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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - MILAN EXPO 2015

Visitors flock to UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano

Posted on 05/05/2015

MILAN: Visitors flocked to the UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 to get an insight into the UAE's rich culture and history for the third day running since it was opened on Friday. In particular, the visitors, including students, enjoyed watching the short film, ‘Family Tree,' which follows a young girl, Sara, as she learns that the values and experiences of past generations can help in the quest for a sustainable future. The mini-drama highlights the scarcity of water and celebrates the role ...  >>MORE

Al Olama: Expo Milano provides fitting platform to promote Arabs' role in human civilisation

Posted on 05/05/2015

MILAN: Expo Milano 2015 provides an ideal opportunity for promoting the pivotal role that the Arabs played in shaping the human civilisation in the past and what they can contribute in the future, said Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, the Chief Executive Officer of Al Jalila Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the UAE as a centre of excellence in the field of medical education and research. 'An international gathering such as Expo Milano remains the best platform ...  >>MORE

TCA Abu Dhabi to showcase city's destination credentials at EXPO Milan

Posted on 05/05/2015

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has announced its extensive destination promotion plans for Abu Dhabi at EXPO 2015 in Milan, in an effort to build visibility and awareness of the city. The destination promotion, in partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE and EXPO Milan 2015 Official Global Airline carrier in partnership with Alitalia, will be staged in the official Imagination Lounge of the Alitalia and Etihad Airways joint pavilion and will ...  >>MORE

UAE pavilion at Milan Expo proves a culture club

Posted on 04/05/2015

MILAN: Visitors to the UAE pavilion are seeing much more than exhibits and films showcasing the Emirates, they are also getting the opportunity to meet some of the country's young people. On Saturday, the first 10 volunteers with the Takatof organisation were on hand to welcome the public as they arrived at the pavilion, which resembles a shimmering sand dune. More were due to fly into Milan on Saturday night. In total, about 400 volunteers are set to take part in one-month rotations for the ...  >>MORE

Milan points the way to Dubai’s Expo: paper

Posted on 04/05/2015

The opening of Expo Milano 2015 on Friday not only marked the start of a hectic six months of celebration in that Italian city, it's a reminder that the clock is now well and truly ticking down towards Expo 2020 Dubai, according to a UAE daily. As The National has reported, visitors to the UAE pavilion in Milan will get a taste of what's to come in Dubai. Its unique design, reminiscent of shimmering sand dunes, and use of cutting-edge audio-visual technology to tell the UAE's story, have ...  >>MORE

‘Old hands’ steer the ship for UAE at Milan Expo

Posted on 04/05/2015

MILAN: Emirati volunteers for the UAE pavilion at Milan Expo see themselves as fortunate to have the chance to represent their country at such a major event. They are also lucky to have a couple of "old hands” in their midst. Wafa Al Katheeri and Nabil Al Mana have volunteered for the UAE before – at the Shanghai expo in 2010 and the 2009 Venice Biennale art festival in 2009, respectively. But sharing Emirati culture at a major global event, through the Takatof volunteering initiative, ...  >>MORE

Supreme National Committee for Expo 2020 participates in the opening of Expo Milan 2015

Posted on 04/05/2015

MILAN: Under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Supreme National Committee for Dubai Expo 2020 has participated in the opening ceremony of Expo Milano 2015, hosted in the Italian city of Milan. During the ceremony, the Supreme Committee, chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, visited the Emirates Airways wing, ...  >>MORE

UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 draws huge crowds

Posted on 04/05/2015

Huge crowds swarmed the UAE pavilion at Milan Expo 2015, with Emirati volunteers providing quick narrative of the country as visitors moved through the dune-shaped installation. ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bin Saeed opens UAE Pavilion opens at Expo Milan 2015

Posted on 03/05/2015

MILAN: H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Expo 2020 Dubai, on Friday opened the UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 in the presence of Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Transport Department and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State, Managing Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee; Dr. ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils State of Green Economy Report 2016 at Expo Milan

