The world leader for design and one of the world capitals for fashion;
Milan is the Mother City of worlds most acclaimed apparel and clothing
brands. Its image of the glamour capital is further enhanced by its music
production and publishing industries.
Perhaps Italys most industrialized city, Milan holds numerous
outstanding trade fairs and expos. Its notable Exhibition Center and Trade
Fair complex, Fiera Milano, though being new is the largest trade fair
complex in the world. Besides the hotels in the city are also well equipped
to deal with conferences and conventions. Its row of famous international
trade fairs and events include Moda Prima, MiArt and Macef Milano.
The finance sector of the city is abuzz with activity as well with Milan
being the most important stock exchange and banking sector of Italy. The
Italian Stock Exchange (la Borsa Italiana) makes the city one of the major
financial and business centers of the world.
The economy of the city also dominated by the service sector, which
accounts for more than 50% of the domestic product along with the glamorous
industries like tourism, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear and
ceramics. While oil, petroleum, telecommunications and transport industries
are important too.
Major Business Centers
Fiera Milano Complex:
Since 1994 Fiera Milano Congressi has been successfully managing event
venues. Today it has three convention centers in its Fiera Milano Complex:
Milano Convention Center (MIC):
With up to 36 conference halls and capacity of more than 25,000 people,
Milano Convention Center today is the largest in Italy. The center was
designed in 2002 and was doubled in size in 2005.
Along with spacious exhibition halls (total 85,000m2), the center also
possesses a 2,000 seat Auditorium and large number of rooms for congresses.
It is a futuristic conference center situated in Fiera Milano New
Exhibition Complex in the northwestern suburb of Pero & Rho opened in
April 2005. This notable Exhibition Center and Trade Fair complex is perhaps
the largest trade fair complex in the world.
The complex comprises of a 1,000 seat auditorium, 9 conference halls, a
large, luminous foyer and numerous offices.
Spazio Villa Erba:
The conference center is situated on Lake Como.
Major Commercial Areas
Corso Buenos Aires:
Corso Buenos Aires is wide boulevard running northeast from Giardini
Pubblici. It is one of the largest commercial main roads of Milan and is
also considered the main communication artery connecting the city center
with the small business and large-scale industrial districts.
Lined with numerous boutiques, this biggest shopping street in the city is
said to have the highest concentration of clothing and merchandise stores in
Europe. it also famous for great bargains during sales periods, after
Christmas and in mid-summer, when the two-mile stretch of shop windows is
filled with colorful price tags.
The Corso Buenos Aires is easy to reach as it is well served by the metro.
Further with many ethnic restaurants, the boulevard has a cosmopolitan feel.