The FutureBlock Symposium is part of the 9th Asian Leadership Conference.

Business and Politics Meet Innovation

Setting the stage for real change by bringing together the leaders in politics, big business, startups and innovation

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE
BRING TOGETHER
WORLD LEADERS AND
LEADERS IN STARTUP AND INNOVATION?

FutureBlock has embarked on a journey together with the Asian Leadership Conference (ALC) to bring you an event that aims to offer unprecedented value.

The 9th Asian Leadership Conference, hosted by The Chosunilbo – ranked South Korea’s most trusted and largest daily newspaper – is the country’s premier international conference where global leaders coalesce to discuss and provide possible solutions for the pressing issues currently facing the world, with a focus on Asia.

World-renowned political leaders, global corporate CEOs, and scholars have participated in the conference since its inauguration in 2005. The conference’s audience comprises a mix of C-level and senior executives from industrial and financial companies, senior government leaders and officials, scholars, and students.

The 9th ALC will be held under the theme of ‘Globalization in Crisis: Navigating the World with New Opportunities’, and it will also be the launch of the FutureBlock Inaugural Conference, with its theme focusing on the ‘Collaboration & Sharing: A Blockchain World’.

Thursday, May 17

10:40-11:50 Blockchain 101 Workshop

Lance Cheang – Project Director at NEM, South East Asia

Blockchain: Is it the Future?

This workshop explores the basics of blockchain highlighting different examples and potential use cases across various sectors. It will further expand to discuss the impact on venture funds and IPOs as new methods of fundraising emerge.

Learn more about NEM, and how it can both simplify and speed up the process of getting anyone started with blockchain in their organization. The session is wrapped up with audience Q&A.

13:30-14:40 Socio-economic Aspects of Blockchain and Crypto

Panel 1 Moderator: Cornelia Meyer – Chairman & CEO of MRL Corporation

Panel 1 Panelists: Ben BanerjeeCo-founder & Board Member of Swiss Impact Investment Association | Board of Councilor at East West Institute and Climate Leadership Coalition

John E. Savage – An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

Amir DossalPresident of Global Partnerships Forum | Founding Commissioner of Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development | Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chair of Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development

Jason HsuCrypto Congressman & Legislator, Taiwan

14:50-16:00 The Era of Cryptofinance, Token Economy & ICOs

Panel 2 Moderator: Oscar Ramos – Partner at SOSV | Program Director at Chinaccelerator

Panel 2 Panelists: Rik Willard – Founder of Agentic Group | CEO at Global Blockchain Technologies

Val Jih-suan YapCEO & Founder of PolicyPal Network & PolicyPal Singapore

Sungjae Hwang – CEO at FoundationX | Co-founder & Partner of FuturePlay

Lance Cheang – Project Director at NEM, South East Asia

Patrick Dai – Founder & CEO of Qtum Foundation

16:10-17:20 Blockchain for Business and Future Innovation

Panel 3 Moderator: Amy Guttman – Journalist at Forbes & PBS NewsHour

Panel 3 Panelists: Julian GordonVP, Asia Pacific at Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation

Alexander Shulgin – Founder of Gruppa Kompaniy Familia

Lewis Freiberg – Head of Ecosystem at IOTA

Reese Jones – Associate Founder of Singularity University

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Rik Willard

Founder of Agentic Group | CEO at Global Blockchain Technologies

Reese Jones

Associate Founder of Singularity University

Jason Hsu

Crypto Congressman & Legislator, Taiwan

Patrick Dai

Founder & CEO of Qtum Foundation

Sungjae Hwang

CEO at FoundationX | Co-founder & Partner of FuturePlay

    Oscar Ramos

    Partner at SOSV | Program Director at Chinaccelerator

      Lance Cheang

      Project Director at NEM, South East Asia

      Lewis Freiberg

      Head of Ecosystem at IOTA

      Alexander Shulgin

      Founder of Gruppa Kompaniy Familia

      Julian Gordon

      VP, Asia Pacific at Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation

      Val Jih-suan Yap

      CEO & Founder of PolicyPal Network & PolicyPal Singapore

      Cornelia Meyer

      Chairman & CEO of MRL Corporation

      Amir Dossal

      President of Global Partnerships Forum | Founding Commissioner of Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development | Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chair of Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development

      John E. Savage

      An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University

      Ben Banerjee

      Co-founder & Board Member of Swiss Impact Investment Association | Board of Councilor at East West Institute and Climate Leadership Coalition

        Amy Guttman

        Journalist at Forbes & PBS NewsHour

        ALC Speakers

        Gerhard Schröder

        Former Chancellor of Germany

          Michelle Bachelet

          Former President of Chile

            Jan Peter Balkenende

            Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

            Dick Cheney

            Former Vice President of the United States

              Kono Yohei

              Former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan

                Li Zhaoxing

                Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China

                  William Perry

                  Emeritus Professor of Stanford University / Former United States Secretary of Defense

                    Hu Hao

                    Senior Executive Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

                      Schedule

                      Meeting Room 1 (Vista Hall) : ALC Initiative
                      09:00-09:20
                      Opening Ceremony

                      Speaker: Dick Cheney (Former Vice President of the United States
                      Moderator: Hahm Chaibong (President of The Asan Institute for Policy Studies)

                       

                      Speaker: William Perry (Emeritus Professor of Stanford University / Former United States Secretary of Defense)
                      Moderator: Will Ripley (International Correspondent for CNN)

                       

                      Speaker: Kono Yohei (Former Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan)
                      Moderator: Will Ripley (International Correspondent for CNN)

                      Speaker: Li Zhaoxing (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China)
                      Moderator: Will Ripley (International Correspondent for CNN

                      Speakers: Gerhard Schröder (Former Chancellor of Germany), Hu Hao (Senior Executive Vice President of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC))

                      Speaker: Jacques Bughin (Senior Partner & Director of McKinsey Global Institute)

                       

                      Globalization is in crisis as tensions rise in trade relations, political uncertainty hangs over Northeast Asia with changing circumstances in North Korea, and protectionism rises around the world. However, this does not signal an end to globalization – rather, a radical change. Data, innovation, digital technology and talent are tearing down national barriers and opening a new era of digital globalization. The keynote speech will diagnose the challenges leaders face amid geopolitical crises and a rapidly evolving environment dotted with political and economic uncertainties, and look at how global leaders and businesses should prepare for the future.

                      Speakers: Chemi Peres (Managing General Partner & Co-Founder of Pitango / Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation), Thomas Lembong (Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) ), Joachim Son-Forget (Member of the French Parliament), Taleb Rifai (Former Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization)
                      Moderator: Yael Smadja (CEO of Smadja & Smadja USA Inc.)

                      Speakers: Jan Peter Balkenende (Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands), Michelle Bachelet (Former President of Chile), Thomas Lembong (Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) )
                      Moderator: Warren Fernandez (Editor-in-Chief of The Straits Times)

                       

                      In 2010, we analyze the reality of globalization in crisis and look for alternatives. While the trade war between United States and China is sweeping the world economy, military tensions continue between Northeast Asia and the Middle East. In Europe, populism and extreme righteousness are not extinguished, and terrorist threats are still present due to conflicts between religion and culture. In this situation, is it possible for human beings to regain peace and prosperity of the “global village”? Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Balkenende, who has contributed greatly to solving complex problems such as refugees, crimes and terrorism in Europe, Former President of Chile Mitchell Bachelet, who healed Chile’s modern history of conflict and division and led economic growth, and, Thomas Lembong, who is the Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) will deliver the talk.

