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On June 21 at 6:30 PM, we will inaugurate the third edition of the K-Fashion exhibition titled: "EYES! It's not a showcase, it's an exhibition" by Yerim Kim, founder of the brand "EYES (www.ojos.kr)" and a fashion designer adored by Idols (K-Pop singers), who is making waves with her futuristic and sporty designs.

On June 5th, the members of the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon in honor of the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. Bahk Sahnghoon, who will soon complete his diplomatic mission in Spain. The President of the Chamber, Mr. Javier Cremades, highlighted the valuable support and collaboration that the Ambassador, as honorary president, always provided to the Chamber. The honoree expressed his deep gratitude for the affection he received from all those present. The luncheon concluded with the presentation of a plaque to Ambassador Bahk in recognition of his extraordinary efforts in promoting commercial and business relations between Spain and Korea.

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Cámara de Comercio España-Corea and Spain Is Excellence invite you to discover everything about the marketing of Spanish olive oil and its attractiveness for the Korean market. With the participation in the forum of prominent professionals in the sector:

- Salomé Martinez Aparicio: Deputy Director of the Food Industry of ICEX

Ana Fernández Zamora: Director of Employment, Promotion and Tourism at Diputación de Jaén

Rafael Pico: Director of Asoliva

Juampi Postigo Pich-Aguilera: Member of the Board of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Josep Palau: Export Director of Aceites Conde de Benalúa

  • Date and time: May 23, from 12:00 to 14:00 
  • Location: C. de Jorge Juan, 30, 28001 Madrid

We will finish with an exquisite tasting of the Jaén Selección 2024 Extra Virgin Olive Oils. You can't miss it!

 

Kia Iberia has appointed Alfredo Guerra as its new Marketing Director, with immediate effect. In his new role, he will oversee the marketing and communication programs of the brand and will be responsible for strategic marketing, coordinating and adapting the European headquarters' strategy to the Spanish market.

Guerra will be part of the company's senior management team, where, given his engineering background and extensive experience in sales, after-sales, and marketing, he will bring a valuable technical and commercial aspect that will drive the company's marketing strategy.

Guerra possesses a global vision of the business strategy and an understanding of customer needs and expectations. His previous experience provides him with a comprehensive perspective on the customer lifecycle, from identifying opportunities to delivering personalized solutions and providing post-sales support.

Of Spanish nationality and 46 years old, Alfredo holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from UEM, as well as an executive MBA and other postgraduate studies focused on strategic sales and marketing management. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, having worked with brands like Iveco and subsequently with KIA since 2010.

The Korean Cultural Center in Spain, in collaboration with the Gugak National Traditional Music Museum (part of the National Gugak Center), is inaugurating the exhibition: illustrating the history of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) and the development of its music, dance, and rituals, as well as historical documents of value, with its main piece being the Im-in-jin-yeon-do screen, recognized as Cultural Heritage of Metropolitan Seoul No. 543 and 544.

  • GS Inima together with its partner, TAQA, has signed the Water Purchase Agreement with EWEC for the 70 million imperial gallons per day seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant, Shuweihat 4 RO IWP.
  • GS Inima, TAQA and EWEC also announced financial closing for Shuweihat 4 RO Seawater Desalination Project for a total value of USD 444
  • This is the first project that GS Inima has won in the UAE and significantly, the largest desalination project awarded to the company.

 

EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing, and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has awarded GS Inima, in consortium with the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), one of the largest listed integrated utility companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Build – Own – Operate (BOO) contract for the Shuweihat 4 Reverse Osmosis (S4 RO) Independent Water Project (IWP) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

 

The S4 RO project will be located within the Shuweihat Power and Water Complex, and will involve the development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance, and ownership of the standalone greenfield RO seawater desalination plant. The plant will desalinate seawater using low-carbon intensive RO technology and supply up to 70 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of potable water, equivalent to 318,225 cubic meters per day, enhancing the security of water supply in Abu Dhabi's Al Dhafra region.

From October 26 to 28 we celebrate the 15th edition of the Korean Film Festival in Spain under the title, Spinning History: Joseon Dynasty. The festival has a total of five films that will be screened at the Capitol Cinemas.

