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South Korea's highly competitive innovation sector and high-value-added industries have earned the country a reputation as a top global producer and innovation hub. Bloomberg has ranked Korea's innovation at number one in Asia for seven consecutive years.

The country enjoys dominant global positions in a number of major industries, including consumer electronics and biotechnology, and has set goals to become a major player in several other areas, including smart-grid technology, the Internet of Things and robotics.

Despite the current global downturn, South Korea's economic outlook is relatively promising. The IMF ranked the country number one among OECD countries in terms of economic growth rate for 2020. Credit rating agencies such as Moody's and S&P continue to rate Korea's economy highly, maintaining the current national credit rating (AA). The country also possesses high consumption power – for example, among global branches of Costco and Ikea, the Korean outlets lead the world in sales volume.

The Chamber, with the support of KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency), has organized a webinar on 23 September to explore trade and investment opportunities in Korea. Members will not only learn about Korea's business environment, but will also gain an understanding of the investment opportunities in biotechnology and e-commerce.

Grace Park, Consultant at Invest Korea, will give members an overview of business opportunities in the country. Bumjoon Park, Project Manager for Life Sciences industry, will introduce Korea's biopharmaceutical and healthcare industry and e-commerce sectors and let members know how they can participate in these promising fields. An expert from Onestop Consulting Center will brief members on business set up and taxation, legal and labour considerations.

This is an invaluable opportunity to explore Korea's trade and investment climate – register now!



To minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, this informative session will be conducted in the format of a webinar. Upon successful registration, registrants will receive a confirmation email with a specific link to access the webinar on the event date.

Speaker(s) Grace Park, Consultant, Invest Korea
Bumjoon Park, Project Manager, Life Sciences
Consultant(TBC), E-commerce
Consultant(TBC), Onestop Consulting Center
Language English
Date and Time 2020/09/23 13:00 to 14:00
Venue This event will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries German Cheung
Tel: 28231297
Email: german@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of payment, on a first come first served basis.
- Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- No refund will be made for last minute cancellations or no-shows. If the booking is cancelled at least 3 days before the event, and in such cases the refund will be subjected to a 10% administration fee, or HK$100 deduction, whichever is higher.
- Members paying with their BOC HKGCC Visa Card will enjoy a 30% discount on their reservation. The discount is only applicable to the card holder, and does not extend to their guests. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with Chamber Coupons.
- A $50 handling fee per person will be charged for all offline bookings (e.g. fax, e-mail, post) for all Chamber events. Go online today by downloading our app or registering on the HKGCC website to save the environment and money.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.
- The registration fee is non-refundable for this event.