4 - 8 February 2013
Ever wondered about the potential for your business in South Korea?
As the 12th largest economy worldwide and the fourth largest in Asia, South Korea is a dynamic and vibrant place to do business. And its 50 million strong domestic population is wealthy, savvy and out to buy the best. With the introduction of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement and a passion for UK goods, the country ranks among the most fertile overseas markets for British companies of all sizes, with numerous and varied opportunities for export.
In seeking to raise greater awareness about the market, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) invites you to learn about this exciting country through our week-long Opportunity Korea programme of events held in locations across the UK.
These are all completely free of charge.
At each event UK businesses will be able to meet, network with and hear first-hand from experts on South Korea from the business, political and government fields. Confirmed high-level attendees include Business Secretary Vince Cable MP, Trade and Investment Minister Lord Stephen Green and British Ambassador to South Korea Scott Wightman CMG, who will be in attendance at Lancaster House on 4 February 2013.
In addition, representatives from British businesses already operating in South Korea are attending to share their insights on the routes, nature and culture of doing business there. Confirmed business speakers include those from the advanced engineering, oil and gas, professional business services and food/drink sectors. Officers from UKTI, UK Export Finance (formerly the Export Credits Guarantee Department), the Foreign Office and regionally-based International Trade Advisers will also be on hand at each event to share information and address specific queries. You can register for Opportunity Korea here.
The schedule for Opportunity Korea is as follows:
Monday, February 4th – 15:30 – 20:00 Lancaster House, London (Incorporating both general and focused discussion sessions in the following sectors: professional and financial services; fashion and creative industries; electronics and ICT; retail and consumer goods).
We regret that the London Opportunity Korea event is now full. Please consider attending one of the other Opportunity Korea events taking place across the week. If this is not possible you may register your interest on a waiting list for London with email@example.com but in any event please register your interest with UKTI Seoul at Trade.Korea@fco.gov.uk.
Tuesday, February 5th – 10:30-15:00 Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham (Incorporating both general and focused discussion sessions in the following sectors: automotive; lifestyle and home-ware goods).
Wednesday, February 6th – 10:30-15:00 The Etihad Stadium, Manchester (Incorporating both general and focused discussion sessions in the following sectors: pharmaceutical and healthcare; food and drink).
Thursday, February 7th – 10:30-15:00 MacDonald Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh (Incorporating both general and focused discussion sessions in the following sectors: food and drink; textiles; life sciences; ICT and the creative industries).
Friday, February 8th – 10:30-15:00 Leigh Court, Bristol (Incorporating both general and focused discussion sessions in the following sectors: food and drink; creative, media and design).
UKTI invites you to book one-to-one meetings with representatives of businesses already operating in South Korea as well as government/trade experts during Opportunity Korea. As a participant you can use these meetings to better understand how your products and services fit into the market and to address any specific concerns you may have. Meetings last for 15 minutes each.
To make the most of this free facility:
1. Register your company on this site and complete your online profile.
2. Browse profiles of individuals who match your requirements.
3. Book one-to-one meetings with your chosen expert.
With professional advisers both within the UK and across more than 100 international markets, UK Trade & Investment is the Government Department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy and assists overseas companies to bring their high-quality investment to the UK. For further information on UKTI services visit: www.ukti.gov.uk or call: +44 (0)20 7215 8000.