Lt. Gov. In Seon Lee of the Gyeongsangbuk-do region in the southeast of South Korea is to attend the annual dinner of the Korea-Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce to be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Kia Georgia Training Center in West Point.

Ms. Lee is to provide the perspective of many of the suppliers to the Kia plant in West Point that are based in Daegu, the province’s capital and principal commercial city. Daegu has been a sister city of Atlanta since 1981.

Deputy Consul General Bok-ryeol Rhyou is to represent the Korean Consulate General in Atlanta and is a scheduled speaker.

Randy Jackson, vice president of Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia Inc., is to provide an update about the facility’s activities. Kia Motors began operations in West Point in February 2010, after recording its 15th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share.

Ty Kwak, president of Mando America Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of the Korea auto parts supplier, Mando Corp., with a facility in Opelika, Ala., also is scheduled to speak at the holiday event.

Earlier editions of this article indicated an inaccurate date for the dinner. The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5, and acceptances are requested by Dec. 2. We apologize for the error.

The cost to attend is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. To register, click here. Sponsorships for the event are available. For more information, call Angela Levin, dinner chair, at 404-295-9443 or send an email to