2013 G-FAIR KOREA will give you achance to increase your business value!
2013 G-FAIR KOREA is the largest trade fair for small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) in Korea. G-FAIR will showcase more than 1,000 excellent products from Korea.
G-FAIR is agreat opportunity tofind unique and innovative products from Korean SMEs that may otherwise be difficult orimpossible tofind through other means. The 16th G-FAIR Korea will showcase world leading original business ideas and promising innovations as well as mature products and incremental innovations.
Join us for 2013 G-FAIR KOREA and discover just how dynamic Korean technology can be!
|OVERVIEW OF||2013 G-FAIR KOREA|
|Title||2013 G-FAIR KOREA (Korea Sourcing Fair)|
|Venue||KINTEX 2ndExhibition Hall 7 – 10(48,890m’)|
|Hosted by||Gyeonggi Provincial Government, Small & Medium Business Centers Association (SMBCA),|
|Gyeonggi Small & Medium Business Center (GSBC)|
|Supported by||Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE), Small and Medium Business Administraion (SMBA),|
|Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Overseas Korean Traders Associations (OKTA)|
Gyeonggi Small Business Center
GSBC, Gyeonggi Small Business Center (CEO and President Hong Ki-hwa), which was founded in 1997 with an aim of providing comprehensive support for small & medium-sized enterprises based in Gyeonggi-do, celebrates its 16th anniversary this year.
Over the past 16 years, GSBC has seen unfavorable factors from the global economy affect the nation’s economy. There were 1997 financial crisis, the global financial crisis following Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, the latest fiscal crisis in Europe and Japan’s weak-yen policy, just to name a few.
Despite these difficulties, GSBC has been dedicated to providing various specialized business service to enterprises within Gyeonggi-do, and has grown into a reliable partner of enterprises with 130 staff, five divisions and 20 teams from an organization with 26 staff when it was inaugurated in 1997.
In addition, it has been doubling its efforts to improve the overseas support networks required to help enterprises to opening up new markets overseas. As part of this effort, the GSBC runs five GBC offices (oversees b Gyeonggi business center) and three GTC offices (Gyeonggi textile marketing center).
Based on these strong infrastructures for supporting enterprises, the GSBC helped a total of 14,600 enterprises to find their way through 60 annual projects in 2012 from just 483 in 1997.
Small & Medium Business Centers Association
SMBCA, Small & Medium Business Centers Association (Chairman Hong Ki-hwa), which represents 14 Small & Medium Business Centers nationwide was founded in 2001 to help foster small & medium-sized enterprises in Korea and contribute to the national economic development by promoting information exchange among Small & Medium Business Centers that are based 14 cities and provinces across the country.
The association has played a leading role in achieving balanced development of SMEs countrywide through enterprise joint development of support programs for SMEs and collaborative research among its members.
In addition, it is involved in various support programs designed to assist SMEs in tapping new markets at home and abroad. In a part, the organization launched GP SHOW, which has been co-hosted with the GSBC under the name of ‘G-Fair Korea’ since 2009.
As another important project for helping SMEs to find markets, the association holds export consultations. At the 2012 export consultation, 100 Chinese buyers and 380 Korea’s SMEs were invited in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Korean and China, giving them a foothold for advancing into the Chinese market. SMBCA is also engaged in making recommendations to the Korean government in regard to improving small business related systems.
“G-FAIR KOREA will help Korea’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to strengthening their business profile in the global markets”
|“G-FAIR KOREA will help Korea’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to strengthening their business profile in the global markets”|
|Hong Ki-hwa, CEO and president of GSBC is behind the organization’s visible changes and strong performance.
He has led the agency dedicated to promoting trade for SMEs in Gyeonggi province in 2008. Before joining GSBC, he worked as president of KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center) and president of KOTRA (Korea Trade- Investment Promotion Agency).
Under his leadership, the GSBC has internally undergone a series of significant changes, designed to revitalize the organization. He was also praised for nurturing G-FAIR KOREA into Korea’s largest trade fair for SMEs, in fact as well as in name.
|G-FAIR KOREA has been established as one of the most important trade fairs for SMEs in Korea. Could you give more detailed introduction about the G-FAIR?|
|Since G-FAIR KOREA was launched in 1999 with the aim of helping SMEs have better access to new markets at home and abroad, G-FAIR KOREA has played a significant marketing outlet devoted to SMEs from all types of industry, different from the traditional trade shows taking place by industry.
In its 16th edition this year, G-FAIR KOREA 2013 will feature a selection of new technologies and items from the nation’s excellent small enterprises and venture companies.
|Then, would you please present the key features of 2013 G-FAIR?|
|Most of all, we are designing hall organization by industry for a specialized trade show. And exhibiting companies will be able to have one-on-one sales talks with invited overseas and domestic buyers who plan to visit their booth.
Secondly, this year’s event will be held concurrently with the GBEX-2013 KOREA Small Business Expo, as this is a win-win situation all around.
|What main events are you preparing for the upcoming 2013 G-FAIR KOREA?|
|With the exhibition attended by about 1,600 booths for four-day period, we are arranging one-on-one foreign buyer meetings, export consulting meetings, purchasing talks attended by Korea’s leading retail marketers as well as seminars about diverse issues such as FTA and the furniture industry.
We are fully concentrating on efforts to ensure that these programs can help small and medium enterprises to generate business outcomes. In a part of such endeavors, we are arranging prior match-making system between exhibitors and buyers for smooth meetings.
▶ Beauty & Healthcare Products
▶ Cooling Pack & Seat
▶ Educational Modular Toys
▶ Juice Extractor
▶ Functional Cosmetics
▶ Multi-functional Bags
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