Posted on 03/05/2015

MILAN: H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee, has unveiled the Green Economy Status Report 2016 at the UAE Pavilion in Expo Milan 2015, whose theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.' The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Mohammed Ibrahim Al ...  >>MORE

Stunning UAE pavilion opens at Milan Expo 2015

Posted on 02/05/2015

MILAN: Emirati volunteers lined the entrance to the UAE pavilion on Friday as Milan Expo 2015 opened, welcoming visitors with a stunning audiovisual perspective on a young country's history. The pavilion, shaped like shimmering sand dunes surrounded by native plants, quickly attracted the attention of camera-wielding tourists. Staff members arrived as early as 2am to put the finishing touches to the pavilion in anticipation of the thousands who turned out for the opening day of the ...  >>MORE

UN-backed Expo in Milan spotlights need to ensure healthy, safe and sufficient food for all

Posted on 02/05/2015

MILAN: The world produces more than enough food to "feed every member of the human family," yet one in nine people still go hungry, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored yesterday in a message for the opening ceremony of a six-month long expo in Milan, Italy, in which the UN is participating to demonstrate that ending hunger in our lifetime is possible. "The UN is proud to be here to highlight the cause of food security," Mr. Ban said in his welcome video message screened in ...  >>MORE

Alitalia and Etihad Airways commemorate opening of joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

Posted on 02/05/2015

Alitalia and Etihad Airways celebrated the opening of their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 yesterday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by Silvano Cassano, Chief Executive Officer of Alitalia, and James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways and Vice Chairman of Alitalia. The airlines are Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, which takes place under the theme of ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' until 31 October. A total of 20 million visitors are ...  >>MORE

DEWA participates in Expo Milan 2015

Posted on 02/05/2015

MILAN: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in Expo Milan 2015, with a delegation headed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. Expo Milan 2015 is organised under the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.' DEWA has a stand at the pavilion of the UAE, which is preparing to host Expo 2020 in Dubai. DEWA is highlighting Dubai's position as a global role model for energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainability, creativity and innovation, and attracting ...  >>MORE

Last panel is mounted on UAE Pavilion: Ready, Steady, Go! for EXPO opening

Posted on 01/05/2015

MILAN: The 903rd glass reinforced concrete, GRC, panel was dropped into place on the UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2015 yesterday, just in time for the building to welcome dignitaries from the UAE, Italy and the World on 1st May. It was a moment shared by technicians, contractors and management teams who had successfully met the daunting challenge of constructing, in record time, the most complex EXPO Pavilion that the UAE has ever built, and among the most technically demanding of any of the pavilions ...  >>MORE

Emirates Lounge preview at Milan Expo 2015

Posted on 01/05/2015

MILAN: Ahead of the official opening of Milan Expo 2015 tomorrow, Emirates Airline is providing a sneak peek into its private Emirates Lounge located within the UAE Pavilion. Situated on the upper level of the UAE Pavilion, the stylishly appointed lounge covers an area of 217 square metres and includes a welcome reception area, majlis, seated lounge and five balconies, with magnificent views across the Milan Expo site. Able to accommodate up to 60 guests at a time, it is anticipated that ...  >>MORE

UAE Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015

Posted on 30/04/2015

MILAN: The UAE Pavilion at World EXPO Milano 2015 is receiving its final polishing touches prior to opening on Friday 1st May. Eighty Italian staff have received orientation and training in preparation for final dress rehearsals yesterday. The UAE's pavilion partners in the form of Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates, Dubai World Trade Centre and Cultural Engineering, are also making fine adjustments to their bespoke areas of the building and there is a mounting sense of excitement as officials and ...  >>MORE

UAE Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015

Posted on 07/04/2015

Preparations for a successful showcase Project Director Dr Peter J. Vine speaks about the inspiration behind the set design and the drive to challenge preconceptions about the UAE The UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 is one of the most complex Expo pavilions that I have been involved in. It is my seventh Expo experience and I can honestly say it is the most exciting and challenging. We are blessed by the fact that there is strong continuity in the UAE's involvement. It has been under the ...  >>MORE

