Asia-Pacific composites community to meet at JEC Asia and eMove360° Asia for 3 full days of Business, Innovation & Knowledge

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryJEC Asia is the major, most insightful composites event in Asia-Pacific for products, solutions, networking , and advanced industry thinking.

For its 12th edition and third time in Seoul, JEC Asia 2019 will gather companies from the entire composites value chain in Asia Pacific to present their latest capabilities and innovations to the composites community and the strategic end-user’s market including: Mobility, Aeronautics, Building & Construction.
This year more than 245 exhibiting companies are expected with thousands of professionals from 49 countries to network, exchange ideas, explore new opportunities, and strengthen their business partnerships.

Addressing the impact of composites in Mobility 4.0
During the press conference held in Seoul on July 9th to introduce JEC Asia 2019 and eMove 360° Asia, a roundtable gathering speakers, experts and academics from prestigious Korean research centers specialized in carbon and composites — along with Hyundai Motor and KCTech composites experts, eMove360° Asia’s CEO & Publisher, and Korean Electric Vehicle Association representatives — exchanged views on the impact of composites in today’s and tomorrow’s mobility in the world with a focus on the Korean market.
Discussions centered around the challenges raised by Mobility 4.0 (electric connected and autonomous vehicles) and how composites can offer highly adapted solutions for the new challenges faced by this sector, particularly in the context of the rising electrification of vehicles.
Hence, the 2019 edition of JEC Asia will welcome for the first time the eMove360° Asia exhibition and conferences focusing on trends in electric & autonomous mobility, battery & powertrain and charging & energy.

Celebrating Innovation and Knowledge
JEC Asia 2019 will also host the 2nd leg of the JEC Startup Booster competition, the leading startup competition in the world of composites, which will enable companies to identify and assess innovations with a potential impact on their respective industries. The 10 finalists selected in the region by a prestigious jury, will pitch their projects to win a chance to showcase their work at JEC World 2020 in Paris.
The JEC Innovation Awards is a long-established and worldwide program with three simple goals: identify, promote and reward the most innovative composite solutions in the world. Over the past 15 years, the JEC Innovation Program has involved 1,800 companies worldwide; 177 companies and 433 partners have been rewarded for the excellence of their composite innovations.
The JEC Innovation Awards reward composites champions, based on criteria such as partner involvement in the value chain, technicality or commercial applications of innovations.
The awards ceremony will take place on the second day of JEC Asia, on November 14, 2019.
JEC Asia 2019 will also feature a fulfilling conference program with experts from the industry giving their insights on the latest developments in high-performance composite technologies and applications. JEC Asia 2019 conferences main themes will focus on:
• International Carbon Festival Conference organized with our partner, KCTech.
• Automotive composite golden triangle: low CAPEX, low cost but high volume
• Automotive hybrid solutions: take the best of each material
• Aeronautics: faster processes and new materials
• Business opportunities (Raw materials, Process, Application, Countries, Regions)
Finally, JEC Asia offers the opportunity to visit Composites sites. This year professionals will live a full experience of South Korea’s composites Industry visiting: Hanyang University, Kookmin University, together with Hankuk Carbon, Win & Win Co and Korean Carbon with KCTech in Jeonju.

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2019 ICAT to Promote Global Status of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Removal of Vehicle Fine Dust

