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Seoul City to Host Foreign Business Seminar
Both Local, Foreign Investment Experts Will Lecture
By Elise Yoon
Staff Reporter
Mr. Alan Timblick, head of SGC (Seoul Global Center)

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be holding the "2008 Seoul & KEB Foreign Business Environment Seminar" at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul on May 22, 2008.

During the event several lectures will be delivered by both foreign and local investment experts.

"This seminar is aimed toward those working in the commercial industry and foreign investors," said Mr. Simon Hong of the Seoul Global Center. "Its purpose is to let them know about the Seoul Metropolitan Government's new globalization policies that will help facilitate business in Seoul."

He said that the program will focus on why it is beneficial to do business in Seoul.

Reservations for attending the seminar can be arranged by Emailing Mr. Simon Hong at

Specific program information is as follows:

Title : 2008 Seoul & KEB Foreign Business Environment Seminar
Date & Time: Thursday, May 22, 2008 09:00-13:30
Venue: Grand Ball Room 2F, Lotte Hotel (Sogong-dong, Seoul)
Host: Seoul Metropolitan Government (Seoul Global Center), KEB

Time & Program

09:00~09:30: Registration & Coffee

Keynotes & Congratulatory Speech by Seoul Mayor Oh Se-Hoon

— "Introduction of Seoul Global Strategy" by Alan Timblick, head of SGC (Seoul Global Center)

— "Can Korea Go to the Next Level?" by Thomas Coyner, CEO of Soft Landing Consulting

10:50~11:10: Coffee Break & Networking

— "Lee Myung-Bak Administration's Economic Priorities" by Chung Tong-Soo, head of Invest Korea

— "KEB Products & Services for MNCs & EXPATs" by Kang Moon-Chul, head of Investment Products Business Div.

— "Compliance Issues" by Joachim Nowak, attorney of Hwang Mok Park P.C.

— "Corporate Governance" by Michael Popp, head of Legal & Compliance of Siemens

12:20~12:30: Closing

12:30~13:30: Lunch

For details or inquiries please contact Mr. Simon Hong of the Seoul Global Center at: 2075-4116 or Email him at

Elise Jong-Eun Yoon is serving as a staff reporter of The Seoul Times. She studied telecommunications at Michigan State University in the US. She covers the diplomatic community, travel industry, and other cultural events. Her hobbies include listening to music and swimming.






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