South Korea Welcomes Bill Gates In Push For 'Creative Economy' Initiative

Category: Companies / Apr 22, 2013 9:54AM EDT
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates met South Korean president Park Geun-hye in Seoul on Monday (April 22). Park was expected to seek advice on her vision to use information technology as the main tool to boost economic growth at the meeting, Seoul's Yonhap news agency reported. Park has often mentioned Gates and late Apple founder Steve Jobs as examples while pitching for her "creative economy" initiative that calls for creating new markets and jobs by developing innovative technologies, Yonhap said. Gates arrived in Seoul on Saturday (April 20) for a three-day visit. He met top executives of Samsung Electronics Co. and university students on Sunday (April 21). Video Source: Reuters