The Korea International Trade Association
(Chairman: Kim Young-ju), along with the Korea Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business, the
Federation of Korean Industries, and the Federations of Middle Market
Enterprises of Korea, hosted a welcome banquet for Swedish Prime
Minister Stefan Lofven on his official visit to Korea.
Over 130 individuals from Sweden attended the
event including Prime Minister Sefan Lofven, Minister Anna Hallberg of Foreign
Trade and Nordic Cooperation, government officials, Chairman Marcus Wallenberg
of SEB Group, and staff from Swedish global corporates such as Ericsson,
Astrazeneca, SAAB, Scania, Spotify attended the event.
From Korea, over 70 economic figures including Chairman Kim Young-ju of Korea,
Vice Chairman Kim Jun-dong of KCCI, Vice Chairman Ban Won-ik of KFSMB, and
Chairman Lee Dong-geol of KDB attended the event.
Chairman Kim Young-ju
of KITA said in his opening speech, “Swedish businesses possess creative
technology and trust, while Korean businesses are capable of adjusting to
changes with its sound manufacturing industry.” He also emphasized, “If we
expand the two countries’ cooperation, we can establish an innovative ecosystem
that could constantly discover and foster businesses with global