WECC debuts in Rome
The World Expo Commissioners Club had its debut in front of the representatives of the foreign diplomatic missions in Rome on the occasion of an event hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Club (MFA Club) in its outstanding headquarters in Lungotevere dell’Acqua Acetosa.
Ambassador Alessandro Vattani, President of the MFA Club, gave a very friendly welcome speech highlighting the significance of the initiative as a sort of twinning among two Clubs sharing the same objective. The encouragement and promotion of the relationships between Countries, that the MFA Club pursues since its foundation in 1937, represents the same principle inspiring the World Expo Commissioners Club in the particular context of the International Expositions.
The audience of diplomats representing about fifty countries had then the possibility to hear from the words of the President of the World Expo Commissioners Club himself, Mr. Alessandro Rosso, the main points characterizing the Association and its engagements towards the promotion of the Expos. One of the greatest challenges lies in transforming these great events in opportunities for the territories hosting the Expos, as well as in creating a long lasting network of people sharing experiences and developing projects for the future.
Ambassador Claudio Moreno, Deputy Chairman of the WECC and Commissioner General of Italy in previous Expos, and Ms. Nausika Spahia, General Director of the WECC, then took the floor giving an overview of the ongoing activities of the Club and of the future initiatives that are going to be organized, in particular in the year of Expo Milano 2015.
The perspective of the World Expo Commissioners Club is to be a permanent organization moving along with the next Expos. That is why the presence of the representatives of Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates was very meaningful in the meeting in Rome, in the light of Expo Astana 2017 and Expo Dubai 2020.