If you’re interested in exploring the purchase of new manufacturing technology for your business –  this should interest you.

Through our international connections with the Korea Trade Commission (KOTRA) our members have been offered the opportunity to apply for a subsidised trip to Gwangju, South Korea to attend the International Technology Exhibition being held 25-27 April 2018.

Attendees will be exposed to the latest technology in welding, materials technology, heat & surface treatment and more. You’ll also learn how the latest trends in smart factories and Industry 4.0 are impacting Korean companies. Giving you valuable insight into what the future of our industry in New Zealand may look like and how we can prepare for these disruptions.

International Manufacturing Technology Fair 2018, 25 - 27 April Gwangju Korea.

With over 150 companies exhibiting and many more attending, we believe this is a unique business opportunity to better understand what is happening in the global manufacturing technology market. Allowing you to potentially streamline productivity and deliver more to clients both nationally and abroad with the right technology in your workshop.


The KOTRA offer

As an interested buyer, you’ll need to submit an application to attend under this subsidised program. If successful, KOTRA will cover 50% of your airfare (economy class, up to a value of US $650 – returned at end of the event). As well as complimentary domestic transfers once in Korea and three nights’ accommodation including breakfast.

In return, you’ll have to attend compulsory one on one business meetings on 25 and 26 April.

For more information, please contact the Korea Trade Commission – Auckland Marketing & Investment Team Leader, Kelly Kim on kelly@kotra.or.kr


Applications close 30 March.

Update shared by our General Manager Industry Development Dr Boaz Habib