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ALC Initiative Whether it be politics, foreign affairs and security, trade and industry, economy or science and technology, the whole world is standing at a crossroads. One road is the road to prosperity while the other is the road to conflict and decline. Therefore, it is ever more important to have a keen understanding on reality and a clear criterion for decision making. In this track, global leaders such as former Presidents, Nobel Prize laureates and entrepreneurs will share their wisdom and insight needed to create possible solutions.
Collaboration for Regional Peace and Security The Korean Peninsula has become the touchstone of world peace after the US-North Korea Summit Talks have resulted in failure. Denuclearization of North Korea, Economic Cooperation between the two Koreas and Reunification have become topics of significant importance. Speakers from the leading American Think Tanks, The Heritage Foundation, The Brookings Institution, CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies), The Atlantic Council and KRINS (Korea Research Institute for National Strategy) will offer in-depth analysis and insights into the future. Lessons from the German reunification will also be shared.
TechFest & Pitch@Palace The technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution are guiding the human race into the future. Companies around the world are joining the race of fostering Startups that pioneer innovative technologies such as AI, Big Data, Blockchain and Robotics. Pitch@Palace, founded by Prince Andrew to provide a business platform for Startups, has come to ALC to open up the doors for young entrepreneurs with great potential. The vision and know-how of the global Startups that are at the forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution will be introduced in this session.
The Future of Asia Asian countries, such as China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam are serving as the new engine for the global economy. Thanks to the size of the population and the speed of economic growth, these countries are accounting for a larger share in the global economy. Former and current Ministers and major entrepreneurs from these countries will shed light on the future of Asia. Asian Unicorns with a market cap of over 1 trillion Won will also be featured in this session.
The Better Society Environmental degradation and various disasters pose a significant risk to the mankind as they could take down the entire foothold of not only the lives of the current generation but also the lives of our descendants. However, we can keep the hope alive because if we put our heads together and start acting, much can be prevented and solved. Craig Fugate, former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will demonstrate the best disaster response capability in the world. Greenpeace, the global non-government environmental organization will propose a new idea for clean energy.
Global Economic Outlook The history of the world economy is built on the repetition of crises and crisis-response. These days, the world is being swayed by populism-based politics. The winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, Professor Paul Romer of New York University will prescribe a solution for growth and job creation. Lessons from South American countries, suffering from the side effects of populism, will also be shared. Ken Fisher, the guru of equity investment as well as Taizo Son, the master of venture investment will also talk in this session.
Entrepreneurship Education Job creation and growth are led by enterprises. The success of an enterprise depends on entrepreneurship. Scholars and experts from Harvard, UC Berkeley and InnovatorsBox, the major incubators of Startups in the US will take you inside the world of Startups. Aspiring entrepreneurs will greatly benefit from this Startup boot camp.
Business & Leadership 2020 We live in a world where change and speed matter the most for the survival of a company. The top 3 consulting companies, McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company will suggest survival strategies for enterprises in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Alix Partners, the restructuring specialist consulting company will offer a restructuring strategy that could bring a company up to a new level. Weber Shandwick, the global PR firm will share PR strategies that are sure to win the hearts of the market.
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