The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a New Year’s meeting on Jan. 5 at the COEX Convention Center located in Seoul. President Park Geun-hye and about 1,500 entrepreneurs, government officials and political figures attended the meeting.
At the ceremony, the President remarked that she would try to prepare for the next 30 years of the Korean economy by means of the government’s three-year plan for economic innovation. Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Park Yong-man echoed by saying, “This year will be the only opportunity for us to work on economic reform, because 2014 was the starting period and next year will be the finishing step.”
“This year, the global economy is expected to recover from structural stagnation, and the Korean economy will get better as well,” he continued, adding, “I would like to find what we should do with all of you for the Korean economy to be able to prosper by tiding over difficulties such as fast aging and low fertility.”
A number of foreign diplomats graced the occasion as well, including German Ambassador to Korea Rolf Mafael, Mexican Ambassador Jose Luis Bernal, Philippine Ambassador Raul Hernandez, and Argentine Ambassador Jorge Roballo.