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Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the Key

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Rogger-Saal
Plenary / Breakfast Club
english language

Within a few years, South Korea’s education system has risen to the heights of international standards. Education is a driver of socio-economic mobility and hence the key to the future of both individuals and society. What makes the system so successful? And where is the balance between social pressure and personal fulfilment?

Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University, Seoul
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

Ph.D. Yoon Je CHO

Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University, Seoul

B.A., Economics, Seoul National University Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University Economist, World Bank Core Team Member, World Development Report 1989, Financial System and Development, The World Bank Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Economist, International Monetary Fund Senior Economist, World Bank Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Korea Institute of Public Finance Vice President, Korea Institute of Public Finance Senior Counselor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy Director, Institute of International and Area Studies, Sogang University Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University Chief Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Korea Korean Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom
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Dr. Michael REITERER

Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Korea, Seoul

Dr. jur., University of Innsbruck Diploma in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center Research Assistant, UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva; Certificate International Court of Justice, Research Session, The Hague Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Western Africa, Abidjan Austrian Deputy Trade Commissioner for Japan, Tokyo DiplĂ´me de Hautes Etudes Internationales, IHEID - The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva Counsellor, Economic Affairs, Austrian Permanent Mission to the GATT - General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva Deputy Director General, Department for European Integration and Trade Policy, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Vienna Co-Chair (trade) of the Joint Session of Trade and Environment Experts, OECD, Paris Panelist of a WTO Dispute Settlement Panel (US/Canada - Split Run Editions) Minister-Counsellor, Head of the Industrial and Commercial Affairs Section, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, EESC Counsellor - European Economic and Social Committee of the EU, Brussels Counsellor, ASEM - Asia-Europe Meeting, European Commission, Directorate-General for External Relations, Brussels Minister, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Japan, Tokyo Adjunct Professor for International Politics, University of Innsbruck (Dozent f. internationale Politik) Ambassador of the European Union to Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, Bern Principal Advisor, Asia-Pacific Department, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels
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Economic Symposium

show timetable

30.08.2016

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good CauseSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 14:00Changing World – Changing WaysPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Cesar HidalgoPlenary
14:10 - 14:45Meet the Speaker: Robin ChasePlenary
14:30 - 16:00Market Economy – Reinvent or Reboot?Plenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus Lower Austria EveningSocial
16:30 - 18:00Fireside Talk “Future of Europe – Future of the European Economy”Partner
18:00 - 19:30Migration – Opportunity and ChallengePlenary
19:30 - 20:30Illuminating AlpbachSocial

31.08.2016

06:00 - 07:0016th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Georgia – Ways Out of CorruptionPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast Israel – the Country of Start-UpsPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Country Breakfast South Korea – Education Is the KeyPlenary
07:00 - 08:30Digital Employees – Have No Fear, Technology Is HerePlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Online Platforms – New Working Conditions in the Digital AgeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: The Role of a Modern State for the Economy and SocietyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: The European Data Economy Needs a New Enlightenment!Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: Crowdsourcing – If You Have a Problem, Ask Everyone!?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Regional Hidden Champions: Ready for the Future?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: New Values, New Ambitions? How Traditional Leadership Is Challenged by MillennialsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Motivate and Regulate – Behavioural Economics as a New Approach in PoliticsBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: The 4th Industrial Revolution – Reurbanisation of ProductionBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: FinTechs, Crowdfunding and Online Consultancy – a Change for the Whole Financial Industry?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: Digital Transformation Through Business Model InnovationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 11: The Power and Myth of CreativityBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
11:45 - 12:45World.Economy.Austria. Successful Ideas for Our CountryPartner
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: International Trade – Past, Present, FutureBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Where Fear Reigns, Reason FadesBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Big Data – a Vision of the Future, or: the End of Coincidence?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Leadership & Responsibility – How Responsible Leaders Do Good and Irresponsible Leaders Create HavocBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Stay Innovative – the Example of Light Weight DesignBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Live or Let Die? The Evolution of the Economy – Darwinism Mixes Up the MarketsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: The Energy Transition – a Test for Our Economic SystemBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Quo Vadis Digital Europe/Austria?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: Hands on Jam Session – Business as Unusual: Open Innovation and Service Design ThinkingBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 21: Opinion Making Between Transparency and Headline FeverBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 22: Transparency – Cui Bono?Breakout
16:30 - 18:00Switch – Changing Culture, Changing Business?Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Myths and Facts. How Is it with the Austrian Economic and Social System?Partner

31.08.-30.08.2016

Magenta NightSocial

01.09.2016

06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPlenary
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
07:00 - 08:30Digital Entrepreneurship in EuropePlenary
07:00 - 08:30Fully Connected – Fully Enlightened or Fully Enslaved? – Peter Drucker Morning SessionPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Different Countries, Different Solutions – Economic Cultures in ComparisonPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Lung YingtaiPlenary
10:40 - 11:15Meet the Speaker: Philipp BlomPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner