Jeollanamdo at K-Pop Flex

May 14th to May 15th saw Europe’s first K-Pop Mega Festival – K.PopFlex – at the Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany. Over 70.000 fans from all over Europe came to Frankfurt to cheer for their idols.

Along the concert the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Frankfurt and the KTO organized a Korea Festival to give the fans an opportunity to experience Korean culture, games and cuisine. Jeollanamdo was also present with a booth at the Korea Festival, to provide information on tourism as well as to promote Jeollanamdo’s food products which are available in different online and offline stores throughout Europe since early 2021. Jeollanamdo presented 14 different food products from 7 local producers which are already or will be soon available in Europe as free give aways.

During the two day event over 800 fans visited the Jeollanamdo booth, mostly interested in K-drama filming locations as well as other tourism locations and local food products. Jeollanamdo combined the free give away of food samples with a social media event so that fans also have the opportunity to get the latest news on available food products from Jeollanamdo in Europe.

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Das Jeollanamdo Europe Office ist das europäische Repräsentanzbüro der südkoreanischen Provinzregierung Jeollanamdo. Unser Büro dient seit 2012 als Brücke zwischen Europa und unserer Provinz. Unsere Aufgabe ist es, den Standort Jeollanamdo zu vermarkten und internationale Kollaborationen zwischen Europa und Jeollanamdo zu fördern sowie in enger Zusammenarbeit mit unseren lokalen Partnern neue Absatzmärkte für Lebensmittelprodukte aus Jeollanamdo zu erschließen. Zusätzlich organisieren und unterstützen wir Delegationsreisen aus Korea bei Besuchen in europäischen Unternehmen, Forschungseinrichtungen und (Provinz-)Regierungen.


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Jeollanamdo signs Joint Venture Agreement for Offshore Wind

On Tuesday (March 8th), Jeollanamdo signed a joint venture agreement with Danish offshore wind power company Vestas and CS Wind a Korean company.

The ceremony was hosted by the Danish ambassador to Korea, Einar H. Jensen in the Danish embassy in Seoul. The agreement was signed by Jeollanamdo’s Governor Kim Yung-rok and Vestas president and CEO Henrik Andersen as well as CS Wind chairman Kim Sung-kwon.

The agreement is the next step in Jeollanamdo’s ambitious plan to establish the world’s largest offshore wind farm at the size of 8.2 GW. Through the joint venture, Vestas and CS-Wind plan to establish competitive production facilities for assembling wind towers, blades and turbines in Jeollanamdo.

Further information on Jeollanamdo’s 8.2 GW wind farm can be found here.

Korea Institute of Energy Technology (Kentech) in Naju welcomes its first students

On Wednesday (March 2nd) the Korea Institue of Energy Technology (Kentech) welcomed its first students at its brand new campus in Naju, Jeollanamdo. Kentech is Korea’s first and only university dedicated to energy studies, vowing to foster global talents in fight of climate change and to master the transition to renewable green energy.

The major research areas of Kentech are energy artificial intelligence (AI), new energy materials, the next-generation grid, hydrogen energy, and environmental and climate technology.

The university plans with up to 1,000 students and 100 professors by 2025, the long-term goal is to establish Kentech as one of the world’s top 10 universities by 2050.

Purple Island designated one of the world’s Best Tourism Villages

Banwol Island at the south-east of Jeollanamdo, in Shinan County, widely known as “Purple Island” has been designated as one of 44 Best Tourism Villages by the UNWTO on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd in Madrid. Along with the Purple Island, Ungok Village in Gochang, North Jeolla Province was chosen as well.

The villages were evaluated based on a set of nine criterias, including social and environmental sustainability and Health, Safety and Security.

The Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative was launched to advance the role of tourism in safeguarding rural villages, along with their landscapes, natural and cultural diversity, and their local values and activities, including local gastronomy.

UNWTO, Dec. 2nd, 2021

This award is proof of the efforts made by the local and provincial government of Jeollanamdo to boost tourism and revitalize the region. The project began in 2007 when the island suffered from issues created by an aging population. Inspired by the local purple bellflowers, the roofs of buildings and bridges connecting the island were painted in purple. In addition the local government planted 30,000 asters and 21,500 square meters of lavender fields to make Banwoldo a truly Purple Island.

By now, The Purple Island is one of Jeollanamdo’s must-visit places and attracts around 5,000 visitors each weekend, according to Shinan County.

Jeollanamdo’s Rice Soon Available in Europe

Jeongnamjin Nonghyup Rice Association Co., Ltd. sent off its first shipment of rice to Europe through Austria based importer and wholesaler Panasia on Tuesday (Nov. 23rd). This first shipment includes 1000 bags of 10 kg packages of Aremi Premium Short Grain Rice from Jangheung County, which is considered as one of Jeollanamdo’s most premium rice producers.

