Upcoming Events

Korean Harvest Festival

August 25-27, 2017

Mel Lastman Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Participating in the New Innovation Economy

Date: Monday, June 19th, 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm

Guest Speaker: Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco

Venue: The DMZ at Ryerson University, 10 Dundas St. E. 6th Floor, Toronto

Registration: Fee is Free with registration. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ckbc-participating-in-the-innovation-economy-tickets-35188216904

An Evening with His Excellency Eric Walsh

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 pm

The University Club of Toronto

EventGeopolitics & Business in Northeast Asia

Location: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto, Canada

Date: November 25th, 2016

Fee: $25 Members / $40 Non-Members / +$50 Networking Dinner

Attendees: Companies and business executives assessing investment opportunities in Northeast Asia (Korea, China, Japan).g

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Park In Kyu, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission

Embassy of  the Republic of Korea in Canada

Park In Kyu assumed his duties as Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada in March 2015.

His most recent position was as Director-General in the Office of Policy Planning at the Northeast Asian History Foundation. Previously, Mr. Park was appointed to the Presidential Office as Director-General of the Bureau of International Cooperation on the Presidential Council on Nation Branding.

Mr. Park joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986.  He previously served as Second Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Beijing; as First Secretary at the Korean Embassy in Poland; and as Deputy Consul-General in Shenyang, China. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Park completed his third posting to China as Minister-Counsellor at the Korean Embassy in Beijing, and was later assigned the senior rank of Minister at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Saudi-Arabia from 2010 to 2012.

His other appointments in Seoul include Director of the East Asian Trade Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Protocol Secretariat with the Office of the Prime Minister, Special Secretariat in the Preparatory Office for the 2005 APEC Summit, and Director of the Inter-Korean Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr. Park holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University, an M.P.P. from Seoul National University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Chinese Literature from Seoul National University. Prior to his arrival in Canada, Mr. Park was a Visiting Scholar at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is fluent in Chinese and English.

Mr. Park is married to Mi-Kyung Yang and they have one son and one daughter.


Event: Foreign Investment Week

Location: Grand Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Date: Sept. 27-29, 2016

Fee: Complimentary for qualified companies; accommodation for 3 nights provided

Attendees: Companies seeking investments, JV or M&A in Korea.


Event: Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit

Location: Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Date: October 20, 2016

Fee: USD$1,000 per delegate until August 15, 2016

Attendees: Asset Managers and Developers seeking investments from Korea


Event: Think Canada – Global Business Summit

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Date: October 19-20, 2016

Fee: USD$3,500 (includes flight & 3 nights accommodation)

Attendees: Companies seeking to expand to Canada through investments, JV or M&A in Canada.


Event: National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships

Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Date: November 14-15, 2016

Fee: CAD$2,350 (flight, hotel & meals are not included)

Attendees: Infrastructure Funds & Asset Managers; Governments; Construction/Facility Management/Real Estate Development Companies


Event: Toronto Real Estate Market Tour & Meetings

Location: Downtown Toronto

Date: November 16, 2016

Fee: Complimentary for qualified executives attending P3 Conference

Attendees: Real Estate and Asset Management Executives


Korean Lunar New Year’s Reception (Toronto) – February 13

Discover Korea – Waterloo Region Forum – February 25

Mini Mission (Seoul) – March 2-10

Waterloo Region Roundtable – April

KPMG Seminar (Toronto) – Canada-Korea Taxation & Government Relations – April

Investment Forum (Seoul) – late May

Korean Investment Mission (Montreal-Toronto) – May

Ottawa & Montreal Region Forum – June

Summer BBQ (Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa & Montreal) – July & Aug