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe 2019 International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology(ICAT) will be held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju from June 20 to 22, introducing industry and technology status of electric vehicle(EV) and fine dust in the world.
ICAT is a conference that was expanded from the previous “International Symposium for Next-Generation Automobile Technology”, held by the Automobile Research Center at Chonnam National University since 1995, into a specialized convention in Gwangju from 2015. The event is co-hosted by the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University, BK21+(National Research Foundation of Korea), University of Honam, University of Ulsan, Korea Automotive Technology Institute(KATECH), Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement, Kimdaejung Convention Center, and Gwangju Convention & Visitor Bureau, and sponsored by the Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization(KTO), and the Korea Society of Automotive Engineers(KSAE).
This year, 8 electric automobile and environmental experts from the automobile research center in universities, research institutes, automobile manufacturers and automobile parts suppliers from eight countries including Korea, USA, Austria, Japan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Italy will be invited to give lectures under the theme “Advanced Vehicles Technologies for the World without Fine Dust”. They will give presentation on the key technologies for EV and find dust as well as market status and propose future prospects.
A junior session is also prepared to present twelve oral-presentation and sixteen poster-presentation from researchers in industries and institutes, and graduate students who are the heroes of the future automobile industry. This conference will provide English for the professional.
During the conference, the 12th International Green Car Exhibition Korea, the first green car exhibition of the country, will be held at the same venue. This event will offer multiple benefits with the opportunities for education, attraction, and entertainment through conferences where various cultural performances to enhance the satisfaction of participants and tours around Gwangju will be offered free of charge.
“2019 ICAT is a platform that enables research on EV and environmental area of vehicles and allows industry experts to understand the development and flow of advanced technologies and to predict the future. In particular, Gwangju Metropolitan City has a plan to make the eco-friendly automobile factory for applying Gwangju-type of jobs. Critical tasks of this big project are given such as the local parts makers’ own development for its techniques, improving its researching skills, and globalization. We hope that it will bring more vitality to the eco-friendly automobile parts industries in Gwangju area by co-hosting the event with the International Green Car Korea.” explained chairman of Prof. Byungchul Choi, who is also director of the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University.
2019 ICAT is open to members of the public who are interested in the EV industry and environmental problems of automobile area can be accessed via the official web-site of ICAT: http://www.icat-gj.org. A general registration fee of USD 200 or KRW 200,000 will be offered for early registration until June 7. For registration and on-site registration after June 8, it will be USD 250 or KRW 250,000. We will offer a special discount of registration fee for group participants(more than 30 persons) of automobile industry side. For further information, please contact the PCO MIZCOM (Tel:82-62-431-9500).

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Gangwon-do Announces its Plans to Promote the Hydrogen Industry

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe 2019 International Hydrogen Forum is to be held between May 9 and 10 in the 2018 Winter Olympics resort of Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do, composed of three sections, with participation by leading best hydrogen experts from home and abroad.

Mun-sun Choi, Governor of the Province, stressed, “We will discuss the value chain of the hydrogen industry, focused on liquefied hydrogen.”

The first international forum is to be held for building infrastructure and accelerating industrialization for hydrogen energy, tailored to Gangwon-do. This forum is planned to take place annually with the name of ‘International Hydrogen Forum.’
The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum, hosted by Gangwon-do Province and also under the auspices of Gangwon Techno Park and Gangwon Convention & Visitors Bureau, is to be held between May 9 and 10 at Alpensia Resort, Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.
In particular, this forum is to be held concurrently with the Advanced Fuel Cells Meeting of the International Energy Agency and also the 2019 Spring Conference of the Korean Hydrogen & New Energy Society (Chairman: Jung-hui Lee, Professor of Chonbuk National University).
IEA’s Advanced Fuel Cells Meeting will be held at the Intercontinental Pyeongchang over a three-day period from May 7 to 9, and will be attended by nearly 25 members of the international fuel cell subcommittee.
The spring conference of the Korean hydrogen & new energy society is to be held over a two-day period from May 9 to 10 at the convention center of Alpensia Resort, and is expected to feature 21 oral presentations and 60 poster presentations, and will be attended by nearly 300 experts from the industry and academia.
The primary objectives of the 1st International Hydrogen Forum are to vitalize the hydrogen industry in Gangwon-do Province, to activate exchanges of information within the hydrogen industry, and to grow into a major forum for the hydrogen energy field.
Gangwon-do plans to make this forum a sustainable and representative one, in which seeking ways in order to transform Gangwon-do into a hydrogenbased area could be fully discussable.
Gangwon-do is planning to transform Samcheok, where a nuclear facility is located, into a hydrogenbased
energy hub upon cancellation of the nuclear power plant designation. To that end, the Province is developing master plans for a series of related projects.
As a hydrogen-powered city pursuing a ‘hydrogen society,’ where hydrogen energy is consumed as a primary energy source through liquefied hydrogen storage and utilization, Gangwon-do is clearly signaling its strong commitment to becoming a hydrogen-based society and economy through the Forum.
The 2019 International Hydrogen Forum is composed of three sections: ‘Hydrogen Production and Liquefaction Technology’ (May 9); ‘Water Electrolysis Technology and P2G Demonstration’ (May 9); and ‘Future Hydrogen Technology’ (May 10).
During section 1, ‘Hydrogen Production and Liquefaction Technology’, Detlef Stolten, Director of IEK3 at the Juelich Research Center, Germany, and also Chairman of IEA’s Advanced Fuel Cells, will deliver a keynote address on ‘Global Trends in Hydrogen Energy and Prospects’ ; this will be followed by ‘Liquefied Hydrogen Supply Chain Solutions,’ an address delivered by Peter Gerstl, Head of Product Management, Linde Group; and ‘Liquefied Hydrogen Infrastructure Development in Korea,’ delivered by Byeong-il Choi, Researcher-In-Charge, the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials; and also ‘Nano Engineering for High-Efficiency Energy Conversion Systems,’ delivered by Gi-seok Nam, Professor of Chonbuk National University.
During section 2, ‘Water Electrolysis Technology and P2G Demonstration,’ Amgad Elgowainy, Team Leader/Principal Energy Systems Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, will deliver a keynote speech on ‘Water Electrolysis Prospects and P2G Energy Storage Technology’; this will be followed by ‘Renewable Energy in Europe and Studies on P2G Cases and Mobility’ delivered by Albert Van Den Noot, Senior Consultant of DNV GL, Norway; and ‘Mass-Production of Hydrogen through Water Electrolysis for Carbon Phase-Out,’ delivered by Everett Anders from Nel, a global water electrolysis expert from Norway.
Section 3 will focus on future technologies being developed in Korea. In particular, the progress of four major projects in a city, vessel, train, and P2G will be introduced in detail by the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (hydrogen city), Pusan National University (hydrogen powered vessel), Korea Railroad Research Institute (hydrogen powered train), and Korea Institute of Energy Research (P2G).
Moreover, a preliminary event on the theme of ‘Safe Hydrogen Society’ will be held on May 9 especially for the residents and students in Gangwon-do, together with additional events such as hydrogen industry public information, industrial tour, business agreement, and many more.
In particular, Gangwon-do will conclude three business agreements on May 9, including development of the hydrogen city, development of the hydrogen industry, and development of industry, and hydrogenpowered vessels ― in an effort to nurture the future drivers for growth in relation to the hydrogen industry.
“Recently, Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Gangwon-do and promised continued support for and attention to Samcheok’s transformation into a hydrogen city,” explained Mun-sun Choi, Governor of the Province. “Through the international Forum we will widely publicize our strong determination to promote hydrogen projects and gather valuable inputs from experts in the field.”
And he expressed his wishes as follows: “Especially we’d like to discuss various aspects of this initiative, ranging from hydrogen production to storage, transport, and utilization, in order to identify an optimized value chain for the industry.”

