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Italy's fine leather features in Seoul
Fine leather making country Italy is again bringing its talented manufactures to Korea, Oct 18-20. The Mipel Italian Leather Goods Showroom, an international event dedicated to leather goods and fashion accessories, will feature 17 companies from the Italian Leather Goods Association (AIMPES) at the Park Hyatt Seoul in southern Seoul, the Italian Trade Agency said.
SsangYong Motor chairman to speak at Indian chamber forum
The Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK) and the Embassy of India in Seoul will host a breakfast meeting at the JW Marriot Seoul on Oct. 25. Under the theme “The SsangYong Story,” the event will feature a keynote presentation by the CEO and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra and SsangYong Motor Chairman in Korea Pawan Kumar Goenka.
FKCCI to help business make effective presentations
The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) will hold a training program for structuring and preparing for negotiations with buyers at the FKCCI office meeting room in Seoul on Oct. 27. The “Pro Workshop _ Making Effective Business Presentations” is designed for those with intermediate to advanced English skills who wish to gain advanced presentation skills, the chamber said.
UN suggests Korea uses technology in aging
It is important to highlight issues that affect older people, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region as the population ages, a high-ranking United Nations official says. U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) East and North-East Asia Office director Kilaparti Ramakrishna says Korea needs to think about the experiences and contributions of older ...
Workshop focuses on developing Mekong region tourism
Government officials from Mekong sub-region countries Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand are in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, for a training workshop from Oct. 15-20. The “Mekong Sub-regional Capacity Building Workshop on Cultural Heritage,” organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre, aims to provide a platform for national training of cultural heritage specialist guides, contributing to developing sustainable tourism. Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) and the United Nations Educational and Scien...
First urban innovation startup competition takes place
Young entrepreneurs and startups from around the world gathered in Seoul to find solutions to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at an urban innovation competition, Sept. 19-20.The United Nations Economic and Social Co mmission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized the event with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).
Korea, Singapore tap into water industry cooperation
Water industry experts from Korea and Singapore met in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, to discuss investment opportunities on Sept. 21. The ASEAN-Korea Centre, the Asia Water Council (AWC), the Singapore Public Utility Board (PUB) and International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) organized the “Investment Promotion Seminar on Water.” The aim was to provide updates to about 50 Korean businesspeople on water-related investments and business opportunities from the Singapore government and major water services corporations.
Portugal's Fatima attracts Korean travelers
Korea is a market full of potential for Portugal’s tourism, with a 30 percent increase every year, the country’s tourism vice minister Ana Godinho Mendes said. Mendes, who was in Seoul for the first time early this month, brought 13 tourism companies and organizations to “showcase Portugal as a place to visit, to invest, to study and to live,” she told The Korea Times.
Diplomats have rare chance to run along DMZ
“Visiting the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) reminds me how far Korea has come since the Korean War, and that Korean citizens continue to live under the threat from North Korea,” says Australian Ambassador James Choi.“It also reminds me of Australia’s commitment during the Korean War. 17,000 Australian soldiers fought on the Korean Peninsula, with 340 making the ultimate sacrifice.”
US may sell military assets to South Korea
U.S. President Donald Trump showed support for South Korea’s plan to acquire “advanced” military assets in his bilateral summit with President Moon Jae-in at New York City Thursday, Cheong Wa Dae said. The two leaders also reached consensus on expanding U.S. strategic assets in South Korea and surrounding areas to counter threats from North Korea. Moon stressed the need to maintain dominant military power over North Korea, according to Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Park Soo-hyun.
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