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Save the date: EU-Korea Cluster Matchmaking Event and World IT Show, 6-8 May 2020, Seoul

The European Commission will organize an EU-Korea Cluster Matchmaking Event that will take place on 6-8 May 2020 back-to-back with the World IT Show in Seoul, South Korea. A call for expressions of interest targeting European clusters who wish to participate will be launched soon.

The event will gather clusters, companies and policy makers specialized in smart manufacturing from EU (and non-EU COSME) countries and South Korea. With the aim of strengthening economic ties between these countries, the program will focus on connecting actors wishing to pursue trade, investment and partnering agreements.

The event is jointly organized by the European Commission’s DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation of the Republic of Korea (KICOX) in the framework of their agreement on cluster cooperation.

The planned event will build on the successes of the EU-Korea Cluster Matchmaking Event that took place on 6 - 8 November 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Event activities

  • Participation to the World IT Show, the largest ICT exhibition show in Korea http://www.worlditshow.co.kr/eng/
  • Inter-cluster and inter-company pitching and matchmaking sessions
  • Presentations and discussions on cluster policy developments in the EU and Korea
  • Site visits to relevant clusters and business centres in the surroundings of Seoul

Dates and place

6-8 May 2020, in Seoul, Korea

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