제8회 유권자의 날 기념식 (The 8th Voters day celebration)

The 8th Voters day celebration was held on May 10, 2019 in the theater of Gwacheon Citizen Hall hosted by National Election Management Commission. This is an annual event and it was our 2nd time executing the event. The event consists of award ceremony and celebrating performances such as Hologram dancing performance and Multi-national children choir. There were about 370 guests participated in this event.

Microsoft Ignite l The Tour Seoul (April 3-4, 2019 Coex)


Microsoft Ignite l The Tour 서울 (2019. 4. 3 – 4. 4 코엑스)

장소: 서울 코엑스
일정: 2019년 4월 3-4일
심화 기술 교육을 통해 새로운 코딩 방법과 클라우드 인프라의 최적화, 기업의 현대화에 대해 알아보세요.

자세한 내용은 마이크로소프트 행사 웹사이트를 참고하세요. https://www.microsoft.com/ko-kr/ignite-the-tour/seoul



블루포인트 데모데이 2018 (Bluepoint Demoday 2018)

기술 창업 전문 액셀러레이터 블루포인트파트너스가 5일 서울 블루스퀘어 아이마켓홀에서 ‘제3회 블루포인트 데모데이(Bluepoint Demo Day 2018)’를 개최하고 투자 기업 12개를 소개하는 자리를 가졌다. 이날 발표한 12개 기업은 ▲스마트농업 ▲산업용머신테크▲AR 및 인공지능 ▲바이오메디컬 기술 등 4가지 분야별로 소개됐다.

TAB International executed the 2-day event (Bluepoint Demo day on Sep. 5 & Investor day on Sep. 6) in cooperation with the event host ‘Bluepoint Partners’. Bluepoint Partners is a partnership-driven startup accelerator and early stage VC fund that concentrates on bridging talented high tech entrepreneurs to launching progressive startups with real global solutions.A97P7862 A97P8053 A97P8122 A97P8223 A97P8438

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[Bluepoint Demoday] 9.5 딥테스 스타트업 데모데이

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딥 테크 엑셀러레이터 블루포인트 파트너스(대표 이용관)가 9월 5일 서울 블루스퀘어에서 ‘2018 블루포인트 데모데이’를 개최한다.

올해로 3회째를 맞는 블루포인트 데모데이에서는 스마트팜 분야와 인공지능, 바이오헬스 분야 테크 스타트업 12팀이 ‘발견과 융합’, ‘이슈와 담론’, ‘한국과 글로벌’ 등의 이야기로 소개한다.

스타트업들은 시장의 문제점을 어떤 기술로써 혁신하게 될지 발표할 예정이다.

행사장에는 투자기업의 시제품이 전시되고, 네트워킹을 위한 부대행사가 마련된다.
주최 측은 1500명의 참관객이 모일 것으로 전망하며 “예비창업가와 투자자 등 대한민국의 기술 발전에 열광하는 모든 이를 환영한다”라고 밝혔다. 문의는 event@bluepoint.vc

다음은 참가 기업. ▲셀파스페이스 ▲스마프 ▲그리노이드 ▲올레드온 ▲하이퍼센싱 ▲엑셀로 ▲에스큐그리고 ▲로플리 ▲제네시스랩 ▲레보스케치 ▲디딤 ▲휴톰

[2018. 5. 17 무료 공개설명회] 가상화폐 마이닝과 이윤창출

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(*English-Korean Interpretation will be provided.)

MaxiMine은 클라우드 기반의 선도적인 풀 마이닝 플랫폼으로서 가상화폐로 인한 탈중심화 세계로의 전환을 이끄는 기업이다. MaxiMine은 고객들이 시스템 상에서 MaxiMine 토큰(MXM)으로 채굴할 암호화폐를 선택할 수 있도록 쳬계를 마련하여 그들이 구매한 토큰에 상응하는 이윤을 지급받도록 해줄 계획이다. 현재 본사는 싱가폴에 있고 기술지사는 미국에 위치한 MaxiMine은 이번 설명회에서 CEO 에드워드 두 (Edward Du)와 블록체인 마케팅 전문가인 퀸리 (Quinn Li)가 직접 한국고객들에게 이윤창출의 기회를 설명한다. The Key CEO 캐서린 리(Catherine Li)도 이번 설명회에 함께 한다.