Until now, World Expos used to be held as state-of-the-art hardware exhibitions in large pavilions. However, the international community needs to orient its efforts to transform and develop the World Expo around a new concept. It needs to be turned into a platform for solutions to global challenges that seeks realistic, creative and innovative measures, rather than limiting it to a mere display of technological hardware. With this critical orientation, the Republic of Korea is devoting its utmost efforts to hold a new-concept World Expo in Busan, under the theme Transforming our World, Navigating to a Better Future. 
 

For more information, please click hereThe great Korean challenge of a new concept World Expo in Busan

Korean cuisine has evolved over the years of social and political change. Originating from ancient agriculture and nomadic traditions on the Korean Peninsula and southern Manchuria, Korean cuisine has changed through complex interactions between the environment and different cultural trends.

 

The Hyatt Regency Hespería Madrid hotel hosted the Korea-Spain Luxury Tourism Forum on Wednesday, February 15, organized by the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce and Spain is Excellence, the Tourism and Culture Consortium for Spanish Excellence.

The event was presented by Jorge Salaverry, Secretary General of the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce, emphasizing that for Korean tourists, Spain is the second preferred destination in the world. "Before Spain, the country they visit the most is the United States" and added that "the increase in Korean tourism to our country has been exponential, going from 50,000 people in 2010 to 630,000 in 2019. And although it is true that these are pre- pandemic, there is no doubt that 2019 levels will be recovered very quickly.” He also pointed out that the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce is the organization that promotes and encourages all commercial exchanges between the two countries.

For more information, please click here.

 

 

In its new efforts to continue expanding in Europe, Wallapop, the platform for buying and selling second-hand products has made a new round of investment with which it has managed to get Naver, South Korea's leading web search engine, to contribute around 81 million euros. Naver had already invested in Wallapop in 2021 with the aim of expanding its influence abroad.

For more information, please click here

 

It is increasingly common to see how in beauty routines Korean products and techniques become daily beauty essentials. And no wonder, the steps are so simple and the results so amazing that they always succeed wherever they go. It happened with the bubble mask cleansing masks, with the cica-cream and it has also happened with the deep hydration technique "layering".

Seoraksan is the highest mountain in the Taebaek Mountains in Gangwon Province in South Korea. It is located in the national park of the same name, near the city of Sokcho. After Hallasan volcano on eju Island and Jirisan in the south, Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in South Korea.

Seongsu dong is a neighborhood known for its artisanal cafeterias and organic food restaurants that occupy converted old warehouses. The main attractions are the airy Daerim Changgo coffee shop, which exhibits works by emerging artists, and Seongsu Handmade Shoe Street, with shops and a weekend market.

On October 27, Spain is Excellence, the tourism and culture consortium for Spanish excellence, organized a meeting in Madrid in which the potential of these markets for luxury tourism was valued. Ana Alonso, CEO of Spain is Excellence, pointed out that "for next year, we have three trade missions scheduled for Brazil, Korea and the Emirates", since the three markets represent a challenge for said tourism segment. Regarding South Korea, Jorge Salaverry, general secretary of the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce, explained that “the Korean is a tourist who loves Spain”. In 2009, 119,000 Koreans visited our country, and ten years later, in 2019, before the pandemic, 630,000 arrived. Spain is the second most visited destination for them, after the United States.

The South Korean carmaker Kia closed the month of March as the best-selling brand in the Spanish market for the first time in the 30 years it has been in Spain, as reported in a statement. In the third month of the year, the company sold 4,906 units in the Peninsula and Balearic Islands, a 16% increase in the year-on-year comparison, and achieved a market share of 8.7%, 3.6 points more than in March 2021.

Last 24th March, a Webinar on the Korean cosmetics market was held at the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce. A market that requires knowledge about the culture and the consumer, but very interesting for Spanish companies and vice versa. The speakers in the Webinar were Javier García-Hirschfield, Director of International Partners B.U. Cantabria Labs, Young-Ju Ahn, General Manager of Kotra, Verónica Fisas, Executive Director of ASPAC and Natura Bissé International S.A., Darío José Sáez, Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Spanish Embassy in Seoul, and finally as moderator, Jorge Salaverry, Secretary General of the Chamber.

