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 here - Only 80 spaces available!

| When: Friday, 31 May 2024

| What Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

| Where: KCCUK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

*Due to the limited spaces available, guests who have registered by 17 May will be selected at a raffle and notified by email on 21 May.

What Can You Expect:

| Opening Remarks 7pm – 7:10pm

Welcoming Speech: Dr. Seunghye Sun, Director of the Korean Cultural Centre UK

| PART 1 ‘Talk: Hallyu - What’s Next’ 7:10pm – 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. (OED, 2021)” In 2021, the Korean word ‘Hallyu’ was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) with the statement that “we are all riding the crest of the Korean wave”.

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


- Sanghun Seok | KF Indo-Pacific Visiting Fellow at RUSI, Former South Korean Diplomat

- Jonghwan Bae | Portfolio Management Associate, DWS Group

- Julie Lee | Senior Journalist, BBC

- 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 cuisine, 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 videos will be taken during the event and used for marketing purposes. Please contact the organiser if you do not want to be included in these.

** Enquiries: hs.lee@kccuk.org.uk