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17 Dec - 19 Dec Seoul, South Korea

Learn about the innovation ecosystem in Korea and gain access to key stakeholder to grow your sales in Asia

In 2019, Korea and Sweden celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations. The year will see a number of business-related activities aimed at strengthening the ties between Korea and Sweden. Team Sweden is proud to announce the Innovation and Startup Tour to South Korea that will create an ideal platform for startup and innovation leaders, for connecting with Korean counterparts and stakeholders.

The Innovation and Startup Tour 2019 enable participants to access and engage with key stakeholders from both countries and acquire insights about startup & innovation ecosystem in Korea. The delegation takes place at a time characterized by intensifying innovation-led competition, where collaboration will become a key competitive element. It will be a unique opportunity for leading startups and innovation leaders to meet with key stakeholders from the South Korean business society, policy makers, innovation and startup ecosystem players, as well as a chance to get a deeper understanding of one of the most important Asian markets - South Korea.

The program will consist of pitching seminar, company visits, high level delegation event and business forum that is tailor-made for attending innovation leaders and startups. Some key highlights of the program:

  • Investor pitching, networking, and business matchmaking
  • Be part of the high level delegation and attend networking dinner, visits, and high level business forum
  • Learn the most important innovative industries in Korea, visit and exchange experience with key players of the industry
  • Company visits to leading Korean Unicorn, K-Pop company, and important conglomerates.
  • A lot of cultural, social, and fun experience!

Recent development and opportunities in Korea 

Korea is the eleventh largest economy in the world in terms of GDP and Sweden´s third largest export market in Asia after China and Japan. Korea is the home of some of the world’s largest and most competitive companies like Samsung, Hyundai/Kia, LG. As a regional leader within a wide range of industries, Korea is a key player in Asia and in the world.

Both Korea and Sweden top the ranks of the most innovative countries in the world. At the same time, Korean companies are facing increasing competition from regional markets accentuating the need to continue the innovation-led growth path.

This creates opportunities for Swedish companies to expand their activities in Korea and position themselves as value-adding partners who can support Korean businesses in gaining competitive capabilities and strengthening partnerships. In order to be successful in this quest, it is vital for Swedish companies to have a clear understanding of the current market situation and challenges facing Korean industries and companies.

For more information about the agenda and to register see programme. 
If you have any questions, please contact: Marie Claire Maxwell 

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Marie Claire Maxwell

Head of Technology and Startup Lead, Asia Pacific
+46 722 071 256