The UTE GS Inima Environment / Ciclagua will be in charge of the operation and maintenance of this facility that provides service to an estimated population of 30 thousand inhabitants.

The Public Entity for Wastewater Sanitation of the Valencian Community (EPSAR) has awarded the operation and maintenance service of the Crevillente Wastewater Treatment Plant to the joint venture formed by GS Inima (50%) and Ciclagua (50%). (Alicante). With a duration of 4 years, the total award amount is 3.4 million euros.

The bid submitted by GS Inima in a joint venture with Ciclagua and Lagunketa has been chosenThe bid submitted by GS Inima in a joint venture with Ciclagua and Lagunketa has been chosenfor the operation and maintenance service of several D.W.W.S. and associated pumpingstations of the Rioja Alavesa sewerage system and Casablanca P.W.W.S. The 2.5-million-eurocontract, which starts on February 15, will supply drinking water to four industrial areas: thecurrent Casablanca I industrial estate, the new Casablanca II industrial estate, the El Carrascalindustrial estate and the Viña Rea winery. In addition, the 6 treatment plants included in thecontract will treat the water of 14,000 inhabitants.

Margarita López, director of the Foro de Foros Foundation and Rafael Bueno, representative of Casa Asia, participated as presenters of the event. 

The objective of the event was to talk about the dynamism of Korean culture, in its different facets. 

Margarita commented on the evolution of the factors that have made Korean society echo in the world: the Gangnam Style dance, the movie Parasites, the Squid Game series... With the awakening of Korean culture, as a result of these events, the rest of the world has been allowed to discover Korean literature, cinema, music and also Gastronomy. 

To analyze Korean culture, four speakers spoke at the event about this awakening: Eugenia UhJeen Lee, Julia Rodriguez Castillo, Victoria Hom and Enrique Garcelan.

In this interesting meeting, the presenters discussed about the history, as well as the political, cultural, musical, gastronomic present, about the Korean economy, and in general, the international importance of Korea, which is increasingly growing.

Link to the event:

https://www.forodeforos.org/evento/entre-k-pop-y-calamares-anda-el-juego-una-mirada-a-la-cultura-coreana/

The nature of Korea springs from Gi, energy capable of turning a small seed into a large and robust tree. The four clearly differentiated seasons, the mountains that cover 70% of the country and the sea that surrounds almost the entire peninsula are energy springs that have made Korea a hidden treasure for ecology, with natural heritage recognized by UNESCO

Jeong means respect for others. The Korean spirit has been since time immemorial, closely linked to humanism, and seeking the welfare of others. This spirit has created a tradition of respect, which has led to unparalleled culture and manners. Jeon is the love and affection in relationships between parents and children, old and young, friends, relatives, and visitors and foreigners. It is the spirit of welcoming with a generous smile, offering hospitality to all guests.

Its top three manufacturers, LG Energy Solution Ltd, SK Innovation and Samsung SDI, supplied 31% of global batteries in the first half of the year. 

There has been a major shift in South Korea's approach to what is seen as a new, high-growth industry: electric vehicle batteries. It is positioning itself as a leader in the global electric vehicle supply chain. Its top three manufacturers, LG Energy Solution Ltd, SK Innovation and Samsung SDI, supply 31% of global batteries.

 

Every year from the end of March to the beginning of April, Korea's biggest cherry blossom festival takes place in Jinhae.

On Friday, July 9, Ambassador Bahk Sahnghoon attended the delivery of dispatches and appointments of the new officers of the Army 2021, which took place at the General Military Academy of Zaragoza.

During the event, chaired by King Felipe VI, Ambassador Bahk handed over his dispatch and encouraged cadet Lee Yong-bin, who completed the two-year dispatch training course.

- The Spanish tennis player has been one of the first people to know the new Kia EV6 live in Spain.

- Always watch for news of the brand, confessed to have a special interest in this model, which redefines the boundaries of electric mobility for its technology, design, performance, and space.

- The Kia EV6 offers much of what Rafa Nadal asks of a car: comfort, space, visibility, equipment, and technology… but with a discreet spirit and without sacrificing performance. "I loved it; I want one!" he said at the end of the match.