                      Speakers: William Perry (Emeritus Professor of Stanford University / Former United States Secretary of Defense), Joachim Son-Forget (Member of the French Parliament), Victor Cha (Senior Adviser and Korea Chair of Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)), Robert Dohner (Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at Atlantic Council / Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Economic Analysis & Senior Asia Advisor at U.S. Department of the Treasury), Joseph Yun (Former United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy / Senior Advisor of the US Institute of Peace / Senior advisor of The Asia Group)
                      Moderator: Jim Clancy (CEO & Founder of Clancynet / Former Anchor of CNN)

                       

                      In this session, we diagnose the rapidly changing regional security condition in Asia-Pacific after the historic third inter-Korean summit on April 27th. Relations between South and North Korea are rapidly improving after the launch of progressive government in South Korea, 2017, for the first time in nine years. President Moon Jae-In and Kim Jong Un had progressive and meaningful discussion regarding North Korea’s denuclearization and inter-Korean economic cooperation. Under these circumstances, the order that had dominated the Korean Peninsula since the Korean War truce in 1953 is predicted to face a major change. After the U.S.-North Kroea summit scheduled in late May or early June, the international order for Asia-Pacific is expected to be significantly reorganized. Jim Clancy, a former CNN anchor and founder of Clancynet, will moderate session. Clancy is a journalist who covered world affairs such as the fall of Berlin Wall, the Lebanon Civil War, the Rwanda Massacre, and the Iraq War for over 40 years. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry who visited Pyongyang as a special envoy in 1999, Korea Chair of Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Victor Cha, former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Economic Analysis & Senior Asia Advisor at U.S. Department of the Treasury Robert Dohner, Fred Kempe the CEO of Atlantic Council, and Joachim Son-Forget the member of the French Parliament attend as speakers.

                      Speakers: Choi Wonsik (Managing Partner of McKinsey Korea), Jay Lim (Partner of McKinsey Korea), Thomas Byrne (President of the Korea Society), Kim Byung-Yeon (Professor of Economics at Seoul National University. ), Yoshino Naoyuki (Dean & CEO of the Asian Development Bank Institute(ADB) / Professor of Keio University )

                       

                      As tensions thaw on the Korean peninsula, discussions about the possibility of opening and reforming North Korea are cautiously coming to the surface. Would an integrated Korean economy be able to leapfrog over global powerhouses by 2050? Converging a legacy-free North Korea with the technologies of South Korea would create enormous potential for growth in all areas ranging from urban planning and medicine to education and energy. A combined population of 80 million will increase market demand and drive a data-based economy. What is the potential of “United Korea, Inc.” as it becomes Northeast Asia’s Innovation Lab and builds cities of the future? World-renowned economists join McKinsey partners in this session to discuss the path of development that should be followed by United Korea, as well as the economic value that can be generated by leveraging technologies from the 4th Industrial Revolution.

                      Speakers: Michelle Bachelet (Former President of Chile), David Beasley (Executive Director of World Food Programme (WFP))

                      Meeting Room 2 (Art Hall) : New Security Landscape of the Korean Peninsula

                      Speakers: Bruce Klingner (Senior Research Fellow of The Heritage Foundation), Scott Snyder (Senior Fellow for Korea Studies of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)), Michishita Narushige (Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)), Mark E. Manyin (Specialist in Asian Affairs at Congressional Research Service (CRS)), Oh Miyeon (Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council ), Will Ripley (International Correspondent for CNN)
                      Moderator: Chung Chong Wook (Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Seoul National University / Former Vice Chairman of Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation)

                       

                      The third Inter-Korean Summit was a meaningful event, leaving countries such as South Korea and the United states questioning the degree of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) denuclearization. This session will cover the details of how North Korea will denuclearize and discuss the possibilities of an end-of-war agreement after the upcoming US-DPRK Summit. Republic of Korea (ROK), DPRK, and US. Multiple security experts will gather and discuss the Korean relations, US-DPRK relations and the peninsula’s future after the Inter-Korean Summit. Former vice chairperson of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Preparation. Chung Chong Wook will serve as the Session Chairman. Bruce Klingner, a Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Scott Snyder, a Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations, Narushige Michishita, a Professor at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Mark Manyin, a specialist in Asian Affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), and Miyeon Oh, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council will also join as speakers.

                      Speakers: Rob Theunissen (Partner of McKinsey & Company), Zhang Haimeng (Senior Partner at McKinsey Hong Kong), Park Ickjin (EVP & CMO of ING Life Insurance Korea Ltd.)
                      Moderator: Kang Hyejin (Partner of McKinsey Korea)

                       

                      Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution offer both opportunities and challenges to companies. The pace of change in the corporate environment is accelerating, but the speed of organizations’ responses remains the same. Now, corporate leaders must focus more on the “How” rather than the “What.” To achieve innovation and respond to changes quickly yet efficiently in an uncertain business environment, systematic responses and agility are needed more than ever. In this session, McKinsey and leading agile corporation ING introduce the most important features of ideal agile organizations, and strategies for building agility.

                      Speakers: Frederick Kempe (President & CEO of Atlantic Council), Barry Pavel (Senior Vice President & Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council), Park Jin (President, Asia Future Institute ), Song Young Gil (Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation), Patrick Cronin(Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security)
                      Moderator: Chun Yungwoo (Chairman of The Korean Peninsula Future Forum / Former National Security Advisor to the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea)

                       

                      At the third inter-Korean summit, it is expected that there will be inter-Korean exchanges between the leaders of the two Koreas regarding issues such as the denuclearization of North Korea and the establishment of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

                      At the third inter-Korean summit, it is expected that there will be inter-Korean exchanges between the leaders of the two Koreas regarding issues such as the denuclearization of North Korea and the establishment of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

                      As a result, there is interest in what discussions will take place at the U.S.-North Korea summit regarding the status of the Korea-U.S. alliance and the deployment of the U.S. Forces in Korea.

                      In this session, we will review the significance of the Korea-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty, which served as a successful foundation for the security of the Korean Peninsula after the June 25, 1953 war truce, and see the future of the Korea-U.S. alliance.

                      Frederick Kempe, the president & CEO of Atlantic Council, will appear as the keynote speaker.

                      Patrick Cronin, Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program of the Center for a New American Society (CNAS), Song Young Gil, the Chairman of The Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation and Park Jin, the Executive Chairman of the Asia Future Institute will take part as debaters

                      Speakers: Mark D. Cowan (Founder & CEO of Potomac International Partners), Balbina Hwang (Visiting Professor of Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University)
                      Moderator: Jim Clancy (CEO & Founder of Clancynet / Former Anchor of CNN)

                       

                      After the “Panmunjom Declaration”, which led the South-North summit, the world’s attention is focused on the US-North Korea summit. There are mounting interest in the proposal for the declaration of end war and the signing of a peace treaty after US president Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun. The world media is predicting that President Trump might be making an unconventional offer to the North by being aware of the Nobel Prize. Washington insiders will look directly at President Trump’s strategy toward the US-North Korea summit and the direction of US policy toward North Korea. Mark Cowan, who is the Founder & CEO of Potomac International Partners and Valvina Huang, Professor of Georgetown University will deliver the talk.

