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Italy’s Wonders – The World on Show at the Earth Technology Expo. Fortezza da Basso, October 13-16, 2021

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Florence, 7th October 2021. A press conference was held this morning inside the Auditorium Di Cicco at the Civil Protection Department in Rome to present ETE – the Earth Technology Expo (http://www.etexpo.it), the most complete exhibition showcasing Italy’s extraordinary ability to create, innovate and find solutions for the great climate challenge, to start an ecological and digital transition and to find protection from environmental disasters. The exhibition will take place from 13th to 16th October 2021 at the Fortezza da Basso (free admission). This event will bring 100 exhibitors and 50 workshops inside the Fortezza, but it will also feature a rich programme of meetings, presentations, and solutions, with the help of scientists, civil protection experts, research centres, universities, companies, ministers, and local and national administrators.

The presentation also saw the participation of Lorenzo Becattini, Firenze Fiera’s President, as a speaker.

The presentation boasted the achievements of a country able to produce, of which we should be proud. Which actions should we introduce to save the Earth, reduce the most dangerous emissions in the atmosphere, regenerate cities, protect water and the environment, increase protection against the great environmental risks, prevent and manage emergencies, produce quality food without waste, and guarantee research and any work related to it? Many answers will emerge from the over 5,000 square metres of the Fortezza da Basso, which will host the first exhibition of a whole range of high-tech products and solutions with systems and models already designed and applied, which make Italy a world leader in this sector. It will also be possible to attend surprising presentations based on research and inventions, discover smart solutions going from the production and management of clean energy to the management of local public services, to end with the quality of cities and smart cities. Special attention will also be given to the potential of the 5G and 6G ultra-widebands.

ETE is organised with Firenze Fiera, and ideated in co-operation with the Italian Civil Protection Department and the Casa Italia Department of the Council Presidency, Ispra, the Italian Space Agency, Enea, Ingv, the Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion, the Oceanographic Institute, Utilitalia, Consorzi di bonifica Anbi, Coldiretti, the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Florence, the University Luiss “Guido Carli”, Fondazione Symbola, and Legambiente.

The National Council of Italian Engineers and the National Council of Italian Geologists will be partners of the event, whereas Rai Isoradio will be the official radio.

“The Florence Expo – said Mauro Grassi, Director of Earth Technology Expo – will also feature top-level meetings, with all the main actors and stakeholders of the various sectors, offering a more advanced and dynamic image of our country”.

“The Civil Protection Department will participate in Expo Ete with great enthusiasm and willing to create a dialogue with all the Italian and international public and private