Last week I was in Korea for the Marine Week 2007, which was held from October 24 – 27 in Pusan. There are 3 simultaneous exhibitions in the BEXCO international exhibition centre: Navy & Defense, Sea-Port, and Kormarine. I went to visit the latter, because I am interested to find new Korean suppliers of marine equipment. Korea is still the worlds largest ship builder, and has developed a mature marine supply chain over the years.
Pusan is with 4 million inhabitants the second largest city in Korea, and is home to many ship yards and close to 500 marine equipment manufacturers.