                      Meeting Room 3 (Cosmos Hall) : Collaboration for Regional Peace and Security

                      Speakers: Lee Sanghee (President of Korea Research Institute for National Strategy), Evans J.R. Revere (Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution / Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), Lee Geunwook (Professor of Political Science at Sogang University), Jonathan Pollack (Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy department at the Brookings Institution), Jung H. Pak (SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies), Kim Changsu (Research Fellow Emeritus of Center for Security and Strategy at Korea Institute for Defense Analyses (KIDA))
                      Moderator: Chang Daljoong (Emeritus Professor of Department of Political Science & International Politics at Seoul National University)

                       

                      Moon Jae-in administration’s North Korea policy is to proactively pursue talks and dialogues in a manner while expressing its intention of establishing lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and continuing further improvement of inter-Korean relations. As a result, it decided to hold the South-North Korean summit on April 27, 2018. However, on the part of the U.S., Trump administration is aggressively pushing forward with ‘Maximum Pressure and Engagement’ policy under the assumption that the robust sanctions targeting North Korea is the only path for ultimate denuclearization. At the same time, it is considering potential avenues of approach, including preemptive and preventive military options. China is preparing for the possibility of ‘sudden change’ in North Korea, as well as consistently proposing both ‘free-for-freeze’ (suspension of North Korea’s nuclear/missile development and the ROK-U.S. combined military exercise) and ‘double track’ (promotion of parallel progress in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula while moving towards the signing of a peace treaty) approach. Considering that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is emphasizing the intention that he would never renounce nuclear weapons under any circumstances, he has expressed his position that the nuclear issue should be resolved step by step and simultaneously. Kim puts forward the South-North summit meeting, and talks with the United States are also expected to proceed.

                      Amid the expectations and concerns over the sudden change in North Korea’s attitude, the Moon administration prefers conducting the dialogue to relying on pressure to improve inter-Korean relations, but the prospect of resolving North Korea’s nuclear issue through negotiations with Pyongyang appears to be next to impossible. Also, the implementation of a package of comprehensive solutions through active sanctions led by the United States is also seen as difficult. Therefore, it is imperative that the ROK-U.S. analyze potential problems and roadblocks in the process of implementing North Korea’s denuclearization in the future and check on other related issues as well.

                      Speaker: David Beasley (Executive Director of World Food Programme (WFP))

                       

                      When will the world hunger end? About 30 percent of the food produced around the world is thrown away. About 1.3 billion tons of food are thrown away each year, which is enough to feed 2 billion starving population. Due to drought, war and failure of national policy, 800 million people are suffering from starvation. South Korea has long been out of the era of famine, but people still starve to death in the nearby North. This is why food security is still an important issue for our nation.

                      In this session, David Beasley leads the lecture as the Executive Director of United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), an organization that leads humanitarian aid with the goal of ” Zero Hunger,” a sustainable development goal of the United Nations. While Beasley was a graduate student at the University of South Carolina, he was elected as a member of the South Carolina State Council at the age of 21. He served as a governor of South Carolina for four years since 1995. The WFP opened its first permanent residence in Pyongyang in October 1995 as an organization for global food security, agricultural development problems in extremely poor countries, and eradication of infectious diseases projects. Food security is directly linked to peace. Along with the turbulent future of the Korean Peninsula, food security is an important agenda. Based on his extensive experience in food aid, Beasley discusses how to resolve the issue of North Korea’s humanitarian aid.

                      Speaker: Victor Cha (Senior Adviser and Korea Chair of Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
                      Moderator: Ellana Lee (Senior Vice President & Managing Editor of CNN International)

                      Speaker: Joseph Yun (Former United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy / Senior Advisor of the US Institute of Peace / Senior advisor of The Asia Group)
                      Moderator: Ellana Lee (Senior Vice President & Managing Editor of CNN International)

                      Speakers: Barbara Weisel (Managing Director at Rock Creek Global Advisors / Former Assistant United States Trade Representative), Philip I. Levy (Senior Fellow at Chicago Council on Global Affairs / Former Senior Economist for President Bush’s Council), Scott S. Lincicome (International Trade Attorney at White & Case / Senior Visiting Lecturer at Duke University Law School )
                      Moderator: Walter Lohman (Director of Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation)

                       

                      It has been a tumultuous year and a half in American trade policy. The Trump administration has taken a drastically different approach to trade than his predecessors. There have been renegotiations of existing free trade agreements, KORUS and NAFTA, with reference to more come. There has been the use of very rarely used parts of U.S. trade law, such as the authorities used to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum. There has been a new antipathy toward multilateral trading arrangements, including the WTO, and at least expressions of interest in new bi-lateral deals. And there is now a new aggressive approach to the US-China economic relationship. What is behind this shift in U.S. trade policy, where is it headed, and what does it mean for regional trade and investment flows?

                      Speakers: Jeff Smith (Research Fellow of Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation), John Lee (Senior Fellow of United States Studies Centre, Sydney University / Hudson Institute ), James Kraska (Chairman & Howard S. Levie Professor in the Stockton Center for International Law at the US Naval War College)
                      Moderator: Walter Lohman (Director of Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation)

                       

                      The Trump Administration has fashioned a new strategic framework to encompass the American policy approach to the Asia-Pacific and South Asia regions. It is called the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” and it replaces the Obama Administration’s “Rebalance.” The new formulation has a long history and much in common with both Obama’s “Rebalance” and phrasing used by others in the region, including Japan, India, and Australia. What are the foundations and history of the concept? What are its components? What is its relationship to the rules based order in the region, particularly on issues of maritime law and practice? How is it already shaping the American approach to the region? What are the prospects the cooperation in the region will be forged around this new idea?

                      Speakers: Sue Mi Terry (Senior Fellow & Korea Chair at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)), Bruce Klingner (Senior Research Fellow of The Heritage Foundation), Jung H. Pak (SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies)
                      Moderator: Cho Joohee (Chief and Correspondent of ABC News Seoul Bureau)

                       

                      The three largest U.S. think tanks, known as ‘CIA’S trio’, Bruce Klinner, Senior Research Fellow of Heritage Foundation, Park Jeong-hyeon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and Sue Mi Terry, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will review the direction of the U.S. policy changes after the inter-Korean summit.
                      When the three specialists were CIA profilers, they had written President’s Daily Brief, which has direct access to the Presidents of United States at the White House.
                      Since they are highly experienced in the field, they will see how U.S. policy trends and the direction of public opinion will change in the U.S. after the inter-Korean summit, and what impact the changes will have on the Korea-U.S. summit scheduled for late May and early June.

                      Meeting Room 4 (Grand Hall 1) : Opportunity for Sustainable Growth

                      Speakers: Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa (President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities), Edmund Bartlett (Minister of Tourism, Jamaica), Taleb Rifai(Former Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization), Dho Young-shim (Chairperson of UNWTO ST-EP Foundation / Advocate of United Nations SDGs / Chairperson of International Charity Foundation ), Jose M. Soria (Founder & CEO of Sorben Partners / Former Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Spain)
                      Moderator: Mario Hardy (CEO of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA))

                       

                      Tourism is emerging as a growth engine for the world economy. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism creates 52.1 job opportunities per billion won which is twice that of manufacturing and five times that of IT business. The World Tourism Organization predicted that by 2019, the tourism industry will grow to 9.5 percent of the world’s GDP and 8.4 percent of the world’s total employment. Tourism experts from around the world gathered to discuss the sustainability of the tourism industry. Young Shim Do, Chairperson of the UN WTO ST-EP Foundation, Shaikha Mai Mohammed Al-Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Edmund Barlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Taleb Rifai, Former Secretary-General of the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization, Mario Hardt, Ceo of Pacific Asia Travel Association will deliver the speech.

