WIP at the EXPO Milano

Expo 2015 Offerte Hotel


The Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) is co-hosting a meeting of female Parliamentarians at the EXPO Milano together with the Italian Senate (Senato della Repubblica) and the Italian Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) on 13 October 2015.

This meeting will focus on topics such as ‘Women in agriculture and development’, ‘Fight against food waste’ and ‘Nutrition and wealth’, which are the main topics that are being addressed at this Universal Exposition.

A first draft program can be found below. The languages of the meeting will be English and Italian.

To register, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “WIP at the EXPO Milano – Registration”.


October 12

Welcome Reception

Venue:Hotel The Square

Via Alberico Albricci, 2

20122 Milan

October 13

Venue: Expo Milano 2015, Access through Triulza Ovest Gate

Press Conference Room – Expo Centre


09:00    Arrival and registration of participants

09:30-10:15       Opening Session

Welcome address by Linda Lanzillotta, Vice President of the Italian Senate

Opening remarks by Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder of WIP and former Vice President of the European Parliament

10:15-11:15       Session 1: Women in agricultural development

 Patrizia Grieco – Chairperson of ENEL

Marcela Villareal – FAO, Director, Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development

Marisol Peñafiel Montesdeoca – Member of the Ecuadorian National Assembly

Ely Salem Zeineb, Member of the Mauritanian National Assembly, Committee on Sustainable Development

Chair: Marta Dassù – Aspen Institute, Executive President of WE – Women for Expo

11:15-12:15       Session 2: The fight against food waste

Emma Bonino – Honorary President of WE – Women for Expo

Florence Tartanac – FAO, Senior Officer and Group Leader of the Market Linkages and Value Chain Group

Maravillas Falcón Dacal – Member of the Spanish Parliament, Vice President of the Committee on Agriculture, Food and Environment

Silvia Gaiani – Research Fellow at the Department of Agri-Food Sciences, University of Bologna

Chair: Anna Carbone – Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics at Tuscia University and Vice -Chair of The Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre for social and economic research at Roma Tre University

12:15-13:15           Session 3: Nutrition and Health

 Emilia Grazia De Biasi – Chairperson, Health Committee, Italian Senate

Lucilla Titta – Advisor, IEO, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Coordinator of the SmartFood Programme on nutrition science and communication

Julie Ward – Member of the European Parliament, UK

Chair: Paola Testori Coggi – Committee on Prices and Refunds, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (Italy’s Drug    Agency)

13:15-13:45         Presentation of the final document by WIP founder Silvana Koch-Merin and Senate Vice President Linda Lanzillotta

  14:00      Lunch in the Italian pavilion at EXPO Milano, Cardo nord ovest (1st floor)

Greetings to the participants by Diana Bracco, President of Expo 2015 and Commissioner General of Italy Pavilion.

In the afternoon, participants may visit the EXPO and country pavilions.