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2nd Social Economy Fair
50,000 visitors in 3 days to immerse themselves in the concept of social economy

2nd Social Economy Fair 50,000 visitors in 3 days to immerse themselves in the concept of social economy


2nd Social Economy Fair 50,000 visitors in 3 days to immerse themselves in the concept of social economy


On the three days between July 5 and 7, the 2nd Social Economy Fair of Korea was held in Daejeon. Over 50,000 visitors were familiarized with the concept of social economy in Korea, and the potential it holds for future generations.

The event was held under the slogan, “Social Economy, opens the door to tomorrow.” Participating organizations varied from the government of Korea and the Metropolitan City of Daejeon to numerous nongovernmental social economy agents nationally. The governments’ ministry-level policies supporting social economy were introduced along with the exposition of social economy goods and promotions.

The “Social Economy & Value Gallery,” created for visitors to see how the social economy functioned within our nation made the event especially meaningful. The counseling booth provided support for overseas expansion, finances, and distribution channels for participating social economy companies.

The goods zone had 150 exhibitors with items from social economy companies. The special stage provided performances and events for the public to make their time worthwhile.

Customized export consulting sessions, a national policy forum, town-hall meetings and academic events, and public performances and concerts were some of the 65 additional program events held with the social fair.

In the opening ceremony, President Moon Jae-in remarked, “Social economy is a fundamental base for my administration seeking to achieve a people-centered economy and an inclusive nation.” He added, “The Korean economy is also growing with more focus being placed on ‘people’ than ‘profits’ through the social economy. The government will accelerate further on its efforts in line with ‘region-based,’ ‘private sector-led,’ and ‘government-backed’ principles.”


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