Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:06 AM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:11 AM
Planning on attending Expo 2015 in Milan!
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:30 AM
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:07 PM
I hope that Expo 2015 happens. I plan to take the family to it. It would be my young son's first Expo. But I won't be surprised if making it happen comes with a funding struggle. And, I won't be surprised if its scale is dialed back a bit to reduce cost.
Another question is United States participation in the Expo if it happens. The political and economic drivers that produced US Pavilions in 2010 and 2012 were, I believe uniquely linked to Asia. My understanding is that the State Department approached US companies and reminded them that Asia represents a huge potential export market for them. China and South Korea are both in the top ten of US trade partners. In recent years the US has exported around 14 to 16 billion dollars worth of goods to Italy. And they usually export around twice that to the US. That keeps Italy out of the top ten trade partners. They may be top 20. However, it is going to be a lot harder to go to a US corporation and say, give us millions of dollars for a USA Pavilion, it's a good investment for your company. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:20 PM
It appears from your pictures in the other thread that I missed out a bit on the Marine Tech. Pavilion and maybe the Climate Pavilion, but with only 2 days I hated to stand in line for an hour and a half for any one pavilion. We lost way too much time to the Samsung Pavilion and tried to avoid the long waits after that. With a 3rd day (and a bit more patience) we probably would have been able to visit the rest of the exhibits minus the aquarium.
This was my first Expo and I hope to visit Milan in 2015. Your concerns are the first I've heard about the Expo's future being uncertain. Assuming it isn't canceled, I think I'll schedule 5-7 days in the area and plan my visit a bit earlier in the event's calendar, before the word gets out.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:53 PM
I hope the 2015 Expo happens. I think that it probably will. And I don't wan't to get everyone thinking that it will not. However, I have researched Expos a lot in the past few years. And most events have historically had money problems. Both South Korea and China have pretty full pockets. So I think that recent history has been very kind to the Expo. The last big Expo in Europe was Hannover 2000. That was a fiscal disaster. So I just think that it is something worth watching.
That being said, I'm planning on being there!
Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:14 PM
it is going to be a lot harder to go to a US corporation and say, give us millions of dollars for a USA Pavilion, it's a good investment for your company.
Because the theme of Expo 2015 is "Feeding The Planet, Energy For Life," it seems like a unique opportunity for America's biggest food industry corps to rise up in support of a U.S. Pavilion. PEPSICO, COCA COLA, DOLE, GENERAL MILLS, KRAFT-- should all (pardon the pun) plant the seeds for our presence.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:12 PM
I'm thinking more of all those councils-- Almond council, Florida Orange Growers cooperative, Sunkist, California Raisin Growers, etc.
As well as the farm equipment manufacturers like Caterpillar and John Deere.
You know the Planet Earth ride-through at Epcot, that has the tomatoes growing upside down and all that?--- that would be good too.
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