Korea Premium Tech Plaza (KPTP) USA 2009 Boosts Up DFW Business Connection in Cutting Edge Technologies

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The annual Korea Premium Tech Plaza (KPTP)-USA 2009 will be held Nov. 4 - Nov. 5, 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel Dallas in downtown Texas. About 50 cutting edge high-tech companies from South Korea will showcase their latest products. The two-day event partnering with The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) features an assortment of tradeshow, pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, forums and business networking events.

As a strategic partner, Korea offers a multitude of advantages including a strong manufacturing base, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and a strategic location as a gateway to emerging markets in East Asia

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency of Dallas (KOTRA) is proud to co-sponsor the Korea Premium Tech Plaza-USA2009 (KPTP 2009) with The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) to connect cutting edge high-tech companies from South Korea with North Texas partners. This two-day event, will be held November 4 - 5, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Dallas in downtown, includes luncheon and breakfast forums, a trade show, one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities.

The 5th annual Korea Premium Tech Plaza (KPTP) has grown into a global event with presence in Europe, China and U.S.A. This event presents participants with excellent opportunities for future business by linking potential strategic partners together in one venue. This event is complimentary and open to the public; however registration is required at KOTRA Dallas.

KPTP 2009 is an interactive showcase demonstrating the latest innovative consumer electronics and IT, Telecommunication technologies from 50 Korean companies. A variety of activities will provide participants the opportunity to network with South Korean executives and to form strategic business linkages in the field of LED & lighting equipment, telecommunication system, software, PC application & hardware, security equipment.

Please attend the luncheon program on Nov. 4 and hear discussion on the future of consumer electronics and the investment climate in Korea. Expert speakers includes from the following companies and organizations:

  • Samsung
  • University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
  • National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA), South Korea
  • Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC)
  • Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

This complimentary, two-day event will include luncheon and breakfast programs featuring expert speakers that will share their industry knowledge and discuss the transformation of IT landscape with emerging technologies that is fast shaping globalization and business strategies

"As a strategic partner, Korea offers a multitude of advantages including a strong manufacturing base, state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and a strategic location as a gateway to emerging markets in East Asia," said Hwan Eik Cho, President and CEO of KOTRA. South Korea is currently DFW's second largest trading partner. In 2008, trade between DFW and Korea totaled $5 billion U.S. dollars. Among the top items traded were consumer electronics.

KOTRA is the trade-investment promotion agency for the Republic of Korea and has over 100 offices in 70 different countries, with many U.S. locations including a Dallas office operating for over 30 years. As part of its mission to promote bilateral trade between USA & Korea, KOTRA is committed to strengthening the relationships between DFW businesses with Korean companies.

"To promote and enhance the bilateral trade relationship between the DFW regional companies and Korea, KOTRA Dallas has developed this match-making event in the field of cutting edge high-tech industries considering local industrial clusters. Unlike other exhibitions, every participant at KPTP will have pre-scheduled business meetings, allowing the opportunity for building relationships. And at the luncheon forum participants will get a glimpse of the latest in IT industry trends as well as a welcome reception to facilitate future business networking," said Sang Hyup Park, Director General of KOTRA Dallas.

For questions about the showcase, one-on-one meetings or other details, contact Jason Crowder at 972-243-9300x227. For questions about the luncheons, contact Bo Shin at 972-243-9300x231 or visit http://www.kotradallas.net.

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