Proposed Location: Milano, Italy


Proposed location: Milano

Why is Milano [name of suggested city] the best place to host Devcon VII? Convince us :slightly_smiling_face:
[High level overview]

Answer the following questions to see if your suggested city matches our key criteria to host the next Devcon:

Country and Entry

1. What are the visa restrictions for the country?
No particular restriction, similar to other EU countries. To find out what you need use this quick wizard (4 questions) by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

2. How easy is the international access?
It’s very easy and well connected to most of the continents (e.g. direct flights NYC and Tokyo).

Milano has 3 main international airports totalling 4 terminals: Malpensa (T1, T2), Linate, Orio al Serio.

Linate is the nearest is at 7km (4 mi) from the city center, the furthest at 49km (25 mi).

All of them are well-served by train, bus, taxi/uber. Costs 10-100 eur for 15-50 mins travel.

3. What about the safety and political stability of the region?

Italy is a safe place in general and recently established a government with a clear majority and leadership after several years of technical administration. In Italy, political stability is well separated from day to day life.

Milano has one of the highest standards for security and stability. Cannot be otherwise since it has the trust from international recurring events like Milano Fashion Week, Milano Design Week, Formula 1 GP Monza and EICMA.

A few years ago (2015) it hosted the World Expo 2015

4. How expensive are venue rentals, accommodation, food, and transport?

Milano is not the cheapest place in italy but has a very good variety of options the can suit everyone. Below the ranges:

Accomodations: 40-150 eur per person per night
Lunch: 10-25 eur per person
Dinner: 15-50 eur per person
Public transport: single ride 2 eur, daily pass 7 eur, 3 days 12 eur
Uber/taxi: 15 eur 10 min ride, 20 eur 15 min ride, 50 eur 45 min ride

Venue rentals are variable based on distance to city center and services included, a good average is 15k eur per day for 2500 m2 (26000 ft2).

5. What is the climate during Q3/Q4?
July and August hottest, perfect September-October, November-December cold but nice with the snow. Below temperatures:

July: High 36°C; Low 28°C
August: High 37°C; Low 28°C
September: High 29°C; Low 16°C
October: High 26°C; Low 13°C
November: High 14°C; Low 9°C
December: High -1°C; Low 8°C

City and Venue

1. How easy is the transportation in the city (between venues, airport, etc.)?

Public transport is very convenient, metro and buses interconnect all the city and there are direct trains/buses for the major airports.

Just with the metro and buses, ATM (public company) moved 500M people last year.

Private transport complements the offering with white taxies and Uber.

In most part of the city, you can get a transport (public/private) in 5 minutes.

You can get also a scooter, a moped or a bicycle.

2. Are there modern venues (WiFi/Maneuverability/Catering)?

Yes. There are venues which hosted international recurring events like Milano Fashion Week, Milano Design Week, and EICMA.

Indeed most part of the city is covered by 5G.

3. Are there venues with the capacity to host between 5-10k+ people?

Some of the venues capable to host >10k ppl are Fiera Milano and SuperStudio

4. What are attractions in or around the city, and how close are they to the venue?

Ethereum community and Impact

1. How does the Ethereum community look like in this region (e.g.: existing large community/ small but growing rapidly, etc.)?

There are user and enthusiast communities in Italy (counting 10+ k members) and in 2022 new ones appearing dedicated to just workers in web3. Below some of them:

These communities organised or organise physical meetups and create awareness around web3 technologies and Ethereum is one of the main ecosystem discussed.

2. What is the potential of Ethereum to have an impact in that region?

3. How is hosting Devcon in that city benefiting the Ethereum ecosystem?

Concerns and Downsides

Every location has its pros and cons. It’s important to also consider the potential downsides.

  1. What are possible risks?
  2. What could be the downsides?

Additional Information

Please add any extra information you want.

Nice start. You probably won’t be able to edit any more Proposed location: Београд, Србија - #6 by q9f and will need to post again. Good luck with the deadline.

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