Every year, KIDP(http://www.kidp.or.kr/) and KFDA(http://www.kfda.or.kr/) host the annual meeting with design leaders and designers at Korea Design Center.
As other societies, the leaders' roles are so crucial to make its advancement.
Good news is that Korea Government will extend its investment for supporing design industry by 2012 up to 100 billion dollars. I feel like I have a lot of great projects expected when I go back to Korea. Yes, design is the one that can lead the change.