will take place through 31 October 2015. Under the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, Expo Milano 2015 looks at how countries generate healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone in the decades to come, while respecting the planet and its environment.
The USA Pavilion showcases American innovation in the food sector and across many other aspects of culture, science and business where the U.S. has significant expertise. The USA Pavilion, themed “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” is designed to showcase America’s role in the future of food around the world and create a global conversation about the challenge of feeding more than nine billion people nutritiously and sustainably by 2050.
Ambassador Douglas T. Hickey, Commissioner General of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 marked the announcement by saying, “The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 will show how feeding ourselves engages a massive infrastructure and dynamic systems that touch on just about every aspect of the world we live in. Each step from farm to table reflects a set of connections that impact our identities and shape our future, and we are pleased to partner with Walgreen Boots Alliance as a successful enterprise dedicated to improving people’s lives.”
As well as sponsoring the USA Pavilion, Walgreens Boots Alliance has a space designated to Walgreens and Boots which showcases the company’s retail, service and product offerings.
Ornella Barra, Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive of Global Wholesale & International Retail, who oversees the project, comments: “Less than four months after the formation of Walgreens Boots Alliance, our sponsorship of the USA Pavilion is a unique opportunity to highlight our commitment to help people lead healthier and happier lives. In addition, this major event will enable us to showcase the corporate brand of our new enterprise to international audiences and millions of visitors from across Europe, the Americas, Asia and rest of the world.”