Australia Korea Business Council | 2018 Joint Meeting Agenda & Venues
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2018 Joint Meeting

Sunday 29 October 2018

Future Leaders Dinner (Future Leaders Participants Only – 2017 and 2018)

6.00PM onwards Future Leaders Dinner (For selected Future Leaders Participants Only)

2017 and 2018 Future Leader Participants are invited to participate in a casual dinner in Busan to kick off the formal program. Meet in lobby of Westin Chosun Hotel at 6.00PM.

Monday 29 October 2018

Site Visit

Future Leaders Program

Welcome Dinner

8.00AM to 10.00AM Future Leaders Program (For selected Future Leaders Participants Only), Violet Room, Level 2, Westin Chosun Hotel

The second Future Leaders Program will be held from 8.00AM to 10.00AM at the Westin Chosun Hotel. Following the Future Leaders Roundtable, Future Leaders will take a taxi to meet the rest of the delegation at the UN Memorial Cemetery.

9.00AM – 5.00PM Site visit to Industry (UN Memorial Cemetery Visit, Renault Samsung Motors Plant & Busan New Port)

AKBC delegates are invited to participate in a site visit to the UN Memorial Cemetery, Renault Samsung Motors Plant and Busan New Port. This visit will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about Australia’s participation in the Korean War, and experience Busan’s leading industries including manufacturing and logistics first hand. Busan is Korea’s second largest city, and its close proximity to other hub cities across Northeast Asia positions it well as a leading business and logistic hubs.  Busan is home to the world’s fifth largest container port and the largest transhipment port in north-east Asia. Busan has a strength in traditional core industries including shipbuilding and manufacturing and logistics, and in recent years has grown into new and innovate sectors including film and image, tourism and events as well as financial services (especially marine finance).

Please note that lunch is included and the bus will depart from and return to the Westin Chosun Hotel. Australian delegates must provide the AKBC with their passport details if they wish to participate in the site visit (for the New Port).

6.00PM – 9.00PM  Welcome Dinner at APEC NuriMaru House

APEC Nuri Maru House, meaning “world summit APEC house” was purpose-built for the 2005 APEC Leaders’ Meeting.  The Welcome Dinner will be held in this venue on Monday 29 October. The APEC NuriMaru House is located on Dongbaek Island and is 10 minutes (by foot) from the Westin Chosun Hotel.

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Australian Delegation Breakfast

Joint Meeting

Closing cocktail reception

7.30AM – 9.00AM Australian Delegation Breakfast (Orchid Room)

AKBC delegates are invited to attend the Australian Delegation Breakfast, with guest speaker Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea H.E. Mr James Choi. Mr Choi will provide an update on the Australia-Korea relationship and share his thoughts on areas of future economic cooperation and collaboration as well as the geopolitical landscape of North Asia and what this means for Australia.

9.00AM to 4.00PM 39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting 

See below for detailed agenda.

4.00PM – 5.00PM  Closing cocktail reception

Following the formalities, the Australian and Korean delegates are invited to network at the closing cocktail reception which will be held at the Westin Chosun Hotel.

39th AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting

Opening Session

Photo Session

Opening Remarks
KABC Chairman Jeong-Woo Choi
AKBC Chairman Hon Mark Vaile AO

Welcoming Remarks

Busan City Vice Mayor

Congratulatory Remarks
Australian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr James Choi

Session 1: Future of Energy

New Resources, Lithium 
Hyun Park, Vice President, POSCO

The Future of Energy – Investor’s Perspective 
John Walker AM, Chairman of Macquarie Capital Asia
Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea

LNG Cooperation 

Pilgangoora – A globally significant lithium-tantalum project 
Tony Kiernan, Chairman, Pilbara Minerals

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Panel moderated by Peter Cleary, Principal, Glenoak Energy/Director, Australia-Korea Business Council

Coffee break

Session 2 : The 4th Industrial Revolution

Progressing Australia’s Urban Systems
Dr Simon Toze Research Director – Land and Water, CSIRO

Smart City
Jong-Sung Hwang, Lead Researcher, National Information Society Agency

Collaboration between industry and business
Professor Alan Lau, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Research Development), Swinburne University

New Medicine
Kolon Life Science

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Panel moderated by Dr Taeshin Kwon, Vice Chairman of FKI



Presentation by Cam Vale, CEO Baseball Australia

Session 3 : Strengthening the Korea-Australia Network

How is geopolitics is impacting the investment landscape
Peter Kim, Mirae Asset Daewoo

AustCham’s role in enhancing the Australia-Korea relationship (TBC)
Chris Raciti, Chairman, Australian Chamber of Commerce in Australia

Tackling Korea’s High Youth Employment through vocational education and training
Yeon Bog Lee, Director, Human Resources Development Service of Korea

Title TBC

Shaun Moody, Commercial Partnerships Manager, Tennis Australia

Coffee Break

Session 4 : Service Sector Cooperation

 Speaker TBC

Closing Session

Overview of Future Leaders Program
Future Leader

Signing of Joint Statement 

Closing Remarks + Announcement of host city for 40thAKBC-KABC Joint Meeting
AKBC Chairman, Hon Mark Vaile AO

Closing Remarks
KABC Chairman, Jeong-Woo Choi

Networking Reception
Westin Chosun Hotel Busan – Beer Garden


APEC NuriMaru House

APEC Nuri Maru House, meaning “world summit APEC house” was purpose-built for the 2005 APEC Leaders’ Meeting.  The Welcome Dinner will be held in this venue on Monday 29 October. The APEC NuriMaru House is located on Dongbaek Island and is 10 minutes (by foot) from the Westin Chosun Hotel.

Westin Chosun Hotel, Busan

The 2018 AKBC-KABC Joint Meeting will be hosted at the Westin Chosun Hotel, Busan on Monday 30 October.  Delegates are offered discounted accommodation rates if they choose to stay at the Westin Chosun Hotel – see ‘accommodation’ section for more information.