WANDO (COR): Wando Seaweeds International Expo 2017

Wando County

The Wando Seaweeds International Expo 2017 opens in Wando under the theme of “Promise of Seaweeds, Challenge the Future!” for 24 days from April 14 to May 7. 

The opening ceremony was held on April 14, and in a congratulatory message, National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun said seaweed is one of the core ingredients for new economic growth engines. Chung said the National Assembly will spare no efforts to help South Korea promote its marine resource industry.

Mr. Woo-cheol Shin, mayor of Wando said, "This expo will become the platform where diverse information and technology such as ecological and nutritional values of seaweeds as well as its potentials as a future industry are exchanged. In addition, the expo will expand the consumer market of seaweeds both within and outside the country and let us explore opportunities of creating new added values as the power industry of national future development such as advanced materials, new medicines, and bio energy”. The expo is a triennial.