2023 CKGSB Global Unicorn Korea Module Opening Ceremony

    About this event

    Time: Tuesday, September 12th, 2023
    Location: Fairmont Ambassador Hotel, Seoul, Korea
    Language: English, Korean

    Unicorn enterprises, renowned for their remarkable growth rates, are at the helm of propelling global economic growth and stimulating innovation. As new technologies challenge the status quo, these companies are instrumental in driving economic progress, social mobility, and structural transformation. Our event aims to cultivate thought-provoking discussions on the opportunities arising from these developments, underscoring the significance of supporting this new generation of business leaders that prioritize global responsibility, social purpose, and long-term thinking.

    The event will bring together Korea’s leaders, including the Minister of SMEs and Startups and the chairman of the Korea Venture Capital Association, as well as the most influential leaders, including 40 founders and CEOs of unicorn companies.


    14:00-14:05 | Opening Remarks

    • • LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB

    14:05-14:25 | Keynote Speech

    • • Young Lee, Minister, Ministry of SMEs and Startups

    14:25-14:40 | Keynote Speech

    • • XIANG Bing, Founding Dean, Professor of China Business and Globalization, CKGSB

    14:40-14:55 | Keynote Speech

    • • Dongsung CHO, Emeritus Professor, Seoul National University

    15:00-16:00 | Panel Session

    Korea’s Unicorn Ecosystem

    • • [Moderator] LI Wei, Professor of Economics, CKGSB
    • • Bon-hi GU, Director, Invest Seoul
    • • Jay CHANG, CEO, Korea University Holdings

    16:00 | Closing Remarks

    16:00-18:00 | Cocktail Reception & Networking Dinner

    *The above agenda is not final and subject to changes

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