UK signs up for Expo

In a ceremony in Milan on 14 February, the United Kingdom formally signed the participation contract for Expo 2015.
The contract was signed by Expo Commissioner Giuseppe Sala for the Italian government and Hannah Corbett, the UK’s commissioner general for Expo 2015.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the UK’s intention to participate in October 2013. The UK selected a 1,910 sq metre plot on which to build a pavilion welcoming the 20 million visitors that Italy expects will visit Expo over its lifetime.  The working title for UK participation is: Grown in Britain, Shared Globally.
The pavilion and its content are intended to showcase the unique ways in which Britain is helping to feed the world. It should bring to global attention the impressive breakthroughs being made in the British science, technology and retail sectors and the important contribution British development aid is making to ending extreme poverty globally. The UK announced recently an invitation for tenders by companies interested in designing the pavilion.
"Through the UK Pavilion we will reach millions of people around the globe and build on the positive perception established by the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 and the London 2012 Olympic Games,” said international trade minister Lord Livingston.  “As one of the most creative countries in the world we are looking for memorable designs that will help us stand head and shoulders above our international competitors.”

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