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[Conference] Republic of Korea and World Bank Group
(60 Years of Partnership Retrospect and Prospect)

Type Conference
Venue Sheraton Incheon Hotel, Incheon, Republic of Korea Date 2015-06-01 ~ 2015-06-05

 Program schedule

[Korea Week 2015Republic of Korea and World Bank Group – 60 Years of Partnership Retrospect and Prospect

□ Date: June 1st (Mon) - June 5th (Fri)

□ Venue: Sheraton Incheon Hotel, Incheon, Republic of Korea

□ Contact: Min Jae Kang, mjkang@worldbank.org

□ More info: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2015/03/20/korea-week-2015-june-1-5-2015#3

Date/Time Program Description
June.1(Mon) - Section 1: Conference
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:40

Opening Plenary: Remembering 60 Years of Successful Partnership

 

Welcoming Remarks

- Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, WBG

- Hyung-hwan Joo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF)

Congratulatory Remarks

- Video message by Jim Yong Kim, President of WBG

- Lee Duk-Hoon, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank)

- Bae Kook Hwan, Deputy Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea

Group Photo

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30

Plenary 1: Transformation of Korea and IDA as a Partner

 

Speaker

- Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President, Development Finance, WBG

Panelists

- Sung-Soo Eun, Executive Director, Republic of Korea, Board of Directors, WBG Hyung-Gon Jeong, Vice President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

- Meeja Hamm, Honorary Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University

- Betty Bigombe, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, WBG

Moderator

- Kyung-wook Hur, Professor, Public Finance / International Economy, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

12:30 – 13:30  Networking Lunch
13:30 – 15:30

Plenary 2: World Bank Group – Korea Programs and Projects

 

Introductory Remarks

- Bert Hofman, Country Director, Republic of Korea, World Bank, WBG - Yoon-kyung Kim, Deputy Director General, MOSF

- Vivek Pathak, Director, East Asia and Pacific Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC), WBG

WBG-Korea Programs, Presentation

- Betty Bigombe, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, WBG

- Luisito Montalbo, Undersecretary, Executive Director, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Office of the President of the Philippines 

Panelists

- Nejib Arfaoui, Advisor of the Honorable Minister, Ministry of Equipment, Housing and Sustainable Development

- Taejong Kim, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

- Anita Bhatia, Director, Development Partner Relations, WBG

- Timothy James Histed, Head, North Asia, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Moderator

- Bert Hofman, Country Director, Republic of Korea, World Bank, WBG 

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 19:00 (including coffee break) 

Parallel Thematic Session 1

Theme 1: Information & Communications Technology – Closing the Gaps

 

Introductory Remarks

- Wonki Min, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)  

- Deepak Bhatia, Lead e-Government Specialist, Transport & ICT, WBG 

Panelists

- Harry Anthony Patrinos, Practice Manager, Education, WBG

- Jeongwon Yoon, Director of IT Cooperation, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

- Chun-man Cho, Research Fellow, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) 

- Wan-suk Yi, Senior Researcher, Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA)

- Hayun Kang, Executive Director, International Cooperation Research, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI)

- Hyoung Gun Wang, Senior Economist, Urban, Rural & Social Development, WBG

- Deuk Jung Kim, Vice President, National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) 

Moderator

- Deepak Bhatia, Lead e-Government Specialist, Transport & ICT, WBG

16:00 – 19:00 (including coffee break)

Parallel Thematic Session 1

Theme 2: Urban & Climate Change

 

Introductory Remarks

- Jin-Cheol Jo, Vice Director, Global Development Partnership, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements

MetroLab Video

“Think Outside Your Boundary – Fast Growing Cities Need a Metropolitan Approach” 

Presentations

- Neeraj Prasad, Manager, Knowledge & Partnerships, Climate Change, WBG

- Paul Procee, Program Leader and Lead Urban Specialist, Beijing Office, WBG 

Panelists

- Jin-Cheol Jo, Vice Director, Global Development Partnership, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS)

- Neeraj Prasad, Manager, Knowledge & Partnerships, Climate Change, WBG

- Paul Procee, Program Leader and Lead Urban Specialist, Beijing Office, WBG

- Anne Marie Sloth Carlsen, Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Seoul Policy Center

