S. PELLEGRINO ANNOUNCES ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH EXPO MILANO 2015 AND PADIGLIONE ITALIA
The well-known "red star", global symbol of Made in Italy, will be the official water of Expo Milano 2015 and of Padiglione Italia, with a Piazzetta tematica Acqua dedicated to Water. It’s the only food&beverage company having a double partnership.
Collaboration details and different initiatives S. Pellegrino will be promoting during the international event have been presented today: educational and entertainment projects, and a special edition bottle to be distributed from January 2015 in 150 million samples throughout 80 Countries in the world.
Milan, June 26th 2014 – The historical brand S. Pellegrino, part of Sanpellegrino Group and symbol of Made in Italy food quality all around the world, will be protagonist of 2015 World Exposition. Today, at Restaurant LARTE in Milan, it has been announced that the well-known "red star" will be the official water of Expo Milano 2015 and of Padiglione Italia, responsible for the management of the thematic area Piazzetta tematica Acqua that will be set inside the pavilion. To date, S. Pellegrino is the only food&beverage company having the double partnership with the global event, which represents a unique occasion for Italy and for all "Made in Italy System"’s companies.
Today’s press conference saw the participation of Stefano Agostini, President and CEO of Sanpellegrino Group, Diana Bracco, President of Expo 2015 S.p.A. and General Division Commissioner for Padiglione Italia at Expo 2015, and Giuseppe Sala, Expo 2015 S.p.A CEO.
"Sanpellegrino Group is the Italian leading company in the beverage sector – said Stefano Agostini, President and CEO of Sanpellegrino Group – our products combine wellbeing and health and S. Pellegrino mineral water in particular is today marketed in 138 Countries and is widely acknowledged as ambassador of all-Italian taste, quality and style. For this reason, we are confident to be the best choice to represent our Country within a globally valuable event such as the Expo. It’s a middle-long term investment – Agostini adds – that we’ve finalized in order to appraise water as a resource and promote the Italian territory to which the Group owes the success of its products. We want to exploit this occasion – Agostini concludes – in order to create new synergies with other national excellent players and promote the Italian "know how" and our unique culture for food and taste in front of the whole word".
Expo Milano 2015 will be doubly important for S. Pellegrino.
S.Pellegrino, as the official water of the event, will create a dedicated special edition bottle, that will be distributed from January 2015 in 150 million samples throughout 80 Countries in order to promote the event at a global level.
During the exposition, special occasions will be organised with educational and entertainment scopes, to promote healthy, sustainable and gourmand lifestyles even through the promotion of Made in Italy talents linked to fine cooking and renowned chefs.
Padiglione Italia will be a display for Sistema Italia, an icon place able to best represent Italian excellences linked to the Expo main theme "Feed the Planet, Energy for Life". In this context, S. Pellegrino’s Piazzetta Tematica Acqua will be an educational and entertainment place where adults can be informed about the correct waste division, the informed and responsible use of water resources and the importance of a correct and high-quality hydration for the body.
"We have a great responsibility, - explains Diana Bracco, General Division Commissioner for Padiglione Italia at Expo 2015 - to promote our national excellences highlighting their cultural roots, but projecting them into the future. That’s why we are glad of the partnership we created with an historical brand such as S.Pellegrino. The agreement, amongst other things, foresees the preparation of a space inside Padiglione Italia dedicated to mineral water, strongly focused on the valorisation of this natural resource, on the hydration concept, on the importance of bottles reuse and on sustainable development - thus perfectly linked with Expo key-topics".
"We are proud that S. Pellegrino is Partner of Expo Milano 2015 – Expo 2015 S.p.A. CEO Giuseppe Sala explains – It’s one of the most appreciated and well-known brands at a global level. The Universal Exposition can rely once again on a quality product, emblem of Made in Italy in the world, thanks to its well-established presence on the International beverage market. Water is a unique and extraordinary good. Expo Milano 2015 will be promoting it on every moment, giving added value to the visitor experience both at a landscape level, thanks to Lake Arena and the channel that surrounds the area, and at a thematic level, thanks to S. Pellegrino’s Piazzetta which will host several events dedicated to the correct use of water resources."