Expo 2012, Yeosu, South Korea

Topics: Grenada, Ban Ki-moon, Expo 2012 Pages: 4 (1226 words) Published: August 23, 2013
Coslyn Williams

Final Report-Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea, May 12th - August 12th, 2012

From:Coslyn Williams
Date: August, 18th, 2012
Subject: Final report on Grenada’s Booth at Yeosu Expo 2012. The sky of Yeosu was lit up with spectacular fireworks at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday as the city celebrated the end of 93-day Yeosu Expo 2012, which kicked off on May 12. Hundreds of spectators, participants and performers joined hands and danced in circles to mark the successful wrapping up of the event. The closing ceremony, which began at 7:30 p.m., was attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, who both commended the hosts for doing a sterling job on the Expo. Yeosu Expo 2012 held under the theme “The Living Ocean and Coast” reached its target of attracting 8 million visitors. 104 countries participated in the expo and each country, including Grenada aimed to highlight workable solutions for achieving sustainable development and co-existence with the living ocean as seen through its underwater sculpture park display.

Grenada’s Participation in Expo 2012

Reflecting the importance of its relationship with the ocean, Grenada presented its theme through a visually impressive booth, informative exhibits, and friendly interaction. The general public was introduced to the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park, Nutmeg, Carnival, the yachting sector and Grenada as a tourist and business trading destination. The Grenadian Booth was very well received by the general public, VIPs, and business participants, and was one of the most popular at Expo 2012.Participanting countries were equally complimentary about the success of our booth and appreciative of its role in furthering the work in ocean conservation. Our presence at Expo 2012 was an excellent platform to promote links between Grenada and Korea through trade, investment, people-to-people and tourism contacts. 2,223,131...
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