Madrid, May 18, 2021 - Rafael Nadal, Kia's World Ambassador, is one of the best tennis players of all time as he has just made clear again with his tenth title in Rome, with which he already has 36 Masters 1,000, which is join the 20 Grand Slam achieved in his career.

Ignacio Villegas

Kia Media 

  • 33,971 Kia were sold in Europe in January 2021.
  • This large market share comes in the midst of a huge market downturn.

Madrid, February 24, 2021 - Kia has achieved its best market share recorded in its history in the European automobile market in January 2021. According to data provided by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (EAMA), the market share of Kia in Europe reached 4% in January, compared to 3.5 achieved in all of 2020.

Kia's sales in Europe * fell 10.4% to 33,971 units in January, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the region. In any case, the brand has been less affected than the rest of the European market, which fell by 25.7% in the same period, therefore Kia's market share has grown to an all-time high of 4%.

In the words of Jason Jeong, President of Kia Europe: “The new car market remains extremely challenging, both for Kia and the industry. However, our sales teams and dealer partners across Europe have worked very hard to keep the business going and deliver the new vehicles to buyers. Thanks to this excellent work, Kia has achieved its best market share in Europe. "

* Source: EAMA, EU + EFTA + UK sales

 

 

Bulguksa Temple is the representative relic of Gyeongju and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. The beauty of the temple itself and the artistic flair of the stone relics are well known throughout the world. 

 

9 Oct 2020 | Source: Club influencers

Jaime de Jaráiz

This year we are facing an exceptional situation. Following the arrival of COVID-19 in our lives, now more than ever there is a great concern in society for cleanliness, hygiene and especially health. This concern extends to all types of viruses, bacteria and pollution of the air, forests and oceans. All these factors influence the quality and hygiene of the environment and affect our organism to a great extent.

We interviewed the general manager of Kia in Spain, who told us how the pandemic is influencing the sector in Spain and the prospects of the brand and the sector in general for the next year.

How is Kia facing the crisis of the pandemic in Spain?

Dealers are betting on digital sales, which is not the same as online sales, to facilitate the purchasing process, with major promotional campaigns that will allow us to save the year with a lower drop than the global market and close with about 45,000 units.

The Samsung group, the largest business conglomerate in South Korea, announced today the death at the age of 78 of its president, Lee Kun-hee, the richest man in the country who had been admitted to a Seoul hospital since 2014 due to a heart attack that left him incapacitated.

Samsung said in a statement that Lee "passed away on October 25 accompanied by his family, including vice president (of the group) Jay Y. Lee," known as Lee Jae-yong and that, as heir to the empire his father ran, he has He has been in charge of the conglomerate since his father was bedridden more than six years ago.

On Wednesday, September 30, a ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Spain and the Republic of Korea took place at the Casino of Madrid.

To commemorate this important event, the book "Spain and Korea. Towards a New Strategic Partnership", edited by Mr. Alvaro Hidalgo and Mr. Alfonso Ojeda. The presentation of the book was made by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Hong-jo Chun, who briefly described the content of the book, pointing out that it is divided into three parts: first, the evolution and evaluation of the 70 years of relations between Spain and Korea and the perspectives for the future; second, the economic relations between the two countries; and finally, the cultural relations and human exchanges between Spain and Korea. It is a very valuable text both for its content and for the level of the people who contributed to its writings. Of the 30 articles it contains, 15 were written by Korean authors and 15 by Spanish authors. The book was prefaced by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries and among the authors of the articles are the former Prime Minister, Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the former Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the former Rector of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Mr. Park Chul, the President of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Park Yongmaan, the President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. José Luis Bonet Ferrer. Mr. Alvaro Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Center for Korean Research and one of the book's editors, also took the floor.

At the 70th anniversary commemoration ceremony, the former Prime Minister, Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, was present. In his speech, he expressed his great admiration for Korea and highlighted the fact that in the 7 decades of diplomatic relations there has never been any conflict between the two countries, and acknowledged that it is thanks to Korea that Spain enjoys the status of permanent guest at the G20. The Ambassador was accompanied at the ceremony by, among others, the Secretary of State for Trade, Ms. Xiana Méndez, the Secretary General for Industry and SMEs, Mr. Raúl Blanco, the Director General for North America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Ms. Ana María Salomon, and the President of the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Javier Cremades.

