Title: OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy  
Stamp Serial#
2282 ssm 
Date of Issue
250 won 
Korea - the Hub of the Internet 
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
47mm x 27mm 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
In June 2008, 1,500 significant personages such as ministers from 37 countries, global entrepreneurs, those representing international agencies and citizen groups, etc. will gather in Seoul to discuss the future of the Internet economy.

Today, the Internet has become an indispensable part of our lives and is becoming an important prop to almost every aspect of our society such as the economy, education, environment, hygiene, etc. In particular, with regard to economic activities, the need is growing to go beyond national borders and various interests to discuss and agree on policies related to the Internet economy. Such discussion will focus on implementation methods, with emphasis placed on both the benefits Internet brings to our economic activities, the accompanying obstacles and the possible solutions, as well as on growth, development and evolution in the Internet environment that will unfold in the future. This round of OECD ministerial meeting on the future of the Internet economy will serve as an important opportunity to present the outline of Internet-related policies that will be pursed by countries around the world over the next 10 years.

Following the previous meeting held 10 years ago in Ottawa, Canada, on the subject of electronic commerce, the 2008 meeting marks both the second ministerial meeting to be organized by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) concerning the field of information and communication as well as being the first OECD ministerial meeting to be held in Asia.

In the wish that this OECD ministerial meeting on the future of the Internet economy, through effective and constructive discussions, will be productive in coming up with an astute roadmap that will spur the growth of the global Internet economy, a new stamp is issued, featuring "Korea -- the Hub of the Internet."