BIE President Jean-Pierre Lafon
22/01/10 - The President of the BIE, Jean-Pierre Lafon, attended on Wednesday the presentation of the French Pavilion at EXPO Shanghai 2010, which marked its 100-day countdown yesterday.
President Lafon applauded China's ongoing efforts in view of the Expo opening. He explained that the Expo, which will gather cities from around the world, provides an excellent global platform to exchange experiences in urban development.
The Commissioner-General of the French Pavilion, José Frèches, expressed appreciation for China's help in France's preparation for its participation at the Expo. The promotion meeting, he stressed, was not only for the French Pavilion but also for EXPO Shanghai as a whole.
Also present at the meeting was the celebrated French fashion designer, Pierre Cardin, who will participate in the Expo, as well as the French actor, Alain Delon, who serves as the image ambassador for the pavilion. Sponsors, designers, and other celebrities also expressed their wishes for a successful exhibition.
French actor Alain Delon, who serves as image ambassador for the French Pavilion
Titled, "Sensual City," art, romance, and the dainty will figure greatly in the Pavilion of France, according to its architect, Jacques Ferrier.
(Information gathered from Xinhua)