Maraya’s Islamopolitan exhibition heads to Expo Milan 2015

Posted on 07/04/2015

Maraya Art Centre and 1971 Design Space, an initiative by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, has announced that Islamopolitan, an exhibition that puts forward a proposed conversation between Islam and design will run between April 14th and May 14th, in Superstudio Milan Expo 2015. Curated by the Director of Maraya Art Centre, Giuseppe Moscatello, and acclaimed Emirati designer, Khalid Shafar, the exhibition was first shown at Maraya Art Centre last summer during Sharjah's ...  >>MORE

Alitalia and Etihad Airways support Expo Milano 2015 ‘Made of Italians’ programme

Posted on 02/04/2015

As Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, Alitalia and Etihad Airways will support the upcoming event's ‘Made of Italians' programme by offering exclusive discounts to Italian expatriates who are travelling to Italy for EXPO. Under the promotion, Alitalia and Etihad Airways will offer those enrolled onto the ‘Made of Italians' programme a 15 percent discount on return tickets to Italy from a range of destinations worldwide, including Argentina, Brazil, the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, ...  >>MORE

Mahra, 8, takes the country’s story to Milan Expo

Posted on 22/03/2015

Saving her grandmother's life, strapping on a harness to fly into the past with a magical pearl and rapping about green issues was part of the job description for a young Emirati starring in her debut film that tells a compelling story of a nation's survival. Mahra Hesham Mustafa, 8, plays Sarah in The Family Tree and her adventures will be the centrepiece of the UAE pavilion at the Milan Expo in May. The Grade 4 pupil at Raffles World Academy said she learnt valuable lessons when playing her ...  >>MORE

UAE pavilion at Milan promises visual feast

Posted on 09/03/2015

Visitors to the UAE pavilion at the Milan Expo are in for a visual and cultural treat when the World Fair opens in the Italian city on May 1. Salem Al Ameri, UAE Expo 2015 commissioner general, told the UAE daily The National yesterday that the pavilion would tell the country's story and how its people rose to the challenges of life with scarce resources. The director of the UAE Pavilion Project in Milan, Peter Vine, said he felt it was "the most impressive pavilion that the UAE has created ...  >>MORE

Emirati girl learning from grandmother’s wisdom at heart of Expo film: paper

Posted on 09/03/2015

A UAE paper has said that young Emirati schoolgirl learns how her grandmother's generation can teach valuable lessons that are relevant in today's interconnected, technology-driven world. "Visitors who enter the UAE pavilion at the Milan Expo in May will meet Sarah and her family in films that will address challenges relating to food, energy and water," said The National in an article published yesterday. The paper added, "When visitors walk up a winding ramp to the first floor of the Palm ...  >>MORE

Business hub to be part of UAE pavilion at Milan

Posted on 09/03/2015

The Dubai World Trade Centre will create a business hub within the UAE pavilion at Milan to offer Emirati companies a direct line to European customers and partners, according to a report published yesterday by a local daily. "This is a wonderful opportunity for UAE companies to gain exposure to the World Expo environment and there is strong interest in this initiative," Helal Al Marri, director general of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and chief executive of DWTC, said of ...  >>MORE

Delving into Emirati culture ... on the outskirts of Milan

Posted on 07/03/2015

Giant walls that represent sand dunes, a golden drum embracing a state-of-the-art theatre and interactive shows are taking shape at the UAE pavilion prior to the May inauguration of the Milan Expo. Workers in small cranes and mechanised boom lifts are completing the installation of the UAE pavilion to recreate narrow, shaded streets and towering dunes. In the heart of the Milan Expo, halfway along the main spine, or Decumanus, the structure's 12-metre-high walls are being set up across the ...  >>MORE