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International Hydrogen Forum 2019

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Highlighting Issues of Hydrogen Economy, Liquefaction
Date: 2019.5.9(Thu.) – 10(Fri.)
Place: Alpensia Resort Convention Center in Pyeong Chang

 

 

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Global Electric Power Tech 2019

https://korean-machinery.com///inquiryThe forthcoming Global Electric Power Tech 2019 will be held from May 29 to 31 at COEX, Seoul. This year’s exhibition will be composed of four major areas – electric power facility tech, LED light tech, electric power generation plant tech, and smart grid tech.
Driven by facing the fourth industrial revolution, we need to assess the demand for change for the future society. To efficiently and safely deliver electricity, in an environmentally friendly manner, we need to build an infrastructure and develop technology and create such market ecosystems as big data, IoT, ESS, ICT, AI, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and so forth.
As the world is focusing on using energy more efficiently, “electric power industry” is becoming the hottest trend. With this energy trend, “Global Electric Power Tech 2019” is expected to represent a new trend for electricity and the electric power industry featuring the “International Energy New Biz & ESS Exhibition” and “International Hydrogen Industry Exhibition.”
“Global Electric Power Tech 2019”, the representative exhibition of the Korea electric power industry, is looking forward to your great interest and participation.
In the last year of the exhibition, 396 companies, with 598 booths including overseas buyers’ booths, from 16 nations participated. The exhibition was visited by a total of 36, 168 visitors from 24 countries. Among them, 1,853 came from overseas. For overseas buyers, a total of 44 companies from 19 nations achieved successful business results, playing a leading role in making the exhibition a more productive venue than ever before.

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KOFAS 2018

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The International Factory Automation System Show 2018 Korea (KOFAS), the biggest festival of automated precise equipment in Korea, ended this year with abundant achievements.

KOFAS 2018 hosted by Korea Association of Machinery Industry (hereinafter referred to as KOAMI, CEO Dong-Youn Sohn) and sponsored by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy was visited by 24,000 persons while 259 companies from 13 countries participated.
This exhibition held under the slogan of ‘Digital Manufacturing Innovation’ was a venue for directly identifying the automation technologies converged with the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as the digital industry, IT convergence, 3D printing, automated instrument, control and measuring instrument, metal working machines, etc.
A spokesperson for I.K. Mirae Co., Ltd. among the participants remarked, “This exhibition has become a useful venue for technology exchanges as various automation companies exhibited excellent new products. In particular, as the proportion of real buyers was high, lots of contract performances are expected.”