                      Speakers: Melody Li (Chair of Next Generation Collaborative China (NGCC)), Scarlett Li (President of Music Division at CMC Holdings / Vice President of Live Entertainment & Properties at CMC Holdings / Vice President of CMC Holdings), Gloria Ai (Founder & CEO of iAsk Media), Suyi Kim (Head of CPPIB Asia Pacific)
                      Moderator: Scott Jeun (President of Korea-China Young Leaders Association)

                       

                      Brave females are here. They do not believe in such thing as a glass ceiling. They control the flow of money and became successful opinion leaders. These delightful females set their goals and achieve them without looking back. These females who are never afraid to dream big ask, “Are you ready to seize the opportunity when it comes to you?”
                      Scarlett Li (47), president of a so-called ‘The King of Chinese Content Industry’ China Media Capital (CMC), is a big player in the media community where hundreds of meetings are offered every day. Producers, actors, and singers from all over the world, including Hollywood, line up to meet Scarlett Li. Suyi Kim, a Head of the Canadian Pension Commission (CPPIB) Asia Pacific, is an investment expert of Carlyle Group, the world’s top three Private Equity Funds (PEF). Kim is in charge of handling 75 trillion won. Gloria Ai, Founder & CEO of iASK Media, has interviewed economic giants around the world as a former CCTV announcer. Melody Li (30), the granddaughter of former Chinese Prime Minister Li Feng who was the second-in-command during the time of President Jiang Zemin, will also attend the session. President Li is an important opinion leader who studies the future development of exchange and innovation among next-generation of Chinese leaders. In this session, representative female leaders will discuss ‘How to find the key to success.’

                      Speakers: Xiao Dun (Co-founder of Shanghai Yiqi Zuoye Information Technology Co., Ltd. ), Chen Wensi (Founding Partner of Hontai Capital), Chen Dongmin (Professor & Dean at School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University), Leon Lee (Head of Asia at Yozma Group)
                      Moderator: Gloria Ai (Founder & CEO of iAsk Media)

                       

                      Chinese News Broadcasting company CCTV’s former announcer from Harvard University asks for the way of founding companies in China. Gloria Ai, Founder & CEO of iASK Media, was a former CCTV New York Business program anchor who interviewed well-known politicians and economic leaders. When her popularity as an anchor reached its peak, she quit her job and founded her own media company. She aimed to meet more innovators than political leaders. In this session, Chairman Ai will take the role of moderator and Co-founder of Shanghai Yiqi Zuoye Information Technology Co., Ltd., Xiao Dun (17zuoye.com), Chen Wensi Hontai Founding Partner of Hontai Capital, and Chen Dongmin Industrial Technology Chairperson of Peking University will participate as panels. 17suoye.com, owned by Chairman Xiao owns more than 4 million users from major cities of China. Hontai Capital is an angel investment (investment for start-up companies) company founded by Yu Minhong. Yu Minhong is the chairman of New Oriental Education and Technology and is known to be a tycoon in Chinese private education field. In this session, they will share the know-hows of how to successfully establish companies in China. Chen Dongmin, Professor & Dean at School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University, is planned to share in-depth knowledges of overall Chinese economy and industrial technology development.

                      Speakers: Joel Sng (CEO of Honestbee), Rachel Lim (Co-founder & CBO of Love, Bonito Group), Gay Chee Cheong (CEO of 2G Capital)
                      Moderator: Nelson Ne-Loon Loh (Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Novena Global Lifecare )

                       

                      The 620 million size of Southeast Asia market is opening up new investment opportunities for Korean companies. Millions of people who just opened their eyes to consumption have activated the market. As the result of the dynamic atmosphere, the spirit of entrepreneurship is also shining. Last year, Southeast Asia surpassed China as Korea’s biggest export market for the first time.
                      What is the winning strategy for the investment in the Southeast Asia market, the most rising market? Here is the opportunity to hear a hint from the entrepreneurs on the fast track to success. The CEO of Honestbee, Joel Sng (37) is the grandson of Sun Yat-sen, the first president and founding father of the Republic of China. He established an e-commerce startup that claims to be the “Amazon of Asia” and achieved considerable success within two years. Honestbee’s turnover is expected to reach 240 million dollars this year.
                      Gay Chee Cheong, CEO of 2G capital and a fast-growing investor and Rachel Lim, the co-founder of Love Bonito, Singapore’s biggest and the most famous fast fashion brand, will also be participating this session as panels. Nelson Loh, Co-founder & Executive Chairman of Novena Global Lifecare that achieved remarkable success in Southeast Asia, will lead the session.

                      Speakers: Claude Barfield (Resident Scholar of American Enterprise Institute(AEI)), Bernard Hoekman (Professor of European University Institute(EUI)), Deborah Elms (Executive Director of Asian Trade Centre (ATC) ), Choi Seokyoung (Senior Advisor of Lee&Ko / Former Deputy Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea), Anthony Kim (Research Manager, Heritage Foundation)
                      Moderator: Bark Taeho (Director of Lee&Ko Global Commerce Institute (GCI))

                      Meeting Room 5 (Walkerhill Theatre) : Blockchain & Cryptocurrency I

                      Speakers: Chin DaeJe (Chairman of the Korean Blockchain Association), Joachim Son-Forget (Member of the French Parliament), Patrick Dai (Founder & CEO of Qtum Foundation), Donnie Benjamin (Special Assistant & Advisor of ConsenSys)
                      Moderator: Seo Sangyoon (Principal Attorney of ADR Services in Korea(ASK) / 2nd Director of International Affairs at Seoul Bar Association )

                       

                      How would blockchain impact on our future? The World Economic Forum predicted, “By 2027, 10% of the world’s gross domestic product will be stored as a block-chain technology.” In this session, some of the most famous people in the block chain field will be able to identify and forecast the current and future trends. There is a sharp analysis of how the block chain, called the most innovative network platform since the Internet revolution, will change our lives, and what side effects can lead to this process. You can also get advice on how businesses, governments and consumers can ride the wave of change.

                      Dai (29), the founder of Qtum, the second-largest virtual currency in China (about 1 trillion won), is most acknowledged man in the global block chain and virtual currency field. He left his Ph.D. in computer science at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and set up a company in 2016 after being chief analyst at Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce company. In July, Forbes, an American economic magazine, selected Dae as one of the “Innovators of 30 under 30 years of China”. Joachim Sonforet, a member of French Parliament and Dae Je Chin, Head of Korea Blockchain organization, will also deliver the speech as panellists.

                      Speaker: Jan Gasparic (Director of Enterprise Partnerships at DJI )

                       

                      Drone technology is one of the protagonist among The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Drone, which was a multiracial weapon, is causing substantial amount of societal change in the private sector. There is simply no industry field where drone technology has not passed through. Till Group, which is a professional consulting company that deals with American defense industry, forecasted that the market breadth is going to be 115 hundred million dollars until the year 2023. Not only being part of an individual’s dilettante life, drone technology branches out towards various fields in industry, such as distribution and agriculture, and it is also predicted to be useful during disaster situations for rescuing purposes. Drones can become an eye for rescue workers, where human access is strenuous.

                      In this session, Jan Gasparic, who is a Director of Enterprise Partnerships at DJI, which owns 70% of the civil drone market, will deliver the lecture. DJI came up with new rescue drones which connect thermal burn camera and ordinary camera screen. With the development of drone technology, it helped rescue members to locate survivors from the disaster areas better than before, and abled to spot specified objects right away by using thermal censor. After the outbreak of forest fire, this technology will be useful to find leftover embers. Gasparic director will explain how drones can contribute to disaster environments, while demonstrating drone flight.

