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About CKBC

The Canada Korea Business Council (CKBC) is Canada’s business, export trade and investment attraction facilitator, catalyst and advocate on Korea. It is a private, not-for-profit business association.  The CKBC provides its member community with the strategic insight, network access and influence required to:

  • Successfully initiate business development in Korea;
  • Secure Korean investments in Canada;
  • Support the further development of existing Canadian operations in Korea;
  • Promote joint projects on innovation and R&D initiatives; and
  • Advocate Canadian business interests in Korea

In addition to its focused and practical services, the CKBC is the voice of the Canadian business community on issues affecting Canada-Korea business, trade and investment.

The CKBC members will include some of the largest and best-known Canadian firms, as well as small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), financial institutions, municipalities, governmental agencies and business/trade organizations.  CKBC members will represent a wide range of industrial sectors, including financial & professional services, aerospace, automotive, mining, oil and gas, forestry, defence, clean technologies, ICT, agriculture, seafood, processed food, media production, ocean technology, life science and education.

The CKBC partners with various government agencies and industry organizations to maximize synergy, minimize duplication and coordinate concerted actions to deliver the results. The CKBC fills the gap in the actions required to boost “Made-in Canada” brand ranking and assist Canadian companies to prosper in the Korean market.

The CKBC will lead the “economic diplomacy” by coordinating concerted high-level trade missions with federal and provincial political leaders, corporate executives and leaders in international trade and investments. The CKBC will also build stronger trust and friendship between Canada’s and Korea’s business and political leaders through food, sports, arts, music and culture.

The CKBC’s operation is funded by membership fees, corporate sponsorship and consulting fees.