U.S., South Korea hold second meeting about infrastructure innovations

By Riley SimpsonJuly 28, 2021

Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden speak at the infrastructure innovation meeting between the two countries

This month, the Strategic Infrastructure Performance Institute (SIPI) hosted the second meeting between educational, political and business leaders from the Republic of South Korea and the U.S. to further develop physical and digital infrastructure improvements.

Also in attendance in Washington, D.C., were representatives from Big Sun Holdings Group Inc. (including Flash Labs Corporation and Black Buffalo 3D Corporation), Smart Radar System Inc. and Blockchains Inc., as well as Prof. Junseok Hwang from Seoul National University.

President Joe Biden’s G7 commitment to revitalizing democracy through infrastructure investment has taken many forms, most notably the American Jobs Plan.

“Our organization is proud to be able to host such an important event between these two powerhouse countries of innovation,” said Norman Anderson, chairman and CEO of CG/LA.

“The Republic of South Korea and the U.S. recognize that working together is the best path to quickly and effectively improve infrastructure and make the Build Back Better World a reality,” Anderson said. “The businesses and experts gathered here represent the leading edge in blockchain, IoT applications and 3D construction printing that will play a vital role in advancing everyday living.”

Biden and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in first met the week of May 17 at Seoul National University Siheung Campus, where South Korea and the U.S. signed several agreements to solidify each’s commitment to identifying, investing in and developing initiatives related to the creation of Smart Cities and Smart Infrastructure.

“We are very grateful and excited to be involved in this collaboration between South Korea and the United States,” said Michael Woods, CEO/COO of Big Sun Holdings Group Inc. “This event isn’t about showcasing an individual company’s capabilities, but rather showing how much can be accomplished through collaboration to improve infrastructure.”

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