Our commitment to South Korea was underscored on Tuesday evening when we officially opened our brand new office in Seoul, a spectacular space that is twice the size of our previous location.
Bloomberg LP Chairman Peter Grauer and Bloomberg News editor-in-chief Matt Winkler were both on-hand to officially open the office, and we were honored that the nation’s Finance Minister, Mr. Bahk Jae-Wan, gave the keynote address to clients and other guests at the opening event.
Our new Seoul office spans approximately 22,000 square feet on the 28th floor of the ultra-modern Mirae Asset Center One building, right in the downtown heart of the capital. In true Bloomberg style, the new office features cutting-edge design, conical shaped meeting rooms, a Barrisol ceiling, and high-tech Dichronic glass on the core walls with changing reflected colors. Combining tradition with innovation, the glass was designed to represent the ‘Hanbok,’ the traditional Korean attire often characterized by vibrant colors.
As the world’s 15th largest economy, South Korea is a focus both for Bloomberg’s strategic business development and as an important source of news. Many people may not realize that we’ve been in South Korea since 1996, and we have experienced new momentum in recent years. Our news team has produced numerous exclusive interviews and market-moving stories. We continue to roll out localized products for Korean customers and have grown every year since we opened our very first office.
So as the world moves from BRIC to MIST with South Korea as one of the emerging markets of the future, we continue to innovate and influence in our new space in Seoul.
Belina Tan, Corporate Communications