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Korea Business Meeting

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 Korean business and government officials met with business leaders in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss opportunities for partnership, exports and growth. The event initiated key global partnerships between U.S. and Korean businesses in Information Technology, Mobile, Biotechnology, Solar, Cleantech, Manufacturing and other sectors – including a memorandum of understanding being signed between KOTRA and ASU SkySong.

These events by KOTRA are an unprecedented opportunity for Western U.S. businesses to connect with growth opportunities following the U.S. – Korea Free Trade Agreement signed in October.

Learn the latest trends and opportunities for these industries in Asia from Korean government agencies, and meet with Korean business partners to discuss growing your business in Korea, Asia and beyond.

The 2011 event was brought to you with the support of Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, ASU SkySong, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Growth Nation and KCCA. The event was hosted and sponsored by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) of Los Angeles.

For more information about Growth Nation events, contact us.

Here is a recap:

■ Arizona – Korea Business Meeting: Building Strategic Partnerships with Korea

- November 17, 2011

- Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Arizona

– Hosted by Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)



10am – 12noon: Seminar on Arizona-Korea Opportunities (see details below)

12noon – 1:30pm: Lunch with AZ Secretary State Ken Bennett and Korea Consul General Yeon-Sung Shin

1:30pm – 3:30pm: Private, one-on-one meetings with Korean businesses* and government officials **

* Korean businesses

  • Aprocon – Commercial vacuum sealer
  • Bhands – Wedding invitations
  • Confid – Acrylic adhesive for solid surfaces
  • Eco-ant 21 – Waste water treatment
  • Econity – Membrane filters
  • Ecoset – UV disinfection systems
  • Enustech – Bluetooth hands-free kits
  • Goodfeel Korea – Eco-friendly stationery
  • Korea East West Power – Power generation
  • K-Solar – Solar panels
  • Lordo America – Nano extreme composite tube
  • My Molding Corp – Extruded picture frame moldings
  • Raum – LED modules, solar tracking systems
  • Sampo Industrial – Seamless copper tube
  • Skin Instinct – Cosmetics
  • Topsun USA – Photovoltaic modules
  • Unico Korea – Automotive parts
  • VC Tech – AC motors for golf carts

** Korean governments (and their primary interests)

  • Seoul City (high tech R&D, renewable energy)
  • Busan City (renewable energy, logistics)
  • ChungBuk Province (renewable energy, aerospace aircraft MRO)
  • ChungNam Province (information technology, biotechnology, renewable energy)
  • JeonBuk Province (solar)
  • Incheon FEZ (smart grid, information technology, renewable energy)

Detailed Agenda

Time Program 11/17/11
9:00 – 10:00 Registration and Networking
10:00-10:05 Opening Remarks
10:05-10:20 Building Strategic Relations with Korea
10:20-10:35 R&D Opportunities in Korea
10:35-10:50 IT/BT Opportunities in Korea
10:50-11:05 Smart City: Converging Technologies
11:05-11:15 Break
11:15-11:30 Renewable Energy in Korea
11:30-11:45 Low Carbon and Green Growth of Korea
11:45-12:00 Solar Belt and Wind Cluster
12:00-12:05 Welcoming Remarks by Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett
12:05-12:10 Welcome by Republic of Korea Consul General for L.A. Yeon-Sung Shin
12:10-13:30 Networking Luncheon till 1:30pm
One-on-One’s till 3:30pm w/ business and  government officials
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