Last week the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (KSIEC) held its bi-annual conference at ICC Jeju in Jeju-do.

KSIEC was founded in 1990 and has about 6,000 members. KSIEC leads the development of the chemical industry and the fourth industrial revolution through active industrial, academic and research activities.

KISCO CEO Cho Sung-yong was appointed as the president of KSIEC this year and was in charge of this event. This spring conference consisted of programs such as industrial research trends, special symposiums on key R&D issues, a forum of Emerging Scientists to Lead Korea’s Future Growth, presentation of Posters, device exhibition and corporate promotion.

The CEO took the podium as the chairman of the society and said, “We have been able to develop into a representative society of the domestic chemical industry over the past 30 years thanks to the active participation of the members of the society since the launch of the Industrial Chemical Society. This year, despite COVID-19, we are grateful that about 3,000 people attended. We will continue to do our best to help our members work with pride as members of the Industrial Chemical Society.” He then presented awards for outstanding papers and encouraged and congratulated the winners.

This year the conference attracted a record number of registrations with over 3500 people attending. Topics covered all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering. Researchers from KISCO, DKC, Wisechem and JMC were able to attend the exhibition and participate in the research symposia. In addition to the academic program, 30 companies exhibited as part of the conference.

KISCO’s booth at the exhibition was focused on promoting our companies – KISCO, JMC, DKC and Wisechem, as great places to work. We had over 500 people visit our booth and over 100 of them completed a survey about their career aspirations. KISCO looks forward to hopefully welcoming some of them to our company in the future.