It was attended by 145 countries, including Uzbekistan, three international organizations (the UN, the EU and the Caribbean Community) and 18 NGOs.
The International Exposition was held under the theme: “Feeding the planet. Energy for Life”. The main purpose of the event was to inform the world community that food should be available, safe and in the required quantity.
A large area of more than 1 million sq. m. was given for the exhibition halls. According to preliminary estimates of the organizers, during the 6 months of the exhibition almost 30 million people visited to this event.
Multiple exposures, thousands of interesting events, including cultural events and meetings in the picturesque Italian city focused on traditions and innovations in food production and security. World Food Day, celebrated annually on October 16, was held in Milan for the first time in its history.
Expo seminars and discussions were dedicated to several topics, connected with the nutrition: improvement of products quality and guarantee their high quality, the prevention of epidemics, the fight against incurable diseases, the spread of effective treatments, informing people about the benefits of and the need for a healthy lifestyle, popularization it among children and young people, the preservation of cultural traditions in cooking and agriculture, the fight against hunger, infant mortality and droughts.
National pavilion of Uzbekistan was also demonstrated throughout the World Expo, occupying 500 square meters. It was attended by about 700 thousand visitors from around the world.
Uzbekistan was able to demonstrate its high potential in the development of the agricultural sector, the production of organic fruit and vegetables, as well as the potential of the food industry by participating in this important international exhibition.
In addition, the participants were able to get acquainted with the achievements of the country during the years of independence and its economic and investment opportunities in the exhibition, as well as provided with information about the conditions of doing business in the free industrial economic zones and a favorable business environment, infrastructure advancement, transport and logistics, rich cultural heritage and history of the Uzbek people.
The successes of Uzbekistan in ensuring food security have gained international recognition. In particular, awarding ceremony for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals was held during the 39th session of the FAO Conference in June 2015. Our country received a special award for outstanding progress towards the eradication of hunger and ensuring food security.
Part of our state’s exposition at the Expo was devoted to a description of the national cuisine, its history, traditions, used technologies, main dishes recipes, bakery and confectionery products. It also presented a wide range of quality wines manufactured in Uzbekistan.
In addition, visitors better acquainted with extended nomenclatures of traditional Uzbek clothes, which attracted the attention via its subtlety and bright colors. In this context, the whole range of the process from cotton production to tailoring.
Booklets and brochures, containing useful information and contacts of the Uzbek producers and exporters of agricultural products, were distributed among the visitors.
As part of the exhibition, a series of presentations were also demonstrated for the Italian public. In addition, the delegation of Uzbekistan took part in the international agricultural forum “From Expo Milano-2015 in the future: to feed the planet” in June.
Participation in the World Exhibition in Milan, along with a demonstration of our country’s economic potential across the globe, contributed to finding new partners, expanding the geography of exports and further advancement of trade-economic cooperation between Uzbekistan, Italy and other countries.
IA “Jahon”, Milan