Speakers of 2017

2017

  • Vu Thu Ha

    Viet Nam News
    Foreign News Editor

  • FURo-D

    Future Robot

  • Dirk Ahlborn

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
    CEO

  • Ahn Dong-Hyun

    Korea Capital Market Institute
    President

  • Ignacio Garcia Alves

    Arthur D. Little
    Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

  • Bruce Anderson

    Global Electronics Industry of IBM
    Global Managing Director

  • Yoshitaka Aranishi

    Toray Industries
    General Manager

  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz

    Former Governor,Central Bank of Malaysia

  • Baak Saang Joon

    Waseda University
    Professor

  • Rolf Bachmann

    St. Gallen Symposium
    Vice President

  • KEE-SEUNG(David) BAIK

    Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)
    President & CEO

  • Ban Ki-moon

    Former United Nations Secretary-General

  • Bark Taeho

    Lee&Ko Seoul Global Commerce Institute
    President

  • Robert Barro

    Harvard University
    Professor

  • Graeme Beardsell

    Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan

  • Bruce Bennett

    RAND
    Senior International/Defense Researcher

  • Carl Bildt

    The 39th Prime Minister, Sweden
    Foreign Minister, Sweden

  • Fatih Birol

    International Energy Agency
    Executive Director

  • Steven Blockmans

    Centre for European Policy Studies
    Senior Research Fellow / Head of EU Foreign Policy Unit

  • Yann Boquillod

    AirVisual
    CEO

  • Nick Bostrom

    Oxford Future of Humanity Institute
    Director

  • Nick Bradstreet

    Savills Asia Pacific
    Managing Director

  • Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau

    MIT Technology Review
    Publisher & CEO

  • Rutger Bregman

    Utopia for Realists
    Author

  • Mark Bregman

    NetApp
    CTO

  • Arturo Bris

    IMD World Competitiveness Center
    Director

  • Tom Byrne

    Korea Society
    President

  • Chang Dae-Whan

    Founder of World Knowledge Forum
    Chairman of Maekyung Media Group

  • Chang Young-Keun

    Korea Aerospace University
    Professor

  • Chang Tuwon

    Hyosung
    Vice President (CTO)

  • Harry Chemay

    Clover.com.au
    Co-Founder

  • Chey Tae-won

    SK
    Chairman

  • Chi Fulin

    China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD)
    President and Chief Researcher

  • Cho Byung-je

    Korea National Diplomatic Academy
    Chancellor

  • Cho Kwangsu

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • Cho Hyun Jae

    Gwangju University
    Professor

  • Cho Hwan-Eik

    Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)
    President & CEO

  • Choi Jun Kyun

    KAIST
    Professor

  • Choi Gongpil

    KIF Center for Finance and Technology and the Asian Prime Collateral Forum
    Director

  • Chong Hyon Yong

    Macrogen Inc.
    CEO

  • Chung Bo Ra

    ebay korea
    CPO

  • Hae Kyung Evelyn Chung

    Coinplug, Inc.
    CMO

  • Chung Duck-koo

    Former Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy of Korea
    Chairman of North East Asia Research (NEAR) Foundation

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

    The 67th U.S. Secretary of State

  • Carol Fishman Cohen

    iRelaunch
    CEO & Co-founder

  • Meredith Crowley

    University of Cambridge
    Faculty

  • Bruce Cumings

    University of Chicago
    Swift Distinguished Professor

  • Dandapani

    Hindu Priest

  • Andrew Darwis

    Kaskus
    Founder and CCO

  • David LEE Kuo Chuen

    Singapore University of Social Sciences
    Professor

  • Denis Depoux

    Roland Berger
    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

  • Andreas Dombret

    Deutsche Bundesbank
    Member of the Board

  • Tim Draper

    Draper Associates and DFJ
    Founding Partner

  • Yigal Erlich

    Yozma Group
    Chairman

  • Arda Ermut

    Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT)
    President

  • Jay Eum

    Translink Capital
    Co-founder & Managing Director

  • Rafael Martínez Ferreira

    IE Business School
    Professor

  • Carl Frey

    Oxford University
    Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow

  • Fujimoto Mamoru

    SBI Holdings
    Executive Officer, Head of Blockchain promotion dept.

