My name is Michael Spavor. I am a full-time consultant specializing in diverse projects and initiatives involving research, business consulting and the development of sport, education and cultural exchanges with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a.k.a North Korea.
I’m originally from Calgary, Canada but I’ve spent over 16 years living, working and studying in East Asia. For the past seven years, I have amassed a considerable amount of experience, and made many contacts and friends working within the DPRK. In addition to working in many organisational leadership and management positions, my past roles have involved close cooperation with various governments, UN organisations, humanitarian and development NGOs, academics, investors, tourists, professional athletes, celebrities, and world leaders.



Macleans Magazine

The Canadian behind Dennis Rodman’s travels in North Korea, How Michael Spavor became an emissary to North Korea” by Nicholas Köhler, December 1, 2013

New York Times

In Video and on Twitter, Glimpses of Rodman’s North Korea Trip” by Christina Hauser, January 6, 2014

NK News

Pyongyang wrestling a chance for sports-based exchange: guide - Tour organizer insists that participants who obey Northern laws will be safe during trip” by Rob York, July 30, 2014


Watch Out, Kim Jong Un: Wrestler Antonio Inoki Is Bringing Slap to N. Korea by Geoffrey Cain, August 12th 2014

Global Post

This badass Japanese politician is organizing a pro wrestling match in North Korea by Geoffrey Cain, August 12th 2014




Marshall Kim Jung Un and Michael Spavor, Wonsan DPRK (September 2013)

Marshall Kim Jong Un and Michael Spavor

Dennis Rodman Delegation to the DPRK (Wonsan, September 2013)

 Kim Jung Un, Dennis Rodman and Michael Spavor

(left to right) Dennis Rodman, Kim Chul (translator),

Marshall Kim Jung Un and Michael Spavor

Dennis Rodman Delegation to the DPRK (East Sea, September 2013)

more photos coming soon…




2016 Delegations



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