PeriodOctober 9th -11th ,2019
9th (Wed) 17:00 ~ 21:00 / 2019 Reception the house of Changwon
10th (Thu) 08:00 ~ 17:00 / 2019 Conference Changwon Convention Center
11th (Fri) / 2019 Scientific and cultural tours in Changwon and surroundings
VenueChangwon Exhibition Convention Center, Changwon, Korea
SloganEngineering [for] our FUTURE!

About ADeKo

The alumni network Germany-Korea ADeko e.V. is the world’s biggest and only network of Korean Germany-alumni. It was established in 2008 with the help of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Since 2013 ADeKo has been a registered association with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs MoFA.

About 11th ADeKo Joint Korean-German Conference

11th ADeKo Joint Korea-German Conference

This year on the 9th to 11th October 2019 the 11th Joint Korean-German Conference will be held in collaboration by ADeKo e.V. and Changwon City with the title “Engineering [for] our FUTURE!”, in the Changwon Exhibition Convention Center and the House of Changwon in Changwon, Korea. The Joint Korean-German Conference is one of the major events for the German-Korean cooperation. Until 2015 it solely took place in Korea, but since 2016 it is held in the two countries on a rotating basis. In 2019, it will be held in Changwon. Changwon, the city of smart industrial innovation. In this year, around 500 participants will come to the conference.

About Changwon


Changwon the Environmental Capital

Changwon, now reborn as an environment-friendly city
  • Through the successful hosting of the 2008 RAMSAR Convention, which is often called the Environment Olympics, the city of Changwon has laid a foundation to solidify its position as an environmental capital.
  • Changwon is firm in its beliefs to lead and realize green growth, respond appropriately to the challenges of climate change, and continue working on the river restoration project, which is being implemented as a national project.
  • After the Nakdong River phenol contamination incident, a turning point for the general public’s level of awareness on the importance of preserving the environment, in the early 90s, Changwon developed Korea’s first riverside filtrate to ensure the availability of safe drinking water.
  • Moreover, Changwon can be proud of its strong "local enthusiasm" to overcome the "general notion" that its resources are vulnerable to water and atmospheric pollution because of the geographical features and limited area of its basin structure and the presence of large industrial complexes.
  • As in the case of Germany, environmental capital is inherently a civic movement, and citizen participation is the key to its success. Both the citizens and the civic groups of Changwon have accumulated excellent capabilities to promulgate environmental preservation.

Changwon Embracing Its Enterprises

Changwon is blessed with natural resources, and has established top industrial infrastructure for the enterprises of its citizens.
  • Its beautiful natural landscape allowed Changwon to launch the south coastal era after developing a large tourism and leisure complex as a hub of Northeast Asia in the Gusan area, a world-class robotic industry-related theme park that features marine tourism resources and high-tech robots, and marinas on the southern coast by utilizing the dynamic coastlines and the islands in the Jinhae area, which is near the Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone.
  • Changwon’s conducive business environment consists of fostering region-specific, strategic industries, such as the Masan Free Trade Zone and the Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone. To help companies achieve their goal of reaching first-class status in their industries, Changwon is providing business spaces in the Jinbuk General Industrial Complex, the Gyeongnam Techno Park, the Changwon General Industrial Complex, and the Bangye Apartment Factory Complex. Moreover, Changwon has begun building the Gyeongnam Scientific Research Complex Park, the Cheonseon General Industrial Complex, and the Sungju 4th Apartment Factory Complex.
  • Furthermore, Changwon is equipped with the most convenient and accessible land transportation road network in Korea.

Healthy City Changwon

Changwon is characterized by the 11 elements of healthy cities, as defined by the World Health Organization.
  • A clean and safe physical environment
  • A well-established local community that espouses mutual cooperation and conserves natural resources
  • Adequate citizen participation and control over the policies that concern their health
  • Basic needs, such as food, water, housing, and safety, are provided to all citizens
  • A diverse range of experiences and resources is available to a variety of contacts and exchange and communication opportunities
  • A colorful, vibrant, and innovative economy
  • Historical, cultural, and biological heritage artifacts are well-preserved, and cooperation among different groups and individuals is encouraged
  • Organizations meet all the standards of a healthy city
  • Sufficient public health and treatment services are equally guaranteed to all citizens
  • A high level of health awareness among local residents
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