A group of 15 Korean officials plans to visit Cobb County April 16-21 to enhance government, business and educational partnerships.

The delegation from Seongdong-gu, a district in the capital city of Seoul, aims to advance a sister relationship the communities launched in 2007.

The group will be led by Seongdong Mayor Goh Jae-deuk. In addition to various dinners and lunches, delegates are tentatively scheduled to visit Marietta city schools and colleges like Chattahoochee Technical CollegeSouthern Polytechnic State University and Kennesaw State University, where Mr. Goh will speak to a class. They’ll also tour Lockheed Martin Corp.‘s factory in Marietta and hear briefings at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce on the business climate in the county and Georgia.

Also on the schedule are a visit to GE Energy‘s new $15 million Smart Grid Technology Center of Excellence and the signing of a memorandum of understanding aimed at encouraging investment and educational exchanges.  

Georgia Power Co. is slated to host the group at an Atlanta Braves game, where four delegates will be allowed go on the field before the game.

The group will also get a taste of other local attractions, including the CNN Center and the King Center.

Business leaders in the delegation include the CEOs of Starkey KoreaDongnam Motors and Vitzrosys.

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As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...