The seaweeds industry has a leading role in the process of creating a blue economy, as seaweeds are produced without the need of freshwater or fertilizer. Moreover, seaweed farming does not produce any greenhouse gases, it therefore has a very light environmental footprint.
To promote this leading role of seaweed farming, Jeollanamdo yearly hosts the world’s first International Seaweeds Exhibition in Wando. Located directly at the Marine Park at the Port of Wando, this exhibition does not only aim at connecting businesses and exhibiting its products. Throughout the whole exhibition period several experience-events and cultural events are planned, to deepen people’s understanding of seaweed and raising awareness.
Actually planned for 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the exhibition has been postponed to 2022. The organizer expect about 1.000.000 visitors over the exhibition period of 15 days.