Asia is currently powering the worldâs GDP development, generating over 50% of global growth and over 50% of the world's population lives in the region. 22 of the world's 37 megacities, comprising of more than 10 million inhabitants, are situated in Asia. By 2020, the region will have the largest middle-class population in the world. Consumption in Asia has doubled in the past decade, recently surpassing Europe, and within 5 years is expected to overtake the United States as the world's largest consumer market.
South Korea is an important driving force in the Asian economy, however for most Swedish companies the country is still a relatively unknown market. The media mostly reports about their neighbor North Korea. Many are unaware that South Korea is in fact the world's eleventh largest economy and Sweden's third largest exporting country in Asia. There are exciting opportunities for Swedish companies to do business in South Korea
2019 is the anniversary year for 60 years of diplomatic relations between the countries, which will be highlighted both in South Korea and in Sweden.
Areas that will be covered in the seminar:
Lee Jeong-kyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sweden
Jakob Hallgren, Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Korea
Johan Chun, Business Sweden, Country Manager South Korea
Johannes Asplund, BabyBjĂ¶rn, Business Development ManagerÂ
The seminar is arranged in collaboration with Business Sweden, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sweden and the Swedish Embassy in the Republic of Korea.