The program for the official visit
Program for officielt besøg i Seoul | Kongehuset
Monday, May 20
Meeting with South Korea's President 11:00
The Crown Prince Couple meet with the President of South Korea. The meeting will take place in Seoul's official Blue House residence.
Visits to the demilitarized zone 14:20
The Crown Prince Couple visits the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea and meets with Danish emissaries at United Nations Command. Their Royal Highnesses will attend the opening of an art installation created by the Danish artist group SUPERFLEX at Dora Observatory.
Courtesy visit of South Korea's Prime Minister 18:30
The Crown Prince Couple attend a meeting with Prime Minister of South Korea.
Official dinner with South Korea's Prime Minister 19:10
The Crown Prince Couple attend an official dinner with South Korea's Prime Minister as host. The dinner takes place at the Prime Minister's residence.
Tuesday May 21
Opening of business conference at Shilla Hotel 9.30
The Crown Prince Couple are present at the official opening of the business conference "Connecting Futures". The conference aims to strengthen the Danish-Korean relationship, and focuses on sustainability, health, food and lifestyle products. The Crown Prince holds the opening speech.
Opening the Design Lounge 10:30
The Crown Prince participates in the opening of the Design Lounge at Shilla Hotel, where Danish design from eight Danish design companies will be presented.
The Crown Princess participates in a dinner seminar at Shilla Hotel, where Danish and Korean food companies participate. The Crown Princess attends the Danish chefs' team, including cooking with Korean chefs.
Panel debate on wind energy 11:15
The Crown Prince attends a panel debate on wind energy, where Danish companies offer their knowledge of the topic for the benefit of Korea's conversion to renewable energy.
Seminar on health 11:15
The Crown Princess participates in a health seminar on aging society. Danish companies present their bid for managing Korea's rapidly aging population.
Business Lunch 12:30
The Crown Prince Couple participate in business lunch for Danish and Korean business delegates. The theme of the lunch is Danish food culture and the Danish food cluster. The chef's team will prepare a menu consisting of Danish smørrebrød made on Danish ingredients.
Meeting with Seoul Mayor and Participation in Citizenship Ceremony. 14:00
The Crown Prince Couple attends a meeting with the Mayor of Seoul and participates in the Citizenship Ceremony. The ceremony will signal the importance of cooperation between Seoul and Denmark.
The 150th anniversary of GN Resound 14:20
The Crown Prince participates in the marking of the company GN Resound's 150th anniversary. The Danish company GN Resounds is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hearing aids.
Opening of health seminar 14:20
The Crown Princess attends the opening of a health seminar with Danish and Korean companies. The purpose of the seminar is to exchange knowledge and discuss innovation in the field.
Opening of the SDG Seminar 14:45
The Crown Princess participates in the opening of the Sustainable Development Goals seminar focusing on the UN's 17 world goals. The seminar will primarily focus on goals 7, 11 and 12, as well as how Korean companies can incorporate the goals into their business strategy. The Crown Princess holds the welcome speech.
Visit the Hyundai Department Store 15:15
The Crown Prince visits Hyundai Department Store, where Danish companies will be represented at a pop-up shop entitled "Denmark: Lifestyle Week". In connection with the visit, the Crown Prince will officially open the pop-up shop.
Opening of H.C. Andersen exhibition at the Seoul Museum of History 15:45
The Crown Princess participates in the opening of H.C. Andersen exhibition at the Seoul Museum of History. The exhibition follows, among others, H.C. Andersen's journey from his birthplace, Odense, to the big city of Copenhagen, and the author's life in Copenhagen.
Launch of Leo Pharma Innovation Platform 17:00
The Crown Prince is present at the launch of Leo Pharma Innovation Platform. The platform aims to increase collaboration with universities, small biotech companies and local pharmaceutical companies in South Korea.
Launch of Steinway Lyngdorf Sound Boutique 17:00
The Crown Princess is present at the opening of Steinway Lyngdorf Sound Boutique. The first showroom in the world where customers can experience the result of Steinway Lyngdorf's collaboration with Samsung on the development of a new combination of sound and image.
Grand Dinner with the participation of the business delegation 19:15
The Crown Prince Couple participates in Grand Dinner, where business people and representatives from Denmark and South Korea participate. The Crown Prince speaks at dinner.
Wednesday, May 22
Visit to Seoul National University Hospital 9.00
The Crown Princess visits Seoul's National University Hospital, where Her Royal Highness will hear about "The Seoul Sunflower Center", working to create a safe environment for children in need.
Visit to the Lotte World Tower in Songpa-gu 9.30
The Crown Prince visits the Lotte World Tower in Songpa-gu, the tallest building in South Korea and the fifth tallest building in the world. Here he opens a seminar focusing on Danish companies' energy-efficient solutions.
Visit to Jongro Children's Theater 10:45
The Crown Princess watches Jongro Children's theater performance "the nose". The performance has been developed with a focus on the culture year 2019, which focuses on, among other things, music, design, art and culture in South Korea and Denmark. The performance is performed by the Danish theater group MishMash.
The Crown Prince participates in lunch 11:30
The Crown Prince participates in lunch with Danish food and design companies.
The Crown Princess participates in lunch 11:30
The Crown Princess participates in lunch with prominent Korean women.
Innovation Sprint "Accelerating Next Generation Sustainable Partnerships" 13:30
The Crown Prince participates in the event Innovation Sprint "Accelerating Next Generation Sustainable Partnerships" facilitated by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Students from the two universities will compete in developing sustainable strategies for Danish and Korean companies.
Opening of Fritz Hansen Showroom 13:30
The Crown Princess is present at the opening of Fritz Hansen's new showroom in Seoul. The first Fritz Hansen flagship store in Seoul focusing on Poul Kjærholm.
Opening of Royal Copenhagen exhibition at K.O.N.G. Gallery 14:10
The Crown Princess participates in the opening of Royal Copenhagen exhibition at K.O.N.G. Gallery. Royal Copenhagen launches a new collection in connection with Royal Copenhagen Korea's 25th anniversary. The new design is Flora Danica with painted wild Korean flowers.
Opening of Asger Jorn exhibition 17:15
The Crown Prince Couple is present at the opening of the Asger Jorn exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, the first solo exhibition of Asger Jorn in Asia.
The Crown Princess will speak at the event to mark the Danish-Korean cultural year. In addition to the exhibition, the Crown Prince Couple will also attend a football match, where the Crown Prince will launch the game.
Dinner on the occasion of the Danish-Korean cultural year 19:00
The Crown Prince Couple participate in dinner on the occasion of the Danish-Korean cultural year. 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and South Korea.