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42 Korean firms taking aim at medical markets in Americas

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) said yesterday that 42 Korean companies will participate at the Florida International Medical Expo held at the Miami Beach Convention Center between Wednesday and Friday.

The aim is to enter the U.S. medical instrument and equipment market, which is the world’s largest. According to the U.S. government, the medical instrument market is estimated to be worth $120 billion. Through the Miami expo, the Korean companies are hoping to enter the South American market, which is growing as the region’s residents are aging fast while income has been rising.

“Miami is the perfect place in targeting both the U.S. market with 300 million population and the South American market with 600 million,” said a Kotra official.

Want to be on ‘Dream Team?’ Better submit your application

KT&G said yesterday that it is accepting applicants from college students who will plan out the company’s cultural festival scheduled to take place in November.

The students who wish to be in the “Dream Crew” should download and submit the application at www.sangsanguni.com. Ten students will be chosen after applications are reviewed and interviews are done.

The festival, which celebrated its first year in 2012, searches for talented amateur artists in band music, photography and short films.
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