Swedish Transportation Delegation Visits Seoul
Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade to Seoul, Anne Linde, and a high level Swedish business delegation, including Seth Ryding, Head of APAC at Telenor Connexion, are invited as key partners for the Next generation transportation in Smart Cities summit in Seoul on September 20-21.
In conjunction with the official visit by the Swedish minister Ann Linde, Business Sweden and the Swedish embassy in Korea are hosting a business delegation to Seoul focusing on “Smart Cities”, a topic which is on top of the agenda in South Korea. During the delegation to Seoul, special attention will be given to areas such as transportation, automotive, and safety. Areas in which Telenor Connexion, a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, has extensive experience.
The delegation program includes seminars, meetings with key decision makers in the private and public sector, a roundtable and more. Telenor Connexion participates alongside customers Volvo and Scania.
According to the Hyundai Research Institute, Korea’s market for Internet of Things services is expected to surge from the current 3.3 trillion won (US$ 3 billion) to 17.1 trillion won by 2020. The forecast means the nation’s IoT market will grow at an annual average of 38.5 percent in the next five years, outpacing 28.8 percent of the global market.
According to Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade & Invest Council and organizer of the trip, South Korea is dedicating significant efforts to become a global innovation leader. This further enables opportunities for cutting-edge international companies looking to expand to Korea.