A buyer who visited the exhibition said, “It was nice that I was able to get various products and useful information, and there were many booths where I could experience the products directly, helping me make purchasing decisions. As the booth arrangement and guidance were excellent compared with other exhibitions, viewing was convenient.”
In particular, this exhibition provided visitors with valuable information as various accompanying events were held together, such as the invitation meeting of export for the people in charge of overseas vendor registration, export meeting for the overseas buyers invited by LPR Global, the 1st design/manufacturing solution seminar, machinery & technology seminar, etc.
During the exhibition period, in order to focus intensely on the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, India and Japan, countries that demand lots of plant equipment, exhibition organizer invited buyers of 17 overseas EPC companies and arranged matching consultations with more than 70 domestic companies on a one-on-one basis.
In the LPR Global export meeting held by inviting global enterprises that meet the recent industrial trends called ‘Digital Manufacturing Innovation,’ exhibition organizer invited global buyers like Whirlpool, JBM Group, and Aethra Group and proceeded with the purchase consultation with more than 30 domestic companies, thereby concluding consultations of about US$15 million.
KOAMI said that both parties were highly satisfied with the results of the export meeting as the preliminary matching rate exceeded 80%.
Meanwhile, KOAMI expects to continue identifying domestic and overseas new products & new technologies so that they can vividly contain the sites of cutting-edge technologies leading the machinery industry in next year’s exhibition, and also plans to focus on attracting potential buyers.

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The 1st Vietnam International Machinery Fair

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The 1st VIMAF is anticipated to play a role as a strategic marketing platform to lead diversification of the general machinery export markets.

 

The 1st Vietnam International Machinery Fair (VIMAF) will be held at the SECC Exhibition Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from December 12 (Wed.) to 14 (Fri.). It is expected to act as a strategic marketing platform to lead diversification of the general machinery export markets. Three hundred booths (4,400m²) of a total of 100 companies worldwide will be installed and manned.
Domestic and overseas exhibitors will display metal working and mold related equipment, automated instruments, construction and mining machinery, plant apparatus, textile machinery, farming machinery, rubber plastic, tools, hydropneumatic equipment, general industrial machinery, parts, materials, etc. in this fair.
This fair is hosted by the Korea Association of Machinery Industry (KOAMI) and COEX and supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and KOTRA in Korea and by the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and Vietnamese Association of Machinery Industry in Vietnam.
In this fair, export consultation meetings will be held in the seminar room of the exhibition center from December 13 (Thu.) to 14 (Fri.) for Korean participants and Vietnamese buyers/agencies. In these export consultation meetings, 1:1 consultations will take place. Furthermore, a specialized conference hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City Office of the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology will be held from December 12 (Wed.) to 13 (Thu.).
There are many driving forces behind this 1st VIMAF. It is being promoted amidst Vietnam’s rise as the most powerful alternative to post-China since China has become a less attractive destination for investment due to high wages and costs and declining economic growth. While foreign investment enterprises keep investing more in the Vietnamese manufacturing industry, their parts and materials procurement rate is under 30%. They are desperately in need of higher-value added by attracting investment in the entire manufacturing industry. Therefore, the Vietnamese government is taking active steps for development of the parts/materials industry to improve the nation’s industrial competitiveness. Vietnamese government’s policy to develop the parts/materials industry works as a green light for Korean manufacturing companies including the machinery industry and the electricity/electronics industry to enter the Vietnam market.


Currently, general machinery export of South Korea is heavily weighted toward China and the United States. So, there is an urgent need to diversify export markets and to establish a strategic marketing platform in new machinery markets in Southeast Asia. Accordingly, the timing of this fair is very opportune. The machinery industry is the basis of national competitiveness and a core industry of the manufacturing industry which has a significant front and back relating effect.
For these reasons, it is expected that dominating promising new markets, such as Vietnam for instance, in advance will surely help expand the basis for Korean small-and medium-sized enterprises’ advances into foreign markets.
While South Korean companies are losing ground in the global markets due to China and America’s protectionism and strengthened support for their own companies, this fair will not only be a proper response to this challenging environment, but also give them added impetus to conquer other markets.
VIMAF will assist Korean companies to combat this recently hardening commercial pressure by the G2 and to maximize export potential by expanding the Korean machinery export market to ASEAN ― with Vietnam as a base ― in the long-term. Thus, this fair is expected to raise Korea’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

