May 21, 2016

WEDC Global Trade Venture: South Korea


Presented by:  Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
Location:  South Korea: Seoul, Daegu, Daejeon Time: May 21-28


The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) invites companies to join a trade venture to South Korea, the world’s 13th-largest economy, May 21-28.

Participants will travel to three South Korean cities—Seoul, Daejeon, and Daegu—chosen for their relevance to Wisconsin’s industry sectors of strength. Companies in water technology, green energy, medical technology and robotics are especially encouraged to consider participating.

South Korea ranks in Wisconsin’s top 10 export destinations. Following the implementation of a 2012 free trade agreement, Wisconsin’s exports to South Korea have grown over 9 percent, totaling over $472 million in goods and services produced by Wisconsin companies going to South Korea in 2014.

In each city, participants will be scheduled for one-on-one meetings with potential partners in the market. These partners are hand-selected specifically for each participating company.  Each participant in the global trade venture will also receive a South Korea market assessment specific to his or her company, detailing considerations they should keep in mind when introducing their product or service into the market.

“South Korea is a promising export market that places a high value on relationships,” said Katy Sinnott, WEDC vice president of international business development. “By partnering with WEDC’s international development team and local trade representatives, WEDC can serve as a local intermediary so your company can expand into this growing market.”

Interested companies should apply promptly to allow for consideration of their applications, as the registration deadline is April 8. For more information and to register, visit: inwisconsin.com/export/assistance/southkorea2016

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