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Next-Gen Late Night at the KCC

Date: Friday 31 May 2024, 7pm – 9:30pm
KCCUK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | Register here
Due to the limited spaces available, guests who have registered by 17 May will be selected at a raffle and notified by email.
Poster: Late Gen Late Night

On 31 May 2024, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents ‘Next-Gen Late Night’, an inaugural networking event for young professionals and opinion leaders with an interest in all things Korean! Register via the above link – Only 80 spaces available!

What Can You Expect

PART 1 ‘Talk: Hallyu – What’s Next’ 7pm – 8pm

“Hallyu: The increase in international interest in South Korea and its popular culture, represented by the global success of South Korean music, film, TV, fashion, and food.” In 2021, the Korean word ‘Hallyu’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) with the statement from OED that “we are all riding the crest of the Korean wave”.

‘Talk: Hallyu – What’s Next’ explores the influence of Hallyu from cultural, economic, social, and political lenses. Experts from different industries will discuss their definition of Hallyu, its success cases, ripple effect, and sustainability.


  • Hallyu in Politics: Sanghun Seok | KF Indo-Pacific Visiting Fellow at RUSI, Former South Korean Diplomat
  • Hallyu in Business: Jonghwan Bae | DWS Group Portfolio Management Associate
  • Hallyu in Society: Julie Lee | BBC Senior Journalist
  • Hallyu in Culture: Judy Joo | Entrepreneur


  • Su-Min Hwang, Media Consultant, Former Head of BBC Korean Service

PART 2 ‘Next-Gen Networking’ 8pm – 9:30pm

Next-Gen Networking seeks to create a networking space for young professionals and opinion leaders interested in all things Korean

  • EAT Korean foods, drinks, and desserts
  • ENJOY Korean Music (stay tuned for the special DJ!)
  • MINGLE with next-gen from all different sectors, industries, and backgrounds

Photographs and Instagram livestreaming will be taken during the event and used for marketing purposes. Please contact the organizer if you do not want to be included in these.

Enquiries: [email protected]

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