1. WELCOME REMARKS, KOREA ECONOMY AND RELATIONS WITH CANADA
H.E. Donghwan Choi
Consul General and Ambassador
Permanent Representative to the Council of ICAO of the Republic of Korea
2. QUEBEC’S STRATEGY AND KEY SECTORS OF INTEREST IN KOREA
International Business Advisor
Export Québec, ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur
3. FUNDING YOUR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN SOUTH KOREA
Director, International Trade
4. KOREAN BUSINESS CULTURE
Jennifer B. Fletcher
Intercultural Trainer and Consultant
South Korea Specialist
5. THE SOUTH KOREAN TAX SYSTEM
SdM Chartered Professional Accountants
6. A QUÉBEC EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH A CHAEBOL: THE HYUNDAI CASE
Independent Project Manager
7. SENSION TECHNOLOGIES’S EXPERIENCE IN KOREA
Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer
The Activity in Brief
On November 27, our guest experts will address many aspects of conducting business in South Korea.
You will also be able to discuss their respective industries with the attending speakers and entrepreneurs, and to take advantage from their advice regarding the best business development strategies to leverage.
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO…
- Learn about the business opportunities South Korea offers;
- Discover the myths and facts;
- Assess your South Korean market development strategy;
- Listen to expert advice;
- Hear entrepreneurs share their experiences on this market.
WHY EXPAND TO THIS COUNTRY?
Asia presents the highest economic and growth potential in the world. The recent economic development of this region creates a climate favourable to bilateral trade. Within this space are countries which are already established powers and whose economic foundations are imposing. South Korea is a solid and industrialized economy, and boasts safe value for the business development of Quebec companies.
This country quickly managed to become an economic, technological and commercial power thanks to a unique development model. This country indeed depends on a large middle class, massive industrial investments, and an important body of leading and successful businesses. As the leader of the Asian Dragons group of countries, South Korea has perfectly integrated itself in the contemporary global economy. The country is home to tenors of mass-produced electronics, automotive assembly and metallurgy. It is the third Asian export market in importance for Canada, after China and Japan.
- A nominal GDP of U.S. $1,116 billion in 2011;
- A population of 48.9 million;
- The 13th economic power in the world since 2008;
- Nearly $11.7 billion in bilateral trade with Canada in 2011;
- $5.08 billion in imports from Canada in 2010;
- Canada’s 7th trade partner;
- Ranked 15th in the Ease of Doing Business Index;
- One of the most open economies in the world, with a rate nearing 90%.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Entrepreneurs who indend to expand to the South Korean market or already present and aiming to learn more;
Advisors, researchers, business services providers (lawyers, accountants, consultants);
Businesses from the following sector are especially targeted:
Discover the many possibilities South Korea offers for Quebec businesses.
- Construction and infrastructure;
- Life sciences and medical equipment;
- Green technologies;
- Defense and safety;
- Energy and natural resources.