EXPO 2012


Venue: Yeosu, South Korea

Dates: 12 May–12 August 2012

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:  http://expo2012korea.ru/en/
The World’s Fairs are a series of large-scale, global, themed exhibitions held in different parts of the world. The national pavilions of the participating countries make each World’s Fair unique. At Expo 2012 in Yeosu, there were 106 national expositions and 10 expositions by international organisations. The main theme in 2012 was: The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities.

On 29 June 2012, an interactive display entitled St Petersburg – Marine Capital of Russia, commissioned by the Russian Government Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade and organised by ExpoForum, was featured at the Expo 2012 World’s Fair in the South Korean city of Yeosu.

ExpoForum won the tender for the right to organise the St Petersburg exposition, and carried out the work in conjunction with the St Petersburg Government Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade. St Petersburg – Marine Capital of Russia demonstrated the importance of the city as an important marine transport hub, an international centre of advanced marine technology, the home of Russian navigation, a major centre for shipbuilding, a guarantor of environmental safety in the Baltic Sea, a centre for ocean research, and a marine tourism and diving centre.

The St Petersburg delegation included members of the city government and representatives of local companies who were displaying their latest developments at the exhibition. ExpoForum compiled presentations of participants’ projects, the delegation’s business and cultural programmes, and brochures on companies in St Petersburg. It also developed iOS apps (for iPhone and iPad) and Android apps in Russian, Korean, and English, giving everyone the opportunity to download this information onto their mobile devices.