Visiting Korea Smart Grid Week last Friday was a treat. For one thing, the exhibition Seoul’s COEX convention hall shows how far ahead Korea is in smart grid technology compared to the rest of the world. Companies like SK, Samsung, Hyundai, POSCO and LG all had their technologies proudly on display. Korea Smart Grid Week 2011 was a compelling exhibit of what the future will hopefully look like.

Nevertheless, all that technology and schmoozing at the different booths could get exhausting. One manufacturer of an electric vehicle offered a few light moments on the convention floor. Apparently a couple young Korean women who looked like Daisy Duke met The Matrix at NASCAR offered some sassy and sexy moments to the convention goers. For the politically correct crowd, this would not have been a high point. But the women were both animated and enjoyed hamming it up with their guests in poses that were anything but provocative. And for both sexes, there was plenty of eye candy for everyone, as the young lad at an SK booth in the photo below shows.

For me, after an afternoon of dog and pony shows on everything from battery storage to smart meters, the banter was a nice break, and showed the humorous side of Korea.

A playful break during Korea Smart Grid Week 2011

A playful break during Korea Smart Grid Week 2011

Hamming it up with a Smart Grid Week visitor

Hamming it up with a Smart Grid Week visitor

A modern interpretation of Daisy Duke, Korea Smart Grid Week 2011

A modern interpretation of Daisy Duke, Korea Smart Grid Week 2011

A young SK employee poses in front of his display

A young SK employee poses in front of his display

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is has also appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.