                      Speakers: Park Se Youl (Senior Certified IT Architect at IBM Korea), Sophie Holm (Project Lead, Incubator & Accelerator of R3 / Delivery Manager in Trade Finance of Marco Polo), Kim Taewon (CEO of GLOSFER), Mike Kayamori (CEO of Quoine), Colin Gounden (President & CEO at VIA), Magdalena Isbrandt (CEO of the House of Nakamoto)
                      Moderator: Donnie Benjamin (Special Assistant & Advisor of ConsenSys)

                       

                      In this session, we will see how block chains are used in the areas of finance, distribution, medical care, retail, and etc. The core idea of the block chain is the dramatic reduction in commissions and transparency of transactions by directly linking producers and consumers via P2P (personal transaction). Transaction data is stored on all user computers connected to the network, making it virtually impossible to hack.
                      ConsenSys, a blockchain startup based in New York, is building a system in Australia that allows consumers to receive electricity directly from their power plants without going through a power seller. In Dubai, they are working with IBM to build a block chain of citizen medical records and contracts. QUOINE, one of the major virtual currency exchanges in Japan, applied block chain with banking services such as remittance and currency exchange to the virtual currency exchange. The block chain can annually save 580 trillion KRW in international remittance fees and save 6,000 trillion KRW in international securities settlement costs. Another block-chain model that will be introduced allows producers and consumers trade creative materials such as sound sources, texts, and images without intermediate stages such as portals, and eliminates illegal elections with accurate identification of voters.

                      Speakers: Patrick Dai (Founder & CEO of Qtum Foundation), Cha Hyeonjin (Head of the Payment and Settlement Systems at the Bank of Korea), Ken Kawai (Legal adviser to Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association / Partner of Anderson Mori & Tomotsune), Jeong Won (Principal of Chief Executive Innovation Office(CEIO) at Rakuten), Seo Sangyoon (Principal Attorney of ADR Services in Korea(ASK) / 2nd Director of International Affairs at Seoul Bar Association ), Jhun Ha Jin ( Self-regulation Chairman of Korea Blockchain Association )
                      Moderator: Markus Gnirck (Co-founder & CEO of Tryb Group)

                      Speakers: Kim Jinhwa (Co-Founder & Director of Korbit Inc.), Markus Gnirck (Co-founder & CEO of Tryb Group), Remington Ong (Managing Partner at Fenbushi Capital), Roi Nam(CEO & Co-Founder of ab180)
                      Moderator: Sean Koh (CEO at Koherent Inc.)

                      Speakers: David Mazières (Chief Scientist of Stellar Development Foundation), Mike Kayamori (CEO of Quoine)
                      Moderator: Charles Youn (CEO of Klover / Chief of Staff of Koherent Inc)

                      Meeting Room 6 (Grand 2&3) : New Phase of Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific

                      Speaker: Michishita Narushige (Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))
                      Moderator: Yu Yong-weon (Defense Journalist of Political Department at the Chosun Ilbo)

                       

                      Kim Jong-eun’s North Korea has been making the biggest number of victories since the 1953 6.25 war truce through the “big event” of Inter-Korean Summit and U.S.-North Korean Summit. The results of the two rounds of the talks also signal a fundamental change in the order that dominated Northeast Asia over the past 60 years. In Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington, there are even talks of “declaration of the end of war” or “peace agreement”. In this session, we will examine what is the most proactive aspect of North Korea’s intention in the situation of division of the Korean peninsula over 60 years. In addition, we will analyze the deteriorating situation of Korea-Japan relations and look at the future of the Korea-US-Japan Triangular Alliance. Mitsushita Narushige, who is a military strategy expert and a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), and Yu Yong-weon, Defense Journalist of Political Department at the Chosun Ilbo will deliver the talk.

                      Speakers: Thomas Lembong (Chairman of Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) ), Airlangga Hartarto (Minister of Industry, Republic of Indonesia)
                      Moderator: Yael Smadja (CEO of Smadja & Smadja USA Inc.)

                      Speaker: Ameya Prabhu (Managing Director of Duesberg Bosson Financial Service)
                      Moderator: Yael Smadja (CEO of Smadja & Smadja USA Inc.)

                      Meeting Room 7 (Aston House) : | Center for Asia Leadership, Harvard University | Redefining Leadership

                      Speaker: Samuel Hungsoo Kim (Co-Founder & President of Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

                      Speaker: Dana Born (Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

                       

                      What makes someone a successful and effective leader? This presentation posits that leaders must take responsibility for their own development, rather than rely entirely on their organizations for leadership development. To this end, attendees will hear ideas, techniques and tools that can assist them in their leadership development journey, chiefly concepts like the power of story; knowing your values, leadership principles and ethical boundaries; building a support team; and improving leadership effectiveness through fit of life story, situation and adaptive authentic style.

                      Speaker: Robert Wayne Livingston (Lecturer in Public Policy of Harvard Kennedy School)

                       

                      Leaders are not islands, but rather an integral part of the social network landscapes which surrounds them. They should have the expertise of navigating through these social connections to influence change in communities effectively. This program focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the importance of social networks to help leaders gain both formal power (e.g., authority, role) and informal power (e.g., influence, information) in their organization or industry. Participants will also learn how to strategically leverage social networks when leading organizational change.

                      The first part of the program provides research and data on the dynamics of social networks. What are the different types of networks? How do they operate? What are the consequences of being embedded in one type of network versus another? In the second part, we will discuss how leaders can build social networks to increase power and influence. What are the concrete strategies for expanding social networks? How do social networks create opportunity and influence? What is the importance of mentorship and sponsorship? How can leaders be or find mentors and sponsors?

                      We will conclude by connecting theory and research on social networks to the real-world challenge of leading organizational change. How can others facilitate or impede the change process? How do you identify effective allies and agents of change? What are some of the actions to avoid when leading organizational change?

                      This program is for leaders who aspire to gain a better understanding of how they can more effectively connect to others around them and use this social capital to expand access to resources, power, and opportunities.

                      Speaker: Steven Jarding (Lecturer in Public Policy,Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

                       

                      Even though, or perhaps as a consequence of the fact that we have unprecedented knowledge in the world today, many carry the assumption that the only organization capable of solving the world’s unique and pressing problems of the 21st century is the government. Yet, this presentation argues that government cannot and will not solve these problems with a model of governance that was designed to deal with the less global problems of past centuries. Instead, we need a new paradigm of leadership for the 21st century.

                      Speaker: Mathias Risse (Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

                       

                      Artificial intelligence raises serious concerns for the organization of societies. Some of these challenges are already upon us (increasing use of algorithms for decision-making in all domains of life); some will likely be upon us soon (enormous reconfigurations of job-markets); and others are on the distant horizon, may never come to pass but must be taken seriously now (transformation of human life itself, active integration of machines into human societies – what is meant by Life 3.0).

                      Change is happening rapidly with the development of new technologies, posing challenges for anybody in positions of leadership. This presentation discusses some of these challenges and look upon them from within the framework of adaptive leadership. Special attention will also be paid to how ethical considerations enter here.

                      Speaker: Mark Fagan (Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School)

                       

                      Effective leadership is difficult under the best of circumstance. During periods of crisis it is even more difficult; yet, this is when the need is greatest. Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana led to the flooding of the city with an associated loss of electricity, water and communications for more than 1 million people. Managing hospitals in the days following the hurricane was especially difficult. The session explores how a lack of formal leadership at Memorial Hospital impacted the lives of patients and medical staff and provides a roadmap for preventing leadership vacuums.

