The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with its 85 000 global alumni, will hold its prestigious Global Alumni Forum for the first time in Seoul bringing together business, government and academic leaders
Seoul: With the theme “A completely new world: Where do we go from here?” the Wharton Global Alumni Forum (GAF) to be held in Seoul on May 28 and 29, 2010, will examine the fresh opportunities and new business ideas that are leading the way as the global economy again moves toward growth, especially in Asia.
Dean Thomas S. Robertson of the Wharton School said, “With the School’s exceptional worldwide network of 85,000 alumni, GAF Seoul will produce a number of engaging dialogues and discussions on today’s most relevant and timely business topics. Throughout the history of Wharton’s GAFs, these exchanges have served as a catalyst for innovation, allowing best business practices to be shared on an international scale.”
Co-Chairmen of the organizing committee, Bong Sun Lee (WG’59), Chairman, Danam Corporation, and James Joo‐Jin Kim, W’59, G’61, GR’63, Executive Chairman, Amkor Technology, Inc., Seoul stated that the Forum offers opportunities for Wharton’s network of alumni and friends to exchange insights and perspectives with international thought leaders and ensure that an exciting dialogue is certain to ensue.
Topics for panel discussions include:
• Growth Beyond Survival ‐ Investment Opportunities in Asia
• Creating New World ‐ Greenomics
• Real Estate: Bursting Bubbles or Predictable Cycles?
• The Future of Finance
• New Healthcare in Aging Society
• New Economic Leadership of Asia
Wharton’s leading faculty will hold master clases in finance, interactive media and
international corporate social responsibility.
Speakers include Korean business and government leaders:
• Chung Un-Chan, Prime Minister
• Tae Hee Yim, Minister of Labor
• Jong Hyun Chang (WG’84), President and Managing Partner, B&MC Inc
• Dong Soo Chin, Chairman, Financial Services Commission
• Chung Won Kang, President and CEO, KB Financial Group
• Dong Sup Kim, President, SK Institute of Technology
• Jae Hoon Lee, Senior Advisor in Kim & Chang, Former Vice Minister of Knowledge economy
• Yong Nam, Vice Chairman and CEO, LG Electronics
• Yong‐Ro Yun, Chairman and CEO, Industrial Bank of Korea
This year, Wharton will host the first ever PhD event at the GAF Seoul with an invitation to doctoral alumni in the Asian region and worldwide. Out of 1500 doctoral alumni worldwide, the school has 70 alumni in Korea. The dedicated morning session will allow alumni to discuss their research and hear a “State of the School” address by Dr. Eric Bradlow, The K.P. Chao Professor; Professor of Marketing, Statistics, and Education; Co‐Director, Wharton Interactive Media Initiative (WIMI); Vice‐Dean, Wharton Doctoral Programs.
About the Wharton Global Alumni Forum
Since 1993, thirty‐nine Wharton School Global Alumni Forums have been held in thirty one of the world’s leading cities across five continents including Shanghai, Mumbai, London, Beijing, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Bogota, Dubai and Paris. The forum in Madrid is one of two this year ‐ the other held in Madrid in June. For a full listing of the speakers and topics of the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Seoul, please visit:
About the Wharton School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania— founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,700 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 12,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 85,000 graduates.