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The Office for Government Policy Co-ordination, along with the Ministry for Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and the Korea Trade- Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) have released a Regulatory Information Service for Foreign Investors in 2015. The attached document discusses the service and presents a background on current issues facing investors, as well as the objectives and detailed operation plan of how this service will assist foreign investors. For more information please follow the link below to see the document.


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MLA International Marketing Update with AustCham Director Michael Finucan

Please click the link below to watch MLA’s General Manager, International Markets and AustCham Director Michael Finucan, who has been based in Korea, describe how a clever and cost-effective campaign across a number of channels maximised consumer interest in this vital market worth more than $944 million a year to Australian levy payers.


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In accordance with Article 6.2 of the AustCham Korea Constitution, seven of our 2015 directors will be standing down from the Board of AustCham at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 27th January 2016. Accordingly, we are seeking nominations for the seven available positions of AustCham Board of Directors. Please note that one elected member will be asked to sit for one year instead of the usual two for these positions to bring the Chamber back into alignment with the Constitution. If there is no volunteer, one new member will be chosen by lot to stand for the one year period.

The 2015 directors standing down from the Board of AustCham:
Michael Finucan
George Garrop
Matthew Holmes
Lewis McDonald
Jean Ough
Diana Underwood
Scott Walker

AustCham's success depends on contributions from members and we welcome nominations from across our membership so that the board composition represents the interests of all members.

The details of the nomination and voting process are set out in the attached nomination form.

Please note that the nomination period closes on Thursday 5th November 2015 at 3pm. Please send your nomination forms to the Chamber's Executive Director before that date.

An independent balloting committee will screen nominations, confirm their validity, oversee the on-line election process, tabulate valid votes and notify membership of the results at the 27th January 2016 annual general meeting.

For any enquiries regarding the nomination or election processes please contact Mr. Jake Kang atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Dodds
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You are invited to the
AustCham Korea Year-End Sundowners
Hosted by The Australian Ambassador to Korea HE Bill Paterson PSM and AustCham Chair Mr Graham Dodds

Event Details
Date: Friday 11th December 2015
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: 20,000 Members / 30,000 Non-Members
*Cash or Bank Transfer Only
*First Come First Served
Venue: Australia Centre, 18th Fl. Kyobo Building, 1 Jongno 1-ga, Jongno-gu Seoul

Enquiries to AustCham at (02) 2010 8832
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5 pm Dec 8

- Numbers are strictly limited, so please RSVP quickly if you are interested
- Pre payments to Shinhan Bank 100 026 545750 is encouraged for easier registration
- All cancellations made after 5pm Dec 8 as well as 'no shows' will be invoiced the full amount.


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DBIK Breakfast Forum #2
Using PR in Korea to Assist Your Business

AustCham invites you to join the next addition of our "Doing Business in Korea" initiative. We will be hosting a breakfast forum to hear about the role that PR plays in the Korean media landscape. This is an opportunity to learn about the dynamics of the local media environment, how to get the most from your PR and how to navigate potential issues that may be of interest to the local media.

The key speaker will be Sumi Kim from News Communications who leads a team of communication and media experts focused on the Korean media. Sumi will share some of her experiences and observations for the group. News Communications is one of the top PR firms in Korea and recently assisted AustCham and MLA with their FTA PR campaigns.

There will be a panel session involving a number of other PR experts where the audience will be able to ask questions and share experiences on the local media environment.

Date: Thursday 29th October 2015
Time: 07:30 AM – 09:00 AM (7:15 AM Registration)
Cost: KRW 35,000 Members | KRW 50,000 Non-Members
Venue: Namsan V, Grand Hyatt Seoul

Enquiries to AustCham at (02) 2010 8832
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 am Oct 28

Pre-payments sent to Shinhan Bank, (사)주한호주상공회의소, 100 026 545750
All cancellations made after 10 am Oct 28 and 'no-shows' will be invoiced the full amount



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