The 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Seoul, South Korea, a thriving metropolis that mixes the traditional with the modern – from skyscrapers, high-tech subways, K-pop culture and K-beauty to Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets and a history going back 5,000 years.
South Korea has made a spectacular rise from being one of the poorest countries to the 4th largest economy in Asia and the 12th largest in the world. It has become a developed high income country in one generation, an achievement known as the ‘Miracle of the Han River.’ South Korea remains one of the fastest growing developed countries.
The economy has been dominated by the conglomerates, the chaebols, such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai. Now the focus for economic growth is on diversifying the economy, building a wider and more international business base and developing as a technology based economy. With its high tech industry and sophisticated consumer market, it offers an attractive market for businesses worldwide to enter or to expand their Asian presence.
This technology forward, but deeply traditional city, located between the North Asian powerhouses of Japan and China, will be an ideal location for the largest and most prestigious event for international lawyers. Seoul will provide an abundance of business and networking opportunities, the chance to explore this bustling and energetic city and to experience the dynamism of the region.