Friday, May 25, 2012

USA Pavilion at Yeosu Expo 2012 Welcomes 100,000th Visitor

Jung family at USA Pavilion
Yeosu, South Korea (May 25, 2012) -- The USA Pavilion at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, Korea has received more than 100,000 visitors since opening on May 12. Large crowds arrive daily to experience the USA Pavilion’s themes of Diversity, Wonder and Solutions and interact with its 40 Korean-speaking Student Ambassadors.

The USA Pavilion’s 100,000th visitors were the Jung family from Ulsan, Korea. Mr. Jung Byeong Chun, Ms. Nam Geum Na and their sons Jung Gi Du and Jung Ji Hoon drove to the Expo and their first visit of the day was the USA Pavilion. They were greeted and escorted through the Pavilion experience by USA Pavilion Student Ambassadors.

“We are very pleased that the USA Pavilion’s themes and multi-dimensional attractions are resonating with so many visitors from Korea and around the world,” said Andrew Snowhite, Chief Executive Officer, USA Pavilion 2012. “Our goal is to engage and inspire hundreds of thousands more people this summer to take action for a brighter future.”

USA Pavilion 2012 is a public-private partnership and the U.S. Department of State has partnered with explorer, environmentalist and social entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau Jr., to design, build and operate the USA Pavilion. It is funded exclusively through private donations. Corporate sponsors include: Chevron; Citi; Boeing; Hyundai Motor Company; Kia Motors America; Coca-Cola; Lockheed Martin; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Corning Incorporated; General Electric; and Becton Dickinson.

For more information about the USA Pavilion, please go to http://www.pavilion2012.org/.