The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Parents' Choice Foundation announced on October 29 the creation of the Sandbox Summit: A Playdate With Technology. The conference and exhibition will debut at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas, running from January 7 to 10, 2008.

The ministerial IT meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will be held next year in Seoul for the first time since it was held in Ottawa ten years ago.

The Ministry of Information and Communication of Korea announced that they will hold the OECD ministerial meeting for the future of internet economy at COEX in Seoul, on the 17th to 18th of June 2008 keeping an eye on the fact that internet has been becoming the basis of all economic activities.

Internet access via mobile phones was only the beginning of the mobile Internet life. Now is the era when people surf on the web in the middle of board-surfing a real wave. The development of Internet protocols will now allow the extension of the Internet across the Solar System. Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton G.

Gale International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and Hanjin Group on October 18, 2007 to advance Songdo International Business District in Incheon, South Korea. Chairman and Managing Partner of Gale International Stanley C. Gale, Chairman and CEO George David of United Technologies Corporation, and Hanjin Group Chairman Cho Yang-ho agreed to collaborate on advancing Songdo International Business District in South Korea as a model of sustainability and technological innovation.

Supported by strong exports and facility investments, the national economy has grown 4.8 percent during the first three quarters of this year from a year ago.

The seasonally-adjusted economic growth during the second quarter especially was 1.8 percent compared with the first quarter, the highest growth since the fourth quarter in 2003 (2.7 percent). During the third quarter, too, the production growth of the service industries including manufacturing industry has shown an upward tendency.

Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea, is running toward a central place in the world display industry. By maintaining a steady pace of growth since the middle of the 1990s, Chungcheongnam-do's display industry has shown 13.9% of the display manufacturer distribution, compared with to the rest of the country as of 2006 and approximately 35% of display total production at home, accounting for 49.8% of the national display export amount (export US$8billion).

GStar (www.gstar.or.kr) is settling as a game exhibition that strengthens differentiated business support policy in following with this year's slogan, Exciting Game, Growing Business.

Under the auspices of the GStar Organizing Committee, Korea's representative international game exhibition, GStar, will be busy with the exhibition's program over four days, opening on November 8th in KINTEX, ILSAN with the support of MCT (the Ministry of Culture) and MIC (the Ministry of Information & Communication).

Officially Sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the Vietnam International Communications Summit & Expo (also known as "Vietnam Comm 07") is jointly organized by Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd (Adsale), co-organized by Vietnam Advertisement & Fair Exhibition Company (VIETFAIR) and Vietnam Exhibition & Fair Center (VEFAC) closed with resounding success on September 22, 2007 at VEFAC.

The venture boom at the end of the 1990s was a great vogue for those dreaming of a bright future not only in Korea but also in the world. However, after the venture bubble burst, everybody could see the fact well that such a temptation to make success in business was no easy task.

The first internet-based remote-controlled surgical robot was demonstrated in South Korea last month. Professor Kim Yoon-hyuk from Kyung Hee University's College of Advanced Technology and Professors Rha Koon-ho and Hyung Woo-jin from Yonsei University College of Medicine's Robot Surgery Center built the robot, called Kyung Hee SR1.

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