Global Gathering 2022 to be held at Busan Eurasia Platform on October 2.
Global Gathering 2022 ○ Date Time: October 2, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ○ Venue: Busan Eurasia Platform ○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City ○ Website: http://www.globalgathering.co.kr/index_eng.php The Global Gathering 2022 is an international family festival held in Busan where global citizens can share their culture and interact with each other. In addition, there are events and performances in various forms such as art performances, scenery and customs, traditional costumes, and diverse cultural experiences from all over the world. So come and make unforgettable memories with your family, friends, and loved ones. PROGRAM Opening Ceremony World Culture Experience - World Culture Experience Booths by Country/Community - International Domestic Invitation Performances/ Foreign Community Performances - Korea-China-Japan Children's Painting Exhibition - Experience the Mongolian Traditional Dwelling "Ger" International Folk Arts Festival - International Folk Culture Festival "All See Go!" Finals and Awards Promotion of the 2030 Busan World EXPO On-Site Participation Recreation - "Squid Game"
Busan Confirmed as 22nd ICSCRM Host in 2025
The City of Busan announced its success in being designated as host of the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM), the world's largest event in the silicon carbide (SiC*) field, in September 2025. *SiC: A material consisting of silicon (Si) and carbon (C), which is one of the world’s hardest materials next to diamonds. Unlike Si, commonly used as a semiconductor material, SiC is a next-generation semiconductor material with advanced properties, such as high voltage and high heat resistance. Sic is mainly used for electric vehicles since it is suitable for saving energy. The decision was confirmed at the 19th conference held in Davos, Switzerland, on September 13, 2022. While the conference was held in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, Busan succeeded in being named host after three previous attempts, thanks to cooperation between Busan, KIEEME, and the Busan Tourism Organization. The aim of the conference is for Korea to expand its international scope of activity in the semiconductor sector. In September 2025, the 22nd conference will be held at BEXCO, Busan. Approximately 1,200 people from related industries, academia, and research institutes will attend. Academic presentations, invitational lectures, and exhibitions are scheduled. The event is expected to become an innovative opportunity for Korea's related SiC field development industries, academia, and research institutes. Busan endeavors to create a SiC power semiconductor** industrial cluster, thereby accelerating and securing Busan's global technological competitiveness and fostering relevant industries. **Power semiconductor: unlike memory semiconductors, which store data, power semiconductors play a role in converting and controlling the power required for electronic equipment, suitable for various pieces of equipment.
Busan Hosts ASEAN Regional Startup Idea Competition
The City of Busan and the Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC) revealed that the city will host the ASEAN Regional Startup Idea Competition to expand interest in the ASEAN region and discover ASEAN's top startup talent. The competition is part of the 2022 Busan-ASEAN Week (slated for November), commemorating the third anniversary of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit and the 1st Mekong-Korea Summit. The competition's theme focuses on startup ideas in all fields, including ASEAN-related knowledge, the information industry, manufacturing, services, distribution, culture, and education. As of September 6, anyone residing in or having connections with Busan can apply as an individual or a team. Those who wish to participate must fill out a participation application and business plan, available on the BFIC and Busan's official websites, and submit them via email. Further details are available on the official notice (below). After reviewing the required documents and a subsequent presentation screening, five winners will be selected from the submissions; a maximum of KRW 3 million will be awarded. Merit certificates and prize money will be presented at a special event during Busan-ASEAN Week in November. A Busan official stated, "We expect an expansion of economic cooperation at the private sector level through this competition, and hope the competition to be an opportunity to realize the various ideas of citizens and young people dreaming of entering the ASEAN market." He added, "We anticipate ongoing cordial relationships between Busan citizens and ASEAN member countries." Website (Korean) http://www.bfic.kr/new/contents/d1.asp?pmode=viewnum=17607q=qa=pageno=1