*날짜: 2018년 5월 17일(목)

*시간: 저녁 6:30 – 9:30

*장소: [쉐어스페이스 삼성점] 강남구 테헤란로 501 브이플렉스 2층 (포스코 사거리)

*프로그램:
6:30 – 7:10 등록 및 다과
7:15 – 8:40 발표 및 Q&A
– Edward Du / 맥시마인 CEO (맥시마인을 통한 비트코인과 이더리움 이윤창출)
– Quinn Li / 블럭체인 기술에 선도적인 ICO 여성 전문가 (블럭체인 기반 AI 소프트웨어 프로젝트)
– Catherine Li / The Key CEO
8:40 – 9:30 네트워크 및 다과

*신청방법: 이메일 (rsvpseoul2018@gmail.com 으로 이름/회사명/연락처를 남겨주세요) *좌석이 한정되어 있어 선착순 마감합니다.

*문의: rsvpseoul2018@gmail.com

(가급적 대중교통을 이용해주세요 (삼성역에서 도보 5분) 주차는 빌딩내 유료가능)

 

NCC 2017 (Next Content Conference) glimpse

The NCC 2017 was successfully held on Oct 23-24, 2017 at COEX (room #401, #403) Seoul Korea. It is always crucial to have great content and speakers who deliver it with passion.

T.A.B. (The Advantage Bureau) International Inc. speaker bureau team, with consultancy support from KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency), searched & procured the best-fit global speakers as well as impressive local figures. Great team-work led to this event’s resounding success.

T.A.B. thanks all the speakers for their wonderful contribution to the conference.
– Pierre Coffin (Minions Director)
– Mikio Matsui (CMO/CIO of Itoya Japan)
– Ron Nagi (Adobe)
– Oscar Sharp (Film Director)
– Ross Goodwin (Artist, Computer Scientist)
– Christina Heller (CEO or VR House)
– Khayyam Wakil (CSO of Live Planet)
– Adrian Sexton (CEO of Titan Platform US)

NCC 2017 website: http://nextcon.kr/

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NEXT Content Conference 2017 (Oct 23-24, COEX Seoul)

NEXT Content Conference will be held on 23-24 October at COEX.

The NEXT Content Conference is a new concept multi-convergence program that seeks to promote the Republic of Korea’s place among world leaders in the contents industry by presenting global trends as well as future possibilities related to culture and technology.

Registration is available until 22 Oct. http://www.nextcon.kr/register/eng_apply.php

Come join this great event and get inspired. Please click below eDM to go to the event website both in Korean and English.

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Call for speakers – 8th Asia Future Forum (AFF 2017) November 15-16, Seoul

T.A.B. (The Advantage Bureau): part of GCP International has been tasked to arrange speakers for an upcoming event called “8th Asia Future Forum (AFF 2017)“, which will be held on November 15~16, 2017, in Seoul Korea.

The event is hosted by the Hankyoreh, which is a progressive newspaper, decisively committed to journalists freedom, democracy, peaceful coexistence and national reconciliation between South and North Korea. Since 2010, this Forum has been held in Seoul every late autumn, while the world’s great scholars, political leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneur have gathered in one place. The Hankyoreh Asia Future Forum mainly deals with the change and crisis of the 21st century capitalist economy.

For further information, visit the website: http://www.asiafutureforum.org/2016/eng/main.php

 

Please contact for further discussion: speakers@eventisnkorea.org

Call for speakers – Next Content Conference 2017 (NCC 2017) Oct 23-24, Seoul

T.A.B (The Advantage Bureau): part of GCP International has been tasked to arrange speakers for an upcoming event called “Next Content Conference 2017“, which will be held on October 23~24, 2017, in Coex Seoul Korea.

