Club History

Between 2013 and 2014, as structural building work for Expo Milano 2015 progresses, there are initiatives underway which are already contributing to the success of Milano Expo, making it another excellent example not just of “made in Italy”, but also an example of “Italian hospitality”- welcoming visitors and international partners and making them feel very much at home.

Within the realm of “Italian hospitality” and with an understanding that countries and commissioners need more tools to help them interact among each other, a group of a group of diplomats, institutional officials and entrepreneurs from all over the world launch the World Expo Commissioners Club. The first club locations open in the heart of Milan.

The idea immediately gathers the support of private companies, sponsors, institutions, local authorities, as well as the representatives of the countries involved in future Expos.

Within a few months the majority of commissioners and participating countries to Expo Milano 2015 have joined the World Expo Commissioners Club, the community grows quickly, bringing extraordinary innovation to the Expo world.

The first location of the World Expo Commissioners Club is in Milan, in Piazza Duomo 21, overlooking Piazza Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This location has been chosen because of its excellence and central position. It is a metaphor for the role that the World Expo Commissioners Club will have for Expo Milano 2015 and Expos to come.

James Chiang, the Father of Expo

In February 2014, among the World Expo Commissioners Club enthusiasts, James Chiang - who has been nominated the Father of Expo after the World Expo of Shanghai 2010 - joins the Club, bringing to it honor and experience.

James Chiang is an extraordinary Chinese-American citizen who has been a protagonist of the US-China last century’s relations as well as of the evolution of the global international business and governmental affairs.


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