Moderator

- Songsu Choi, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

16:00 – 19:00 (including coffee break) 

Parallel Thematic Session 1

Theme 3: Leadership, Learning & Innovation – Accelerators of Development

 

Introductory Remarks and Presentation

- Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director, Knowledge Exchange & Learning, Leadership, Learning & Innovation (LLI), WBG

Speaker

- Taejong Kim, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

 

Breakout Parallel Sessions

Theme 1 - Knowledge Hubs - Strengthening Organizational Knowledge Sharing

Lead 

- Steffen Janus, Senior Operations Officer, LLI, WBG 

Discussants

- Hyungkyoo Kim, Director, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

- Yoon Young Park, Deputy Director, Statistics Korea (KOSTAT)

- Haiyoung Yun, Assistant Dean, Capacity Building Center, KDI School of Public Policy and Management 

 

Theme 2 – Accelerating Solutions through Learning: Introducing the Open Learning Campus

Lead

- Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, LLI, WBG

 

Theme 3 – Innovation in Big Data for Development

Lead

- Adarsh Desai, Program Manager, Innovation, LLI, WBG

Panelists 

- Kyu Sup Hahn, Vice Director, Big Data Institute, Seoul National University (SNU)

- Jeongwon Yoon, Executive Director, National Information Society Agency (NIA)

Closing Remarks

- Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, Korea Office, WBG 

19:30 – 21:00

Dinner Session 

 

Welcoming Remarks by Hosts

- Sung-Soo Eun, Executive Director, Board of Directors, Republic of Korea

- Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, WBG

Keynote Speech

- Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Urban, Rural & Social Development, WBG

“Innovation and Quality through our Korean Partnership” 

June.2(Tue) - Section 1: Conference
  Plenary 3: Investing in Emerging Markets: Tri-party Cooperation among Investors, Financiers and the Public Sector
09:00-10:30 (invitation only) This session will discuss how to further strengthen the partnership by hearing participant’s views on challenges of entering emerging markets, and how the WBG can work more closely with the Republic of Korea and its Public Finance Agencies to enhance cross-border investment from Korea.
10:30 – 12:15

By sharing IFC and MIGA’s experiences and views on the challenges and opportunities in Asia that are of particular interest to Korean investors (e.g., Myanmar), this session will explore opportunities of further collaboration in target frontier markets.

 

Speakers

- Vikram Kumar, Resident Representative, Myanmar, IFC

- Hayoung Lee, Representative, Korea, IFC

- Junglim Hahm, Representative, Korea, MIGA

- Paul Antony Barbour, Senior Risk Management Officer, MIGA

- Michael Lee Chae, Principal, Asset Management Company, IFC 

Moderator

- Kwangchul Ji, Liaison Officer, Korea Office, WBG

12:15 – 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 (including coffee break)

Parallel Thematic Session 2

Theme 4: Fostering Competitiveness: The role of Innovation to increase firm level productivity and integrating SMEs into Global Value Chains

 

Introductory Panel Presentation

- William Maloney, Chief Economist, Trade & Competitiveness, WBG

 

Discussion 1 – Innovation Policy to increase firm competitiveness

Panelists

- Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue

- Rajah Rasiah, Professor of Economics and Technology Management, University of Malaya

- Harry Anthony Patrinos, Practice Manager, Education, WBG Sungchul Jung, Former President, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI)

- Yeong Cheol Seok, Executive Director, Office of Strategic Research and Development Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) 

Moderator

- William Maloney, Chief Economist, Trade & Competitiveness, WBG 

 

Discussion 2 – Technology Upgrading to integrate SMEs into Global Value Chains 

Panelists

- Vivek Pathak, Director, East Asia and Pacific Department, IFC

- Miao Zhang, Research Fellow at Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya

- Seunghee Lee, Director, Global Partnering Team, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

- Han-koo Yeo, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)

- Yong Seok Roh, Director, Overseas Marketing Division, Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) 

Moderator

- William Maloney, Chief Economist, Trade & Competitiveness, WBG

13:30 – 16:30 (including coffee break) 

