A Solomon Islands group will today leave for Shanghai, China to help organize an exhibition for Solomon Islands at the upcoming World Expo 2010 later this month.

The Chairman of the Organizing Committee and Commissioner General of Solomon Islands Section at the Pacific Pavilion, Michael Tokuru is leading the group.

About 400 cultural items, handicrafts, artworks, tourism promotional materials, trade products and information, investment guides, and philatelic products will be put up for display at the Solomon Islands booth.

The advance team will be in Shanghai for two weeks and will prepare the Solomon Islands booth before the opening of the World Expo is held from 20-26th April 2010.

A second team, the Solomon Islands Expo Staff will leave the country next week to take up their expo duties during the opening.