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The 6th Korea - Iran Cooperation Forum


6th Korea – Iran Cooperation Forum held in Isfahan on " Korea – Iran Industrial Cooperation for Shared Growth of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)" Sunday, November 11, 2018, in the Conference Room of Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).

Opening Session

Opening Remarks Mr. AbulVahab SahlAbadi (President, ICCIMA) represented by Mr. Mustafa RONASI the Vice President of ICCIMA.

Welcoming Remarks Dr. YANG Pyeong Seob (Vice President, Centre for Area Studies (CAS), KIEP).

Congratulatory Remarks H.E. Mr. RYU Jeong-hyun (Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Islamic Republic of Iran).

And H.E. Mr. HONG Jin-wook (Director General, African and Middle Eastern Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

Session I. "Government Policies and Investment"

Moderator: Prof. Seyyed Komeil TAYEBI (Director, International Scientific Cooperation Office, University of Isfahan).

Presenter 1: Dr. Joo Dong Joo (Director, International Cooperation, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET)).

"Economic Cooperation between Korea and Iran – Focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises."

Presenter 2: Dr. Ahmad Jamali (Director General, Foreign Investment Office, OIETAI (Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran)).

"The Role of FDI in SMEs Development."

Presenter 3: Ms. BAE Jiyoung (Partner, Jiyoung LLC)

"A Study on the legal and Institutional System Improvement for SME Cooperation between Korea and Iran."

Presenter 4: Dr. Neda BASHIRI (Manager, Structural Financial Products, Iran Fara Bourse)

"SMEs in Iran Capital Market."

Roundtable Discussion

Dr. LEE Kwon Hyung (Research Fellow, Africa and Middle East Team, KIEP)

Mr. Mustafa RONASI (Vice President, ICCIMA).

Session II. "Trade Expansion for SMEs"

Moderator: Dr. LEE Kwon Hyung (Research Fellow, Africa and Middle East Team, KIEP)

Presenter 5: Dr. JUNG Jae Wook (Head, Africa and Middle East Team, KIEP)

"Economic Cooperation between Korea and Iran for Industrial Diversification Strategy of Iran."

Presenter 6: Dr. Zahra ZAMANI (Director for International Cooperation, University of Isfahan)

"Promoting Iran – Korea Relations: A New Paradigm to Trade Cooperation."

Presenter 7: Dr. YANG Kab Soo (Head, Trade Policy and Cooperation Department, Korea Federation of SMEs (KBIZ))

"A Suggestion for Promoting Cooperation between SMEs in Korea and Iran."

Roundtable Discussion

Pro. Seyyed Komeil TAYEBI (Director, International Scientific Cooperation Office, University of Isfahan)

Pro. PARK Hyondo (HK Research Professor, Institute of Middle Eastern Affairs at Myongji University)

Pro. Abbas AMINIFARD (Assistant Professor, Economic Department of Shiraz Islamic Azad University)

Mrs. Maryam Faraji Division Chief Promotion and Protection for Foreign Investment in OIETAI represented Dr. Ahmad Jamali gave a lecture on the role FDI in SMEs development. She presented a complete explanation on the law and regulations and also the duties and authorities of OIETAI (Org. for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran) related to promotion and protection of foreign investment in Iran. Also, Mr. Khaled Amiryousefi deputy of the general office of economic affairs and finance and investment chief officer and representative of Center for Investment Services of Isfahan Province presented the foreign investment opportunities in Isfahan province and the regulation governing foreign investment in Iran including the incentives (tax and customs exemptions), guaranties, currency transfer and other related implementing regulation.