The event is hosted by the Korea Creative Content Agency and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. We have been holding this annual event called “DICON” and this is the only International content conference held in South Korea as well as CT (culture-technology) forum since 2002. Since 2016, the events have been merged into the “Next Content Conference” (NCC).

For the past few years (2014-2016), we had the great honor to have as guest speakers; Antoine Nazaret (Daily Motion), John David Coles (House of Cards), Martin Adelstein (Prison Break), T.J. Scott (Gotham), Michael Uslan (Batman), Peter del Vecho (Disney), Frank Rose, Armand Arismendi (IBM), Denis Hwang (Pokemon Go), Jimmy Feng (Vive), Nonny de la Pena (Emblematic Group), and David Powell (Youtube)etc.

You can find more about the past events at below links:

DICON 2015 (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCM_vH9oXjg
NCC 2016 (Youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JUIhnaua8
NCC 2016 website: http://www.nextcon.kr/eng2016/program/keynote.asp

Please contact for further discussion: speakers@eventisnkorea.org

Microsoft Tech Summit 2017

The Palm: DMC Korea arranged bilingual temp staff and registration & meeting room equipments for Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Seoul in cooperation with BES team. This 2-day event went smoothly in Seoul (April 27~28, 2017 at Lotte World Hotel in Jamsil) while ending up Microsoft’s worldwide city-tour in 2017.

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Microsoft Tech Summit 서울 2017

smallMicrosoft Tech Summit 2017 will be held on April 27~28, 2017 at Hotel Lotte World.
Audiences will be able to learn and experience the latest tech of cloud services by hundreds of Microsoft engineers and high-tech leaders through various sessions: Microsoft Azure, hybrid platform, security, networking, data storage, ID, mobile, cloud, infra, DevOps etc. For more information, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/ko-kr/techsummit/seoul.aspx

The Palm: DMC Korea is assisting this event in cooperation with BES events: event marketing agency, as its local event partner based in Korea.

 

Northern Trust Korea brand office opening reception event

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Northern Trust Korea brand office opening reception was held on Feb. 28, 2017 at Banker’s Club in Myeongdong. Over 200 guests were attended and celebrated Northern Trust’s significant night of milestone in Korea.

The Palm: DMC Korea, event consultation & management company arranged with its partners in Singapre and Seoul office; venue services, branding services (incl. backdrop), AV, light, registration, floral decoration, hostess, piano trio musician team, professional bilingual emcee etc.

Call for speakers – Nexon Developer’s Conference 2017 (NDC 2017) April 25-27, Gyeonggi

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T.A.B. (The Advantage Bureau): part of GCP International has been tasked to arrange speakers for an upcoming Nexon developer’s conference 2017 (NDC 2017), which will be held on April 25~27 at NEXON Headquarter in Pangyo Gyeonggi, Korea.

Nexon is a global game developer and publisher, inivially founded in Korea but now a global company with branches worldwide. The Nexon Developers Conference is an annual forum for all aspects of game-related knowledge sharing that has grown steadily since 2007, currently standing at the lartest conference of its kind in the country.

For further detailed information, please refer to http://ndc.nexon.com/ (English version will be available soon)

Please contact us for further discussion: speakers@eventsinkorea.org

Northern Trust Company Korea branch office Inauguration ceremony (Feb. 2017)

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Chicago-based Northern Trust Company has operated a representative office in Seoul since October 2014, and it opened a branch in November 2016. Northern Trust Company will celebrate its Korea branch office’s inauguration on February 28, 2017 at Banker’s Club.

Northern Trust Company is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals founded in Chicago in 1889.

