The Expo cost about 2.6 billion euros, according to official figures, it received 1.3 billion euros in public investment, 0.3 billion euros from sponsors and private investors, and 1 billion euros from official participants.
The economic return for Italy was expected to be in the region of 10 billion euros, 5 billion of which is expected to have been generated from Italy’s tourist industry.
|Theme||“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”|
|Estimated cost:||€2.6 billion|
|Public investment:||€1.3 billion|
|Official participants:||€1 billion|
|Estimated return for Italy:||€10 billion (€5 billion from travel and tourism)|
|Visitors per day:||116,000|
|Estimated total visitors:||Over 20 million|
|Duration:||May 1st - October 31st|