LAEDC Korea Mission Trip Sep 17-21, 2011

○ September 17 – 21, 2011
○ Seoul, South Korea
○ Delegation Size: 13

KOTRA Los Angeles office supported LAEDC (Los Angeles county Economic Development Corporation)’s Korea Mission Trip from September 17 to September20, 2011. During the trip, KOTRA helped with 1:1 company meetings, hosted full-scale conference with reception and seminars. KOTRA and LAEDC also signed the first region-to-region memorandum of understanding (MOU). The agreed cooperation will help facilitate the promotion of international trade, direct foreign investment, and a 21st Century infrastructure in both regions.

Highlighting activities are as follow:

○  Signed MOU with KOTRA

Press Release: MOU with KOTRA and LAEDC



Met with Samsung SDS and Samsung C&T who are interested in expanding their operations, and working on infrastructure and solar projects in Los Angeles


With Samsung SDS


With Samsung C&T

Met with the Chairman of Korean Air, Hanjin Group, and S-Oil to give thanks for their investment and offer assistance with their Wilshire Grand Hotel Project


○ Luncheon hosted by Dr. Bill Kim with national political leaders and CEOs from leading Korean companies


○ Met with Chairman Oh of Woongjin Energy and Woongjin Chemical (Former Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea) to expand their business into LA

○ Met with Hize Aero and Kumho Fiber to discuss HQ & assembly facilities in L.A. County


○ 97 business representatives attended investment conference, US Market Entry Strategy Conference, hosted by KOTRA



○ Resulted in 42 investment prospects

Korea Mission Trip Delegation List:

 

 

Company

 

Name

 

Title

Los Angeles county Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Robert Herzberg Chairman, Co-founder (Former Speaker of The California State Assembly) of G24 innovation Limited Partner – Mayer Brown LLP
William Allen President and CEO; Chief Representative, Economic Development for Los Angeles County
 

World Trade Center Association Los Angeles – Long Beach

 

Vance Baugham President
 

Los Angeles Business Journal

 

Matthew Toledo CEO and Publisher
 

AC Martin Partners Inc

 

Christopher Martin CEO and Co-Chairman
Southern California Edison Thomas Calabro Executive Director, Local Public Affairs & Customer Service Business Unit
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP Lessing Gold Co-Chair – Transaction Department; Chair – China Practice; Chair – Homeland Security & Regulatory Practice
 

James I. Bang

 

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Olmstead Williams communications

 

Tracy Williams President
East West Bank K Y Cheong Executive Vice President Director of International Trade Banking
 

Stern Brothers

 

Charlie Forrest Senior Vice Presidentq
 

Choi, Kim & Park, LLP

 

Kiho Choi Managing Partner
 

World Trade Center Association Los Angeles – Long Beach

 

Lianne Chua Director of Asia Operations

If you have questions about this Mission Trip or KOTRA’s relationship with LAEDC, please contact Hanna Park at 323.954.9500 (ext 110) or hannapark@kotrala.com