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Meeting with the management of LG Corp., SK Discovery, Samsung Electronics
Raise a toast to the World Knowledge Forum dinner

Annapolis, MDGovernor Larry Hogan today wrapped up seven days of diplomatic engagements and economic announcements in Korea by meeting with officials from LG Corp., SK Discovery and Samsung Electronics and toasting at a dinner hosted by the World KnowledgeForum.

Meeting with Vice President and COO of LG Corp. and visit to the LG Science Park. Governor Hogan started the day by meeting with Brian Kwon, vice president and chief operating officer of LG Corp., which operates a number of subsidiaries, including LG Electronics, LG Household & Health Care, LG Chem Ltd. and Dacom Corp. LG Corp. focuses on electronics, chemicals and household products manufacturing and telecommunications services.

After the meeting, the governor visited LG Science Park, Korea’s largest R&D complex, where 24,000 researchers, engineers and scientists work every day. The 26-building campus is located in the Magok district of Seoul.


Meeting with the CEO & Discovery of the Tour of SK. This afternoon, Governor Hogan joined SK Discovery Vice President Chang Won Chey and CEO Jaehyun Ahn for a working lunch and tour. SK Discovery subsidiary SK bioscience has partnered with Novavax, a Maryland-based clinical-stage vaccine company, since 2020 to manufacture and market the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine throughout South Korea.

Earlier this year, Novavax and SK bioscience expanded their partnership to manufacture and supply a vaccine specific to the Omicron variant.


Meeting with the management of Samsung Electronics and visit to the Samsung Innovation Museum. The governor met with Samsung Electronics’ president of corporate relations, In-Yong Rhee, and the company’s executive vice president of global public relations, Wonkyong Kim, to discuss future growth opportunities in Maryland. After the meeting, the governor visited the Samsung Innovation Museum, which showcases the history and future of electronics.

Global Knowledge Forum Dinner. Governor Hogan concluded the day with a toast at a dinner hosted by the World Knowledge Forum, which was founded in 2000 to bring together government officials, business leaders and academics to share their knowledge and insights. best practices on a range of topics. Participants included former French President Francois Hollande and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.


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