Emirates Foundation, NMC sign MoU on cooperation in Milan Expo 2015

Posted on 13/02/2015

The National Media Council (NMC) and the Emirates Foundation (EF) have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the participation of the volunteers of the Foundation's Takatof programme in managing the UAE's pavilion at Milan Expo 2015. As per the MoU, the EF will send 450 male and female volunteers to work as guides and receptionists at the UAE's pavilion at the universal exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from 1 May to 31 October , As per the MoU, the EF will send 450 male ...  >>MORE

Takatof volunteers to represent the UAE at Milan Expo 2015

Posted on 11/02/2015

In collaboration with the National Media Council, Takatof for Social Volunteering of the Emirates Foundation is launching an exciting international volunteering opportunity at Expo Milano 2015. Volunteers will act as UAE ambassadors at the UAE Pavilion to represent the country's culture and heritage positively by welcoming millions of visitors over a period of 6 months. Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features under the theme of ...  >>MORE

Italian Ambassador foresees continuous, strong collaboration between Expo Milan 2015 and Dubai Expo 2020

Posted on 10/02/2015

The Italian Ambassador to the UAE, Giorgio Starace, said that the organisers of Expo Milan 2015 and Dubai Expo 2020 have signed a first-of-its-kind agreement, linking the two globalised cities together beyond the main event. At a press conference yesterday at the Dubai World Trade Centre on the sidelines of the Gulfood food and hospitality show, the Italian Ambassador said, "Italy is one of the largest incubators of technologies worldwide and is also a great incubator of ideas for the future ...  >>MORE

Tickets for Expo Milano 2015 now available through Etihad Airways and Alitalia

Posted on 24/12/2014

Etihad Airways and Alitalia, the Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, have announced that tickets for the six-month event can be purchased through their websites and contact centres from today. As Official Global Carriers of the event, which runs from 1st May to 31st October 2015, the airlines will play a key role in bringing international visitors to Expo Milano 2015. It is estimated that eight million people will fly to Italy for the event. Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial ...  >>MORE

Ahmed bin Saeed discusses U.A.E.- Italy bilateral relations with Milan delegation

Posted on 04/06/2014

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group and Expo 2020 Preparatory Higher Committee Chairman, has met with delegation led by the Mayor of Milan, Giuliano Pisapia, to discuss strengthening U.A.E.-Italian bilateral relations. The Italian delegation is in U.A.E. to organise a Milan Expo 2015 promotion event to coincide with Italy's national day celebration, and to U.A.E. to discuss additional avenues for cooperation. ...  >>MORE

Emirati student hopes to become volunteer at Milan Expo and tell her country’s story

Posted on 19/04/2014

Stories of yesteryear and a people's struggle for survival can be part of an Emirati narrative at the Milan Expo, says a university student Sara Al Boom. Aiming to be among a core group of 300 Emirati volunteers at the UAE pavilion in Italy next year, she said volunteers would also have personal accounts for visitors. "The UAE is just four decades old and people tend to forget that. It's important for people to realise how far we have come and how we started out,” said Ms Al Boom, 21, a ...  >>MORE

UAE pavilion to take prominent position at next year’s Milan Expo

Posted on 15/01/2014

It is a remarkable story: how the UAE turned harsh and inhospitable desert into a source of food, water and energy for a growing population. Now modern technology has been harnessed to tell that story to nearly 30 million visitors expected at the world fair next year in Milan. The UAE pavilion, with a dramatic canyon-like entrance, winding pathways, a cylindrical state-of-the-art theatre and a rooftop garden, will be spread over a prominent location on the Italian city's Expo 2015 site. ...  >>MORE

UAE Pavilion for EXPO Milano 2015 Revealed in unique Global Event

Posted on 14/01/2014

It was 10.00 am in the UK, 11.00 am in Italy and 2.00 pm in the UAE as, aided by the latest streaming media technology, the United Arab Emirates revealed details today of its participation in Expo Milano 2015 at an innovative global press conference. Harnessing interest in its EXPO participation – triggered by Dubai's successful bid to host World EXPO 2020 – speakers in London, Milan and Abu Dhabi directly addressed international media in over 30 countries. "We are acutely aware of the carbon ...  >>MORE

