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Welcome to Business Network Korea

Where Koreans meet Non-Koreans for business.

Our goal is to create opportunity for Koreans and Non-Koreans to network in a comfortable environment where they can make business contacts.

Come and join us at our next event.

Business Network Korea (13th of July, 2015)

At Business Network Korea (BNK) events we follow the simple philosophy of Koreans meeting Non-Koreans for business.

Our events have a special activity called “speed networking” which is where you meet every person for 2-3 minutes as well as traditional open networking.

Exchange business cards and build your networks.

Our goal is to create opportunity for Koreans and Non-Koreans to network in a comfortable environment where they can make business  contacts.

Quesadillas, Chicken Wings and all you can drink beer will be provided.  Non-alcoholic beverages are  also available.

Reserve your seat NOW!


Avail of our promotional rate – 30,000 KRW per person pre-pay if paid by 6th of July  (see below for bank details or pay through Meet Up with PayPal as you RSVP).

45,000 KRW at the door CASH ONLY

No refund but ticket is transferable 

Basic Schedule:

(please see flyer below) 

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1) Bring at least 50 business cards for the speed networking and open networking sessions.

2) Bank Prepay info:

Bank Name: IBK

Account Name: Michael Alan Mertz

Account Number: 272-028667-01-015

Reference for bank deposits: (YOUR NAME or MEET UP ID NAME)

*Kindly write your name and send a screenshot of the deposit slip and send it to:


On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina: 2F, 211, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul – Line 6 

A quick guide on how to find the location: 


Reserve your seat NOW! See you there!

Sponsored by: 

World Markets Korea  

Tiwi Trade 




Hoon’s Pie



Don’t forget to reserve your seat NOW!

90 Day Korean – New Sponsors for Business Network Korea


Blake Miner and Joseph Gerocs have been long time attendees to the Business Network Korea events offering support from the early days.

We are happy to announce that their support for Business Network Korea has gone to the next stage and they are now official sponsors through their company “90 Day Korean”.

New sponsor making us look smart for business

kslogoIf you are a regular attendee to Business Network Korea you might recall our guest speaker Todd Sample back in June of this year. He gave us a great insight into doing business here in Korea.

Todd is the President of ‘Well Dressed’ which is a tailor shop for both men and women in Seocho-dong. Although ‘Well Dressed’ is a relatively young business it is already thriving and had plenty of media coverage.

Here is some information about ‘Well Dressed’ as worded on their main site;

Our first Expert Panel

Expert-Panel-Business-Network-KoreaAt our most recent Business Network Korea event we had our first Expert Panel with Simon Walsh from Tiwi Trade and Steve Miller also known as the QiRanger and the voice of the popular podcast Asia News Weekly.

After being introduced the Expert Panel got into full swing with Simon and Steve answering some questions including;

Steve Miller the Qiranger is on our Expert Panel

Steve Miller the Qiranger is on our Expert Panel at the next Business Network Korea event on 9th August 2014 at Coex.

Steve began blogging back in 1994 when it probably wasn’t even called blogging. His following has grown a lot since back then and he is now involved in many areas.

Got a question about business in Korea?

If you have an idea for business or running a business and have a question you can have the chance to ask our ‘Expert Panel’ at the next Business Network Korea event on Saturday 09th August 2014.

Hoon’s Pie: A new sponsor for Business Network Korea

20140710_184817Business Network Korea is excited to announce our newest sponsor ‘Hoon’s Pie’  who offer a selection of pies to both the Korean and expat community.

The reputation of the business which had humble beginnings is going from strength to strength especially among the expat community who are becoming an increasing customer base.

Hoon’s Pie will be at our next Business Network Korea event at Coex on Saturday 09th August 2014 offering all attendees the opportunity to sample their pie selection. We strongly suggest that you come along if only for these great pies. :)

Todd Sample guest speaker for 14 June BNK Event

Todd_resizedAs you probably already know our next Business Network Korea event is on Saturday 14 June 2014 at Coex in Seoul.

We are excited to announce our guest speaker for that event: Todd Sample.

Here is a short bio introducing Todd:

“Todd Sample was born and raised in Pennsylvania and came to Korea when he was 22 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1995. After spending 8 years teaching English at Konkuk University in Seoul, he was hired as the first non-Korean executive consultant at KOTRA, Korea’s national trade and investment promotion agency, where his work focused on devising foreign direct investment promotion related public relations strategies for KOTRA, as well as for other FDI promotion agencies and organizations in Korea.

Yeouido Global Business Center

The Yeouido Global Business Center is based in IFC One Building in Yeouido, Seoul.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has established the Yeouido Global Business Center in the Global Business Zone  in the Yeouido district of Seoul, an area with a high concentration of foreign investing companies and intense activity of foreign businesses.

An infographic about social media with a few surprises


women-use-social-media-more-often-and-in-more-ways-than-men-infographicWe found this great and very informative Infographic about social media that might surprise you.

It reveals that women are more active on most of the major social media sites than men. We have known for a long time that women were more active on Pinterest because of the visual look of the site.

The Infographic that was put together by ‘Ruby Media Corporation’ looks at the use of social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumbler and Twitter comparing the use of men and women in the US.

You will probably come up with your own reasons for why women are more active on the social media platforms mentioned above, LinkedIn being the exception.

Is it because men are possibly more career oriented and women are more family oriented? This is a very general look at things but could be an avenue for exploration.

What is your opinion?

Click on the infographic to increase size.

Remember to share this with others so they can also use their social media effectively.