Also participating in the event through video conferences were the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Ms. Arancha González Laya; the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Piqué, and the President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. José Luis Bonet.

Standing firm in the face of crisis as a global hub for cutting-edge technologies and innovation.

Special Contribution by

Kwon Pyung-oh

President and CEO of KOTRA

KOTRA President and CEO offers insight on the current status of Korea in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s next steps to position itself as a global hub for high-tech and innovation.

 

Rapidly changing international trade and investment environment

Through 127 overseas offices in 84 countries around the world, KOTRA closely monitors the global market trends in real time. After some observation, I can clearly see the discrepancy between life before and after COVID-19. In other words, I feel as if we are currently in the midst of a vicious typhoon.

 On July 7, 2020, the 21st Economic Cooperation Committee Spain - Korea was held, organized by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, together with the Secretary of State for Trade/ICEX and the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) in collaboration with the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).

The session provided the opportunity to learn first-hand about the possibilities of cooperation between Spain and Korea in the current situation post Covid 19, offering information from experts from both countries, as well as from the Spanish and Korean Ambassadors, among others.

 

 

On 17 June our Corporate member IE University organizes in collaboration with the Spanish Chambers of Commerce network in Asia, an online seminar inviting Susana Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. 

The future brings us challenges of diverse types beyond the economic reconstruction needed after the coronavirus. Dean Malcorra will cover:

•   How do we envision new globalization?
•   How do we build a more sustainable world? 
•   How do we leverage from the disruption produced by new technologies? 
•   How do we design a new social compact?

These and more angles will be covered, as we look into the near and medium-term future.

Date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Place: Zoom Online Webinar
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 JST (KOREA TIME) 
Language: English
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 17 May, 12:00pm

 

More info:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqdBefwPKiJ58ko_9eAf0t2igd-a7VpcldmXMm4AhR96gHyA/viewform

 

Korea Foundation

VIRTUAL DIALOGUE

Date & Time: June 17, 17:00 (Korea) / June 17, 10:00 (Stockholm)

Organizer: Korea Foundation (KF)

Topic: COVID-19 Across the Globe: The Cases of Shouth Korea and Sweden

More Info:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p37OHS1xcM&feature=youtu.be

Gov't lowers 2020 growth forecast to 0.1%

Author: Lee Kyung-min

Date: June, 1st 2020

Source: The Korea Times

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/biz/2020/06/367_290494.html

The government said Monday that it will invest 76 trillion won ($61.9 billion) by 2025 to strengthen digitization, eco-friendly growth and social safety nets, in a sweeping move to reinvigorate the economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, Yangwoo Park, have signed the Action Plan of the Biannual Tourism Program 2020-2021 to promote cooperation between governments and strengthen tourism relations between the two countries. This plan gives continuity to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed during the King and Queen's State visit to Seoul last October, which aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism.

Park Yang-woo, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Korea and Jorge Salaverry, Secretary General of the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce, at the Korean stand at FITUR.Park Yang-woo, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Korea and Jorge Salaverry, Secretary General of the Spain-Korea Chamber of Commerce, at the Korean stand at FITUR.

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Queen Letizia visits the South Korean stand at the Fitur 2020 International Tourism Fair during its inauguration in Ifema, Madrid, this Wednesday. EFE

The country, which records a significant increase in international visitors with 15.3 million tourists in 2018, will boost promotion of the destination by adding its brand to that of FITUR. His presence as a partner coincides with the 70th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Spain. South Korea is currently the third largest issuing market in Asia for Spain. It is a very attractive and a safe destination, with modern, high-quality infrastructures and a good public transportation network.

The next edition of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2020, presents South Korea as a partner country, a destination that has experienced a significant increase in the number of foreign visitors, which in 2018 reached 15.3 million tourists, 15.1% more than the previous year. The Asian country also has a growing attraction for Spaniards, as last year there were 27,314 who came to visit, 17.2% more than in 2017.

