The spaces and opportunities of Expo 2015 have been described to the Italian and foreign organisers of events. The occasion was the short focus-on by Federcongressi&eventi Lombardia “Expo 2015 is arriving!”, organised in Milan by the regional delegate of Federcongressi&eventi Gabriella Ghigi and led by Silvia Tracchi, Marketing & Showtime Events Director of Expo.
“Expo - said Silvia Tracchi - will be a platform of communication and sharing. The events, even though private, have to have a connection to the theme (food). Those who, on the other hand, would like to organise an event inside a pavilion will have to discuss the theme with the Director of the Pavilion. A number of records: 52 COuntries on 147 participating have built their own pavilion, and for the first time ever there is an inclusive Expo, that is, even developing Countries have found their space within the clusters (places that gather under the same theme different countries). The ideal day is divided in two moments. The gates open at 10 a.m. This means that guests will not be able to enter before that time. Closing time is at 11 p.m. Visitors will start leaving at 10.30 p.m. Expo by day will last till 7 p.m. and will give way to Expo by night. Seven days a week."
The Expo site is a million metres squared. The decuman is 35 metres wide and a kilometre and 600 metres long. Spaces for events include the Open air theatre (booked for four on six months, free during September and October), by about 6 thousand places, the Auditorium, with a stage area of about 1,200 places, the Conference centre, which includes a number of multi-functional halls of 40 to 320 places and lastly the Cascina Triulza, with an auditorium of 200 places and two adjoining halls of 100 and 500 seats respectively.