                      Speakers: Dana Born (Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Mathias Risse (Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Mark Fagan (Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School), Robert Wayne Livingston (Lecturer in Public Policy of Harvard Kennedy School), Steven Jarding (Lecturer in Public Policy,Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
                      Moderator: Samuel Hungsoo Kim (Co-Founder & President of Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

                       

                      Whereas the other sessions are run in a lecture or TED talk-style format, this session is staged for participants to engage directly with the Harvard speakers though questions and answers. The first 20 minutes will focus on providing a recap of the topics discussed by the speakers, and in doing so, have an opportunity to compare different theories of change and practices presented. The remaining 40 minutes will be open to the public for the participants to ask questions relevant to the topics.

                      Speaker: Rajan Patel (Dent Education Co-Founder)

                       

                      The Embrace baby incubator, a product of human-centered design thinking that started at the Stanford d.school, has been distributed across 20+ developing countries and has impacted and saved the lives of over 250,000 babies. In this presentation, Rajan Patel, who co-invented the product, will share both the trials and triumph experienced during his four years in India designing and selling the warmers, and in building the organization. He will also share about this experience inspired him to co-found Dent Education, an organization that empowers innovators and creative problem solvers through design thinking.

                      Speaker: Samuel Hungsoo Kim (Co-Founder & President of Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives, Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

                       

                      Established in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2014, the Center for Asia Leadership is a group of social-profit international organizations that addresses public needs and problems in Asia through research, development, education and publication initiatives in the areas of social and public leadership. In this presentation, Samuel Kim, co-founder and President, shares how a small idea and aspiration he found while at Harvard, in just four years, has developed into engaging in a substantive work of leadership of provoking and evoking some 36,000 aspiring talents and 300 leading-organizations across 72 cities in 32 Asian countries to advance public interest by embracing and solving today’s various complex challenges. With strong resources of 420 Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Tufts University alumni, 40-member Harvard teaching team, and just over 5,000 leading thinkers and decision makers, and 9 books on leadership he had built in those years, hear what Samuel has to say about how he plans to create a real social change through teaching bold and effective leadership practices that reach all 48 countries in Asia.

                      Meeting Room 1 (Vista Hall) : Global Economic Outlook

                      Speaker: Gerhard Schröder (Former Chancellor of Germany)
                      Moderator: Jun Kwang Woo (Former Chairman of National Pension Service of South Korea / Former Chairman of Financial Services Commission)

                      Speakers: Jan Peter Balkenende (Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands), Robert Dohner (Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at Atlantic Council / Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Economic Analysis & Senior Asia Advisor at U.S. Department of the Treasury), Yoshino Naoyuki (Dean & CEO of the Asian Development Bank Institute(ADB) / Professor of Keio University ), Thomas Byrne (President of the Korea Society), Wei Shang-Jin (Professor of Columbia University)
                      Moderator: Sung Taeyoon (Professor of Economics at Yonsei University)

                      Speaker: Jan Peter Balkenende (Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands)

                      Speaker: James Rothschild (Managing Partner of West Arrow)
                      Moderator: J. Joseph Chai (Partner at Toscafund)

                      Speakers: John Seo (Co-founder and Managing Director of Fermat Capital Management, LLC), John Walker (Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital Asia), Suyi Kim (Head of CPPIB Asia Pacific), Calvin Zhang (Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase Asia-Pacific), J. Joseph Chai (Partner at Toscafund)
                      Moderator: Choi Joong-Kyung (Chairman of Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA))

                      Speakers: Gerald Zhiyong Lan (Professor of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University), Wu Yongping (Professor of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University), Qi Ye (Professor of Tsinghua University)
                      Moderator: Lee Jaeyoung (Member of the Supreme Council at Liberty Korea Party / Former Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea)

                       

                      Even people who did business in China for a long time does not perfectly understand Chinese policies. As it changes frequently and has various kinds, it is difficult to acknowledge all of them thoroughly.

                      Three professionals who will analyse Chinese economic and industrial policies in-depth is planned to participate in this session. Three well-acknowledged public officials and prestigious Tsinghua University professors of China will give lectures in Seoul. On May 17th session, professor Qi Ye, Gerald Zhiyong Lan and Wu Yongping will participate as panels. Professor Wu, who is an expert on market management and industrial policies, will give advice on Korean corporate’s Advancement into China. Professional of IT Technology, Professor Lan, is expected to give tips on how to successfully establish company in China. Environmental policy professional Pr. Qi will go over issues related to environmental changes and point out what should be noted when corporates plan to enter Chinese market.

                      Speakers: Daniel Zhang (Co-founder of P8 Sustainable Innovation Community, Broad Group), Vincent Liu (Chairman of Yihua Life Group), Uriah Ferruccio (Director of Strategy and Investment at JD.com / Director of AI+ Innovation Studio, AI Platform and Research Division), Josh Shin (Vice Chairman at Korea-China Young Leaders Association)
                      Moderator: Melody Li (Chair of Next Generation Collaborative China (NGCC))

                      Meeting Room 2 (Art Hall) : The Better Society

                      Speaker: Jack Leslie (Chairman of Weber Shandwick)

                       

                      The most dominant feature of the communications landscape in the era of globalization is the collapse of trust and the rise of a growing consumer demand not just for responsible corporate behavior but for active corporate leadership that drives social change. Signs of collapsing trust are everywhere, and they are substantial. Incivility is on the rise. Institutions generally—political, media and corporate—are under assault. The once inexorable spread of democracy no longer seems inevitable. As trust weakens, so does loyalty—in all directions: from companies to employees, employees to companies, consumers to brands. Meanwhile, consumers, especially millennials, increasingly choose what to buy and even where to work not just on the basis of what a company sells but also on what it stands for. As the capacity of political institutions to solve serious problems erodes, that responsibility is falling on the corporate sector. And it is being driven by consumer demand.

                      What it adds up to is the death of brands and the rise of reputation. Brands are available for purchase, relatively on the cheap. Invest enough in marketing, and you’ve got one. But trust in them is fleeting, loyalty more ephemeral still. To attract and retain employees and customers, it’s time to focus on corporate reputation built through a commitment not just to social responsibility but to social leadership. That’s true for a few reasons. The most important is that it’s how consumers and employees are judging what to buy and where to work. But it’s also true that a reputation hard built is more enduring than a brand cheaply bought. Reputation can be, paradoxically, both fragile as glass and sturdy as iron. Nothing is worse than attempting to project a reputation at odds with actual corporate behavior. Customers won’t just recoil, they’ll retaliate. But a reputation that is meaningful, that is built on the basis of authentic values, is a hedge against the mistakes companies inevitably make: It’s an insurance policy that pays off in forgiveness.

                      Consequently, companies must establish their reputations in terms of values, not just a value proposition. They must do this by engaging with multiple stakeholders: customers, employees, regulators, opinion leaders and others. And they must cultivate advocates through genuine conversation, not just communication. Companies who take this course will build reputations that turn threats to trust and loyalty into assets and opportunities.

                      Speakers: David Koh (Chief Executive of Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore), SangMyung Choi (Director of Hauri Inc. CERT / Adviser to South Korean Police and National Intelligence Service), Louis Hur (Founder & CEO of NSHC), Brent Kang (Chief Professor of Graduate School of Information Security at KAIST)
                      Moderator: Irene Tham (Senior Tech Correspondent of The Straits Times)

                      Speaker: Melanie Billings-Yun (Adjunct Professor on Negotiation, Georgetown and Portland Universities)
                      Moderator: Theresa Rah (Co-CEO of Oratio)

                      Speakers: William L. Carwile (Consultant at Cadmus / Former Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery at Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) ), Kim Sung Yeon (Chief Commander of National 119 Rescue Headquarters at National Fire Agency)
                      Moderator: Kevin O’Prey (Senior Vice President of Cadmus Group)

                       

                      Last year’s earthquakes in Gyeongju-Si and Pohang-Si have increased interest in disaster situations in Korea. In particular, the high intensity buildings are considered facilities that need thorough preparation for disaster situations. In a desperate moment, only companies that successfully manage crisis have chance to survive. Then how should companies prepare for disasters.

