Published on : 09/09/2015
By : Arista Asmawati
A ceremonial opening event in honor of KKL-JNFs international delegation to Expo Milano took place on September 6th, 2015.
Among the guests was the well-known economist Nouriel Roubini, and participants included KKL-JNF officials from both Israel and Italy, the Israeli and Italian ambassadors and a representative of the President of Lombardy. The event included an interim summary of the success of KKL-JNF’s activities at the Israel Pavilion at Expo.
The Expo 2015 exhibition opened in Milan on May 1st and it will continue until October 31st. After four months of successful and intense activity at the KKL-JNF compound in the Israel Pavilion at Expo, an international KKL-JNF delegation arrived for a special visit to the exhibition.
Over one million visitors have so far visited the Israel Pavilion and the KKL-JNF compound at Expo Milano, and some 50,000 people have signed up at the compound for the KKL-JNF raffle which may win them a trip to Israel. Around 30,000 people have signed up to plant a tree in the Expo Forest in Israel and 14,000 have signed up to receive the KKL-JNF newsletter.
The ceremonial opening event of the KKL-JNF international Expo mission included the screening of films showing KKL-JNF’s activities for the benefit of humankind and the environment over the past 114 years, and the organization’s activities at Expo Milano for the past four months.
President of KKL Milan Silvio Tedeschi welcomed the guests attending the event and talked about the activities of KKL-JNF staff at Expo. “Welcome to Milan. Five years ago, when we first heard that the next Expo would be held in Italy, here in Milan, we said that this would be our Expo and that we just had to be there. We approached KKL-JNF leaders in Israel and put the Expo idea before them. And now you can see the result for yourselves – simply outstanding!”
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