Home > Press Release >

Press Release

View old bulletin board

Title [News] Singaporean ambassador wins grand prize at Korea CQ awards [2012-11-27 The Korea Times]
Posted by webmaster Hit 4548 Date 2012.12.05

Singaporean ambassador wins grand prize at Korea CQ awards

The winners of the Korea CQ Awards pose after receiving prizes from the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel in southern Seoul, Tuesday. From left are Jordanian Ambassador Omar Nahar; Singaporean Ambassador Peter Tan; CICI President Choi Jung-wha; Vincent Bernard, general manager of Christian Dior Korea; and Joris Dierckx, country head for Korea and general manager of BNP Paribas Seoul. / Korea Times photo by Baek Byung-yeul

By Chung Ah-young, Baek Byung-yeul

Singaporean Ambassador Peter Tan won the grand prize at the Korea CQ award ceremony organized by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel in southern Seoul, Tuesday.

The institute has held the Korea CQ Forum twice yearly since 2006 to promote Korean culture to its members, made up of opinion leaders, diplomats and expatriates from various fields, through lectures and activities such as trips to historic sites and museums.

CQ refers to five areas ― culture, concentration, communication, creativity and cooperation. The CICI gives the grand prize to the member who stands out in all the criteria and presents an award to members who make a significant contribution in each of the five areas.

“The enthusiasm and curiosity of CQ members toward Korean culture is getting bigger and bigger. They are becoming good-will ambassadors who promote Korean culture (to the world). More and more members continue to register with CQ every session,” CICI president Choi Jung-wha said.

The Singaporean ambassador who has registered with CQ for the third time received the grand prize for his contribution to boosting cultural exchanges by inviting forum members to his official residence to introduce Singaporean culture such as batik, cloth using a traditional dyeing technique, and Peranakan cuisine.

The ambassador said that it was an honor for him to receive the award. He joined CICI when he came to Korea in 2011. “It allows me to meet people beyond the normal circle of politicians and government officials because CICI provides the platform to meet people from all workforces such as business and culture and helps me and my wife understand the culture and life of Korea,” he said.

Jordanian Ambassador Omar Nahar picked up the concentration award for his efforts to extend cultural networks between members. The ambassador also invited members to his official residence for cultural exchanges and experienced Korean culture during a trip to Busan as part of the CQ cultural programs.

Joris Dierckx, country head for Korea and general manager of BNP Paribas Seoul, won the culture award and Vincent Bernard, general manager of Christian Dior Korea, took home the cooperation award.

Dierckx took part in cultural events with forum members such as watching French-Korean dance piece “Theatre of Operations” choreographed by Pierre Rigal at LG Arts Center as part of a cultural exchange.

Bernard has actively engaged in the CQ Forum for four straight sessions and took his family to Busan to share Korean culture. “I am very pleased to discover and promote Korea,” he said.

The CICI also congratulated the graduates of the 14th session of the CQ Forum. Some 80 participants were in attendance. They include EU Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski; Austrian Ambassador Josef Muellner; Slovak Ambassador Dusan Bella; Christian Loucq, director general of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI); Herve Bouvier, general manager of Estee Lauder Companies Korea; and Renault Samsung Motors CEO Francois Provost.

Founded in 2003, the CICI has hosted various cultural events bringing together a group of opinion leaders residing in Korea to share cultural experiences. Among its noteworthy achievements was Culture 20 in September 2010 ahead of the G20 Seoul Summit. Culture 20 invited international figures from G20 member countries to experience Korean cultural programs.,

No. Title Posted by Date Hit
31 [CCF] East meets West in food [2013-09-02, The Korea Herald] webmaster 2013.09.06 4914
30 [CCF] Culture key to greater exchanges between countries[2013-09-01 The Korea Herald] webmaster 2013.09.06 4807
29 [CCF] Culture Communication Forum 2013 embraces modernity and tradition [2013-09-04, Arirang TV] webmaster 2013.09.06 4662
28 [CCF] 4th CCF bridges tradition, modernity [2013-09-04 The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.09.04 4755
27 [CCF] CCF panel debates traditional vs. modern Korea [2013-09-03 Korea Herald] webmaster 2013.09.04 4833
26 [CCF] CCF offers night of K-cuisine and wine [2013-09-02, The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.09.04 5373
25 [CCF] Forum aims to bridge culture gap[2013-08-21 Korea Times] webmaster 2013.08.23 5222
24 [CCF] Culture Communication Forum aims to raise national image[2013-07-31 The Korea Herald] file webmaster 2013.08.02 5075
23 [News] When communication meets hospitality [2013-07-25 The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.07.26 4835
22 [News] Si.Wha.Dam, poem, painting, story on food [2013-07-10 The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.07.18 5027
21 [News] The Reason behind Underrated Korean Tourism is the lack of hospitality [Hankyung 2013.06.24] webmaster 2013.06.28 4846
20 [News] 'Enthusiasm is key to good memory' [2013-05-28 The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.05.29 4812
19 [Events] CICI gives award to Panamanian envoy for sharing Kuna artwork [2013-5-26 The Korea Herald] webmaster 2013.05.27 5079
18 [Events] Cross-cultural communication urged [2013-05-22 The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.05.23 4774
17 [CCF] Samsung Group president hosts lunch for CICI speech contest winners [2013-5-3 The Korea Herald] webmaster 2013.05.03 4842
16 [CCF] 'Action, communication hand in hand' [2013-4-14 The Korea Times] webmaster 2013.04.15 4941
15 [CCF] Speech contest participants discuss how to sustain hallyu [2013-4-14 The Korea Herald] webmaster 2013.04.15 5013
14 [News] 5.4 club’s mission is tailored tourism [2013-4-6 Korea JoongAng Daily] webmaster 2013.04.08 5004
13 [News] La <<Fleurmania>>, Fièvre Francophile qui a saisi Séoul [2013-03-26 March] file webmaster 2013.03.28 5271
12 [Events] 5.4 Club Kicks off [2013-3-21 The Korea Times] file webmaster 2013.03.22 4934

HOME SITEMAP CONTACT US KOREAN goMain instagram facebook youtube