Canada Korea Business Forum

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

TimeSeminar 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Reception @Trattoria Mercatto 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Venue: Ontario Investment & Trade Centre | 250 Yonge St., 35th Floor, Toronto

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Canada Korea Business Forum | Fall 2023

The Canada Korea Business Council ( is pleased to invite you to the semi-annual Canada Korea Business Forum, an exciting event that brings together Korean and Canadian executives, entrepreneurs and investors for an engaging and interactive discussions on business opportunities.

Several major new Korean companies have landed in Canada (LG Energy, LG Electronics, Samsung AI, POSCO Chemical, EcoPro, SK ecoplant, SK On & Krafton) and Canadian politicians and executives are visiting South Korea to find more opportunities. These are some of the topics we will explore at the forum.


How do you attract JV partners and investments from Korea?

How do you penetrate the Korean market and expand exports?

What sectors offer the best opportunities with Korea?

How do you access the right decision makers in mega corporations?

What has been the Canadian experience in Korea and what are the recommended strategies and tactics to penetrate and expand into Korea?

Who should attend?

Canadian & Korean Corporate Executives & Entrepreneurs

Professionals in Law | Finance | Private Equity | Corporate Venture Capital

EV | Clean Energy | Adv. Tech | ITS | ICT | Aerospace | Bio | Food


Utilizing Korean Connections

Brian Kim - GWP/Sammi (Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Energy)

Jae Chong - Avantis International (Consumer Products, Tech Ventures, Food & NHP)

Wayne Kim - Andorix Inc. (Tech Ventures, Telecom, ICT, SW & AI)

Esther Sohn - McMillan LLP (Finance, Energy & Minerals)

Sonny Cho - SCI (Real Estate, Clean Energy, EV, Defence, Adv. Tech., & Services)

Experiences of Canadian Companies

Reza Chaji - VueReal

Northland Power



Attracting FDI, JV & VC Partners

Marina Cortes - Intrinsic Innovations VC - Attracting Venture Capital

Esther Sohn - McMillan LLP - Doing Business in South Korea: Legal

Jennie Baek - McMillan LLP - Structuring International JVs and M&As

Sonny Cho - SCI - Attracting Strategic Investors & Corporate Venture Capital

Global Affairs Canada / Ontario Economic Development & Trade

What you will gain

You will get to share and learn the experiences of peers’ successes and mistakes.

You will receive up-to-date market intelligence & risk management strategies

You will get to network and meet potential customers, investors, employees, partners and advisors.

You will get to promote your company and yourself.

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