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China Shandong - Korea Trade Conference

[2023.10.23 Exprive]

In a resplendent showcase of international synergy, 2023 Dialogue Shandong-Korea Industrial Cooperation and Exchange Conference (2023对话山东-韩国·山东产业合作交流会) dawned upon the vibrant city of Seoul on October 13. Hosted by KOTRA Qingdao (青岛) Office and Shandong CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade 山东省贸促会), this event bore the theme, "Gathering New Consensus for Cooperation and Cultivating New Momentum for Development."


With the atmosphere ripe for precision, the occasion brought together professionals from the global health and beauty industry, amongst others, and facilitated precise partnerships, stimulating discourse on policy harmonization and the blossoming of a thriving ecosystem of collaboration.

China Shandong - Korea Industrial Cooperation and Exchange Conference / Exprive

The distinguished event saw the presence of eminent figures, including Xing Haiming (邢海明), Chinese Ambassador to South Korea (中国驻韩国大使馆), and Jihyung Lee (李知炯), Vice President of KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency). Their impassioned speeches resonated through the halls, energizing the audience.

China Shandong - Korea Industrial Cooperation and Exchange Conference / Exprive

Deng Yunfeng (邓云锋), Deputy Governor of Shandong Provincial People's Government (山东省人民政府), delivered a keynote address that outlined Shandong's rich history, promising resources, and its commitment to modernization.

Deng Yunfeng (邓云锋), Deputy Governor of Shandong Provincial People's Government (山东省人民政府) / Exprive
Deng Yunfeng (邓云锋), Deputy Governor of Shandong Provincial People's Government (山东省人民政府)

In a voice that transcended geographic borders, Xing Haiming (邢海明), Chinese Ambassador to South Korea (中国驻韩国大使馆), highlighted Shandong's pivotal role in China-South Korea exchanges and stressed the enormous potential for cooperation in medical care and health, green and low-carbon initiatives, modern agriculture, and cross-border e-commerce. The future is bright, with economic growth and burgeoning consumption levels offering vast realms for synergy.

Xing Haiming (邢海明), Chinese Ambassador to South Korea (中国驻韩国大使馆) / Exprive
Xing Haiming (邢海明), Chinese Ambassador to South Korea (中国驻韩国大使馆)

Jihyung Lee (李知炯), Vice President of KOTRA, emphasized the robust foundation of collaboration that Shandong Province has with South Korea. Mutual cooperation in medical care, health, culture, and beyond was hailed as a key objective to model China's alliance with South Korea.

Jihyung Lee (李知炯), Vice President of KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) / Exprive
Jihyung Lee (李知炯), Vice President of KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency)

This event's significance was underscored by Zhang Shaogang (张少刚), Vice Chairman of CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade 中国国际贸易促进委员会), who stated that it marks the commencement of the second thirty-year era of China-South Korea relations.


The session was also marked by insights from Zhuang Yan (庄严), Director of Shandong Provincial Department of Civil Affairs (山东省民政厅厅长) regarding opportunities in the elderlycare and seniorcare industry in Shandong province.

Zhuang Yan (庄严), Director of Shandong Provincial Department of Civil Affairs (山东省民政厅厅长) / Exprive
Zhuang Yan (庄严), Director of Shandong Provincial Department of Civil Affairs (山东省民政厅厅长)

Renowned South Korean economy expert and distinguished professor of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (韩国外国语大学), Hanjin Park (朴汉真) highlighted the opportunities for cooperation between Shandong and South Korea, particularly in biomedicine, intelligent manufacturing, and cultural tourism.

Hanjin Park (朴汉真) of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (韩国外国语大学) / Exprive
Hanjin Park (朴汉真) of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (韩国外国语大学)

Deng Yong (邓勇), Deputy Mayor of Weihai City (威海市) made an expression of hope to enhance cooperation in various industries.

Deng Yong (邓勇), Deputy Mayor of Weihai City (威海市) / Exprive
Deng Yong (邓勇), Deputy Mayor of Weihai City (威海市)

China Shandong - Korea Industrial Cooperation and Exchange Conference / Exprive

Among the highlights were eight collaboration projects, including a significant medical electronics endeavor by Weihai Beiyang Electric Group (威海北洋电气集团), with a contract value of 80 million yuan. The wide array of sectors covered in these collaborations spanned medical care, health, artificial intelligence, agriculture, food, and degradable materials.


The "Dialogue Shandong (对话山东)" platform, representing Shandong Province on the global stage, emerged as a vital bridge for international collaboration. The event was a testament to Shandong's commitment to fostering global connections and offered an opportunity for more than 100 delegates to visit South Korea. Beyond official business, the event showcased the cultural diversity and creative products of Shandong, serving as a captivating exposition of the province's essence.

China Shandong - Korea Industrial Cooperation and Exchange Conference / Exprive

In the grand tapestry of international collaboration, the 2023 Dialogue Shandong-Korea Industrial Cooperation and Exchange Conference unfolded as a dazzling beacon, illuminating the path towards a brighter, more interconnected future for the global health and beauty industry and beyond.


Disclaimer: This article was partially contributed by Shandong CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade 山东贸促) and KOTRA.


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