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Bistro Busan set to attract BIE voters

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Representatives from each member state of the Bureau International des Expositions will gather in Paris on Nov. 28 to select the host city of World Expo 2030. Before voting begins, Busan will continue promoting its candidacy until the very last second.

To that end, Busan Metropolitan City will operate the pop-up Bistro Busan at COMPTOIR D'ISSY, a bistro located near the BIE’s 173rd General Assembly venue. Bistro Busan will offer lunch boxes, snacks and beverages for a pay-as-you-wish donation. Guests can watch a live stream of each candidate city’s final presentation while enjoying delicious Korean treats.

Furthermore, a section of the Korean Cultural Center in the French capital will be transformed into an Expo promotion zone on Nov. 27 and 28. An installation by Busan artist Im Jibin will delight visitors. Mr. Im, known for his collaboration with Gucci featuring giant teddy bears, will adorn the KCC’s courtyard with his trademark bears. Each bear will have expressions of hope for a World Expo 2030 Busan.

In addition, the KCC offers Korean cultural experiences, such as wearing Hanbok and playing traditional games.

On the 6th floor, an Expo cheering event will feature live coverage of the voting site in Paris and various performances.

Finally, Busan will present its passion for hosting World Expo 2030 via digital billboards. Several large ads will be displayed on the outer walls of Palais des Sports Robert Charpentier starting Nov. 24. Furthermore, Busan will place digital ads on nine panels at the entrance of the BIE General Assembly venue.

※ Bistro Busan, Nov. 28

 ◎ Pop-up at COMPTOIR D'ISSY: 2 Av. Victor Cresson, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France