Industry trade body Pact is to sign a memo of understanding with its Korean counterpart at a one-day event at the British Film Southbank Centre.  

The 2 November free event, backed by UKTI, is designed to develop links between the two countries’ creative industries and will include showcases, speeches, panel discussions and networking sessions, followed by a reception in celebration of the 10th London Korean Film Festival.

It will feature appearances from culture secretary John Whittingdale and minster Kim Jong-deok from the Korean ministry of culture, sport and tourism.

Pact head of international development Dawn McCarthy-Simpson said the trade body had worked closely with both Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), the governing agency for creative industries in South Korea, and the Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) for several years.

“Our work has already seen successful co-productions and the MOU is to signify our commitment to a long term strategy,” she added.

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