Kiwi Chamber Event
Ireland’s Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Paschal Donohoe addressed over 40 distinguished businesspeople at a breakfast meeting with the Irish-Korean Business Network this morning at the Millennium Hilton in Seoul. The minister highlighted the mutually beneficial trade and investment partnership between the countries while demonstrating Ireland’s economic strengths.
As a gateway to over 500 million people in the EU market, many of the world’s most successful global businesses have chosen Ireland as their strategic base in Europe. Today, Ireland is home to nine of the...read more
Robert Walters Global Salary Survey 2017
Robert Walters Korea, a leading bilingual specialist professional recruitment consultancy, released its Global Salary Survey 2017, a full report on the latest recruitment market trends, and hosted an event covering the report’s domestic recruitment trends at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul.
At the event, which was attended by over 100 human resources professionals, Robert Walters Korea held a panel discussion analyzing last year’s recruitment trends in Korea and major global markets, and presented a forecast of 2017 hiring trends by industry and job classification.
In its...read more
Grand Free Trade
Korea and New Zealand celebrated the first year of the free trade agreement between the two countries at a seminar and networking function held at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The Year End Grand Hui event, cohosted by the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea, known as The Kiwi Chamber, and New Zealand Embassy in Korea, was attended by more than 150 dignitaries from the government and local business community. Immediately before the Grand Hui, a seminar hosted by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and New Zealand Embassy enabled 60 interested...read more
Environmental Resources Management, or ERM, a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk and social consulting services, announced yesterday that it would attend Asia Power Week 2016, Asia’s largest and most comprehensive power and energy conference, at KINTEX in Ilsan, from Sept. 20 to 22.
ERM is the Sustainability Partner for Asia Power Week, where three principal consultants from ERM offices around Asia will provide their perspectives on the dynamics and challenges of the power sector including renewable technologies, climate policy and regulatory risk....read more
To enjoy nature and the outdoors, a Grand Camping summer event for Sungjukwon Girl's Orphanage was held on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Seoul. The event, which was sponsored by the hotel and supported by the ANZ Bank and Kiwi Chamber, was a big success and was attended by Grand Hyatt Seoul General Manager Adrian Slater, New Zealand Embassy Deputy Head of Mission John Riley, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Trade Commissioner Ryan Freer, members from ANZ Bank and The Kiwi Chamber and over 20 girls and teachers from Sungjukwon. The Hyatt Thrive program for the students...read more
Business Korea sat down with Dr. Steven Lee, president of George Mason University (GMU) Korea, at his office in Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, South Korea. We asked him about the growth of the school and his long-term vision and the institution’s progress in its 2.5 years of operations. He shared with us his road map for the innovative education of students from all throughout Asia who attend the growing university. What follows are excerpts from the interview.
Q: Lets talk about yourself first. What is your educational philosophy? And as president of George Mason...read more
Ahn Hee-jung, governor of Chungnam Province, on Friday signed an agreement with global room-sharing service Airbnb to cooperate on providing accommodations to visitors attending Korea’s 97th National Sports Festival. Airbnb’s Director of Public Policy for the Asia Pacific Region, Mike Orgill, represented the company at the ceremony. The ceremony also included several prominent bed-and-breakfast owners in the province.
The signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlines a many-part agreement in which both the provincial government and the room-sharing service will work to encourage...read more
Global Korean Education
George Mason University Korea and the Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA have signed a memorandum of understanding on July 16 at George Mason University Korea to develop global education and Korean cultural programs.
The “Foundation for Korean Language and Culture in USA” is a non-profit organization with a primary mission to promote Korean language and cultural education in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the United States. The Foundation believes that the integration of Korean language and culture into the curriculum will significantly enrich students...read more
Wellspring of Innovation
The city government of Seoul is opening a new Seoul Global Startup Center on Aug. 1, the newest addition to the country’s growing support for the nascent local startup ecosystem. The center will offer a favorable environment for dozens of entrepreneurs to realize their business ideas by receiving help in the form of office space, paid expenses and support programs.
This center is unique in that it is explicitly geared towards non-Koreans who want to start a business in the country. Although the Park Geun-hye administration has put together many projects and initiatives to foster...read more