Naver-Naver Webtoon-Watpad Unveils Global Strategy Blueprint in Canada

[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Nae Nae-kyung = Naver, CEO Han Sung-suk, Naver Webtoon CEO Kim Joon-goo, and Wattpad founder Allen Lau at the Collision Online Session held in Toronto, Canada on the 21st (Korean time),’Empowering the new generation of creators’ It was revealed on the 9th that we are having a conversation on the subject of’)’.

‘Collision Conference’ is a global tech conference held for 3 days from the 20th to the 22nd.

[서울=뉴스핌] Reporter Nae Nae-kyung = Naver, CEO Han Sung-suk, Naver Webtoon CEO Kim Joon-goo, and Wattpad founder Allen Lau at the Collision Online Session held in Toronto, Canada on the 21st (Korean time),’Empowering the new generation of creators’ It was revealed on the 9th that we are having a conversation on the subject of’)’. 2021.04.09 nanana@newspim.com

Hosted by the world’s largest tech conference web summit, more than 40,000 visitors annually attend, and 1,250 startups, and more than 1,000 investors attend. This year, all will be conducted online in the aftermath of Corona 19, and global tech entrepreneurs such as Biz Stone (Co-founder of Twitter), Fiji Shimo (Director of Facebook App), as well as John Tory (Market of Toronto), Joseph Gordon Levitt (actor), etc. Celebrities from all walks of life will appear as speakers.

Naver explained that Naver’s separate session at the Collision Conference proves the high interest of users in the North American market.

The talks scheduled on the 21st will be the first meeting of the representatives of the three companies at an official stand after Naver announced in January that it will acquire the world’s largest web novel platform Wattpad for about $600 million. Naver-Naver Webtoon-Watpad’s online conversation is conducted by famous NBC journalist Jacob Ward. It is known that the representatives of the three companies will discuss future global strategies, creators’ global hits, and the future of the IP entertainment industry.

Meanwhile, Naver is expected to become the world’s largest storytelling platform operator with more than 160 million users through Naver Webtoon and Whatpad (a simple sum of monthly unique users of both companies). In particular, Naver Webtoon, which surpassed 820 billion won in annual transaction and 72 million monthly unique users last year, is currently being serviced in more than 100 countries in 10 languages ​​including English, Japanese, French, and German.

In addition, Naver Webtoon last month invested in Content First, the operator of the global webtoon platform’Tapitoon,’ which translates Korean webtoons and serves more than 3 million people in 190 countries. ‘I’m Alone Level Up’, serviced by Tapetoon in the US, is so popular that it has even raised petitions for animation production on the US online petition site.

Naver Webtoon CEO Kim Joon-koo said, “We can confirm that interest in webtoons and web novels is increasing in North America, the world’s largest entertainment market.” “I will try to grow into the most important IP of the industry.”

nanana@newspim.com

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