Milano Expo 2015 grounds to attract investment, jobs

Expo’s legacy a “human technopole”. The longstanding plan to regenerate the grounds of Expo Milano 2015 into a “human technopole” should create some 6,700 jobs over the first four years and attract...

Netherlands defaults on Expo 2015 debts

Following problems with Russian, Hungarian pavilions. The company which managed and operated the Dutch pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 has declared bankruptcy, leaving Milanese workers and suppliers w...

Italy pavilion in Expo Milan wins top prize

Excellence Award and best in Decorative Concrete category. The Italy pavilion at last year’s Expo Milan 2015 has been awarded the prestigious top award in the annual ranking by ACI, the American Co...

Russia’s unpaid Milano Expo 2015 bills bring bankruptcy to company

Sech Costruzioni Metalliche  broke for €400,000 credit. A Treviso company has been forced to lay off its workers and close the doors this week after waiting 16 months in vain for payment for work o...

Expo and mafia: Milan police arrest 11

Tax evasion and recycling: “millions seized”. Milan Finance Guards have arrested 11 members of an organised crime syndicate accused of criminal association, false invoicing and money laundering thr...

Expo’s Tree of Life to blossom again

Major attraction from Expo 2015, open free. One of the most popular symbols of Expo Milano 2015, the Tree of Life, comes back to life on Friday 1 July, when it and the totally refurbished Italy pav...

Funds from Expo Milan pavilion for refugee farm in Jordan

Donated by the Holy See pavilion at Expo. Funds raised by the Holy See pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 were dedicated at the wish of Pope Francis to a “Garden of Mercy” and olive farm in the Jordanian...

Expo Milano 2015 closes books with €23m in profit

Expo's final accounts presented. The universal exposition which made Milan the centre of world attention for six months last year presented its official, final balance sheet on Thursday 12 May, cha...

Expo Milan grounds to open again with mega concert

3,000 free tickets for concert in Expo Milano grounds. Activities at the former Expo Milan 2015 grounds finally get under way again on 25 May with a large-scale concert combining music, sport and...

Milan Expo’s Tree of Life to shine again

But a muted event on 1 May. The Tree of Life, the widely admired neighbour of the Italy pavilion in last year’s Expo Milano 2015, is to shine again on Sunday 1 May – but with less splendour than or...

Expo Milan 2015 expects overall losses

Despite positive operating result for 2015. Although Expo Milan 2015 closed the year with a net operating profit of over €14m, the board this week admitted that this sum would not cover the expense...

Italy government backs plan for Milan Expo grounds

Italy to invest €50 million in Milano Expo 2015 ground conversion. Central government has promised a €50m cash injection to ensure that the site of Expo Milan 2015 in Rho can be turned into an in...

“Massive” profit growth for Milan hotels during Expo

Expo Milan 2015 brings spin-off wealth to city. Not only did Expo Milan 2015 itself chalk up a healthy €14.2m overall gain: the city’s hotel sector, too, achieved a spectacular year of economic per...

UK Expo Milan 2015 pavilion’s hive to go to Kew Gardens

Prize-winning Milan exhibit to live on in London. The award-winning electronic beehive which impressed visitors to the UK pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 is to be transported to London and set up again...

Expo Milan 2015 makes over €14 million

Expo management publishes preliminary balance. The board of management of Expo Milan 2015 has published a preliminary financial result showing a net gain of €14.2m, with the balance sheet to be dis...

Expo Milano 2015 impounds Hungarian pavilion

After Russia, now Hungary leaves unpaid bills. The Hungarian pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 has been impounded because of a series of invoices left unpaid once the exposition closed on 31 October and...

Expo Milan 2015 site earmarked as technological pole

Italy's prime minister ready invest €1.5bn in Expo site over 10 years. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has revealed government plans to build a “technopole” on the site occupied by this year’s Expo Mil...

Diplomatic row brews over Russia pavilion at Expo

Italian embassy in Moscow to step in over unpaid bills. Rome’s ambassador to Moscow, Cesare Maria Ragaglini, has been prompted to make a démarche on behalf of several Italian companies protesting...

Milan “capital of Italy for morals”

Anti-corruption chief honoured for Expo work. Head of the national anti-corruption authority Raffaello Cantone, whose squad was responsible for keeping organised crime out of Expo Milan 2015, state...

European Commission praises Expo “lesson”

“Strong legacy” for food safety research. As a direct result of its scientific programme at Expo Milan 2015, the EU has produced a set of expert recommendations on the role of science and research...

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