Mayor Oh Se-hoon attended the opening ceremony of the 14th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, which was held at the COEX center on July 21, 2010. He said that the metropolitan government will continue to promote and support the cartoon and animation industry, which is a new growth engine for the city.
He said in his brief address that the city of Seoul is providing full support for SICAF, and it has also established the Seoul Animation Center to foster related industries.
Mayor Oh quoted Napoleon, saying, “Imagination rules the world” and said that cartoons and animation have long inspired our imaginations. He added that since this industry will become a growth engine for Seoul, the metropolitan government will make every effort to promote this and other creative industries.