                      This session includes William Carwile, former U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) consultant and Kim Sung Yeon, Chief Commander of National 119 Rescue Headquarters at National Fire Agency. Carwile directed rescue efforts at major events such as 911 terrorist attacks in the United States. He lectures on how companies should prepare for disasters with a long history of architecture. Using his background, Kim discusses disaster precaution that fits the reality of Korea. Kevin O’Prey, Senior Vice President of Cadmus Group will moderate this session

                      Speakers: Balbina Hwang (Visiting Professor of Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University), Vivencio B. Dizon (President & CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BDCA))
                      Moderator: Kim Kyung-Min (Associate Dean of Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University)

                       

                      The Panmunjom Declaration has sparked the world’s curiosity in the two Korea’s economic cooperation and development in North Korea. Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea has disclosed North Korea’s lack of infrastructure in roads and railroads, resulting in a sharp rise in stock items related to roads and railways. This session will mainly focus on the world’s urban development in regard of North Korea’s growth, and the increased demand of tourism in North Korea. Experts in tourism and urban planning will diagnose the future of tourism and development in North Korea, which has been an unknown realm. Kim Kyung min, Associate Dean of Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University will serve as the senior person. Balbina Hwang, Visiting Professor of Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University and Vivencio Dizon, President & CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BDCA) will be the speakers.

                      Speakers: Park Suk-bum (Secretary General of Global Compact Network Korea (GCNK)), Song Hagyeong (General Manager of CSV Management Teamat CJ Korea Express), Yuan Yuan (Head of Regional Hub China at Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)), Lee Bin (General Manager of CSR Team / Management Division at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction), Eva Eunkyung Lee (Senior Researcher of UN Global Compact Network Korea)
                      Moderator: Rhee Jay Hyuk (Professor of Business School at Korea University)

                       

                      On September 25th, 2015, 193 member states of United Nations unanimously agreed upon and officially adopted a historical agenda. Sustainable Development Goals, under the slogan of “Leave No One Behind”, consist of 17 goals and 169 targets. Member states, who have adopted SDGs, call for continuous participation and leadership from the business sector in order to find the solutions for our global challenges.

                      For businesses, SDGs are not a mere obligation, but an opportunity. Through SDGs, businesses can analyze the rapidly changing business environment and recognize and respond to needs and demands from global stakeholders and the market more precisely. Many companies are making progress as they contribute to the achievement of SDGs through innovative ideas. This breakout session will provide an insight into where businesses should be headed for the upcoming years based on best practices of companies that understand the close relationship between business and SDGs, accomplish high outcomes, as they support the achievement of SDGs.

                      Meeting Room 3 (Cosmos Hall) : Tech Innovation

                      Speakers: Wonsuk Lee (Professor of University of Florida), Noguchi Noboru (Vice Dean and Professor of Hokkaido University), Qin Zhang (Director and Professor of Washington State University)
                      Moderator: Kim Yong Joo (Associate Professor of Biosystems Machinery Engineering at Chungnam National University)

                       

                      The food shortage is expected to escalate continuously as the agricultural labor is declining with the aging of the rural population worldwide. Therefore, agricultural robots have transformed the way farmers manage their agricultural system.

                      Agricultural robots perform 24/7 by self-recognizing the environment and execute the farming operation voluntarily without human intervention. In addition, robots can prevent harmful insects through analyzing the soil environment and the growth status of the crops, and produce high-quality products through timely harvesting.

                      Robotic technology in agriculture is evolving with the 4th Industrial Revolution, and it is expected to develop in a way that maximizes agricultural production through collaboration with the farming robots.

                      This session discusses the development of robotic farming, smart sensors for robotic agriculture, technological barriers that must be overcome, and where robotic agriculture should be heading.

                      Speakers: Le Ann Blomberg (Assistant Director of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service(ARS), United States Department of Agriculture(USDA)), Ralph Fritsche (Senior Project Manager, UB-A of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)), Lee Kyu-Seong (Director General of Rural Development Administration)
                      Moderator: Kim Yong Joo (Associate Professor of Biosystems Machinery Engineering at Chungnam National University)

                       

                      Continuous global warming and abnormal weather condition threaten human life and cause various environmental problems. Furthermore, environmental pollution is accelerating with the reckless and rapid development of technology. Due to these environmental problems, agricultural production continues to decline, and the sustainability of farming is threatened because of various pest and livestock diseases.

                      Therefore, countries around the world are trying various research and development projects for sustainable agriculture, and even challenging the possibility of farming outside the Earth.

                      This session discusses the status of research on approaches to precision farming, farming outside the Earth, and the direction for sustainable farming.

                      Speakers: Frank Rijsberman (Director General of Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)), Qi Ye (Professor of Tsinghua University ), Javier Manzanares (Deputy Executive Director of Green Climate Fund(GCF)), Paul Needham (Chairman of the Board of Simpa Networks)
                      Moderator: Kim Sung Woo (Head of Environment and Energy Research Institute, Kim & Chang)

                      Speaker: Chung Kwanghun (Assistant Professor at Chemical Engineering, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science of MIT)

                      Speakers: Hyun Shin Gyoon (Senior Vice President of LG CNS), Kim Yong Jin (Leader of Manufacturing Intelligence Center at LG PRI), Cho Hyunbo (Professor of Industrial and Management Engineering at POSTECH), Bae Kyoung Han (Vice President of Korea Smart Factory Foundation)
                      Moderator: Jung Jung Min (Vice President of Hi-Tech Business Division at LG CNS)

                       

                      In this session, you will meet a futuristic factory using state-of-the-art technology. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has made innovation in manufacturing. The manufacturing site is evolving beyond the simple automation to the intelligent stage where ICBMA (IoT, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, AI) technology is implemented. It is a ‘smart factory’ which is a data-based real-time autonomous operation plant. The introduction of Smart Factory enables innovation throughout the manufacturing such as minimizing inventory and defect rate, reducing labor costs, and an human-centered work environment. Currently, we are making progress in introducing smart factories around the world. In Korea, we are spurring the spread of smart factories centering on government and corporations.

                      This session will introduce the global status of Smart Factory and LG Group’s smart factory response strategy. In addition, discussions will be held to discuss the proliferation and growth plan of smart factories and win-win ways of large enterprises and SMEs through discussions among top experts such as companies, academia, and governments in the field of smart factories.

                      Meeting Room 4 (Grand Hall 1) : | Global Entrepreneurs Foundation | Development of SMART HUMAN and GOOD HUMAN

                      Speaker: Opher Brayer (Founder of Stages Global)

                       

                      Despite many restrictions, Israel, which has many similarities with our country, is a founding powerhouse leading the 21st century’s innovation economy. This lecture is about the development of the startup ecosystem and smart city ecosystem in Israel, the country which was able to build innovative ecosystems.

                      Speakers: Opher Brayer (Founder of Stages Global), Derik Kim (CEO & Chairman of Global Entrepreneurs Foundation (GEF))

                       

                      It aims to foster highly talented social contributors and next-generation smart engineers as leaders in the 1 % innovative ecosystem and to contribute to economic development through cooperation with regional stakeholders.

