The Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) bought 200 million won (USD 180,000) worth of the Gwangju Universiade tickets on May 29.
KEPCO CEO Cho Hwan-eik and the GUOC President Yoon Jan-hyun signed an agreement at the Gwangju City Hall to purchase 200 million won worth of Universiade tickets. It is the largest purchase made by far from a single organization.
The agreement is significant as it is an achievement following the GUOC's aggressive marketing for public enterprises.
President Yoon Jang-hyun said, "The Gwangju Universiade appreciates KEPCO for the purchase at as it is only 35 days until the start of the games. The GUOC would maintain a cooperative relationship with KEPCO, which has sparked a partnership towards a brighter future of the Gwangju-Naju region.
Meanwhile, the countdown for the Universiade has begun with the torch lighting in Paris on May 18. The flame will travel along Korea from June 4.
The organizing committee is focusing all of its energy into promoting the Universiade and hopes this purchase agreement will boost the ticket sales around the country.
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