Queens Chamber Hosts Korean Business Expo
Queens, NY - October 21, 2019
On October 17th, the Queens Chamber of Commerce hosted over 50 exhibitors from the Korean Business Delegation for a business expo at Dae Dong Manor in Flushing. This event brought business leaders and executives from industries of fashion, beauty, hotels, and retail wholesalers. Professionals from other types of industry such as law firms and CPA’s were in attendance to participate as well.
“We at the Queens Chamber of Commerce consider ourselves compassionate capitalists,” said Tom Grech, President & CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, stated his opening remarks. “We hope this event today helps your businesses thrive and grow, so you can continue to support your families and your communities—because that’s what good business is all about.”
The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony and then opening remarks from the President & CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce followed by an entire day of meetings and networking. The event was to highlight the promotion and exchange of information about products, services, and import/export opportunities. Then a lunch serving Korean cuisine and afterwards closed with the Korean exhibitors showcasing their products, services, and information. The event depicts the immense diversity of Queens with people, businesses, organizations hosting events from all over.
“The ties between Queens – the most diverse community in the world—and Korea are incredibly strong. We are excited to help business leaders from both Korea and Queens develop new relationships that will help both business communities continue to thrive,” Grech added.
Exhibitors showcased products and services that ranged from customized fashion and gear, skin care, technology and food that is only accessible in Korea. At the expo professionals networked for exposure in order to potentially to build a connection and bridge the gap for the products from the Korea.
“Events like these that strengthen the bonds between businesspeople in Queens and Korea are incredibly important. We are happy to be able to bring our friends from Korea here to introduce members of the Queens business community. The relationships formed today will help create jobs and opportunity that will have a positive impact on both ends of the world. We thank the Queens Chamber of Commerce for welcoming us and hosting this wonderful event,” said Yonghwa Ha, President, Solomon Agency Corp and President, World Overseas Korean Traders Association.
New York City Councilmen Peter Koo of District 20 was in attendance along with his Director of Community Affairs Joonyong Ahn. Peter Koo serving as one of the speakers, welcomed the group of exhibitors extending their presence in his district. Koo recognized and applauded the business impact of the Korean Business Community in NYC, especially in Flushing, Queens.
B2B events and hosting international delegations is a continuous part of the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s efforts to strive and provide opportunities for all.
About the Queens Chamber of Commerce:
The Queens Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and largest business association in Queens, representing more than 1,100 businesses and more than 100,000 Queens-based employees. Its mission is to foster connections, educate for success, develop/implement programs and advocate for members’ interests. www.queenschamber.org