The Republic of Korea (ROK) has become the tenth member country with an APO alumni association, a productivity network formed by participants in APO projects. These associations allow members to share knowledge and expertise. The APO Alumni Association of Korea was established by the Korea Productivity Center (KPC), the national productivity organization of the ROK, with the inaugural meeting held on 15 December 2009.
“We have received many requests to organize a gathering of experts which would allow them to share their experiences and practices. The groundwork for setting up the alumni body started last September,” said APO Liaison Officer for the ROK Jun-Ho Kim of the KPC. This small but pragmatic learning organization has been established with around 100 applications. KPC Senior Managing Director Woo-Keon Park will lead the alumni association as the first chair.
The KPC played host to the inaugural meeting of the APO Alumni Association of Korea at the Best Western Premier Hotel Kukdo in Seoul, which was attended by 45 participants. They were welcomed by Park and quickly set about getting to know each other by talking about their experiences in APO projects and other productivity activities.
Participants at the inaugural meeting
The KPC is planning to organize regular meetings where association members strengthen their network for continuous learning and improvements in their productivity endeavors.
The APO Alumni Association of Korea is one of ten APO alumni bodies that play an important role in generating multiplier effects in national and regional productivity networks. Visit the APO Alumni site for more information on each alumni body and its activities.