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Milan EXPO 2015: "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life"
Milan, 1 May - 31 October 2015
EXPO Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition, which will host over 130 participants in the period 1 May – 31 October 2015. The main theme of the Exposition is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," which will call for new approaches to sustainability, use of technology and innovations for the good of humankind. Running for 184 days, the venue site boasts 1,000,000 m² and will welcome an estimated 20 million visitors, who will embark on a journey to explore the complex theme of nutrition, and specifically the issue of education on food and the planet’s resources. The idea is to open a dialogue between international stakeholders and exchange views on these major challenges which are relevant to everyone.
We are also very excited to announce that Euro Coop member, Coop Italy, has been chosen as the Official Food Distribution Partner of the EXPO 2015. Under the auspices of this role, Coop has created the "Supermarket of the Future" which forms the main part of the Future Food District. The Supermarket is a place of exchange, where the focus is on the relationship between consumers, products and producers. New technologies, and product services, facilitate this transformation, re-connecting individuals with the food network and creating a more informed and sustainable consumption. The products are exhibited on large interative tables where one light touch is enough to obtain detailed information about their characteristics, history and origins. Local producers can also use the supermarket as a free-exchange area.
Euro Coop is planning the following events at the EXPO:
26 June - "The Co-operative Difference: Vision and Strategy"
What does it mean to be a consumer co-operative today? How do consumers perceive the Coop brand and how can co-operatives build and communicate the Coop marque in the future? This seminar will be dedicated to answering these questions in order to tap into collective knowledge about what the co-operative distinctness is in 2015, and how to preserve it in the future. This event is only open to Euro Coop members. There will also be a guided tour of ANCC/Coop's Supermarket of the Future.
October - "Food Waste and Food Losses"
The conference will be held at the European Pavilion in collaboration with DG SANTE.