-The Ministry of Education (Deputy Prime Minsiter and Minister of Education, Sang-kon KIM) together with the Korea Economic Daily (President and Publisher, Kiwoong KIM) and the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Trainng (President, Yongsoon Lee) will hold the Global HR Forum 2017 with the theme, "Future in Your Hands" from October 31st to November 2nd at Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas.
The theme of this year's Forum, "Future in Your Hands," conveys a message that the human race needs to actively respond to and collaboratively search for solutions amid the new age of uncertainty in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This year's Forum marks the 12th international gathering since the launch of the first Forum in 2006. It is held to discuss and share perspectives on global talent development in order to resolve common issues faced by the global community.
For the last eleven years, more than 1,700 global leaders and experts from diverse fields participated as speakers to communicate and share about future global talent, global talent development, and human resource policies.
More than 100 people from about 60 countries have confirmed their attendance to this year's Forum as speakers and discussants, and with domestic attendees, the number of participants during the three-day Forum is expected to reach about 5,000 people.
-The main program includes the following:
On October 31st (Tuesday), a welcome reception will be held for officials and speakers visiting Korea to attend the Forum.
On November 1st (Wednesday), plenary sessions and special sessions will be held following the opening speech from Kiwoong KIM (President and Publisher, Korea Economic Daily) and the welcome speech from Sang-kon KIM (Deputy Prime Minsiter and Minster of Education).
For keynote speech, Julia Gillard (Former Australian Prime Minsiter) will speak about a new vision for global prosperity. Mo Gawdat (CBP of Google X) will deliever a meaningful messange about the engineering model for happiness.
In addition, global CEOs, university presidents, and renowned scholars will take part in the plenary sessions, and during the special sessions, diverse themes will be organized including 'A single idea changes the world,' 'A revolution for learning,' and 'Using drones for social good.'
On the last day of the Forum, November 2nd (Thursday), four tracks of sessions will be held under the themes, 'Creative, convergent talent, and education innovation,' 'HR management of global companies,' 'Changes in job world and training of human resource,' and 'Fostering talents who can challenge themselves.'
In order to have an effective and interactive discussion, particularly between the speaker and the audience, online question and answer system will be utilized.
-As a side event, the '2017 EAP training session for policy makers' hosted by Korea and UNESCO will be held for two days from October 30th (Monday) at Oakwood Hotel.
This year, the theme is 'Sharing Achievement and Seeking Future Development on NQF Establishment in Asia-Pacific Region.'
Senior officials and experts from Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia will have an in-depth discussion on NQF, which is imperative to creating a society that evalutes and recognizes individual's capabilites.
-In addition, the Korea Invention Promotion Asosciation will hold a meeting called 'Meeting future entrepreneurs and global leaders' on November 3rd (Thursday).
About 30 future entrepreneurs will meet with global CEOs and renowned international scholars for an opportunity to learn about their spirit such global mind and attitude so that they can become innovative leaders.
-Sang-kon KIM (Deputy Prime Minster and Minsiter of Education) indicated in his welcome speech that "create talent has the will to change the world and create new technologies and values through imagination. Convergence is essential, particulary in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we will be at the forefront of cultivating convergence talent through an education reform."