Small Cell Asia Conference and Forum meetings

Small Cell Asia Conference and Forum meetings, Seoul, Korea

Small Cells Asia conference and forum meetings are held at Gangnam Novotel Hotel from 18 March through 21 March. The Palm: DMC Korea is assisting event organizer Clarion UK with AV services, sound system, stage & backdrop, equipment rental, manpower (on-site staffing) and overall event production management.backdrop in black with banners and screens

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Ontario Business Mission to Korea

Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Ontario, came to Seoul with a delegation of 48 business and academic leaders, eager to shore up ties with Asia’s fourth-largest economy. Her mission is expected to generate over $120 million in new partnerships. She signed 13 new agreements in health sciences and education that would add 256 new jobs in Ontario, according to the premier’s office.

signing ceremony and lunch speech“Ontario is open for business and partnerships,” the first female premier of Ontario stressed. She pointed to common strengths she sees as binding Ontario and Korea together: the ability to innovate, highly educated workforces and world-leading exporting prowess.atmosphere

The premier and official delegation also visited Seoul History Museum to celebrate opening ceremony of the Dr. Schofiled Exhibition.merge2

IRS arranged industrial visits for the business delegation on Dec. 2 to ASTA, Korea Bio Association, Cha Bio, Samsung Innovation Museum, and LG R&D Campus.
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The Palm: event partner in Korea, part of GCP International, executed all events’ management smoothly and professionaly with its Canada partner, National Public Relations Canada (event venues: Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul Museum of History, various site visits). reception-staff

Bluepoint Partners Demo Day Conference 2016

b76t1484Bluepoint Partners Demo Day event was successfully held on Nov 2, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom of Imperial Palace Hotel.

블루포인트파트너스는 바이오 및 메디컬, 센서, 가상현실 및 증강현실, 인공지능, 로봇과 드론, 첨단소재 등 다양한 영역을 망라하는 30여 개의 딥 테크 스타트업으로 이루어진 포트폴리오를 보육하고 있는 밀착형 엑셀러레이터 입니다.

블루포인트 데모데이는 2016년 11월 2일 임페리얼 팔레스 호텔 그랜드 볼룸에서 ‘Starting Point’를 주제로 문규학 소프트뱅크벤처스코리아 대표의 창업에서 중요한 기업가 정신과 기업철학에 대해 ‘당신은 기업가인가’라는 주제로 키노트스피치를 시작으로 블루포인트파트너스가 작년 2015년에 투자해 엑셀러레이팅 과정을 거치고 성장한 딥 테크 기업 발표와 국내 창업 업계에서 활발하게 활동 중인 스타트업 대표들을 초청해 창업 생태계의 동향과 기술 융합을 주제로 토론하는 시간이 마련되었습니다.
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LOT Polish Airlines 1st flight to Warsaw & Launching Gala Dinner

LOT Polish Airlines 1st flight to Warsaw ceremony at Incheon Airport & Launching Gala

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LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the opening of its new Warsaw-Seoul route with a fitting cultural collaboration at Lotte Hotel in central Seoul on Tuesday October 18, 2016.

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LOT’s official event partner The Palm: DMC Korea arranged an exquisite Chopin performance featuring the award-winning pianist Yesol Lee. Then Jihyun Kang serenaded guests with her skills on the gayageum, a delicate Korean string instrument. After attendees enjoyed some Polish and Korean cuisine, our MCs from Seoul’s tbs eFM — Alex Jensen and Punita Bajaj — ensured a fun-filled finish by leading some games on stage. It was certainly an auspicious occasion for an airline that promises to boost an already strong connection between Poland and South Korea.

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폴란드 항공 취항 기념 갈라디너 (LOT Polish Airlines Inaugural Gala) Oct. 18

pll-lot-angielskie-logo드디어 다음주면, LOT 폴란드 항공의 첫 번째 드림라이너가 서울과 바르샤바 간 새로운 직항 노선을 개통하며 인천 공항에서 이륙할 예정입니다. 한국과 폴란드를 연결하는 이 노선이 양국 간의 관광객 수송뿐만 아니라 경제 및 비즈니스 관계 증진에도 기여할 것이라고 확신합니다.