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Korea Material & Components – Ppuri Industry Week 2018

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Expected to become a one-stop marketing platform for material & components companies

‘Korea Material & Components – Ppuri Industry Week 2018’ where you can see the latest trends in the field of material & components and ppuri industry will be held at the Exhibition Hall of KINTEX for three days from October 23 to 25.
Hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and jointly conducted by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT), the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT), the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the Korea Core Industrial Technology Investment Association (KITIA), and KINTEX (Korea’s biggest exhibition place and professional exhibition agency) ― this event is expected to offer a venue for business exchange gathering together stakeholders of industry, academia, and research, such as enterprises of the related industrial fields, domestic and overseas buyers, investors, etc.
Particularly, in this event, enterprises related to material & elements ― ppuri industry will introduce their own excellent products and technologies and pioneer new export markets, focusing on five new industrial fields including electric & autonomous vehicles, IoT-based consumer electronics, energy industry, bio and semiconductor.
Over 40 global enterprises carefully selected by KOTRA will participate in the event as genuine buyers and carry out 1:1 export conferences, and also this event is expected to provide a one-stop marketing platform to participants by organizing an investment fair to which loan officers of the venture capital will be invited from about 26 companies.
Besides, the participating enterprises will be supported in various ways such as technology / enterprise consulting programs, and a job fair through matching of job seekers and job offering companies, etc., and discuss the industry trends on various topics, such as the latest technology, governmental policy, investment attraction, etc. and organize a venue for exchanging technology information by inviting major domestic and overseas speakers.
Exhibition organizer will also award prizes to meritorious persons who have contributed to the technological development of material and components and the development of ppuri industry in order to form a national consensus on the importance of the material and components industry, boost the morale of related workers, and inspire their motivation for technological innovation.

 

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The 11th International Green Car Korea Closed in Great Success with more than 17,000 Domestic and Foreign Visitors

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The Largest in Scale Ever with over 480 Booths and 236 Exhibitors from 22 Countries

This exhibition, which introduced cutting-edge products such as autonomous vehicles, IoT, smart appliances, etc. targeting the 4th industrial revolution era, including ecofriendly cars for the future, was held on the largest scale ever with more than 480 booths with 236 exhibitors from 22 countries.
Particularly, in the business talk with buyers invited by KOTRA, a total of 573 cases of consultation were held, worth US$2,486million (equivalent to KRW2,754billion) and it was estimated that contracts worth about US$70 million (about KRW80 billion) will be realized in the future.
In particular, during the period of business talks, MOUs between overseas buyers and domestic companies have been actively promoted. You Friend, Ltd. signed an MOU with A.J-Rubber Trading Co., Ltd. of Japan for technical cooperation and joint marketing in the development of waterproof buckled safety belts.
MOUs for job creation as well as product export were prominent. Koam Innovation concluded a strategic MOU with Honam University for job creation and agreed to implement the Airport Operation Project together, of which the main contents include training airport operation experts of parts, batteries, machines, etc. related to special vehicles including the electric forklifts used at airports and help them into jobs.
Various exhibits helping people predict the future trends were evaluated as a big achievement of this exhibition. Spring Cloud of Korea showed the future technology by providing the driving service with ARMA, a self-driving bus exclusively developed by themselves; and Navya, which is a French autonomous car manufacturing company. Meanwhile, Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Seonam Regional Division exhibited the smart car, an integration of EV-based smart mobility element technology. Like these, the future autonomous smart car based on the eco-friendly automobile such as EV, parts and articles of eco-friendly automobile and eco-friendly electronic parts were exhibited, attracting the keen attention of visitors.

 

 

Successful hosting of International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology (ICAT)