Canada Korea Conference on S&T hosted by AKCSE (Ottawa) – August 7-9

Discover Canada (Seoul) – Consumer/Infrastructure/Technology – late September

Aerospace & ICT Mission (Seoul) – October

Mission (Seoul) – Energy & Cleantech – November

Year-end Party (Toronto & Seoul) – December


Doing Business & Investing in Korea

Thursday, May 26th, 2016, 11 am – 1 pm

Gowling WLG, 100 Kings St. W. #1600, Toronto, Ontario

This special seminar will provide Canadian executives the opportunity to meet visiting Korean government officials and learn directly about new investment opportunities. Participants will learn about Korea’s unique Saemangeum development project, which gives access not only to Korea’s sophisticated 50 million consumer market, but also to China’s 1.3 billion consumer market from its prime location on the edge of the Yellow Sea. Korea is also a home to global conglomerates like Hyundai, Samsung, LG, Kia, KEPCO, Doosan, Kolon, Hanwha, Korea Aerospace Industry, SK, Korean Air and POSCO. Korea now has free trade agreements with Canada and China.

Korea is a huge market for Canadian companies and Saemangeum is determined to attract Canadian companies in aerospace, defence, automotive, specialty chemicals and clean technologies.

Presentation Schedule

11 am – Introduction to the Saemangeum Development Project & Investing in Korea

Presented by: Byeongkuk Jeon, Vice Administrator, Korea Agency for Saemangeum Development & Investment

12 noon – Lunch & Networking

Price:  Free for qualified and invited companies

Why should you attend?

  • Discover the benefits of expanding your business in Samangeum, Korea
  • Learn what and how Saemangeum can assist with your expansion in Korea: government relations, aerospace/defence/automotive industry relations and incentives
  • Develop personal connections with government officials with strong networks and influence

About Saemangeum

Saemangeum is a national Korean project to build a global city on reclaimed land on the west coast of Korea, directly across from China. A broad range of investment incentives has been developed to encourage businesses to take advantage of the opportunity to gain a foothold in Korea and the economically dynamic APAC region. The land has been reclaimed following the construction of the world’s longest sea-dyke, which was completed in 2006 and work to build the new industrial complex has begun.

A roundtable discussion with the Canadian Ambassador Eric Walsh

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015      Time: 10:00-11:30am

Location: Downtown Toronto  – Please contact sonny.cho@ckbc.ca

CKBC Inaugural Dinner

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Seoul House Restaurant, 3220 Dufferin Street, Toronto

Members $60/person          Non-members $75/person

(Includes authentic Korean buffet, reception & dinner wine & door prizes)

Please RSVP to info@ckbc.ca and we will send you a link to pay by card or you can mail a cheque.

Special Guests

Ambassador Eric Walsh, Ambassador of Canada to Republic of Korea (confirmed)

Consul General Khang, Jeong-Sik, Consul General of Korea in Toronto (invited)

Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment & Infrastructure (confirmed)

Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy (invited)

Canadian/Korean Corporate Executives (invited)

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Canada-Korea Business Opportunities – Roundtable

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Kitchener, Ontario

By invitation only.


**Imjin Hockey Classic 2015 Invitation**

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Can you imagine playing hockey during war time?

Our brave Canadian soldiers played hockey on the frozen ‘Imjin’ River whenever they were given time away from their front-line duties.

Now, more than six decades later, we are pleased to hold a re-enactment of these historic hockey matches!  The event will take place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Two Regiments, PPCLI and R22eR, will go head-to-head with each other – just as they would have done during the Korean War!

If you love hockey and have a passion for cheering on our Canadian military hockey teamswe invite you to join us at the game! Admission is free!!!

We welcome you to come out with your family and friends for this meaningful event. Not only is it a great opportunity to honour our Korean War veterans, but it’s also a wonderful experience for our young Canadians to  have fun while learning about the importance of Canadian’s contribution to the Korean War.

For more detailed information, please email imjinhockey15@gmail.com.

Imjin Classic 2015 Information Package


Canada-Korea Business Opportunities – Seminar & Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Seoul International Aerospace & Defence Exhibition 2015

Seoul, Korea Oct. 20 – 25