NMC Expo Team reveals plan for UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2015 Milan

Posted on 18/09/2013

Plans for the UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2015 Milan were presented to H. H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al Nahyan and other members of the National Media Council during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday. The building design, prepared by Foster and Partners in conjunction with the UAE's Expo Development Team for 2015, was presented to the meeting by Project Director, Dr. Peter Vine. The UAE has chosen as its theme: Food for Thought: Shaping and Sharing the Future', underpinning the ...  >>MORE

UAE stresses support, participation in Milano Expo 2015

Posted on 10/03/2013

The UAE has confirmed its support and participation in the next World EXPO, which will be held in Milan, Italy in 2015. A meeting of the UAE EXPO Planning Group took place at the National Media Council on 03 and 04 March. Key parameters of the project were discussed by architects, planners, creative consultants and specialist companies. Leading companies attending the meetings included the architectural practice founded by Sir Norman Foster, Foster + Partners, that designed much of Masdar ...  >>MORE

UAE confirms support for EXPO 2015

Posted on 16/10/2012

Milan: The United Arab Emirates formally confirmed its participation in EXPO 2015 Milan at an official signing ceremony held on the occasion of a keynote speech, delivered by Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, to over a thousand representatives from over a hundred countries. Described as the biggest event to take place in Italy in 2015, the next World Expo has drawn strong support for its timely theme of Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life. The UAE has pledged to make a significant ...  >>MORE

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Visitors flock to UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano


Al Olama: Expo Milano provides fitting platform to promote Arabs' role in human civilisation


TCA Abu Dhabi to showcase city's destination credentials at EXPO Milan


UAE pavilion at Milan Expo proves a culture club


Milan points the way to Dubai’s Expo: paper


‘Old hands’ steer the ship for UAE at Milan Expo


Supreme National Committee for Expo 2020 participates in the opening of Expo Milan 2015


UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 draws huge crowds


Ahmed bin Saeed opens UAE Pavilion opens at Expo Milan 2015


Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum unveils State of Green Economy Report 2016 at Expo Milan


Stunning UAE pavilion opens at Milan Expo 2015


UN-backed Expo in Milan spotlights need to ensure healthy, safe and sufficient food for all


Alitalia and Etihad Airways commemorate opening of joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015


DEWA participates in Expo Milan 2015


Last panel is mounted on UAE Pavilion: Ready, Steady, Go! for EXPO opening


Emirates Lounge preview at Milan Expo 2015


UAE Pavilion at EXPO Milano 2015


UAE Pavilion in Expo Milano 2015


Maraya’s Islamopolitan exhibition heads to Expo Milan 2015


Alitalia and Etihad Airways support Expo Milano 2015 ‘Made of Italians’ programme


Mahra, 8, takes the country’s story to Milan Expo


UAE pavilion at Milan promises visual feast


Emirati girl learning from grandmother’s wisdom at heart of Expo film: paper


Business hub to be part of UAE pavilion at Milan


Delving into Emirati culture ... on the outskirts of Milan


Emirates Foundation, NMC sign MoU on cooperation in Milan Expo 2015


Takatof volunteers to represent the UAE at Milan Expo 2015


Italian Ambassador foresees continuous, strong collaboration between Expo Milan 2015 and Dubai Expo 2020


Tickets for Expo Milano 2015 now available through Etihad Airways and Alitalia


Ahmed bin Saeed discusses U.A.E.- Italy bilateral relations with Milan delegation


Emirati student hopes to become volunteer at Milan Expo and tell her country’s story


UAE pavilion to take prominent position at next year’s Milan Expo


UAE Pavilion for EXPO Milano 2015 Revealed in unique Global Event


NMC Expo Team reveals plan for UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2015 Milan


UAE stresses support, participation in Milano Expo 2015


UAE confirms support for EXPO 2015