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The Asia Society Korea Center has released the video of their pre-recorded event, “The Effect of COVID-19 on the Korean Economy.” Dr Chong Hoon Park, Head of Research at Standard Chartered Bank Korea, and Victoria Kim, Seoul correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, discussed the Korean government's policy response, the impact of COVID-19 on the investment environment in...

Korea’s exports have risen 3.6% year-on-year for September so far, marking the first time since March that exports have increased over a 20-day period. Overseas demand for automobiles, memory chips and semiconductors contributed to the ₩1.2 trillion or A$1.4 billion year-on-year increase in export value between September 1-20. For example, automobile...

AKBC member Trade and Investment Queensland has released the informative video, “Korea Market Insights with Daniel Kim," AKBC Director and TIQ Trade Commissioner for Korea, and Michael Kocken, TIQ Senior Trade and Investment Officer for Korea. The video provides up-to-date information on key considerations and opportunities in the Australia-Korea corridor, such as e-commerce, innovation in...

Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Korea, will discuss Korea’s response to COVID-19 and the pandemic’s influence on the country in a live webcast on Friday September 25 at 10.00am AEST or 9.00am KST. The event will be hosted by Asia Society and the Asia Society Policy Institute and can be watched on Asia Society's...

Tomorrow, September 8, the ANU Energy Change Institute is hosting the public forum, “How de we certify the amount of carbon embedded in hydrogen fuels?” from 4.00pm - 5.30pm AEST or 3.00pm - 4.30pm KST. The forum will discuss hydrogen and ammonia certification from a government and business perspective and present the latest research from the Energy Change Institute. Speakers include: -...

The Australia-Korea Business Council is pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar, “Soft Power: Using Sports Diplomacy to Score Business Outcomes Part 2,” supported by the Australia-Korea Foundation. The Zoom webinar will be held on Wednesday 26 August at 11.00am-12.00pm (KST) or 12.00pm-1.00pm (AEST).   Sports diplomacy is increasingly becoming recognised as a tool to rethink collaboration between countries and generate...

  What could be the economic benefits of addressing gender inequality issues in South Korea? The Australia-Korea Business Council is pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar, “Yeo (women) power: the road towards women's empowerment in Korea,” held in partnership with the Asia Society Australia. The Zoom webinar will be held on Tuesday 1...

On 22 July 2020, the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) held a webinar to discuss the opportunities arising in the Australia-Korea bilateral relationship post-COVID. The event was hosted by the Australian embassy in Seoul and chaired by John Walker AM, Chairman of Eastpoint Partners and Deputy Chairman of the AKBC. The...

AKBC member Hanwha Defense Australia will send two prototypes of their state of the art infantry fighting vehicle (IFV), the Redback, to Melbourne for testing by the Australian Army. The Redback is one of two contenders for the A$10-15 billion Land 400 Phase 3 project to modernise Australia's mounted close...

On June 19 2020,  the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) held the first of two webinars on sports diplomacy, ‘Soft Power: Using Sports Diplomacy to Score Business Outcomes.’ Moderated by AKBC’s Executive Director Liz Griffin, several leading industry experts provided insights into how businesses can engage with sports diplomacy and further...