Yeosu Expo shows Korea’s efforts to preserve ocean
By Chung Min-uck
Various exhibitions at the Yeosu Expo will provide an opportunity to enhance the international community’s recognition of how much Korea is interested in the function and value of the ocean and coast.
Korean participants in the exposition including the government, companies and organizations will show audiences Korea’s achievements in the marine sector and related state-of-the-art science and technology. Conglomerates including Posco, Samsung, LG, SK and Hyundai Motor will promote their successful development cases and future goals.
The exhibition will also provide a good chance to induce and urge cooperation and joint efforts from the international community.
The Korea Pavilion is ready to show visitors a future vision of Korea as a leading maritime nation, focusing on its advanced marine knowledge and technology.
Korean poet Choi Nam-seon’s poem, “From the Sea to a Boy,” provides the inspiration for the representations at the Yeosu Expo.
The exhibition hall will display videos and performances combined with digital and analogue technology while the media hall will provide a 360-degree theater showing films of the dynamic vision of Korea as a major player in the global marine industry.
The blue and red swirling semi-circles of the Taegeukki pattern are the design motif for the construction of the Korea Pavilion.
The Corporate Pavilion will show the present and future of the shipbuilding, marine, IT and green-growth industries of Korea, comprised of seven individual company pavilions and a joint one.
The confirmed corporate participants include POSCO, Lotte, GS, Samsung, LG, SK, and Hyundai Motor. Also, the Korea Ship owners’ Association and Hanwha Chemical will participate in the Joint Corporate Pavilion.
In the individual company pavilions, the seven companies mentioned will showcase their creativity in the marine sector. The exhibition spaces will also be packed with fun yet educational experience-oriented content.
The Korea shipping and ports pavilion, another section in the Corporate Pavilion, is dedicated to future technology in the shipping and port industries and their potential applications by the Korea Ship owners’ Association, and Busan, Incheon and Ulsan port authorities.
At the International Pavilion, audiences will get a glimpse of other nations’ contributions to the marine sector.
It is comprised of exhibitions by countries in individual and joint national pavilions.
In the individual national pavilions, each participating country is to highlight the uniqueness of the country.
In joint pavilions, 56 developing countries will jointly host exhibits of the three ocean clusters; the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian. They are expected to create content that reflects their heritages and present cultural performances so that visitors learn cultural diversity.