                      Speaker: Opher Brayer (Founder of Stages Global)

                       

                      Our speaker, Opher Brayer, is a well-known business mentor and talent development expert from Israel who will talk about the basic overview of why we need more multi-talented people in this era, and what and how we should prepare to train them. He will also talk about the development of the global creative talents and the development of smart city ecosystem.

                      Speaker: Opher Brayer (Founder of Stages Global)

                       

                      It introduces the STAGES GLOBAL (Combination Creative Talents Development Project) to Korea and the children directly participate in the Global Entrepreneurs Talents Development Program. It is comprised of variety of incubating education programs, including enhancement of STEM, development of technical skills, multi-talent abilities, good human model and next generation entrepreneurship. After decades of research, Brayer developed 14,400 micro education games based on 186 methodologies he designed, and he applied them to the field in youth education. The children who have been benefited from the education have produced over a 10 times greater improvement in learning speed and creativity with brain improvement combined with creative and mathematical thinking.

                      Speakers: Opher Brayer (Founder of Stages Global), Derik Kim (CEO & Chairman of Global Entrepreneurs Foundation (GEF))

                      Speakers: Opher Brayer (Founder of Stages Global), Shauna Lee Sexsmith (Senior Consultant of UNITAR / Former Management Consult of Department of Education / Former NYU Career Coach), Lee Woo Jin (Professor of Kookmin University), David Choi (Professor of Entrepreneurship & Director of the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship, Loyola Marymount University)
                      Moderator: Oh Jung Suk (Professor of Seoul University)

                      Meeting Room 5 (Walkerhill Theatre) : Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

                      Speaker: Gigi Wang (Program Chair for the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Boot-camp UC Berkeley, School of Engineering)

                      Speaker: Gigi Wang (Program Chair for the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Boot-camp UC Berkeley, School of Engineering)

                      Speakers: Daron Roberts (Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (UT-Austin) / Former NFL Coach), Bishoy Ghobryal (CEO of Veripad)
                      Moderator: Yael Smadja (CEO of Smadja & Smadja USA Inc.)

                       

                      We call people who do not yield to reality and bring changes ‘leaders.’ This session is about ‘changemakers’ who lead changes. In this session, Daron Roberts, formal NFL coach and founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation, will give a lecture on cooperative leadership. Daron Roberts, Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (UT-Austin), has a special life experience of graduating Harvard Law School and working as a NFL coach. Having succeeded in various fields, he will talk about making life changing decisions and creative leadership that help people cooperate. Egyptian Bisho Gobriyar, the CEO of Veripad, is also in the panel on this session. Bari Pard is a company that makes affordable pharmacy testing machines that are easy to use by people in areas of poverty and famine, including Africa and the Middle East. Fake drugs that are produced by countries such as Nigeria, are causing severe problems that require attention from the World Health Organization. These fake drugs are bound to be distributed to the poor in areas that do not receive proper health care. Gobri Yall, who tries to protect people’s lives by changing this reality, uses his experience to view the future of better health care.

                      Speakers: Benjamin Joe (Country Director of Facebook Korea), Daron Roberts (Founding Director of the Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation (UT-Austin) / Former NFL Coach), Manal Kahi (Co-founder and CEO of Eat Offbeat)
                      Moderator: Monica Kang (Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox(R))

                       

                      Whether you are an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, building something out of nothing takes a lot of courage, sacrifice, and passion. How do certain leaders do this better than others? What inspired them to become who they are today? In this session, we will dive deep into the power of creative leadership with leaders in technology, food, and sports who are redefining their industries. These leaders have built new companies, new movements, and new chapters in their lives. They will share key insights about the importance of leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and why taking the path less traveled will pay off for you as well.

                      Speaker: Monica Kang (Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox(R))

                       

                      Being creative is critical for professional and entrepreneurial success. But how can you be creative in the face everyday obstacles like limited resources, time, bureaucracy, and environments that stifle innovation? Have you wondered if the way you think about creativity is impacting both you and your business? In this session, Monica Kang, Founder & CEO of InnovatorsBox®, will discuss how you can transform with creativity regardless of your job or industry. She’ll walk you through her entrepreneurial journey of building InnovatorsBox® after being a nuclear nonproliferation expert and how you can make your own professional change. This section will be interactive, reflective, and playful to spark your creativity and entrepreneurial thinking.

                      Speakers: Line Kolling (Consultant at McKinsey & Company ), Yang Sungwon (Intrapreneur at Australia Post ), Ning Shirakawa (Global Innovation Catalyst & Co-founder at Taktopia & Co.)
                      Moderator: Andrew Ngui (Senior Program Manager, MIT Bootcamps)

                       

                      What does a future global leader in innovation look like? The skill sets and competencies required to be a global leader are constantly evolving. In this new era of ever-accelerating technological change, corporations that have not been able to keep up, are left behind. In this session, we will examine why there is such a great need now, to inspire and equip future global leaders, with the tools required to innovate and lead. The featured speakers are alumni from MIT Bootcamps, an intensive and immersive week-long innovation and entrepreneurship leadership program that leads participants (Bootcampers) through the innovation framework and curriculum taught in core entrepreneurship classes at MIT. The alumni are emerging global leaders in their own right. They have achieved success in their areas of expertise. Through anecdotes from their life stories, we will explore lessons learned the hard way, uncover insights and be inspired.

                      Speakers: Andrew Ngui (Senior Program Manager, MIT Bootcamps), Ning Shirakawa (Global Innovation Catalyst & Co-founder at Taktopia & Co.)

                      Meeting Room 6 (Grand 2&3) : Blockchain & Cryptocurrency II - FutureBlock

                      Speaker: Lance Cheang (Project Director at NEM, South East Asia)

                       

                      Blockchain: Is it the Future?

                      This workshop explores the basics of blockchain highlighting different examples and potential use cases across various sectors. It will further expand to discuss the impact on venture funds and IPOs as new methods of fundraising emerge.

                      Learn more about NEM, and how it can both simplify and speed up the process of getting anyone started with blockchain in their organization. The session is wrapped up with audience Q&A.

                      [luncheon]

                      Speakers: Ben Banerjee (Co-founder & Board Member of Swiss Impact Investment Association | Board of Councilor at East West Institute and Climate Leadership Coalition), John E. Savage (An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University), Amir Dossal (President of Global Partnerships Forum | Founding Commissioner of Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development | Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chair of Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development), Jason Hsu (Crypto Congressman & Legislator, Taiwan)
                      Moderator: Cornelia Meyer (Chairman & CEO of MRL Corporation)

                      Speakers: Val Jih-suan Yap (CEO & Founder of PolicyPal Network & PolicyPal Singapore), Rik Willard (Founder of Agentic Group | CEO at Global Blockchain Technologies), Sungjae Hwang (CEO at FoundationX | Co-founder & Partner of FuturePlay), Lance Cheang (Project Director at NEM, South East Asia)
                      Moderator: Oscar Ramos (Partner at SOSV | Program Director at Chinaccelerator), Patrick Dai (Founder & CEO of Qtum Foundation)

                      Speakers: Julian Gordon (VP, Asia Pacific at Hyperledger, The Linux Foundation), Alexander Shulgin (Founder of Gruppa Kompaniy Familia), Lewis Freiberg (Head of Ecosystem at IOTA), Reese Jones (Associate Founder at Singularity University)
                      Moderator: Amy Guttman (Journalist at Forbes & PBS NewsHour )

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