The Korean economy faces both opportunities and challenges. Yet recently more challenges have garnered global attention that has dimmed some of the Korean spark. Everyone knows about the Samsung major tumble with the release of their latest phone. Yet, this is small in comparison to some major storms swirling within the Korean economy. This one day KMI summit will discuss some of the severe head-winds bubbling within the Korean economy.
The Korean Management Institute (KMI) at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) brings together a wide range of business people, policy makers, academicians, government experts, students, and others who have an interest in U.S.- Korea relations. Their interaction with the Institute through a portfolio of diverse programs – classes, workshops, international exchange, executive education, and research – enriches their education and professional experience and contributes to a greater understanding of U.S.-Korea relations. KMI’s expanding programs emphasize the importance of effective business and public management.
KMI’s main research goal is to advance and promote academic and applied research on Korean, Asian, and American/European small and medium enterprises, venture capital and private equity; and to disseminate academic and applied research and core knowledge to our constituents: University, faculty, Ph.D students, graduate and undergraduate students and alumni.
By virtue of its location in the heart of Washington, DC, the Institute is positioned to directly influence policy makers, and particularly the large contingent of english speaking Korean media in the Washington DC metro area. Executives of the largest Korean companies, such as Hyundai, Dae Woo and Samsung either studied at GWU, earned degrees, or were recipients of honorary degrees. Former President Lee Myung-bak spent a year and a half as a visiting scholar at the George Washington University.
|9:30-9:40 AM||Welcome Remarks from The George Washington University|
|9:40-9:50 AM||Welcome Remarks from Ambassador Ahn ho-Young, Republic of Korea|
|9:50-10:30 AM||Keynote Presentation on USA & Republic of Korea Relations – ‘Distinguished Past, Dynamic Present, and Exciting Future’ – Dr. Hee-Beom Lee, President and CEO of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Visiting Professor of Management, The George Washington University|
|10:30-10:50 AM||MOU Ceremony between GWSB and PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games|
|10:50-11:20 AM||Presentation on USA & Republic of Korea Relations – ‘The Role of Business for Growth and Prosperity’ – Ms. Tami Overby, Senior Vice President, Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and President, U.S.-Korea Business Council|
|11:20-12:00 PM||Panel Discussion ‘The Role of Academia to Promote Korean Management – A New Approach’ – Dr. Yoon Park, Professor of International Business, The George Washington University – Dr. KiChan Kim, Professor of Business Administration, The Catholic University of Korea – Dr. Hee Beom Lee, President and CEO of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Visiting Professor of Management, The George Washington University Moderated by Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, Executive Director, The Korean Management Institute|
|12:10-02:00 PM||Networking Lunch|