  • Robert Gallucci

    US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS
    Chairman

  • Reinaldo Garcia

    GE Power Grid Solutions
    CEO

  • Jeffrey Godsick

    SONY Pictures Motion Picture Group
    Executive VP

  • Arancha Gonzalez

    International Trade Centre
    Executive Director

  • Stephen Gordon

    Clarksons Research
    Managing Director

  • Nik Gowing

    International Broadcaster

  • Maria Guadalupe

    INSEAD
    Professor

  • Hahn Sunku

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • Han Min Koo

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • David Hanson

    Hanson Robotics Limited
    Founder and CEO

  • Oliver Hart

    Harvard University
    Professor

  • Callum Henderson

    Eurasia Group, Global Markets Asia Pacific
    Managing Director

  • Hans-Martin Henning

    Fraunhofer ISE (Institute for Solar Energy Systems)
    Director

  • Christopher Hill

    University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies
    Dean

  • Francois Hollande

    Former President of France

  • Nick Holzherr

    Whisk.com
    CEO

  • Honda Keiko

    MIGA, World Bank Group
    CEO

  • Michael Honda

    Former US Congressman

  • Hong Daesoon

    Ewha Womans University
    Professor

  • Hori Yoshito

    GLOBIS University; GLOBIS Capital Partners
    President; Managing Partner

  • Hu Weiwei

    Mobike
    Founder & President

  • Hur Kyung-Wook

    Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
    Senior Advisor

  • Hwang Seung Ho

    Hyundai Motor
    Executive Vice President

  • Hyun Jung Taik

    Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
    President

  • Toomas Hendrik Ilves

    Former President of Estonia

  • Tomohiro Inoue

    Komazawa University
    Associate Professor

  • Jang Yong Suk

    Yonsei University
    Professor of Department of Public Administration

  • Jang Woongjun

    Hyundai Motor Company
    Head of ADAS Development Group

  • Michael Jarrett

    INSEAD
    Professor

  • Jeon Hongbeom

    Infra Lab., Institute of Convergence Technology, KT
    Executive Vice President

  • Donald Johnston

    Former Secretary-General of the OECD
    Consultant Lawyer

  • Milo Jones

    IE Business School
    Professor

  • Henry Joo

    Mercedes-Benz Korea
    Director of Business Innovation

  • Jerry Jordan

    Former Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

  • Dong Jun

    THTI Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Board Chairman

  • Hoon Jung

    Data analytics and Business Intelligence, Hana Institute of Finance
    General Director

  • Menas C. Kafatos

    Chapman University
    Professor

  • Shoeb Kagda

    Globe Asia Magazine
    Chief Editor

  • Kang Youngchul

    KDI School of Public Policy and Management
    Prefessor

  • Jason Kang

    Illumina Korea
    CEO

  • Kang Tae Young

    POSCO Research Institute
    President

  • Kazuyuki Motohashi

    University of Tokyo
    Professor

  • William Kim

    AllSaints
    CEO

  • Kim Heungkyu

    Ajou University
    Professor

  • Kim Seungjoo

    Graduate School of Information Security, Korea University
    Professor, Department of Cyber Defense

  • Han J. Kim

    Altos Ventures
    Managing Director and Co-Founder

  • Kim Young Joon

    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
    Partner, Representative Foreign Legal Consultant

  • Kim DoHoon

    Kyunghee University
    Professor

  • Kim Byoung Soo

    Robotis Ltd.
    CEO

  • Kim Kyoung Hyeok

    Samsung Heavy Industries
    EVP and Head of Marketing Division

  • Choong-soo Kim

    Governor of Bank of Korea (2010-2014)

  • Kim Sung-han

    Korea University
    Professor

  • Kim InChul

    Sungkyunkwan University
    Professor Emeritus

  • Kim Yonghwan

    Seoul National University
    chair of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

  • Kim Jung Ha

    Kookmin University
    Professor

  • Bowon Kim

    KAIST
    Associate Vice President of the Office of Planning and Budget

  • Kim Byoung Yoon

    KAIST
    Director of Institute of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Physics

  • Kim Sohee

    Kim Sohee Trend Lab
    CEO

  • Kim Tai-Yoo

    Seoul National University
    Professor of Economics at the Department of Industrial Engineering

  • Chang-Beom KIM

    Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador

  • Kwang-ho KIm

    Natioanl Security Research Institute
    Former President

  • Tsuneo Kita

    Nikkei
    Chairman

  • Mari Kiviniemi

    OECD
    Deputy Secretary-General

  • Bruce Klingner

    The Heritage Foundation
    Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia

  • JP Kloppers

    BrandsEye
    CEO

  • Urho Konttori

    Varjo Technologies
    CEO

  • Koo Sunggy

    Samsung Electronics
    VP, Smart Appliances & Home IoT, Digital Appliance

  • Robert Koopman

    World Trade Organization
    Chief Economist

  • Omer Krieger

    Stratasys Asia Pacific
    President

  • Kwon Do Youp

    Former Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs.

