Publicat pe 16/11/2018

Republic of Korea, Seoul, November 16th, 2018: In the economic mission that takes place between November 12th-17th in Seoul, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, paid a visit to Kintex (Korea International Exhibition Center), the largest exhibition center in the Republic of Korea.

The CCIR president had a series of meetings, both with representatives of Kintex leadership and with Korean businessmen, to strengthen bilateral economic relations between the two countries. Exhibition centers are vital to running entrepreneurial activities, being the ideal context for presenting and promoting products and services while being an opportunity to meet potential business partners in B2B meetings.

The Kintex Exhibition Center was inaugurated in April 2005 and has a total area of 53,541 square meters indoors and 3,000 square meters outdoors. The complex is structured on 5 pavilions, designed for the most important exhibition expositions in the Republic of Korea. The 23 conference rooms can accommodate over 2,000 people.

CCIR President, Mr. Mihai Daraban, said: “I am very excited about what I have seen at Kintex and of course I can make a comparison between this exhibition center and Romexpo, the largest profile complex in Romania, owned by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. Romexpo stretches over a total area of 100,000 square meters and, like Kintex, hosts the most important exhibition events in Romania. Our objective at Romexpo is to attract as many exhibitors and visitors as possible from around the world, with cooperation agreements being established with renowned organizations and a network of active agents in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. I express my hope for a future and fruitful collaboration with the Korean businessmen, whom I invite, on this occasion, to come to Romania both as investors and as exhibitors at the international fairs organized at Romexpo.”

Background:

According to ONRC data, the total value of trade between Romania and the Republic of Korea, registered in July 2018, amounts to EUR 340.3 million. In Romania, 253 Korean companies operate with a total subscribed capital of 200.42 million euros.

Between Romania and the Republic of Korea, there are exchanges of products such as plastics, rubber, food, plant products, beverages and tobacco, machinery and equipment, textile products, optical instruments and devices, electronic products, chemicals, and others.

Over the last decade, the South Korean economy has become one of the world’s major economies (13th), is the world’s sixth world consumer. The Republic of Korea is one of the most advanced countries in the world in the IT field and has 21 nuclear power plants.