The bags will be available through Panasia’s own Sunrise Supermarket in Vienna and exports are scheduled to be 10 ton-shipments of 10 kg packages of rice every month in the future.

Rice in Jeollanamdo

Jeollanamdo produces about 20 % of South Korea’s total rice, it has the largest rice while at the same time it has one of the lowest production outcome per 10 a. For the rice producers in Jeollanamdo quality is more important than quantity. No other region in Korea produces more organic rice and organic food than Jeollanamdo. Therefor the farmers take great pride in their high quality rice.

New Products from Jeollanamdo!

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We are very excited to tell you that a new container with lots of delicious products from Jeollanamdo arrived in Hamburg today! Soon, you will be able to find them all on our Amazon Brand Stores as well.

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Hyundai Steel and POSCO start joint project to recycle seashells

Hyundai Steel and POSCO, Korea’s two largest steel manufacturers are starting a joint project in order to recycle seashells for producing steel. So far steelmakers rely on limestone in order to break down iron ore into fine pieces. However, Hyundai Steel and POSCO aim to go greener and as South Korea alone produces over 300,000 tons of discarded seashells every year, the companies plan to recycle them as a replacement for limestone.

Just as limestone, seashells are made mostly of calcium carbonate. So far it was not sure whether or not seashells could be used in the same way as limestone in order to produce steel, as so far no technology existed to extract the needed substance from the seashells. However, thanks to years of research by Jeollanamdo based company Yeosu Bio, engineers came up with the necessary technology on behalf of the two steel giants.

This new technology is hoped to help solve environmental issues connected to steel production and to help the two companies to ensure carbon neutrality in the future.

Moreover, their main steel plant, which is also the largest steel plant in the world is located in the Gwangyang Bay Area in the southern part of Jeollanamdo. Therefore, Jeollanamdo will play an important role in the upcoming greener production of steel.

More information on the Gwangyang Bay Area Free Economic Zone can be found here.

Gwangyang Bay Area Free Economic Bay – English

Jeollanamdo’s first store in Europe

On September 7th, the first Jeollanamdo shop-in-shop opened in Europe at Panasia Asia Food Center in Vienna. The Shop-in-Shop offers some of the finest products from the Jeollanamdo region which is well known for its rice, grain, vegetables and seaweed. For the opening ceremony several high-ranking representatives of Korean companies and politics in Vienna were invited to cut ribbons to formally open Jeollanamdos first shop in Europe.

Panasia is one of Europe’s biggest importers of Korean and Asian food products and is running local stores across various cities in Europe, including Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany. Panasia became the first offline-partner of Jeollanamdo in Europe and is aiming to import more and more products from Jeollanamdo.

The Jeollanamdo shop offers various products, including rice, grain, seaweed and green tea from Jeollanamdo’s famous green tea plantations in Boseong County. As Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) is coming closer, Ddeok, a Korean traditional rice cake, also becomes available at Panasia, imported directly from Jeollanamdo.

Jeollanamdo Food Ambassador Program

  • Who we are
    • We are the Jeollanamdo Europe Office, we are the representative  office of the Jeollanamdo Provincial Government of South Korea in Frankfurt, Germany. Our mission is to promote various food products from Jeollanamdo in Europe. To give you the chance to try some of the best and most delicious food products Jeollanamdo has to offer, we are launching the Jeollanamdo Food Ambassador Program 2021 in Europe.
  • The program
    • We are looking for a maximum of 50 people from across Europe, preferably from various countries, to promote the wide variety of food products from Jeollanamdo. The duration of the program is 3 months.
    • You will receive 3 boxes, one each month from October till December 2021. Each box will contain a few food products from Jeollanamdo.
  • Your task
    • Your mission is to create content (pictures, videos, etc) containing the items in the box.
    • You should make at least 3 posts for each box containing the items in the box and post them under the hashtags #JeonnamFoodBox2021 and #KitchenOfKorea
  • Requirements
    • You must be at least 18 years old.
    • You must be a resident of a European country.
    • You should have at least one public social media account and consider yourself an active social media user.
    • You are able to create content in English or another European language.
    • Further information on our requirements, terms and conditions can be found here.
  • How to apply
    •  You can apply by filling in this google form here https://forms.gle/hZ1WJm9ACYj1Wm6FA 
    • The deadline is Sunday the 12th of September 2021
    • We’ll look through all the applications and contact the selected people about a week after the deadline via email and the contacted people then have a week to get back to us. 
  • We look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions feel free to contact us via our social media channels or through email.