PIB Defense & Security South Korea



  Defense Roadshow in Gyeongnam 2024  
The purpose of the Roadshow is strengthen partnership between Korean and Dutch Defense & Security Industry through business matching and site visits.


During the ADEX 2023 last year, NIDV and Gyeongnam TP signed a defense cooperation MOU, and with this as an opportunity, we are planning to visit to Korea defense companies in the Gyeongsangnam-do region and a match-making meeting, co-organized with Gyeongnam TP.

The roadshow is organized along with company visits based at the following Gyeongnam TP regional offices.

- Changwon-city: Defense Industry Division (Land domain)
     Major companies :
     HYUNDAI ROTEM (https://visitcw.rotem.co.kr:8889/lm/visit.do)
     ENERGY & MACHINERY KOREA CO., LTD (http://www.yesemk.com/kor/main/main.html)

- Sacheon-city: Aerospace Division (Air domain)
     Major companies :
     KENCOA Aerospace (https://www.kencoa.com/index_kr.html)
- Goseong-gun(incl.Geoje): Shipbuilding and Offshore Division (Sea domain)   *Optional 
    Major companies :
    ADD Jinhae 
    *Decision on whether to visit or not depending on the participants interest

  Roadshow Program (Tentative)
  • Date: 16-20 April 2024
  • Location: Changwon, Sacheon in Gyeongnam Province (Hotel in Changwon city)
  • Organizer: Gyeongnam TP, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, NIDV
  • Objective: Strengthen partnership between Korean and Dutch Defense & Security Industry through business matching and site visits
  • The Netherlands Participants: Embassy, NIDV, PIB participants and others
  • Hotel: Grand Mercure in Changwon https://m.ambatel.com/grandmercure/changwon/ko/index.do

  • Itinerary
   (all times are local) 

   Tue, 16 April 2024    Departure (21:20) AMS, KE926

    Wed, 17 April 2024  Arrival      (16:40) ICN KE926 (connecti in airport)

                                             (18:25) ICN - PUS KE1419 

  Day 1 (Thu, 18 April 2024) - Changwon 

  10:00 - 12:00    Seminar & Match-making in Changwon

                       - Introduction of Gyeongnam and NIDV/companies

                      - Match making between NIDV/companies and Gyeongnam SMEs

  12:00 - 13:00   Lunch & Networking

  14:00 - 17:00   Visit multiple defense companies (Hanwha, KyeonginTech, i-Spec etc) 

                      * It may change depending on the participants' interests.

  18:00 - 21:00   Welcome Reception

 Day 2 (Fri, 19 April 2024) - Sacheon

  09:00 - 10:00   Army Consolidated Maintenance Depot (C.M.D)

                      A specialized comprehensive maintenance unit in charge of repairing all

                      military equipment, weapons, and special weapons, from land vehicles such

                      as tanks and armored vehicles to aviation equipment such as helicopters, as

                      well as production of weapon system parts and research on maintenance


  10:00 - 12:00   Hanwha Aerospace or KAI

  12:00 - 13:30   Changwon to Sacheon (Lunch box)

  14:00 - 16:00   KENCOA Aerospace

                      * It may change depending on the participants' interests.   

  20 April 2023  Flight back to AMS

                      (08:05) PUS - 18:55 (AMS) 

                        If you're interested, please respond via email or click RSVP.

Contact information

Cluster coordinator

Mr. Peter Huis in ’t Veld, NIDV, The Netherlands Email: P.HuisintVeld@nidv.eu

W: https://tradewithnl.nl/en/DCDSSouthKorea

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Korea

Mr. Joo-won Lee, Policy Officer

Email: Joo-won.lee@minbuza.nl

Ms. Eunjin Jung, Liaison Officer 

Email: eunjin.jung@netherlands-embassy.nl