Kotra, the state Korean business support organization, will assist the Tyumen Region in conducting architectural and construction, as well as industrial forums and exhibitions, which will be held in March and May of this year in the regional capital.
Igor Samkaev, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in Tyumen, at a meeting with the leadership of Kotra, announced the forums and invited Korean partners to become their co-organizers.
"This is a great opportunity for communication between business representatives of our countries and for strengthening cooperation between them," he stated confidently.
Kim Sang Mook, Vice President of the company, noted that at the level of Korean government and business, there is an increasing interest in cooperation with Russia and Kotra is ready to participate in this process. "It is very important to choose the right participants to ensure mutual interest," Mr. Kim emphasized. He also said that invitations and information about the Tyumen Region would be promptly sent to Korean companies, including those already operating in Russia.
The meeting was also attended by the heads of Tyumen, Yalutorovsk, and Zavodoukovsk, who presented the economic and investment potential of the territories and spoke about the implementation of business projects and promising areas of development.
It should be noted that the organization was established by the Korean government in 1962. Its work is based on four main areas: export support for medium and small-sized businesses, marketing research, collecting information on prospective markets, attracting investment to Korea. It employs 1,600 people, and representative offices are open in 87 countries, including four in Russia: in Vladikavkaz, Novosibirsk, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
The trade turnover of the Tyumen Region and Korea increased seven times in 2018 compared with the previous year and amounted to USD 159 mln.
Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region