Really wish I had the funds for an early March trip to The Hague, as this event (PDF) looks damn nigh unmissable. It’s certainly not the longest business seminar I’ve ever seen, which I guess says a lot about the state of the North Korean economy. Poor Evert Jacobsen, for example, only gets 15 minutes to explain his potato development project.
The seminar’s sponsor, GPI Consultancy, has been a longtime advocate of outsourcing IT work to North Korea. GPI swooned over the nation’s tech potential in a 2006 report (PDF), singling out the animation industry in particular.