Minister of Trade,
Industry and Energy
In the knowledge-based information society of the 21st century, creativity and imagination creates new values and leads the world. In this time and age, creative ideas blossom through good design, which either by itself or by converging with different industries, presents new added-values. Design moves people’s hearts and minds, brings out emotion an makes people to empathize. Design is the key force leading the businesses and the nation through the creative economy.
Design Korea celebrates its 17th year in 2019 and will show the present and future of Korea’s design industry, which stands at the center of the creative economy. As Asia’s most representative global design business fair, DK FESTIVAL 2019 offers huge opportunities, bringing together business leaders from home and abroad to exchange ideas and introduce innovative design produts of Korean companies to the global market.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in DK FESTIVAL 2019.
President Korea institute of
Eune Ju Hyun
In a world where industrial, economic and social systems change at break-neck speed, the role of design in expanding like never before. We are moving away from a quantity-driven society to one that emphasizes integrity and quality. With this change, design will play an even greater role, in terms of both hardware and software.
Korean design is recognized as having almost reached world class and is at the center of global exchanges in the world market. Through collaboration with on and offline business markets in China and other parts of the world, Korean design is building a strong network to further expand to global markets.
Design Korea stages the today and tomorrow of Korea design, as well as the design in the global scene through the global network set up through events such as this.
Design Korea 2019 showcases the present future of design at its very best. We hope you will continue to support us participate in his year’s design business fair, as it servers as the venue of convergence and communication bringing the value and importance of design to life.