Modern South Korean History in Nutshell

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The economic story of South Korea is one of the most extraordinary in modern history. Fifty years ago, South Korea was attempting to recover from a devastating war, and was on par with some of the poorest countries in the world for life expectancy and economic output.

Today, South Korea beats the EU in terms of GDP per person. It is the only country ever to make the transition from being totally dependent on development aid to rich within one working generation. Continue reading

Mexican company, El Geiser, opens the video-interview conference at BID’s New York Convention


With a unique waterpark in Mexico, located in the Tecozautla Municipality in the State of Hidalgo, the Mexican company El Geiser is a pioneer and innovator in the entertainment industry.

Their facilities include thermal spring water at 95ºC bringing many health benefits, amid a perfect fusion of fun, relaxation and entertainment. Continue reading

Welcoming Reception opens the International Quality Summit 2013


A perfect communication platform; a breeding ground for new business relations; an ideal place to present a commitment to continuous improvement.

The Welcoming Reception is one of the key events of the International Quality Summit that’s being celebrated in New York City.

This morning, 180 guests have arrived in New York from countries around the world to attend this meeting, in which each business leader has had the chance to explain to the rest of the attendees how they apply Quality to their business plan.

The participants have shown much enthusiasm for this opportunity for growth, bringing them together in one of the most spectacular stages in the world as well as a true international icon: Times Square.



Business Initiative Directions Leadership Series: Park Geun-Hye, South Korea’s First Female President

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South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-Hye, has taken on a country at a crossroads. Firstly, the Asian powerhouse is slowing down along with most OECD nations. Secondly, its neighbour to the north has a new leader and involves tense peninsular relations. Thirdly, the country is facing a rapidly aging population.

However, the country took the first step towards determining its direction, in electing its first female president, Park Geun-Hye, on February 25th 2013. Continue reading

BID’s International Department Greets Companies at the Quality Summit


BID professionals video-recording at Times Square.

Sunday, May 26th: a sunny day and a warm welcome in the heart of New York in Times Square.

Today the International Department of Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.) is particularly busy greeting the earliest-rising companies throughout the morning as they arrive at the New York Marriot Marquis Hotel to participate in the International Quality Summit Convention. 

Of course, the latecomers will also be attended to in the evening.

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