FKCCI organized a Special Luncheon with Mr. Hee Beom Lee, President and CEO of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee.
The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) was very pleased to host a Special Luncheon with the participation of Mr. Hee-beom Lee, President and CEO of the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee, on June 1st.
This event gathered more than a hundred participants at Hotel Grand Ambassador Seoul : Korean, French and as well as other international companies and institutions attended the luncheon.
France and Korea share the common goal of promoting the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. French Ambassador to Korea Mr. Fabien Penone and FKCCI Chairman Mr. David-Pierre Jalicon stressed that Korea can count on France’s full support and participation for the success of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games.
Korea is “on track to host great Winter Games” Mr. Hee Beom Lee promised that PyeongChang 2018 will show Korean innovativeness and creativity to the rest of the world. They will be the first Olympic Games ever to offer 5G telecom services.
There is a strong cooperation between the PyeongChang Organizing Committee, the French Embassy and the International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF) to promote French language during the games.
French is indeed one of the two official languages of the International Olympic Committee.
For FKCCI Chairman Mr. David Pierre Jalicon, the upcoming games will be an opportunity to communicate about French presence in Korea.
A “French day” will be organized during the games. A meeting place in PyeongChang called “Club France” will welcome French athletes, their families and supporters as well as journalists (more than 200) and other guests.
A “French bus” travelling from Incheon to the Olympic Games cities will give information about France in Korea and offer French traditional winter beverages and food.
In his closing remarks, French Ambassador to Korea Mr. Fabien Penone stressed that the success of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games was a priority for the French Embassy.
Sports are becoming a key component of the French-Korean bilateral relation, and the upcoming Winter Olympic Games will give a new dimension to this cooperation.