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Thursday: The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea is hosting a meeting under the theme “Multifaceted Aspects of Global Economic Recovery” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. The meeting will be held in the Topaz Room on the third floor of the Millennium Seoul Hilton.

Business experts familiar with the economic environment in Asia, Europe and the United States will talk about the precarious state of the global economy and related issues.

Registration will start at 6:30.p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. followed by presentations and a Q&A session. Admission, which includes dinner, is 63,000 won ($52.83) for AmCham members and 73,000 won for non-members.

RSVP via by emailing amchamrsvp@amchamkorea.org, faxing (02) 6201-2233 or calling (02) 6201-2200 no later than tomorrow. For more details, visit www.amchamkorea.org.


Friday: The European Union Chamber of Commerce is hosting its August breakfast meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday. The meeting, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, will focus on the Japanese office market and examine whether now is the right time to invest in the sector. RSVP by sending an email to Seungyeon Ahn at retail@eucck.org. For more information, visit www.eucck.org/


Saturday: Adventure Korea is planning a trip to the demilitarized zone in Paju, Gyeonggi from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The tour will include a visit to Imjingak at the northern tip of South Korea, the third tunnel dug by the North to infiltrate the South, Dora observatory and the unification village.

Those who plan to participate in the tour must bring their passports or alien registration cards.

The group will depart at 9 a.m. from the Express Bus Terminal station, line No. 2, exit 8, and at 9:30 a.m. from Hongik University Station, line No. 2, exit 1. The trip costs 41,000 won including transportation on a chartered bus, lunch and all entrance fees. To sign up, send an email to webmaster@adventurekorea.com with your full name, phone number, nationality and ARC or passport number. For more information, visit www.adventurekorea.com or call Park Seokjin at 010-4242-5536.


Sept. 7: Yeol begins its fall English lecture series with a meeting under the theme “Science and Art in Traditional Korean Ceramics Culture,” featuring lecturer Carolyn K. Koh Choo, the president of East Rock Publishing.

Choo taught in the university’s department of chemistry from 1974 until she retired in 2007. The lecture will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 7 in the Seminar Room on the second floor of the Seoul Museum of History. Admission is 10,000 won.

To register, send your contact information to yeol400@paran.com and pay the admission fee by sending money to Hana Bank account No. 145-910001-76804. For more information, call (02) 736-5868.


Sept. 8: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea is holding a luncheon and panel discussion on Sept. 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. under the theme “Case Studies of Korean Investments in Canada’s Energy Sector.” The gathering will be held in the Sapphire Ballroom on the third floor of the Lotte Hotel, and simultaneous translation will be provided. The cost is 60,000 won for members and 70,000 won for non-members. If you don’t register early you’ll have to pay an additional 10,000 won at the door. RSVP by emailing info@canchamkorea.org or calling (02) 554-0245. For more information, visit www.canchamkorea.org.


Sept. 11-12: Adventure Korea is planning a two-day trip to North Jeolla from Sept. 11 to 12.

The cost of the trip is 89,000 won and includes related fees, three meals, transportation on a chartered bus and English-speaking guides.

Participants will stay at Geumsan Temple in Geumje, offering participants the opportunity to learn about Korean culture and the lifestyle of Buddhist monks. The group will depart from Hongik University Station, exit 1, at 9 a.m. and from the Express Bus Terminal station, exit 8, at 9:30 a.m.

It will return to Seoul on Sunday at around 6 p.m. Early registration is highly advised. To sign up, visit http://www.adventurekorea.com.
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