The Korea Business Leaders Alliance partners with various organizations in Korea and around the world for the benefit of our members.
The KBLA partners with KINTEX to co-promote events and offer opportunities for KBLA members to experience the best exhibits and content KINTEX showcases during the year.
KINTEX (Korea International Exhibition Center, Opened 2005)) is Korea’s largest and newest international exhibition and convention venue as well as a joint investment among KOTRA, Gyeonggi provincial government and Goyang City, which was purpose-built to resolve the issues of event space shortage in Korea and to internationalize Korea’s exhibition industry.
KINTEX’s mission is to attract and develop world class exhibitions and conventions, serving as the the venue of trade marketing for leading local as well as international corporations. KINTEX works hard to take Korea’s exhibition and convention culture to another level, enhancing Korea’s status as the center of Asia.
The Seoul Global Center (SGC) has been run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government since 2008. It is a multilingual, comprehensive support center providing various services aimed at removing obstacles foreign residents often experience living in Seoul and enable them to work more productively in Korea. The SGC’s flagship center, conveniently located right next to exit six of Jonggak Station in Jongro is staffed with various experts providing counseling on a wide range of issues commonly faced by foreigners living in Seoul. Counseling can be conducted in nine different languages on subjects such as starting a business, legal disputes, labour disputes and real estate transactions among others.
In addition, throughout the year SGC also organizes various free educational programs including Korean classes, seminars about starting a business in Korea and orientation seminars for new residents, all of which are designed to ensure foreign residents can settle into life in Seoul and be productive members of the community.
The Association of American State Offices in Korea (ASOK) was established on the 21st November 1989 to promote the common interests of US state offices located in Korea. The objectives for which ASOK is established are as follows
To promote a positive image of the State Offices.
To promote cooperation between state offices in areas of mutual interests that include: reverse investment, export trade, education, cultural exchanges, tourism and other activities normally carried out by state governments.
To collect, evaluate and disseminate information of common interest to states.
To associate and cooperate with other organizations sharing mutual interests.
To do any and all other things incidental or related to the attainment of the above objects.
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, non-partisan think tank with the mandate to undertake policy-relevant research to foster domestic, regional, and international environments conducive to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, as well as Korean reunification.
KABC Ltd was founded in 1989 with the merger of the private consulting activities of Tony Michell and the energy and know how of a group of young Koreans, some of whom had worked with Tony at Tetra Pak Korea. KABC Ltd defines itself as a business consultancy as opposed to a management consultancy or a market research company.The essence of business consulting is that it produces action, and not just reports, and provides affordable hand holding and on-going consulting long after the original report has been completed.We also offer the potential to provide one stop service for new comers and companies in transition or involved on either the buy or sell side of M&A. Almost every year we provide temporary management services or temporary teams to handle special or unusual circumstances.
The company is a subsidiary of Euro-Asian Business Consultancy, a British consulting company which provides services to foreign companies across Asia, either through its own resources in Northeast Asia, or in conjunction with its network of associates throughout Asia, including IMA Ltd. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, governments, not for profits and smaller specialist companies.