SEOUL – WeGO today hosted a special year-end event for its locally based partners and members of the diplomatic community in Seoul.
“Diplomacy for the Homo Sapiencity” & WeGO Networking Dinner, organized in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in Korea, welcomed corporate members and partner organizations from the public and private sectors, along with ambassadors and other representatives of embassies based in Korea.
Opening and congratulatory remarks were made by the Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs at MOFA, along with Seoul’s Ambassador for International Relations and the Director General for Urban Policy at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT).
Seoul Metropolitan Government and its Seoul Urban Solutions Agency (SUSA) introduced their smart city policies, which they are actively exporting to other cities around the world. These cover sectors such as traffic and water management, as well as initiatives for citizens to participate in public policy making.
Other presenters included a professor from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and representatives from WeGO’s corporate network, including Hancom Group and Fantom Foundation. Telecommunications conglomerate SKT also presented its own initiatives in blockchain technologies.
WeGO further took the opportunity to summarize its activities over the year and showcase its initiatives for 2019 in its presentation entitled, “Smart Cities for All Humanity.”
Over the course of the networking dinner, toasts were given by H.E. Yip Wei Kiat, Ambassador of Singapore, H.E. Rodolfo Solano Quirós, Ambassador of Costa Rica, and Mr. Chungha Cha, Co-Founder and CEO of Re-Imagining Cities Foundation, with which WeGO entered into an MOU in November.