이 중요한 순간을 함께 하고자 폴란드 항공은 취항 기념 만찬을 엽니다.

2016년 10월 18일 5시 30분
소공동 롯데호텔 2층 크리스탈 볼룸

LOT 폴란드 항공 CEO인 라파우 밀자르스키(Rafał Milczarski)

문의: 02-790-7256 lot@eventsinkorea.org

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Next week, LOT Polish Airlines will introduce new direct flights from Seoul to Warsaw. We are sure that the route connecting Poland with South Korea will contribute to further development of economic and business relations as well as tourist traffic between both countries.
This is undoubtedly a historical moment!
On this occasion, Polish Airlines will host an inaugural gala dinner as below:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:30pm
Crystal Ballroom (2F) at Lotte Hotel Seoul (Sogong-dong)

I hope that LOT presence in Korea will enhance already deep and friendly relations between both countries and believe that our inauguration gala will strengthen relations between LOT and its partners. (Rafal Milczarski, CEO & President of The Management Board of LOT Polish Airlines)

If any inquires, please contact 02-790-7256 or lot@eventsinkorea.org

제1회 블루포인트 데모데이 2016 (November 2, 임피리얼 팰리스호텔)

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Bluepoint DEMO Day – Starting Point

블루포인트파트너스(Bluepoint Partners)는 바이오, 센서, 가상현실 및 증강현실, 인공지능, 로봇과 드론, 첨단소재 등 딥 테크 스타트업으로 이루어진 포트폴리오를 보유하고 있는 밀착형 엑셀러레이터로서, 딥 테크의 융복합을 통해 미래사회의 새로운 솔루션을 제시하는 스타트업과 함께하는 파트너입니다.

Bluepoint Demo Day 2016에서 함께하는 6개의 포트폴리오사인 ‘Starting Point’들이 비전을 공유하며 엑셀러레이팅 과정을 거치고 성장한 스타트업 소개 및 기술 융합을 주제로 토론하는 시간이 마련됩니다. 패밀리 기업, 스타트업, 벤처캐피탈, 예비창업가등 관심있는 분의 많은 참여를 기대합니다.

스타트업 발표, 국내연사 토크쇼, 네트워킹 (저녁식사) 시간이 마련될 예정입니다.

  • 11월 2일 임피리얼 팰리스 호텔 (논현동) 7층 그랜드 볼룸

블루포인트 데모데이 참가비는 무료이며, 참가 신청은 온오프믹스에서 할 수 있습니다.
http://onoffmix.com/event/81470

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EU Climate Change Outreach Project (Sep~Oct 2016 Seoul l Busan)

The EU Delegation to Korea organized a bike ride event, EU photo exhibition and the Roundtable discussion on sustainable mobility: Reducing Emissions from transport in EU and Korea. The events are part of the EU’s global initiative – ‘EU Climate Diplomacy Week’ aiming to raise public awareness on climate issues.

Seoul Car Free is celebrated worldwide – World Car Free day of 22 September – and the Seoul City is proud being part of it jointly with the European Union. Mayor Park together with EU Ambassadors representing 17 countries rode Seoul City bikes with the EU’s chosen slogan of ‘Burn Calories: Not Petrol’.

The EU photo exhibition on green architecture ‘Sustainable Living Space in the EU’ was held in Seoul from 25~29 September and is to be continued in Busan from 7~12 October. The exhibition consists of 29 photos of ‘green’ buildings provided by 17 EU Member States. (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slobakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).

If there’re any comments on EU Climate Change photo exhibition, please reach us at euccop@gcpiasia.com.

(September 25 – Seoul City Hall, Sejong Center)web_eu-photo-exhibit_seoul

The half-day roundtable invited renowned academics, business, government officials as well as EU officials for discussion. Notably, Dr Joëlle Hivonnet, Political Head of the EU Delegation presented the European Strategy for low-emission mobility, while Dr Young-Tae Kim, Deputy Director-General at Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport outlined Korea’s transportation policy for green-house gas emission (GHG) reduction. In addition, the European and Korean experts presented specific cases and technological aspects of low-carbon mobility.