Parallel Thematic Session 2

Theme 5 Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) – Using the Korean Effective PPP Program Implementation to Improve Governance in Other Countries

 

Introductory Remarks

- Francois Olivier Bergere, Program Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, WBG

Discussion 1 – 20 years of Korean PPP experience: achievements and lessons

Chairs

- Francois Olivier Bergere, Program Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, WBG

- Hyeon Park, Associate Professor and Vice Dean of International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul 

Panelists

- Myeong Joo Kim, Director, PPP Policy Division, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea

- Hyeon Park, Associate Professor and Vice Dean of International School of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul

- Chul Hum Paik, Representative Director, Macquarie Korea Asset Management

- Taehong Jun, General Manager, Project Finance Department 1, Korea Development Bank

Moderator

- Ousmane Dione, Practice Manager, Water, WBG

 

Discussion 2 – How to use the Korean experience to improve governance in other countries

Chairs

- Francois Olivier Bergere, Program Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, WBG

- Hojun Lee, Director, PPP Division, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center (PIMAC), Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Panelists

- Jong Moo Jung, Chief Executive Officer, KG Infra Finance Research (Center) Co.

- Youngsob Yoo, Deputy Director, PPP Policy Division, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea

- Jin Wook Lee, Deputy Director, Strategic Business Coordination Department, Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank)

- Soojin Park, Head, Policy Research Team, Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center (PIMAC), Korea Development Institute

Moderator

- Ousmane Dione, Practice Manager, Water, WBG

13:30 – 16:30 (including coffee break)

Parallel Thematic Session 2

Theme 6 Financial Systems for Sustainable Growth

 

Introductory Remarks

- Hak Soo Kim, Director General, Financial Services Commission- Capital Markets Bureau

- Sebastian-A Molineus, Director, Finance & Markets, WBG

 

Discussion 1 – Financial Sector Stability and Soundness – Getting the Foundation Right

 

Panelists

- Kyuil Chung, Director General, Office of International Affairs, Bank of Korea

- Bumyoal Lee, Head, International Organization Team, Financial Supervisory Services (FSS)

- Hyoung-Seok Lim, Director, Bank and Insurance Industry Division, Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)

- James Seward, Practice Manager, Finance & Markets, WBG 

Moderator

- Sameer Goyal, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance & Markets, WBG

 

Discussion 2 - Leveraging Capital Markets and Non-bank Financial Institutions for Development

Presentation

- Chanitr Charnchainarong, Former Executive Vice President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand

Panelists

- Young Ho Park, Managing Director, Korea Securities Depository (KSD)

- Vikram Kumar, Resident Representative, Myanmar, IFC

- Hyungjoon Lim, Research Fellow, Korea Institute of Finance

Moderator

- Sebastian-A Molineus, Director, Finance & Markets, WBG

June.3(Wed) - Section 2: Public Engagement Day​

□ Venue: Seoul Museum of History, Seoul, Republic of Korea

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 11:00

Panel Discussion1

“Global Development Challenges and the Role of WBG”

 

Speaker

- Ki-hwan Kim, Chair, Seoul Financial Forum

Experts Panel

- Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, The Growth Dialogue

- Jörg Alois Reding, Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland, Republic of Korea

- Betty Bigombe, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence, WBG

- James Brumby, Director, Governance, WBG

- Sebastian-A Molineus, Director, Finance & Markets, WBG

- Ousmane Dione, Practice Manager, Water, WBG

Moderator

- Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director, Knowledge Exchange & Learning, Leadership, Learning & Innovation (LLI), WBG

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:30

Panel Discussion 2

“Working in the WBG”

 

Opening Remarks

- Geremie Sawadogo, Manager, Talent Acquisition, WBG

Panelists

- Davide Bonzano, Senior Manager, Client Services, WBG

- Hyoung Gun Wang, Senior Economist, Urban, Rural & Social Development, WBG

- Darren Dorkin, Program Coordinator, LLI, Korea Office, WBG

- Kyung Soon Song, Representative Director, Korea Expert Consulting Group

- Ji-young Song, Operations Analyst, Finance & Markets, WBG Moderator

- Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, Korea Office, WBG

12:30 - 12:45

Closing

- Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, Korea Office, WBG