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:








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