(September 28 – JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square)eu-gcpi2

(October 7 – Busan Station Plaza)web_eu-photo-exhibit

 

Tomorrow’s India Global Summit 한-인도 글로벌 서밋 비지니스 컨퍼런스

Tomorrow’s India’s Global Summit was held in Korea (Incheon Songdo, Seoul, Gyeonggi) from September 25~29, 2016.
Tomorrow’s India’s official event partner The Palm: DMC Korea arranged its partner’s every need i.e. logistics, brandings, temporary staff, technical equipment, event crew, gala dinner preparation, young artist as well as communicated with various event venues including hotels for the whole operations. The 5-day event (business delegation and student group) went smoothly and ended with a big smile.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VcYxKrxo-Z8

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유럽연합 기후외교주간(EU CLIMATE DIPLOMACY WEEK)

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유럽연합 기후외교주간
(EU CLIMATE DIPLOMACY WEEK)
2016년 9월 25일(일) 10월1일(토) 

주한유럽연합대표부는 “유럽연합 기후외교주간 (EU Climate Diplomacy Week)”을 맞아 오는 9월 25일(일)부터 10월 1일(토)까지 서울과 부산에서 다양한 공개 행사들을 개최할 예정이다. EU는 전 세계 주요 국가 및 도시들에서 기후변화주간과 부대행사들을 진행하여, 기후변화 문제의 심각성과 의식 재고를 촉구하고 있다.

주한유럽연합대표부는 EU 파트너십 기금(EU Partnership Instrument)의 지원으로 한국에서 이하의 행사들을 주관한다.

  • 유럽외교관들의 자전거 타기 행사 (서울시와 공동주관)
    • 9월 25일 (일), 서울광장 – 세종문화회관
    • 슬로건: “Burn Calories, Not Petrol”
    • 유럽 각국 대사들 및 서울시장 참여 예정
  • 친환경건축 사진전시회: “EU 지속 가능한 생활공간
    • 서울 – 9월 25-29일, 세종문화회관 외부
    • 부산 – 10월 7-12일, 부산역 광장
  • 지속가능한 교통 라운드테이블 토론회
    • 9월 28일 (수), JW 메리어트 동대문

오늘날 EU에서 기후변화는 그 어느 때보다도 중요한 정책의제로 부상하였다. EU 회원국들은 작년 파리에서 개최된 제 21차 UN 기후변화협약 당사국총회 이후 과감한 온실가스 감축 목표설정에 합의하였으며, 전 세계 주요 파트너들과 함께 글로벌 차원의 노력을 적극 지원하고 있다. (참고로 EU는 2030년까지 1990년 대비 온실가스 배출량의 40% 감축을 목표로 하고 있다.)

주한유럽연합대표부는 유럽연합 기후외교주간을 서울과 부산에서 주관하게 된 점을 기쁘게 생각하며, 기후변화로 인한 심각한 결과에 대한 사회전반의 인식을 재고할 수 있기를 희망한다.

이번 행사를 맞아 주한유럽연합대표부의 게하르트 사바틸 (Gerhard Sabathil) 대사는, “우리 모두는 지구의 환경에 대한 책임이 있다. 미래 세대의 보호자로서 이 사실을 엄중히 받아들여야 한다. 정부, 기업 등은 큰 정책을 수립하고 관리하는 역할을 하겠지만, 우리도 각자 일상 속에서 온실가스 감축 노력에 충분히 기여할 수 있다. 이러한 노력은 우리의 자녀들, 우리가 살아가는 지구를 위한 당연한 일이다” 라는 소감을 밝혔다.

