Dear AKBCWA Members & Friends,
As we bid farewell to 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the year.
I am particularly aware that the success of the AKBCWA rest upon the valuable support of our members, sponsors and the hard work of the board members who so generously volunteer and give their time. Let me take this opportunity to thank each every one of you for your wonderful support and dedication.
In 2018, our members responded to new opportunities and challenges while the AKBCWA focused on evolving to better support the needs of Australia-Korea business community in Western Australia. The AKBCWA organized in excess of ten events where members were able to develop business opportunities, network and understand Korean market environments.
The following are some examples of our events during the year:
A Gala dinner for Asian Business Councils
The Inaugural Korea WA Business Forum organized with Korea Trade Commission (KOTRA), Invest Korea and supported by the City of Perth and the Perth USAsia Centre
AKBCWA Cocktail Reception with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Australia, His Excellency Mr. Baek-Soon Lee
AKBCWA Sundowners with a Special Guest Mr. Jean Ough - Commissioner of the Government of Western Australia Korea Office.
The AKBCWA has recognized to advance Australia-Korea business in WA and government ties, to identify and expand new opportunities and to facilitate growth across industry sector. Our council is growing ever more prominent in WA and we are looking to further this success in the coming 12 months.
We plan to deliver the following events in the year 2019:
WA Korea Roundtable in conjunction with the WA State Government
Priority Industry program delivery – Trade mission to/from Korea
Strong participation and representation in the Asian Business Alliance Group
End of financial year event
Korean Ambassador Visit program to Western Australia
I look forward to your continued support and participation in the Council activities to strengthen Australia Korea Business relationships.
Let me take this opportunity to wish you a safe and very merry Christmas and a happy New Year filled with peace, joy, productivity and prosperity.