Expo Milano 2015: see you at the France Pavilion !

Feeding the planet, energy for life

Milan 2015. Over 20 million visitors and 140 exhibiting countries are expected at the exposition with a theme at the core of French research and an innovative and spectacular France Pavilion, designed as an 'inverted' landscape in bare wood ! The space, measuring over 1,000 square meters, is inspired by covered markets presenting wares from different regions in France as well as an innovative treatment in order to "produce more, and better." Reasonable agriculture and new technologies will play an important part.

Expo Milano 2015 is a perfect opportunity to present advancements in environmental research. To represent AllEnvi, 9 of its members [1], coordinated by Inra, pledged to [2] play an advisory role in a scientific capacity, to help with stage design and to participate in the program of events at the France Pavilion.

Program of events

Jean-Marc Bournigal, president of Irstea, will be giving a conference on "Starting Agriculture 2.0": the agricultural equipment sector - past and present - and innovations related to productivity, technologies and operator safety. Come see us at the France Pavilion on June 10 at 6.30 pm.

All year round, 46 conferences and debates will be held on Wednesdays at the French Pavilion. With a high-level scientist and specialized journalist present, these conferences aim to provide the public with the key to understanding the issues surrounding the question: "How can we ensure everybody on the planet has access to sufficient quantities of healthy, quality, sustainable food?" The events will take place in French but simultaneous interpreting services will be available in English and Italian, allowing different visitors to partake in the discussions.

The program of the final conference/debate on October 28: "Agriculture and climate change."

For more information

[1] Ifremer, Cirad, IRD, CNRS, Irstea, Anses, Cnes, AgroParisTech and Inra

[2] Convention signed between AllEnvi and the Commissioner General of France in Milan on February 26, 2015. This convention made official a collaboration which began in spring 2014.