Milan boosts convention potential

Convention centre to expand prior to Expo 2015

Milan is set to enhance its meetings offering with the 50m euro expansion of its convention centre ahead of the city hosting Expo 2015.
 
The venue will be renamed MIC Plus in January 2011, and offer the capacity to seat 18,000 delegates, it was announced today at Imex.
 
The expanded centre, managed by Fiera Milano Congressi, will offer an auditorium for 1,500 delegates, an assembly hall for 4,500, and 73 meeting rooms.
 
Its green credentials will include solar panels for sustainable energy.
 
Fiera Milano Congressi chief executive Maurizio Lupi said: The MIC Plus will not only open ahead of Expo 2015, able therefore to play host to its events, it also integrates and rounds out our range of services, in particular strengthening our capacity for large events.

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