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KORUS FTA 5th Anniversary Seminar Co-hosted by AMCHAM & KITA
  ►DATE Wednesday, March 15th, 2017  
  ►TIME 1:30pm - 2:00pm: Registration
2:00pm - 5:00pm: Seminar
  ►VENUE COEX Conference Room South 401 (Samseong)  
  ►COST Free of Charge  
To commemorate the 5th Anniversary of KORUS FTA, AMCHAM and KITA will co-host a seminar on the actual day when KORUS FTA went into effect. This seminar, organized by U.S. and ROK business organizations, will be designed to voice a unified message to the governments and business communities of both countries. The seminar will be a forum for discussions on what the governments’ original intentions were when conceiving the agreement, how the processes of negotiation and implementation affected the initial aims as well as on what the future prospects of the agreement will be.

  *Speakers are subject to change due to schedule.  
  1:30pm - 2:00pm Registration  
    Session/Topic     Speaker/ Moderator  
  2:00pm - 2:15pm Opening Remarks  
- Kim, Inho (Chairman, KITA)
- Jeffrey Jones (Chairman, Partners for the Future Foundation/Former Chairman, AMCHAM Korea)
- Joo, Hyunghwan (Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy)
- Marc Knapper (Chargé d'affaires, U.S. Embassy in Korea)
  2:15pm - 3:35pm KORUS: Its Objectives and Achievements  
- The Past, Present and Future of KORUS FTA
    Moderator: Jeffrey Jones (Chairman, Partners for the Future Foundation/Former Chairman, AMCHAM Korea)

Panel Discussion / Q&A

- Kim, Jong-Hoon (Professor, Yonsei University/Former Minister for Trade)

- Wendy Cutler (Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute/Former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative)
  3:35pm - 3:50pm Break  
  3:50pm - 5:00pm Case Studies and Assessment of KORUS FTA  
- Assessment of KORUS FTA implementation

- Success cases of KORUS FTA utilization

- Strategies for closer economic cooperation

Moderator: Sohn, Yul (Professor, Yonsei University)

Panel Discussion / Q&A

- Lee, Dong-bok (Director, Trade Research Department, KITA Institute for International Trade)

- David Ruch (Country Manager-Korea, United Airlines/Former Chairman, AMCHAM Korea)

- Shin, Cheol-soo (CEO, ENA Industry)

- Sunny Park (Director, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Korea)

- Kim, Hyung Joo (Research Fellow, LG Economic Research Institute)


Noon, Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

  ►CONTACT Registration
(email) amchamrsvp@amchamkorea
(phone) 82.2.6201.2200
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