Established in May 2008 and recognized by the Italian Government in 2013, the ITCCK has been working tirelessly, always in synergy with all the sections of the Italian
Embassy. The activities of the ITCCK have been developed with the Italian system of the Chambers of Commerce and all the Italian and Korean entities, such as
institutions, companies and others looking for opportunities, with the aim of facilitating and strengthening the relations between Italy and the Republic of Korea.
The Chamber is becoming an increasingly important body for relations between Italy and Korea, covering the role of mediator and facilitator between institutions,
companies, public and private entities in Italy and Korea. This is even more important today as Italy is working towards a closer partnership with Korea, an increasingly
important country on the international scene, and to act as a promoter of this link with the European Union.
In 2021, within the “True Italian Taste” project, promoted and supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Assocamerestero,
the ITCCK has held various gastronomical events dedicated to the discovery and rising awareness about the consumption of 100% Italian products.
Last year, the ITCCK has also held three different masterclasses dedicated to the discovery and tasting of Italian products, accompanying the participants on a gastronomical
journey as they were introduced to their history and peculiarities. During one of these events, the three first Italian gelaterie in Korea were awarded the “OspitalitàItaliana”
certification. We concluded the year with the 10th edition of the Italian Food Festival, and a final business dinner with the participation of various members and organizations.
Given the social distancing restrictions, we were very grateful and proud that we were able to carry out these events for our members, further developing and strengthening the
ties between Italian and Korean businesses. We also brought a major update to our website, with improved design and new functions, such as “The Italian Job” platform and the
“Where to eat” and “Where to buy” features.
ITCCK strives to further strengthen its business activities in the areas of consultancy and networking, fostering and facilitating trade opportunities for both Korean and Italian
enterprises. This year brings hopeful signs of economic recovery, especially as 2021 has registered exponential growth and a record for bilateral trade between the two countries.
In conclusion, I hope that 2022 will be the year of a gradual return to normality, as ITCCK is looking forward to promoting and participating in new projects and events, putting
its utmost effort into developing and supporting relations between Italy and South Korea.
ITCCK Secretary General