  • Lee Daeyeol

    Yale School of Medicine
    Professor

  • Christian Lee

    WeWork Asia
    Managing Director

  • Lee Jeong-Dong

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Jenna Lee

    AIM
    Founder and CEO

  • Lee Jung-Hoon

    Yonsei University
    Professor

  • John Lee

    Meritz Asset Management
    CEO

  • Lee Hye Min

    G20
    Sherpa

  • Lee Jong-Wha

    Korea University
    Professor

  • David Yong-Duk Lee

    NVIDIA KOREA
    General Manager

  • Lee Min Seob

    Eone Diagnomics Genome Center (EDGC)
    CEO

  • Lee Tai Sik

    Hanyang University
    Professor

  • Lee Young-Seak

    Chungnam National University
    Professor

  • Lee Hakku

    KTB Asset Management
    Executive Vice President

  • Lee Hee-sung

    Knight Frank Korea
    CEO

  • Enrico Letta

    Former Prime Minister of Italy

  • Richard B. Levin

    Polsinelli PC
    Chairman Financial Services Technology (FinTech) and Regulation Practice

  • Antony Lewis

    R3
    Director of Research

  • Towia A. Libermann

    Harvard Medical School
    Associate Professor

  • Mark Lippert

    United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea(2014~2017)

  • Hod Lipson

    Columbia University
    Professor

  • Jack C. Liu

    OKLink
    Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

  • Liu Zhen

    Tsinghua University
    Professor

  • Linda Liukas


    Author of ′Hello Ruby′

  • Lily Lyu

    CCTV
    Anchor

  • Damian Madden

    Woolmark Company
    Global Digital Manager

  • Durga Prasad Malladi

    Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
    Senior Vice President, Engineering

  • Christian Mancini

    Savills Asia Pacific
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Danny Manu

    Mymanu
    Founder & CEO

  • Brian Markwalter

    Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
    Senior Vice President

  • Takaaki Marumo

    Nissan
    Senior Vice President, Product Planning for Asia and Oceania

  • Scott A. Mather

    PIMCO
    CIO U.S. Core

  • Lukas May

    TransferWise
    Head of Banking

  • Jim McIlvenny

    Dow
    President, Asia Pacific

  • Robert C. Merton

    MIT Sloan School of Management/ Dimensional Fund Advisors
    Distinguished Professor of Finance/Resident Scientist

  • Judith Miller

    Commentator of Fox News
    Fellow of Manhattan Institute

  • Thierry de Montbrial

    French Institute of International Relations(Ifri)
    Executive Chairman

  • Kyung-Won Na

    Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

  • Yoshino Naoyuki

    Asian Development Bank Institute
    Dean

  • Hubert Neiss

    IMF′s Asian and Pacific Department
    Former Director

  • Yuki Nishio

    Harvest Global Investments Limited
    Vice President

  • Tetsuo Ochi


    Managing Director, CEO, MCP

  • Paul Oh

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
    Professor, Unmanned Aerial System

  • Oh Suktae

    Société Générale based in Seoul
    Chief Korea Economist

  • Olivia Onderdonk

    Deputy Executive Director
    NewCities Foundation

  • Paik Keun-Wook

    Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)
    Senior Research Fellow

  • Ana Palacio

    Council of State of Spain
    former Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Gian Paolo Bassi

    Solidworks
    CEO

  • Park Cheol Hee

    Seoul National University
    Director of Graduate School of International Studies

  • Park Sangook

    Soongsil University
    Professor

  • Park Seung-Yong

    Hyundai Heavy Industries Group
    Executive VP, Chief Marketing Officer

  • Park Jee-Hyeong

    Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Park In-kook

    Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies
    President

  • Park Chong Rae

    Professor, Seoul National University
    Editor of CARBON

  • Jean-Vincent Placé


    Former Minister for Government Reform and Simplification of France

  • Jonathan Pollack

    Brookings Institution
    Senior Fellow

  • Reince Priebus

    Former White House Chief of Staff (2017)
    Chairman of the Republican National Committee (2011-2017)

  • Professor Einstein™ (Robot)

    Hanson Robotics

  • Qing Sude

    China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)
    Senior Engineer

  • Randall R. Rader

    Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Professor, The George Washington University

