The USA National Pavilion organizers are delighted to announce that Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) will join as a sponsor of the USA National Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Under the sponsorship agreement signed today, Corning products will be integrated into the USA National Pavilion structure. During the six-month duration of the Expo, Corning will proudly host guests and customers within the USA National Pavilion.
Ellen R. Eliasoph, Co-Chair of the USA National Pavilion, remarked, “We are proud to welcome Corning as a sponsor of the USA National Pavilion. A company having a long history in China, Corning is contributing to “Better Cities and Better Lives” by participating actively in the upgrading of China’s communications infrastructure. Corning’s contributions will help us ensure that our Pavilion is state-of-the-art in all respects. ”
“We welcome and appreciate Corning’s support of the USA National Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai, ” said Beatrice Camp, U.S. Consul General in Shanghai. “The USA National Pavilion project will benefit greatly from the incorporation of technologies and products of leading American companies such as Corning.”
Eric S. Musser, chief executive officer of Corning Greater China said “As the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, Corning is extremely proud to be a part of this historic undertaking. The Shanghai 2010 Expo provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate innovative technologies and solutions essential to improving the lives of people around the world and particularly here in China. As part of our commitment to the China market, we have been leveraging our materials science and process engineering expertise to create keystone components for customers from television manufacturers to telecommunications carriers, automakers, electronics companies, health researchers and others. We are excited to be providing optical fiber, optical cable, and hardware and equipment to the World Expo facilities including the USA National Pavilion.”
The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be held from May 1 through October 31, 2010 with a projected 70 million attendees, 95% of whom are expected to come from Mainland China. This will be the first time that China will serve as host of a world expo. At over 60, 000 square feet, the USA National Pavilion will be one of the largest pavilions at the Expo. It will showcase American culture, values, and businesses in China’s most dynamic city, while at the same time celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the U.S. and China.
In accordance with U.S. legal requirements, the USA Pavilion is being operated through a non-profit organization. The entity, Shanghai Expo 2010 Inc., is co-chaired by Ellen R. Eliasoph and Nick S. Winslow. The U.S. Department of State is prohibited by U.S. federal law from spending appropriated funds in international expositions. Therefore, U.S. private sector participation is essential to raise the necessary funds to design, build and operate the USA National Pavilion.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.
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