June marks the inauguration of Korean Cultural Weeks, a month-long event dedicated to presenting the many facets of Korean culture in the Pacific Northwest. The events range from a business forum that is a key venue for highlighting future business ventures between Korea and the states of the Northwest to a K-Pop contest that is the first round to an autumn contest in Changwon, South Korea.
The Republic of Korea and the United States implemented a crucial FTA in March of 2012, with the intention of creating mutual opportunities for jobs, investment, and the business sector in both nations. It is particularly crucial for the Northwest; South Korea is the fourth-largest trading partner for both Washington and Oregon, and in the top five for Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. The business forum at this event is in part to mark the first anniversary of the FTA’s entry into force.
With events spread from Edmonds to Olympia, this is truly a regional event. For more information on the festival, interested parties are encouraged to contact 206-441-1011, extension 114, or firstname.lastname@example.org.