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11th APK Meeting Slated for Oct. 4-6 in Seoul
Asia-Pacific Conference of German Industry & Trade
The 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Industry and Trade or "APK Seoul" will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Oct. 4-6, 2007, the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) recently announced.

The APK Seoul conference will be organized by German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi).

The aim of the conference is to further boost German foreign trade with the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to substantially increase technology transfer and German investment in the region.

Some 500 people — top German business representatives and heads of German business organizations as well as local business leaders — are expected to attend the gathering.

Among the VIP participants will be Mr. Jürgen Hambrecht, chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) and Mr. Michael Glos, Germany's Federal Minister of Economics and Technology.

On Oct. 4, 2007 a reception will be hosted by The Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI).

The opening ceremony of the conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Oct. 5, 2007.

Forums on each subject will happen on Oct. 6, 2007. At the end of the closing meeting on the day will be a reception.

The Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) was launched in 1986 and has since developed into an excellent information and networking opportunity for German companies and representatives of German organisations and institutions being interested or doing business in the Asia-Pacific region.

The APK is the most important event for German companies involved in Asian business with more than 600 German and international CEOs, policy makers and representatives of German institutions and associations attending. "Partnership I Innovation I Sustainability" is the theme of the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference. The Conference Program will cover a wide range of business matters regarding the Asian region and will have a focus on practical examples.


The Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI) is your first contact in Korea. It began operations in Seoul in 1981.

The Chamber fosters economic relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Korea, steadily expands its activities and adapts them to the changing customer demands.

Today, the KGCCI has more than 300 member companies representing all types of businesses.TheKGCCIisan experienced and proven partner for Korean and German companies.

Within its service brand DE international KGCCI offers professional, comprehensive and costumer-focused services. Furthermore KGCCI is the official representative of the Korean-German business world, e.g. at official bilateral consultations. With its numerous networking activities, the Chamber also is the central German business club in Seoul.

Head APK-Team Dr. Roland Wein
Director PR-Contact Carsten Lienemann
Deputy Director Marketing and Economy Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hannam Plaza,28-2 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 140-884 Korea Tel.: +82-2-3780-4685 Fax.: +82-2-3780-4637

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