North Korea Opportunity Summit to Take Place November 8 in NYC

North Korea Opportunity Summit

Momentum, ( the trailblazing event organizer of first-mover advantage events including the Cuba Opportunity Summit and the Blockchain Opportunity Summit, announced today that the North Korea Opportunity Summit ( has been scheduled to take place on Nov. 8 in New York City.

Produced in partnership with Korea Risk Group, ( an independent and privately-owned company that produces the specialist NK Pro and NK News North Korea information services, the Summit will be designed to provide investors, executives and entrepreneurs with a crash course in North Korean culture, economics, geography and politics, so that U.S. businesses will have the tools required to deploy their strategies more quickly than the competition, pending the circumstances allow for it.

“When we launched the Cuba Opportunity Summit in 2015, U.S. business’s knowledge of Cuba was a 1 on a 10-point scale. With North Korea, the knowledge is 0.1, so clearly there is a major information gap that we believe we can fill,” said Ben Greenzweig, CEO and Co-Founder of Momentum.

“President Trump himself mentioned the ‘great beaches’ and great opportunities for real estate development at the Singapore Summit, so pending the U.S.-North Korea relationship continues to move in a positive direction, there might be American businesses interested in at least evaluating the opportunities in a country that sits next to China, South Korea and Japan.”

Topics under development for the Summit include:

  • A View from the White House
  • Geography, Resources, Workforce: Assessing the North Korean Opportunity
  • When, How and Where Could Western Capital Be Deployed in the DPRK?
  • Timelines and Benchmarks: Navigating the U.S. Regulatory Framework
  • Who is the North Korean Customer?
  • Lessons from Prior Entrances into High-Risk Markets
  • Understanding Opportunities in Manufacturing, Consumer Goods and Infrastructure

The Summit will be chaired by Chad O’Carroll, CEO and founder of Korea Risk Group, a respected analyst and journalist with a nearly decade-long specialization in North Korea. He is based in Seoul.

“After overseeing a dual-track effort to develop nuclear weapons alongside the economy since 2013, Kim Jong Un notably announced a pivot towards an exclusive focus on economic development at a Workers’ Party Plenum this April,” said O’Carroll. “This couldn’t, therefore, be timelier”.

“In combination with post-summit conditions which many anticipate resulting in medium-term sanctions relief, growing South Korean and Chinese appetite to forge ahead with economic engagement, and the unprecedented attention North Korean state media recently placed on Singapore’s economic development model, the opportunity for both major companies and frontier investors is growing rapidly.”

First-mover events are nothing new to Momentum. Back in 2015, a mere 14 weeks after President Obama’s historic “D17” Cuba speech, Momentum launched the first of several Cuba Opportunity Summits in partnership with the Wharton School’s Knowledge@Wharton and CNBC. Over the next two years, more than 1,500 attendees representing policy makers, Fortune 500 executives and over $12BN in AUM attended this portfolio of Cuba events that featured distinguished keynotes including:

  • Carlos Gutierrez, 35th United States Secretary of Commerce Co-Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Glenn D. Fogel, CEO, The Priceline Group
  • Roberta S. Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

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Momentum Event Group is a leading international event creation and execution specialist working with numerous partners in order to bring their brands to life through customized live-event experiences. With an emphasis on rigorous research and world-class customer service, its team comprises many of the leading names in event creation and execution. For more information about Momentum, visit


Korea Risk Group (KRG) is a specialist information and analysis firm committed to delivering qualified research and analysis to clients around the globe. Founded in 2010, KRG specializes in matters directly and indirectly impacting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly referred to as North Korea. Clients rely on the informed analysis and research databases offered by KRG’s specialist platforms to inform their decisions and policy in relation to operations on the Korean peninsula and in the wider Asia Pacific region. These platforms include KRG’s industry-leading institutional service NK Pro and the number one news service for topics related to North Korea, NK News.

Source: Momentum Events & Korea Risk Group


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