(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli actress, model, and television hostess Moran Atias was selected to represent Israel at Expo Milano 2015, the upcoming world’s fair set to begin in the Italian city of Milan on May 1.
Atias, who has worked extensively in Italy, is expected to participate in the opening ceremony and other important events at the expo’s Israeli pavilion. Israeli musician Ivri Lider was chosen to compose the original music to be presented at the fair.
The expo, which will be open for five months, is the largest current world’s fair and has taken place once every five years for the last 150 years. The theme for this year’s fair is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”
At the last expo, in 2010 in Shanghai, some 3 million people visited the Israeli pavilion. This year, organizers expect 140 countries and international organizations, including the United Nations, to participate, along with some 20 million visitors. The Israeli pavilion will present Israel’s unique culture and character, while focusing on its technological advances in farming.