Conference Information

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How to reach Milano

Milano has two main airport: Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate. Both airoporte are connected to the City Center via a bus shuttle services that stop at Milano Central Station. If you arrive at Milano Malpensa you can also the train Malpensa Express to arrive at Milano City Center.

Here you can find some useful links:

  • (Milano Malpensa website)
  • (Milano Linate website)
  • (transportation Milano Linate-Milano Central Station)
  • (transportation Milano Malpensa - Milano City Center)
  • (Malpensa Express train from Milano Malpensa to Milano Cadorna)


Nice things to do in Milano

Milano offers different attractions that you can visit:


  • Duomo di Milano (
  • Cenacolo Vinciano ([tour]&id=744) where you can see "L'Ultima cena" painted by Leonardo da Vinci
  • Pinacoteca di Brera ([tour]&id=745)
  • Sforza Castle (
  • Palazzo reale, where different exhibitions are organized simultaneously (
  • Milano shipping (restaurants and pubs) (


  • Vittorio Emanuele Street
  • La Scala theatre (


Conference location

The Milano Bovisa Campus arises on the site of the former industrial area of Bovisa, a neighbourhood north of Milan. The campus has been substantially expanded as the result of an international competition announced in 1998 by Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with other local entities and has brought about a general renewal of the zone.
Milano Bovisa seat is subdivided into two campuses: one on via Durando, which hosts the Schools of Architecture and Design, and one on via La Masa, which hosts the School of Industrial Engineering. The two campuses also host important research structures.
The conference will be organized at The Durando Campus. It is located 5 minutes walk from Milano Bovisa station. The following link will show how to reach Durando Campus from Milano Bovisa Station.
How to arrive at Bovisa Station:
  • From Garibaldi Station: all the train to Saronno, Bovisa, Seveso. Milano Bovisa is the third stop, 10 minutes
  • From Milano Cadorna: all the train to Novara nord, Varese nord, Como Nord. Milano Bovisa is the second stop.


Conference Fee

Conference fee includes lunch and coffee break, conference gadgets, ticket for Expo (31 May 2015) and access to social events.


Invoice information for participants who pay by your self includes:

  • name and surname of participants
  • citizenship
  • Address
  • Country
  • n. of passport or ID or fiscal code (for Italian psrtecipants

Invoice information for participants whose fee is paied by their institution includes:

  • Name of the institution
  • Address
  • Country
  • Full VAT registration number


About Polimi

Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.

Politecnico di Milano is made up ofseven campuses distributed in the cities of Milano (Leonardo and Bovisa campuses), Como, Lecco, Cremona, Mantova and Piacenza.

The Milano Bovisa campus is subdivided into two campuses: one on via Durando, which hosts the Schools of Architecture and Design and one on via La Masa, which hosts the School of Industrial Engineering. The two campuses also host important research structures.

There are, in particular, at Durando Campus (that is the conference location) the architectural design and planning laboratories and the Laboratory for Safety in Transportation (LAST). At La Masa Campus the Wind Tunnel and the research laboratories in the aerospatial, mechanical and energy sectors.


About the FTIS

the Fair Trade International Symposium (FTIS) is a regular series of large scale conference events that gather interested parties from all across the world to showcase the latest and best quality research undertaken in the area of "fair trade".

The aim of the symposiums series is to bring together the world's leading and newly emerging academic researchers, with practitioners, policy makers and the general public, for the development and consolidation of collective knowledge on the subject of "fair trade".

Each Symposium event is organised by a separate team of academics and if you are interested in hosting or being involved in the next event, please contact the 2012 team.The first Fair Trade International Symposium was held in Montreal in 2002. After another event there in 2006, the Symposium moved to Europe and Montpellier in 2008. The 4th event was recently held at Liverpool Hope University from 2nd-4th April.