주요 경제 강국인 대한민국은 EU의 중요한 전략적 동반자로 기후변화 및 저탄소 분야 역시 양자간 주요 협력분야로 자리잡고 있다. 최근에는 비지니스 관계 증진을 위한 EU Gateway to Korea 및 배출권 거래시스템 운영에 대한 기술적 지식 교환을 목적으로 하는 한-EU 배출권 거래시스템(ETS)과 같은 시그니처 프로젝트가 발족되었다. 한편, 한국은 여전히 세계 7위의  온실가스 배출국으로, 친환경적 경제로의 전환과 산업 경쟁력 유지 사이에서 균형을 맞추어야 하는 입장이다.

게하르트 사바틸 (Gerhard Sabathil) 대사는 “EU와 대한민국 모두 온실가스 감축 방안, 특히 저탄소 교통 및 수송 방안을 적극적으로 수용할 필요가 있다. 새로운 기술이 기후변화 대응에 어떤 역할을 할 수 있을지 이해하는 것은 대단히 중요하다”고 지적하였다.  마지막으로 “EU의 온실가스 감축목표는 2030년까지 40%지만, 해당 사안에 대한 전 세계 시민들의 의식은 100% 증가되길 희망한다” 고 덧붙였다.

EU CLIMATE DIPLOMACY WEEK: 25 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER 2016

The EU Delegation to Korea is organising the “EU Climate Diplomacy Week” from 25 September through 1 October. The Climate Diplomacy Week is a global climate initiative of the European Union to raise public awareness on climate issues. During the week, the EU Delegation, with support of the EU Partnership Instrument, organises and supports public events in Seoul and Busan. The events include:

  • Bicycle Ride: “Burn Calories, Not Petrol” (in cooperation with Seoul City)
    25 September, Seoul City Plaza
    EU Member States’ Ambassadors & Seoul Mayor
  • Photo Exhibition on Green Architecture: “Sustainable Living Space in the EU”
    25-29 September, outside Sejong Centre for Performing Arts
    7-12 October, Busan Station Plaza
  • Roundtable Discussion on Sustainable Mobility
    28 September, JW Marriott Dongdaemun

Climate change has never been higher on the EU policy agenda. Following the COP21 in Paris last year, the EU Member States agreed to set ambitious reduction targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Along with GHG reduction efforts within Europe, the EU is actively engaging with key partners around the world to support global climate action.

The EU Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility, published in December 2015, stipulates a 40% cut in greenhouse emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2030, a 27% minimum share of renewable energy and a 27% minimum improvement in energy efficiency.

To help raise awareness of the impact of climate change, the EU Delegation to Korea is pleased to organise the EU Climate Diplomacy Week in Seoul and Busan to raise public awareness of climate issues. The week includes a bicycle ride, photo exhibitions and roundtable discussions and is part of a 12 month project to raise awareness across society of the consequences of climate change.

  1. E. Gerhard Sabathil, Ambassador, Head of the EU Delegation to Korea, said, “We all have a responsibility towards our planet. We are the guardians for future generations and we must take this very seriously. We do not have a choice – we have to adapt and whilst the ‘big picture’ is managed by governments, businesses and many other major players, we can each make a contribution in our daily lives. We owe it to ourselves, to our children and to our planet.”

The Republic of Korea is one of the major economic powerhouses and an important strategic partner of the European Union. Climate change and low carbon development, as well as business-to-business cooperation in green sectors remain dominant areas in EU-Korea cooperation. The recently launched signature projects are the EU Gateway to Korea, which fosters business ties, and the EU-Korea Emission Trading System (ETS) which aims to exchange technical knowledge on operational aspects of the ETS.

However, challenges still abound.  As the seventh biggest CO2 emitter, Korea has to balance the global demand for a green economy with the demand for maintaining industrial competitiveness.

The Ambassador continued, “The EU and Korea both need to embrace low-carbon development and low-carbon mobility options to meet their emission targets. Accordingly, it is essential to understand how technologies and climate change action make a difference. We aim to cut emissions by 40% but we have to increase public awareness by 100%.”