OF INTEREST: ITER Business Forum opens in Seoul

The ITER Business Forum opened yesterday in Seoul attended by more than 200 companies, half of them coming from the Asian continent (China, Korea, India and Japan.)

In his video address ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima stressed the "essential part" that industry plays in the ITER Project. "And by 'industry’ I mean all industry," he said, "not only the large international companies that are familiar with big projects, but also the small and medium-sized firms that drive economic growth and technological innovation in most countries today."

The ITER Business Forum continues until 4 July, with thematic sessions on the different ITER components and plant systems and presentations from industry.

Pictured: European Union Ambassador Tomasz Koslowski adressing the audience at the first plenary session on 2 July.