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Joint Korean-Russian economic forum “Welcome to the Far East” in Seoul Dec. 9Attended by Russian DPM, KITA president, many Korean and Russian experts

A Russian-Korean Economic Forum entitled “Welcome to the Far East” will be held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on Dec. 9, 2014 on the initiative of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation (RusTrade) in Seoul supported by the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and Korean International Trade Association (KITA). This was learned from Representative Mikhail Bondarenko of the RusTrade in Seoul on Nov. 28, 2014.

▲Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev of Russia, concurrently Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District

The main purpose of the Forum is to discuss topical issues of trade and economic cooperation between Korea and Far Eastern regions of Russia and presentation of new projects.

From the Russian side the Forum will be attended by Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of the Russian Federation-Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev, heads of the Far Eastern regions of Russia, more than 100 representatives of Russian business community and experts in trade and investments.

From the Korean side it will be attended by over 200 representatives of companies who are interested in cooperation with Russia.

▲Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov of Russian Federation in Seoul

Jointly organized by the RusTrade, KITA and the Korean-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum will be opened with the attendance of DPM Yury Trutnev, Chairman Han Duck-soo of KITA, Governor Choi Moon-Soo of Gangwon Province, Governor Vyacheslav Shport of the Khabarovskiy Krai and Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov of Russia in Seoul.

There will be a presentation ceremony of Awards for leading Korean companies from of the Russian Ministries.

The plenary session in the morning will discuss “Trade and Investment in Russia” where the moderator will be Lee Hwa-oon from the partner of "Yulchon" and the speakers will be Deputy Minister for Economic Development of Russia Stanislav Voskresenskiy who will cover “Investment climate and business conditions in Russia” and Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin of the Kamchatka region who will speak on "International cooperation - strategic priorities of bilateral relations."

▲Representative Mikhail Bondarenko of the Russian Trade Representation in Seoul

Other speakers and their topics of discussions are as follows:
President Kim Seok-wan of Korea Institute for Eurasian Studies: “Eurasian initiative of the Republic of Korea and Korean-Russian cooperation"

Governor Alexander Khoroshavin of the Sakhalin Region: "The Sakhalin

Region-Republic of Korea: Priorities of the bilateral cooperation"
President Kim Seung Dong of LS Networks: “Effective way of economic cooperation between the two countries in the Russian Far East”

Governor Vladimir Miklushevskiy of the Primorskiy Krai: “Investment proposals of the Primorskiy Krai"

After lunch in the afternoon, the plenary session on “Trade and investment” will have Senior Song Woong-Soon of Shin & Kim as moderator and the speakers are as follows:

Deputy Minister Maxim Shereykin of the Development of Far East of the Russian Federation: "New conditions for investors at the advancing development territories of the Russian Far East"

▲Chairman Han Duck-soo of Korea International Trade Association

Governor Nam Kyung-pil of Gyeonggi Province: "The cooperation potential between Gyeonggi Province and the Far East regions of Russia")

Director Mariya Nikitina of the Department of Transport of the United Company “Rusal”: “Construction of the high technology logistic terminal for the needs of the aluminum industry in the Russian Far East and its integration into the world transportation system”

Chairman Konstantin Basyuk of the Board of Directors of PJSC "Khabarovsk airport": "Role of state support in the realization of large scale investment projects in the Russian Far East (on example of Khabarovsk international airport complex development project”

CEO Yang Bong Jin of Hyundai Energy & Resources: “Hyundai’s experience of investing in the Russia”

Governor Egor Borisov of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia): "Yakutia - the North-East Arctic Region of the Russian Federation”
Governor Vladimir Pechenyy of the Magadan region: “Investment potential of the Magadan region”

The last Plenary Session on “Trade and investment” be held with Lawyer Dmitry Letunov of the law company "Yulchon" as moderator and the speakers and their topics of discussion are as follows:
Director Konstantin Ryzhkov of the Russian Direct Investment Fund: “Russian-Korean investment platform as instrument of financing of joint projects”
Advisor Yoon Jong Ku, Admiral, to the President of the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering: "Korean-Russian cooperation in shipbuilding industry"

Professor Andrey Kovsh of the Saint-Petersburg State University: “Russian-Korean cooperation in the field of automobile industry”

▲A Korean map showing the Far Eastern Region of the Russian Federation. Map shows the Sakha Republic on the left with the different regions on the right, from top to bottom: Chukotka Region, Kamchatka Region, Magadan Region, Khabarovsk Region, Sakhalin Region, Amur Region, Jewish Autonomous Region and Primorskiy Region.

Partner Dmitry Magonya of “Art de Lex”: “Prospects of the development of advancing economic development areas in the Russian Far East”

Director Shin Samsup of the Asia and Europe Division of the International Contractors Association of Korea: “Strengthening infrastructure partnership between Russia and Korea - focusing on Far East”

Group Vice President Anton Khodakovsky of Volga-Dnepr Group for Japan and Korea group of companies: "Volga-Dnepr in the Korean market"
Director Oxana Migitko of the Pepeliaev Group in charge of commerce department: “Public procurement of high-tech products: participation of Korean manufacturers”.

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