SEOUL, Korea ¶ Oct 12, 2011 (Whowired) --A series of concerted efforts to create "smart and green" meetings -- of both local and international ones -- are gaining traction as leading Korean IT companies' doing their bit to make world-level convention much smarter and eco-friendly.
In case of Samsung Electronics, it has decided to offer a total of 1,500 units of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) -- its 10th conference (UNCCD Cop 10) was held in Changwon, southern Korea on the day, first such conference in a Asian nation.
In the previous month, SK Telecom, another leading IT in Korea agreed with the municipality of Gyeongsang Namdo (GSMD), the host of the UNCCD Cop 10 this year, to make "paperless conference" and "smart office" operation at the event.
Featuring "paperless eco-friendly meeting," the UNCCD Cop 10 this year will showcase a combination of "smart" and "green" world-level conference; note-taking in one's mother-tongue language by using a 'digital touch pen'; real-time transmission and video recording at the meeting; and a presentation cashing in on digital content such as e-book.
Reporting by Alastair Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)