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Frans Vlaar, business unit director for Europe, America and AMEA of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals gives the welcome address for the Sustainability through Excellence in Manufacturing workshop at Coex Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul, on Sept. 13, 2017.

Joint Workshop

13 September 2017 - 4:00pm
Matthew Weigand

Antibiotic pollution is a significant cause of Anti-microbial Resistance (AMR), according to experts from DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals (DSP), the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, and other organizations that gathered together for a “Sustainability through Excellence in Manufacturing (STEM)” workshop at COEX InterContinental Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, that was sponsored by the Korea Drug Research Association and ALS Pharmaceutical. They spent the day imparting advanced training and education programs to their business advocates and industry stakeholders on the latest...

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Christopher Lehane (L), Airbnb’s head of global policy and public affairs, and Kim Yong-hak (R), president of Yonsei University, pose for a photo with the newly signed MOU between their two organizations.

Mutual Cooperation

12 September 2017 - 7:15pm
Matthew Weigand

Airbnb and Yonsei University today signed an MOU for mutual cooperation for research to build a foundation in an era where the sharing economy is becoming more significant. Airbnb is the world’s largest global home sharing platform, and Yonsei University is the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Korea. Attendees at the MOU Signing Ceremony included Christopher Lehane, Airbnb’s head of global policy and public affairs; Kim Yong-hak, the president of Yonsei University, and 10 others from both organizations.

Under the MOU, Airbnb will assist Yonsei to strengthen its...

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StubHub's Korean-language web portal

Reselling Tickets

7 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Matthew Weigand

The growing popularity of Korean pop music also carries with it another growing phenomenon -- an increasing frustration with the ticket-buying process. One can easily find dozens of English-language Q-and- A sites on the Internet where someone is asking how to buy tickets to events in Korea alongside complaints of no tickets being available.

Some answers to these questions contain detailed instructions, complete with a small primer on the Korean language, in order to aid interested English speakers in their quest to get a ticket to the next G-Dragon concert. But even if the...

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David Swan, managing director of Robert Walters Japan and Korea

Artificial Intelligence

31 July 2017 - 9:00am
Matthew Weigand

“Absorbing content, seeing entertainment, traveling are things that people will be doing more of,” David Swan says when asked what a future in which artificial intelligence (AI) systems are commonplace. He sees a booming health and fitness industry, people with enough time for cooking and visiting unique restaurants. He envisions a life without the day-to-day drudgery that occupies most peoples’ time now, a life where people are free to pursue their interests.

As the Managing Director of Robert Walters Japan and Korea, David Swan is in a unique position to see the changes that AI...

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Kiwi Chamber Event

4 May 2017 - 6:45pm
Matthew Weigand

The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea, known as “The Kiwi Chamber,” will host its annual New Zealand Wine Festival events on Saturday, May 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the idyllic Waterfall Garden of the Grand Hyatt Seoul, and on Saturday, June 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Park Hyatt Busan. This year’s festivals, the ninth in Seoul and the fifth in Busan, will offer oenophiles an array of premium red and white wines from over 20 vineyards.

A major factor contributing to sales of New Zealand wine in Korea is the Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement...

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Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to Korea, delivers a keynote address to over 40 local business community leaders at The Kiwi Chamber Inspire with Innovation Series at the Grand Hyatt Seoul on March 21, 2017.

Kiwi Chamber Event

22 March 2017 - 10:15pm
Matthew Weigand
Irish Minister Paschal Donohoe speaks to attendees of a business networking breakfast that brings together Korean and Irish businesspeople on March 14, 2017.

Irish Breakfast

14 March 2017 - 2:30pm
Matthew Weigand

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...

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David Swan, managing director of Japan and Korea at Robert Walters, speaks about trends in local salaries at at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul on Feb. 2, 2017.

Robert Walters Global Salary Survey 2017

3 February 2017 - 4:45pm
Matthew Weigand

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...

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Clare Fearnley, New Zealand Ambassador to Korea, gives a welcome address at the The Year End Grand Hui event held at the Four Seasons Hotel Seoul on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Grand Free Trade

18 November 2016 - 7:45pm
Matthew Weigand

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...

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A screen capture of Asia Power Week's web site.

Power Play

9 September 2016 - 6:15pm
Matthew Weigand

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....

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