Global Green Hub conference (South Korea)

Global Green Hub conference South Korea is a country of 50 million people with a per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) higher than New Zealands. The countrys solid growth has been built on strong government support for industry, which was originally focused on protecting companies while they are small and developing from being overwhelmed by international giants.

The policy saw the development of some major internationally competitive brands like Samsung, Daewoo and Hyundai that have become the powerhouse of the countrys economy.

Korea is also reaching out in developing green industries and 2013 is the 6th year that they have run their Global Green Hub Korea Conference, which is now the largest in the country. The conference has a strong outward focus, very much geared around trade and collaborations. It is built around a green forum and seminars and a technology exhibition and will be held over the 29th to 30th April in Incheon, Korea.

Clearly, the Korean Governments strong support for industry and the links through conferences like Global Green Hub Korea are working for Korean companies looking at the fast emerging green technology sector, providing an excellent model for others to follow.

HERA's Industry Development General Manager Nick Inskip is attending courtesy of the Korean Trade Mission. He will report back on his networking and technology experiences.