June 08, 2017 13:21
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is to visit Seoul for the eighth Asian Leadership Conference that promises to look at how global politics is changing in the era of his successor Donald Trump.
The Chosun Ilbo hosts the conference from July 3-4 at the Walkerhill Hotel in eastern Seoul under the theme "New Leadership in the Era of Hyper-Uncertainty: Towards Cooperation and Prosperity."
Some 130 speakers will include other top global leaders taking part in some 60 different sessions. Obama will deliver the keynote speech on July 3.
Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who led his country into the Brexit vote but resigned when it turned against him, will deliver the keynote speech on the second day.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda will talk about his vision of coexistence in Asia. And Esko Aho, the former prime minister of Finland who steered his country out of a financial crisis in the early 1990s, will talk about the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution and graying societies.
The second day of the conference is organized by French advanced technology nonprofit Hello Tomorrow, under the theme "Convergence of Technology," and will focus on finding tech solutions to various global problems.
It will offer participants a chance to meet up-and-coming figures from science, technology, entrepreneurship and math. A contest showcasing the 10 most promising Korean tech start-ups will see the winner invited to present their projects in Paris this October.
On the sidelines, former and incumbent ministers from India, Indonesia and Malaysia will hold investment seminars. Many Chinese venture business officials will also participate in the conference to showcase their success stories and business strategies.
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