The presence of South Korea as a FITUR Partner country establishes a wide field of joint action in the most significant areas of promotion and communication of this great event of the tourism industry which, organized by IFEMA will celebrate its 40th edition from 22nd to 26th January 2020 at Feria de Madrid. Furthermore, the Asian country's joining forces with FITUR comes at the best of times, precisely when it celebrates the 70th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Spain.

South Korean mobile phone operator KT Corp. announced on Monday that its hotel service robot, enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and other cutting-edge technologies, made its official debut at a hotel in Seoul.

The IA hotel robot, called N bot, began official service at the Novotel Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun Hotels & Residences to serve guests in about 100 rooms, according to KT Corp.

KT explained that it has applied its latest technologies - including 3D location mapping, autonomous driving and an AI camera - to develop the robot.

The Phoenix Snow Park is a recreational and vacation complex, built in nature at 700 m above sea level. It has hotels, aparthotels, ski slopes and golf course, among many other facilities. Just two hours from Seoul, it is a perfect resort for mountain recreations and was designated a Tourist Site in 1999. It is open all year round, but becomes very crowded in winter, particularly during the ski season.

A beautiful place where ancient and modern culture coexist. It is full of galleries, traditional craft shops, antique shops, traditional tea shops and restaurants.

 "King Philip VI inaugurates the Spain-Republic of Korea Business Meeting in Seoul"

The Spain-Republic of Korea Business Meeting was held in Seoul, South Korea, from 23rd to 25th October. A total of thirty-three Spanish companies participated in the event. For a day and a half each of them held meetings with Korean companies.

The Business Meeting, which coincided with the State Visit of H.M. King Felipe VI to the Republic of Korea, was inaugurated jointly by the King and the President of Korea, Moon Jae-in. The previous night the King and Queen Letizia were hosted by the President of Korea and his wife with a State Dinner in the so-called Blue House, seat of the Executive and Presidential residence.

Potrero Solar is the first FRV project in Mexico, and is one of the largest photovoltaic projects with bifacial technology in the World.

Over months Lamaignere's participation in projects related to the photovoltaic solar industry is increasing and now, through an official communication on its website, the well-known Integral Logistics Operator has announced the first maritime shipments of the project led by Power China and Prodiel of the photovoltaic power plant "Potrero Solar". Companies were chosen by the Spanish company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).

Spain | El País

 

Felipe VI and Queen Letizia travel to Seoul on a state visit with a strong economic profile

The Kings will make a trip to Asia next week with two fronts. One is the enthronement of the Emperor of Japan; the other, a state visit to South Korea with a marked economic background. Accompanied by the acting Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, they depart on Sunday, October 20, towards Tokyo, where they will attend along with other heads of state at the Naruhito throne access ceremony, which will take place on October 22 at the Imperial Palace. And the next day they will fly to the Republic of Korea, where they make a two-day state visit in which the King will participate in a summit with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and will meet with the representatives, among others , from companies like LG Electronics, Hyundai or Samsung.The Kings will make a trip to Asia next week with two fronts. One is the enthronement of the Emperor of Japan; the other, a state visit to South Korea with a marked economic background. Accompanied by the acting Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell, they depart on Sunday, October 20, towards Tokyo, where they will attend along with other heads of state at the Naruhito throne access ceremony, which will take place on October 22 at the Imperial Palace. And the next day they will fly to the Republic of Korea, where they make a two-day state visit in which the King will participate in a summit with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and will meet with the representatives, among others , from companies like LG Electronics, Hyundai or Samsung.

The United Kingdom and South Korea signed a free trade agreement on Thursday that will allow them to continue trading freely after Britain's departure from the European Union, scheduled for 31 October.

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee met her British counterpart, Liz Truss, in London to sign this treaty to protect trade between the two countries.

Preparing for the imminent arrival of Brexit, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to carry out on schedule with or without a divorce agreement with Brussels, the UK has so far signed 13 trade agreements.

Spain, a bridge to Latin America

mapa espana latinoamericaSpain has invested heavily in Latin America. During the last few decades, its companies have become some of the biggest investors in the continent, making Spain the most important investor in the region immediately after the United States. In addition, Spain has always been essential in the relations between Europe and Latin America.

For that reason, the Chamber will make one of its most important core activities the creation of a commercial and cultural links...

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