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WHAT IS WKBC

Previously known as "Hansang", the World Korean Business Convention kicked off in 2002 with about 968 participants from more than 28 countries. Thereafter, the Convention grew each year to become the biggest Korean business convention in the world, averaging approximately 3000 participants from about 60 countries each year. 


For the past 20 years, the Convention has played a pivotal role in lifting small to mid-sized Korean businesses into the global marketplace and bridging interactions between domestic and overseas Korean businesses. 


Through K-pop, K-food, K-drama, and K-movies, the world has already experienced the effects of the creative minds of Korean entrepreneurs. The World Korean Business Convention will further ride this K-wave in hopes of leaving a lasting mark, here in Orange County and throughout the USA. 

WHO IS BEHIND WKBC

The Overseas Koreans Agency (“OKA”), an affiliate of Korean Foreign Ministry has launched WKBC, together with Overseas Koreans Economic Organizations (“OKEO”).   The 21st WKBC, being held in the US for the first time, will also be co-hosted by the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of USA (“KACCUSA”), through its local Orange County affiliate, Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (“KACCOC”). 

WHEN AND WHERE IS WKBC

WKBC will be held from October 11, 2023 (Wed) through October 14, 2023 (Sat) at Anaheim Convention Center.

The Convention has been held annually in South Korea since 2002 to 2022. On its 21st year, WKBC will be held outside of Korea for the first time, starting with California, USA. As WKBC ventures outside Korea, it hopes to stamp its impact abroad and facilitate dialogue with non-Korean businesses.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Anyone interested in Korean businesses are welcome!  Those include booth vendors, sponsors, businesses desiring match-making, government entities, nonprofits, and people who just want to observe and/or learn.   It’s unknown when WKBC will be held in Southern California again.  Everyone in the US should take advantage and not miss out.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE

Please contact info@wkbc.us to participate as a vendor, sponsor, attendee, and/or as a volunteer. Register early to reserve your spot while benefiting from early bird discounts!

2023

WORLD KOREAN

BUSINESS CONVENTION


An unprecedented and comprehensive international expo that draws attention from the governments of Korea and the United States, the American media, the general public in the business world, and Hallyu fans.

Business attraction committee, venture capital investment forum, START-UP contest, seminar