  • Nirmala Rao

    Asian University for Women
    Vice Chancellor

  • Rhee Jaehoon

    Gyeongbuk Techno Park
    President

  • Ian Robertson

    Trinity College Dublin
    Professor

  • John Rodriguez

    Confido Advisors
    CEO & Founder

  • John Rogers

    Local Motors
    CEO

  • Henk Rogers

    The Blue Planet Foundation
    Chairman

  • Tamer Saka

    Kibar Group
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Gary Samore

    Harvard Belfer Center
    Executive Director for Research

  • Mathis Schulte

    HEC Paris
    Associate Professor

  • Seo Jungjin

    Celltrion
    Chairman

  • Dillon Seo

    VoleR Creative
    CEO

  • Seo Jeongmin

    Head of Dept. of Middle East & African Studies(HUFS)
    Professor

  • Peter Sharp

    Taubman Asia
    President

  • Amnon Shashua

    CEO & CTO of Mobileye
    Senior Vice President of Intel Corporation

  • Mordechai Sheves

    Weizmann Institute of Science
    Vice President of The Weizmann Institute of Science

  • Kathryn Shih

    UBS
    President of Asia Pacific and a Member of the UBS Group Executive Board

  • Shim Youngtack

    IP Law at Seoul National University
    Professor

  • Shim Junbo

    BlackPearl Security
    CTO

  • Shin Jaiwon

    NASA
    Associate Administrator for Aeronautics

  • Shin Kak-Soo

    Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Shin Sung-Chul

    KAIST
    President

  • Carmen Simon

    Memzy
    Cognitive Neuroscientist

  • Tim Smith

    Chief Representative for North Asia of Maersk Group
    Chairman of Maersk China Ltd.

  • Scott Snyder

    Council on Foreign Relations
    Senior Fellow

  • Young Sohn

    President and Chief Strategy Officer,Samsung Electronics
    Chairman of the Board, Harman International

  • Song Young Gil

    The Presidential Committee on Northern Economic Cooperation
    Chairperson

  • Song SK

    FutureRobot
    CEO

  • Song Kyungjin

    Institute for Global Economics (IGE)
    President

  • Sophia (Robot)

    Hanson Robotics

  • Mark Stabile

    INSEAD
    Professor

  • Michael Stirling

    Stirling Infrastructure Partners
    Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of Editorial Board

  • Sugiura Tomio

    Sugiura Machinery Design Office
    CEO and CTO

  • Suh Jeong-in

    Mission of the Republic of Korea to ASEAN
    Ambassador

  • Suh Suk-Hwan

    POSTECH
    Professor and Founding Dean of Graduate School of Engineering Mastership

  • Sung Nak-in

    Seoul National University
    President

  • Cliff Tan

    Global Markets Research of The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd,
    East Asian Head

  • Yiombi Thona

    Gwangju University
    Professor

  • Yu Tiejun

    The Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
    Vice President

  • Tsukasa Jonen

    Audit & Analysis Co.
    Japanese Economist

  • Beat Ulrich

    St. Gallen Foundation & St.Gallen Symposium
    CEO

  • Abel Kiwoong Um

    Law Firm Mundus Apertus
    Managing Partner

  • Hunter S. URM

    Head of DSME R&D Institute, DSME
    Executive Vice President

  • Wilfried Vancraen

    Materialise
    CEO

  • Ingo Walter

    New York University Stern School of Business
    Professor Emeritus of Finance

  • Wang Jisi

    The Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Peking University
    President

  • Randy Williams

    Keiretsu Forum
    Founder & CEO

  • Michele Wucker

    ′Gray Rhino′
    Author

  • Xu Jinghong

    Tsinghua Holdings Co Ltd.
    Chairman

  • Xu Chenggang

    Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
    Professor

  • Phil S. Yang

    TK Net and CKT Development
    Chairman

  • Hon S. Yi

    Tytus3D
    Co-Founder and VP

  • Yoo Janghee

    Maeil Business Newspaper
    Executive Advisor

  • Yoo Il-ho

    Former Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs

  • Yoon, Young-kwan

    Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University
    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ROK

  • Yoon Yoonjin

    KAIST
    Professor

  • YU Jianlong

    China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)
    Secretary General

  • Yun Byung-se

    Former Foreign Minister of Korea

  • Zhai Xin

    Guanghua School of Management, Peking University
    Associate Professor

  • Zhang Ya-Qin

    Baidu
    President

  • Zhang Tuosheng

    China Foundation for International and Strategic Studies
    Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Academic Committee

  • Zheng Yuhuang

    Tsinghua University
    Professor

  • Vicki Zhou

    WiseBanyan
    Co-Founder

  • Zhu Feng

    Institute of International Studies in Nanjing University
    Director