The first edition of the Korean Friends of the DBCK (KFOD) was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on March 4, 2009. With around 100 participants, this event offered a great opportunity to the DBCK members and their business partners to strengthen their friendship and promote their future cooperation. Following the welcome address by the Chairman of the DBCK, Dr. Gus Garita, Lead Economist at the Bank of Korea, gave an insightful presentation about Korean economy. Also, the Hamel Trade Award was jointly held as part of this KFOD event – Crucel/Berna Biotech Korea won the Most Steadfast Dutch Company in Korea and the Most Successful Korean Company in the Netherlands went to JVM Co. Ltd., one of the leading medical equipment producers. As a special feature of this event, each participant received “KFOD Facebook” which contains information of other participating companies, specially designed to facilitate the expansion of Korea-Netherlands network.