DRESDEN, Germany, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Delegation visit from Dresden to South Korea
- Focus on German Re-Unification, Economic Reconstruction and Scientific Collaboration
The City of Dresden, one of the major sites of the German Peaceful Revolution and the Political Change 1989/90 goes on a journey. Since September 29 to October 2, 2014, city officials and representatives from Dresden's economics and science sectors are visiting South Korea. The purpose of the delegation's visit is to deepen the relationship between Dresden and South Korea's technology regions, establish new business relations while maintaining existing ones, obtain new business opportunities for the local economy, and make Dresden better known as a popular tourism destination.
"Many companies from Dresden's technology sector are maintaining intensive economic relationships with South Korea," Dirk Hilbert, Deputy Mayor, and Head of the Department for Economic Development of the City of Dresden says. "These are mainly companies from the organic electronics and new materials sectors, medical technology, and the micro-and-nanoelectronics sectors."
The Peaceful Revolution and German Re-Unification are Focus of Delegation's Visit
Another important goal of the delegation's visit is the exchange of experiences around the topics 'Peaceful Revolution' and 'German Re-Unification'.
"Based on the experiences that cities like Dresden have had after the German Re-unification, there is an enormous interest in South Korea regarding, above all, questions about economy, culture and economic reconstruction," the Deputy Mayor says. "For many South Korean decision-makers, a city like Dresden is a model city."
Another member of the German delegation is Dr. Herbert Wagner, the first freely-elected Lord Mayor of Dresden after the German Re-unification, who will speak about the time after 1989 at a panel discussion at the Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea.
South Korea, an Important Partner for Dresden
Due to its abundance of technology enterprises, South Korea is a market of interest for Dresden companies. The region around the Saxon State Capital is an epicenter of European high-tech industry.
"During our visit we aim to identify synergies for the local economic and scientific landscape and initiate new projects," Hilbert says.
Dresden presents itself as a Tourist Destination
While fostering economic and scientific relations, the Dresden delegation will use its visit to present Dresden as a fascinating and worthwhile tourist destination to tour operators, tourism decision-makers and the South Korean media.
"Asian tourists have enjoyed Dresden for many years and the influx of Asian visitors has been growing continuously and consistently," Dr. Bettina Bunge, Managing Director of Dresden Marketing says. "The city's flair, the street cafes and beer gardens, and Dresden's high culture are especially well-received by Korean tourists."
Travel together with the City of Leipzig
The delegation's visit is realized in cooperation with the City of Leipzig.
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SOURCE City of Dresden