Dates to Remember

20 January 2000
The Articles of Incorporation of Ente Autonomo Fiera Internazionale di Milano are approved. Article No. 1 states that it is a private foundation that owns all the fixed assets and is designed to operate in the interests of the community.

7 February 2000
Fondazione Fiera Milano is established.

16 January 2001
Luigi Roth is appointed CEO of Fondazione Fiera Milano.

29 June 2001
Establishment of Sviluppo Sistema Fiera Spa, an engineering and contracting company for large-scale infrastructure construction projects and territorial redevelopment, the veritable operating arm of Fondazione. It was established to oversee the construction of new exhibition grounds and to redevelop part of the original exhibition complex.

17 December 2001
Conferral of the “services” business to Fiera Milano Spa.

7 March 2002
Fondazione Fiera Milano acquires a majority shareholding in Villa Erba Spa.

18 September 2002
The International Academy of Trade Fair Management is established.

12 December 2002
Fiera Milano Spa shares are listed in the Star segment on the Italian Stock Exchange.

6 May 2003
President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, visits the renovated Palazzina degli Orafi, headquarters of Fondazione Fiera Milano.

8 October 2004
Fondazione Fiera Milano defines itself a foundation for “development” and the Articles of Incorporation are amended.

24 November 2004
Corrado Peraboni, Managing Director of Fondazione Fiera Milano, is appointed Chairman of the UFI European Chapter, and is reconfirmed in 2006 until 2008.

29 July 2005
Fondazione Fiera Milano joins the Irccs Policlinico, Mangiagalli and Regina Elena Foundation, a center of excellence for healthcare in Lombardy, agreeing to offer its experience, know-how and capital.

September 2006
Fondazione Fiera Milano joins the organizing committee of Expo 2015 and works with the Milan City Council in determining the function of the sites owned by Fondazione.

21 October 2006
Fondazione Comunitaria Nord Milano is established, and Fondazione Fiera Milano is one of its founders.

28 November 2007
The Milan Exhibition System is presented to Parliament and to the European Commission in Brussels.

13 November 2008
Corrado Peraboni, Managing Director of Fondazione Fiera Milano, is appointed Vice Chairman of the UFI European Chapter.

23 December 2009
Gianpiero C. Cantoni is appointed Chairman and CEO of Fondazione Fiera Milano.

15 April 2011
Fondazione Fiera Milano joins the NewCo project, promoted by the Lombardy Regional Authority and the Milan City Council for the acquisition of the Expo 2015 sites.

1 August 2012
Fondazione Fiera Milano's sale of the future Expo 2015 site becomes official 

30 July 2013
Benito Benedini is appointed Chairman and CEO of Fondazione Fiera Milano