Pagoda Education Group was established in 1983 in order to promote individuals fluent in foreign languages to help them become a vital part of the country during the era of globalization. In 1994, it made the successful conversion to Pagoda Academy, Inc., becoming the first education group to do so in the Republic of Korea. Now, it consists of three corporate bodies and nine Pagoda Language Institute branches with more than 600,000 students. It also has ten education brands such as Direct English, which offers one-on-one speaking programs, and Pagoda Star, which offers telephone/video foreign language learning programs. Pagoda is currently the leading language education institute in the Republic of Korea.
As the official supplier of language training service for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Pagoda Education Group is responsible for approximately 30,000 people, including volunteers and the organizing committee. It will provide level testing, online and mobile speaking lessons, video lessons, personal training, etc. It also offers other foreign languages besides English, including Chinese and Japanese. Pagoda Education Group is planning to establish an e-learning center to provide support for volunteers in improving education management and enhancing learning efficiency.
Founded in 1980, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is among the largest law firms in Korea with over 500 professionals. Headquartered in Seoul, BKL maintains overseas offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai, Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Yangon. As the first Korean law firm to set up offices in China and the UAE, BKL has pioneered a region-wide approach to legal services.
With over 20 practice groups specialized in every significant area of law for business in Korea, BKL delivers expedient advice and resourceful advocacy across a broad cross-section of industries, guided by a clear understanding of the commercial needs of our clients.
In 2009, BKL established a nonprofit organization named the Dongcheon Public Interest Foundation to make far-reaching contributions to positive social change. As the official sponsor for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, BKL also devotes itself to providing comprehensive legal support for the successful hosting of the games.
Since its founding in 1961, Hanjin Travel has been a leader in the travel and leisure industry in Korea. Hanjin Travel was the first company in Korea to offer international tour package products, making it one of the most preferred travel agencies in Korea. Also, as a subsidiary of the Hanjin Group, and along with partner Korean Air, a global leader in commercial aviation, Hanjin Travel strives for excellence by providing its customers innovative services and products. Hanjin Travel will develop “hospitality programs” including tickets, transportation, accommodation and food services for tourists visiting the host and venue cities during the PyeongChang 2018 Games. Also, Hanjin Travel will provide one-stop travel support services including accommodation, airline, and rental car booking services for international client groups during the Games period to facilitate their participation. Also, this partnership to support PyeongChang 2018 will have synergy with Hanjin Travel’s existing know-how and experience in introducing the region to international visitors.