Mr. Kim from South Korea
I have always thought highly of South Korea with its advanced technology, passion for continuous learning and excellent business manners. Recently, an opportunity presented itself to work with the Director of the Trade Department of the Embassy of South Korea, Mr. Kim Jong Kyung. My job was to translate his meetings with the business people and officials of the Tomsk Region. Mr. Kim turned out to be an incredibly nice person to work with. He immediately earned my respect with his good manners, ability to formulate his thoughts very clearly and an honest mission of finding opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation of Tomsk companies in South Korea. Sometimes the main difficulty is to overcome the language barrier. Luckily, in the case of Mr. Kim, it took me just 5-10 minutes in the hotel hall to adapt to his pronunciation, which is more than I could wish for. We had a series of meetings with technology companies of the Special economic zone, a meeting at the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a big meeting with Deputy Governor of the Tomsk Region and people representing major companies of the region that would like to establish or enhance their cooperation with South Korea. I would like to express my gratitude to Maxim Volkov and Kseniya Sakhabudinova from the Tomsk Region Administration, who organized the whole event for this opportunity and impeccable organization of all the events of the day. It was a pleasure to work with them and our distinguished guest.