USA Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015 -- American Food 2.0: United To Feed the Planet

Date: 2015 Description: Logo: Milan Expo 2015 © [USA Pavilion photo]
"The Milan World Expo of 2015 is a chance for us to share with the world the work that American scientists, chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, fishermen all continue to do day in and day out."Secretary of State John Kerry

The USA Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 showcased American expertise and planted the seeds for more trade and investment between the United States and its international partners. Companies helping sponsor the USA Pavilion reached new audiences in every corner of the globe. U.S. participation expanded opportunities for American businesses overseas and strengthened trade between the United States and Europe -- the largest trade relationship in the world.

During the six months of the Milan Expo, the pavilion, with the theme of "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet," highlighted America’s contributions to food security, sustainability, and innovation. Our James Beard American Restaurant and cluster of food trucks also fostered awareness and enthusiasm for American food in all its aspects.


Welcoming Six Million Visitors, Student Ambassadors Represent America to the World

As the six-month Milan Expo approaches its October 31 closing, the USA Pavilion is celebrating a successful run marked by hundreds of events and six million visitors. The experience of those visitors, as well as the daily parade of events at the USA Pavilion, has been greatly enhanced by the Pavilion’s popular corps of Student Ambassadors. DipNote»

Remarks at Milan Expo 2015

Date: 10/17/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Milan Expo in Milan, Italy, on October 17, 2015. - State Dept Image

Secretary Kerry (Oct. 17): "I wanted to be here in Milan today not just because it is an amazing city – and not just because this is an amazing event – but because the focus of the 2015 Expo – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life – it could not be more important and it could not be more timely. And I am particularly glad to be here the day after the celebration of World Food Day." Full Text» More» DipNote»

Conversations for Change: Terrace Talks at the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo

Date: 2015 Description: The United States Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan. - State Dept Image

Aug. 7: One way in which the USA Pavilion promotes this sharing of ideas is through a series of informal Terrace Talks, afternoon events on the pavilion’s rooftop terrace that feature speakers ranging from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to celebrity chef and U.S. Culinary Ambassador Jose Andrés. DipNote»

Feeding the Accelerator: Building A More Food-Secure Future Through Innovation

Date: 07/13/2015 Description: Feeding the Accelerator, The innovation program of the USA Pavilion at Milan EXPO 2015. - State Dept Image

July 13: World fairs have always been about innovation. Milan Expo 2015, with the theme of “Feeding the Future, Energy for Life”, is no exception. As part of U.S. participation in the Expo, the USA Pavilion’s “Feeding the Accelerator” program is exploring new possibilities in farming, food distribution, nutrition, community building and knowledge sharing. DipNote»

Senior Advisor Thorne's Travel to Milan

Date: 09/16/2013 Description: David H. Thorne - State Dept Image

July 9-10: Ambassador Thorne visited the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo and met with USA Pavilion sponsors and supporters. He joined a growing list of high-level U.S. Government visitors to the Pavilion, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. More»

Presidential Delegation to the Italian Republic To Attend the United States National Day at the Milan Expo 2015

July 1: President Barack Obama announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Italian Republic to attend the United States National Day at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4, 2015. More»

American Food 2.0: Representing the Presidential Delegation at Milan Expo 2015

Date: 06/18/2015 Description: First Lady Michelle Obama is greeted by student ambassadors along with the US Delegation outside of the USA Pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, Italy, June 18, 2015.  © Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon

June 19: We are incredibly proud to have joined the First Lady’s Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, representing our steadfast commitment to a healthier nation at the World's Fair. As members of the Presidential Council for Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, we are especially thrilled by the USA Pavilion, “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” showcasing American leadership on global food and development issues, science and technology, climate change, nutrition, and health. More»

First Lady Highlights Global Nutrition and Health Challenges

Date: 06/18/2015 Description: First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a cooking demonstration at the James Beard American Restaurant with Italian and American middle school students in Milan, Italy. - State Dept Image

June 18: First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Milan, June 17-18, to lead the presidential delegation to the Milan Expo 2015. In addition to visiting the Italian and U.S. national pavilions, the First Lady joined the presidential delegation for a cooking activity at the USA Pavilion's James Beard American Restaurant in Central Milan. More»

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Italian Republic to Attend the Milan Expo 2015

June 11: President Barack Obama announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Italian Republic to attend the Milan Expo 2015 on June 17-18, 2015. As part of her Let's Move! initiative to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in America within a generation, Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, will lead the delegation. More»

Victual/Virtual Reality: American Foods Pavilion Opens at Milan Expo

Date: 2015 The United States Pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Milan - See more at: © AP Image

May 7: At the stroke of 10 am on May 1, 2015, the great glass doors of the USA Pavilion swung open unveiling 60 American Student Ambassadors and a welcoming message from President Obama inviting all to join a global exchange on how to feed nine billion people by 2050. DipNote»

American Student EXPOnents in Milan

Date: 2015 Description: Student Ambassadors cheer as the U.S. flag is raised on the U.S. National Pavilion at the Milan 2015 Expo. © [Photo Courtesy of James Biber]

Apr. 27: Sixty young Americans cheered as the American flag was raised for the first time last week onto the giant panels of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo. After months of anticipation, the students -- the first cohort of the 120 USA Pavilion Student Ambassadors –arrived in Milan and visited the USA Pavilion where they will work for the next three months. DipNote»

Secretary Kerry Honors 'Culinary Diplomats' in the Lead-Up to the Opening of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo

Date: 04/21/2015 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the American Chef Corps at the Milan Expo Reception at the U.S. Department of State  - State Dept Image

Apr. 24: Secretary Kerry, speaking to an overflow audience at the State Department on April 21, stressed the important role that a group of America’s most talented chefs will play this summer as culinary diplomats at the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo, which opens on May 1, 2015. DipNote» Secretary Kerry's Remarks»

President Says U.S. Presence at Milan Expo To Focus on Feeding a Growing Planet

Date: 04/17/2015 Description: President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Participate in a Joint News Conference in the East Room of the White House. © AP Image

Apr. 20: In his April 17 meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, President Obama congratulated Italy and the people of Milan as they prepare to host the 2015 World Expo. This Universal World Exposition, which opens May 1, 2015, in Milan, is expected to draw over 20 million visitors during its six-month run. DipNote»

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