The first Marine & Shipbuilding Committee meeting for this year was held on Monday, February 26, at the Salon of Park Hyatt Busan. The meeting began with opening remarks by the Committee head, Ms. Hwonnarae Ha. Under the theme of ‘Maritime Cluster & Technology in Korea’, the meeting featured guest speakers from Korean Register of Shipping (KR), Dr. J. H Yoo (N.Y. Attorney) and Mr. MD Shafiqul Islam. Along with an update of the KR’s activities and its ongoing plans for the future, the experts gave presentations about ‘Maritime Cluster Networking in Korea and its Cluster Triad’ and ‘Fire and Explosion Safety Design for Offshore Platforms’. The presentation session was followed by a Q&A with the attendees. We would like to thank all committee members and guests for their participation and hope to see everyone in the next ECCK event.