Romania’s pavilion at Expo Yeosu 2012 attracts 15,000 visitors in two days
Romania‘s pavilion at the International Exhibition Yeosu 2012 – South Korea attracted 15,000 visitors in two days, informs a release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) .
MAE remarks that in the last two days the number of Korean visitors to the international event increased significantly, mainly as an effect of the two days off granted by the Korean authorities for the national festival – Buddha Day (Seokka Tanshin-il), which is celebrated every year on the eighth day of the fourth month of the calendar.
„Romania‘s presence at this major event of public diplomacy, which enjoys worldwide recognition, is an important opportunity to provide the Asian public with an image as comprehensive as possible of our country’s tourism and business opportunities. The growing interest shown by the Korean public makes us optimistic about the final outcomes of this event,” said Romania‘s Expo 2012 commissioner and chairman of the International Bureau of Expositions Ferdinand Nagy.
The implementation of last generation technology, such as augmented reality and kinect applications, has caught the attention of the Korean public that expressed its appreciation for the innovative and inventive spirit of the Romanian experts. The traditional cuisine restaurant also accommodated in Romania’s national pavilion welcomed a record high number of diners – over 600 a day – who were delighted to taste dishes specific to the various regions of the country.
The International Exhibition Yeosu 2012 – South Korea running for 90 days between May 12 and August 12, with 104 participating countries and six international organizations, is dedicated to the Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Development’, and aims to shed light on humankind’s knowledge and advancement of technology concerning the ocean and coast and identify ways to resolve challenges facing the ocean.
The core element of the concept of Romania’s pavilion at Expo 2012 Yeosu is the uniqueness and ecological importance of the Danube Delta and of the Delta protected areas, which emerged from bio- and ethno-diversity, in the context of sustainable development.
The author of the architectural design of Romania’s national Yeosu pavilion and of the dedicated website is Romanian architect Andrei Mihailescu; the design was implemented by the Korean company A&A Co. Ltd.