In addition, the International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology (ICAT) was successfully held under the theme of “EVer Green! (EV: Electric Vehicles)” at the Kimdaejung Convention Center from July 5 to 6 during the period of the 2018 International Green Car Exhibition.
ICAT 2018 was co-hosted by the Automobile Research Center of Chonnam National University, BK21, Honam University, University of Ulsan, Korea Automotive Technology Institute, Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement, Kimdaejung Convention Center and Gwangju Convention & Visitors Bureau and sponsored by Gwangju Metropolitan City, the Korea Tourism Organization and the Korean Society of Automotive Engineers. ICAT is a conference that has come to be expanded and held as a specialized convention of the Gwangju region since 2015 from the previous “International Symposium for Next-generation Automobile Technology” held by the Automobile Research Center of Chonnam National University since 1995.
Lectures were delivered by 13 electric vehicle experts of automobile research centers of universities, research centers, and automobile manufacturers; and auto parts suppliers from seven countries including Korea, the USA, France, Poland, the UK, Japan and Thailand. Following the keynote speech by Mr. Jean-Marc Desvaux, Executive Vice President of Easy Mile, a developer of autonomous bus named EZ10, 13 speakers from Korea and abroad gave various lectures on policies and technologies related to the present and future of electric cars and autonomous cars, including “The Future of Electric Energy and Automobiles” (by Director Choi Tae-il of the Korea Electric Power Corporation), “Hyundai Motor’s Electric Vehicle Development Status and Strategy” (by Parts Head Kim Chung of Hyundai Motor Company), and “Electric Vehicles in the Logistics Industry” (by CEO Hong Yo-seop of Koam Innovation).
In addition, a junior session was prepared where rising professors, researchers and graduate students, who are the heroes of the local business and the future automobile industry, presented papers including 10 oral presentations and 41 posters.
Mr. Choi Byeong-cheol, President of the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University, remarked, “ICAT 2018 is a venue of information exchange for experts of electric car research and industry to understand the development and flow of the cutting-edge technology and predict the future. Especially, through co-hosting with International Green Car Korea, I expect ICAT 2018 will bring more vitality to “the Eco-friendly Auto Parts Cluster Development Project” of Gwangju City.”
This Exhibition is evaluated to have had positive ripple effects on Gwangju City for starting in earnest the Eco-friendly Auto Parts Cluster Project, and transforming the local enterprises from the traditional industries to the knowledge-based high-value industries in accordance with the recent trend where the auto industry is changing from internal combustion engine cars to electric cars.

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International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology

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To be held July 5 to 7 at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju, displaying EVs for the first time

 

The 2018 International Conference on Advanced Automotive Technology (ICAT) will be held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center in Gwangju from July 5 to 7, introducing the Korean and overseas electric vehicle (EV) industry and technology status.
ICAT is a conference that was expanded from the previous “International Symposium for Next-generation Automobile Technology”, held by the Automobile Research Center at Chonnam National University since 1995, into a specialized convention in Gwangju from 2015. The event is co-conducted by the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University, BK21+ (National Research Foundation of Korea), University of Honam, University of Ulsan, Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), Gwangju Institute of Green-Car Advancement, Kimdaejung Convention Center, and Gwangju Convention & Visitor Bureau and sponsored by the Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), and the Korea Society of Automotive Engineers (KSAE).
This year, 13 electric automobile experts from auto research centers in universities, research centers, automobile manufacturers and auto parts suppliers from seven countries including Korea, the USA, Poland, Japan, China, Germany, and Italy will be invited to give lectures under the theme “EVergreen.” They will give presentations on the key parts technology for electric vehicles and market status and propose future prospects.
A junior session is also prepared to present six posters from industries in Gwangju, six oral – and twenty-five posterpresentations from professors, researchers, and graduate students who are the heroes of the future automobile industry. In particular, this conference will provide two-way simultaneous interpretation between Korean and English for the professionals from the local SMEs, thereby eliminating the inconvenience and language barriers.
During the conference, the 11th International Green Car Korea, the first green car exhibition of the country, will be held at the same venue. This event will offer multiple benefits with the opportunities for education, attraction, and entertainment through conferences where various cultural performances to enhance the satisfaction of participants and tours around Gwangju will be offered free of charge.


“ICAT 2018 is a platform that enables research on electric vehicles and allows industry experts to understand the development and flow of advanced technologies and to predict the future. In particular, I hope that it will bring more vitality to the Eco-friendly Auto Parts Cluster Development Project for Gwangju City by co-hosting the event with the International Green Car Korea,” explained Choi Byeong-cheol, president of the Automobile Research Center in Chonnam National University.
ICAT 2018 is open to members of the public who are interested in the electric vehicle industry and can be accessed via the official website of ICAT: http://www.icat-gj.org. A special discount of US$ 150 or KRW 150,000 will be offered for early registration until June 20, and free beverage coupons will be given to the first 100 arrivals. For registration and on-site registration after June 20, a registration fee of US$ 200 or KRW 200,000 is applied. For further information, please contact the Gwangju Convention & Visitor Bureau (Tel: 82-62-611-3641).

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