Trade agreements between Korea and Italy.

Over sixty Sicilian businesses took part in Palermo, Villa Niscemi, the first business forum “Korea-Italy”. Entrepreneurs were confronted directly with the representatives of eighteen and Korean multinational companies, leaders in terms of technology, fashion, tourism and international distribution. These include LG Electronics, Daewoo Posco Italy, Kolon Global, Hankook Tyre, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air. An event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, in cooperation with the City of Palermo and the participation of Confindustria. The goal was to create business opportunities between companies of the two countries.

Exchanges made possible by direct connection Palermo Seoul

Korea has a trade with Italy, which amounts to $ 9.7 billion (the figure recorded in 2014).

 Yong-joon Lee e il sindaco Leoluca Orlando

S. E. l’ambasciatore della Repubblica di Corea Yong-joon Lee e il sindaco Leoluca Orlando


The Mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando  “Due to the renewed and internationalization   Falcone Borsellino airport which established a direct flight Palermo Seoul, our city can count on International relationship such in economic and cultural fields.  Today  with this important initiative organized by Embassy of Seoul we have laid the foundation for important commercial relations, an essential element for being competitive in the global economy. ”

The councilor for Productive Activities, Giovanna Marano “We aim to act as facilitators for companies supporting the processes that can help them grow. Two crucial ingredients: internationalization and innovation. The initiative launched today with the Korean embassy shows that local businesses are waking .Thanks to the renewal of the Enterprise Protocol-European network, to which we adhere together with Confindustria and Arca, we will strengthen the framework for relations and relationships initiated during this day”

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Lee Yong-joon “We tried to strengthen relations between the Sicilian society and the Republic of Korea. On this occasion there are five travel agencies that participated. Representatives of two national airlines were also present. Through the creation of a direct flight between Korea and Sicily could greatly increase the volume of trade and tourist exchanges”.

Vice presidente of Confindustria Sicilia, Nino Salerno “An extremely important event that was also positive result of a collaboration with the City. A qualified meeting. We are pleased with this first step”. Business Forum Corea Palermo


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