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Introduction

AMCHAM’s 25+ industry-based committees provide a platform for member companies to identify and discuss relevant issues, trends and policy priorities. Committees meet regularly and are open to all members.

Please contact committee@amchamkorea.org should you have any other inquiries.

The Committees

AMCHAM currently has 29 committees.
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AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

1) Committee's Mission Statement
The purpose of the Aerospace and Defense committee is to promote closer association among US aerospace and defense industries which are resident or represented in Korea.

 

The Committee facilitates the exchange of information concerning the Korean market among US aerospace and defense industries and provides a means to focus AMCHAM attention on the continued awareness and representation of aerospace and defense-related issues.

During our regular meetings, guests from the Embassy Country team and invited guest share items of interests to our A&D members, usually around 25 personnel both US and Korean. The Aerospace and Defense Committee's yearly plan is to meet as needed to discuss pertinent issues related to the Aerospace and Defense industry with the goal of facilitating a better business environment for its members. The year will begin with asking members on issues that the A&D Committee might be able to assist.

2) Activities in Support of the Mission
1Q: Host a discussion with a guest speaker (ROK/US Defense academic guest)

2Q: Host a discussion with a guest speaker from ROK National Assembly Defense Committee member etc.
3Q: Host a discussion with a guest speaker from US DoD.
4Q: Joint meeting with JUSMAG-K (host a US Defense Official or CoDel)

 

Co-Chairs

JOSEPH DALLAO - L-3 TECHNOLOGIES (02-773-4362)

YOUNGJE KIM - GE KOREA (02-6201-4560)
JOHN YI - RAYTHEON INTERNATIONAL KOREA (02-796-5797)​ 

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AGRICULTURAL TRADE

1) Committee's Mission Statement
The Agricultural Trade Committee serves U.S. agriculture companies' interests in Korea. The Committee works to promote the acceptance of U.S. agricultural products in the Korean community and to position the United States as a reliable partner of Korea and a trustworthy provider of safe and wholesome agricultural products. The Committee provides a forum to identify, discuss, and assist in the resolution of issues facing U.S. companies involved in the agricultural products industries. The Committee makes its positions known to U.S. policy-makers and seeks to engage in activities which promote information-sharing and opinion-shaping opportunities with officials from Korean regulatory and policy-making organizations. The Committee strives to maintain a balanced membership representing all segments of the agricultural product industries.

2) Activities in Support of the Mission
Regular meetings on agriculture related topics featuring guest speakers from industry and government.

 

 

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AUTOMOTIVE

1) Committee's Mission Statement

The Automotive Committee will serve as a forum for AMCHAM members to discuss automotive and motorcycle industry issues for the primary purpose of enhancing and promoting closer association among American related businesses. The committee will facilitate the exchange of information concerning the Korean market and also provide a mechanism to bring related regulatory issues to the attention of the relevant Korean government and US Embassy authorities; thru reviews with the AMCHAM Board. 

 

Co-Chairs

PABLO LEE- (SUB-COMMITTEE: MOTORCYCLE) HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF KOREA (02-796-8279) 

PABLO ROSSO -  FCA KOREA LIMITED (02-2112-2671) 

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BLOCKCHAIN


Co-Chairs

JIWON JOUNG - DIRECTIONAL

JOONKEE HONG - CUMBERLAND

SIRGOO LEE - DUNAMU INC. (070-8230-3391)

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BUSAN

1) Committee's Mission Statement
Busan is traditionally a more conservative area compared to Seoul. In Busan, though there are multinational companies, those in the expat community are fewer and far between creating a barrier to information exchange. Furthermore, many systems and trends are introduced later here than Seoul which is where most foreign entities are headquartered. As a result, Busans business leaders have interest in new trends and strategies being discussed in Seoul and globally. AMCHAM Busan committee will provide business leaders with MNC, local companies with market information and insight, and promotion and networking among member companies. The committee will also initiate productive discussions with government parties, such as the municipal office, with a goal to discuss new directions for the region and to lead investment in the Busan-Gyeongnam region

    

Co-Chairs

EUN-JWA (CHLOE) AHN - KELLY SERVICES, LTD (031-782-9511)

Practice Head & Busan Branch Manager, Kelly Services - (051-782-9511)

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CAPITAL MARKETS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

1) Sectors to be Represented: 

Banking, Securities, and Asset Management 

2) Committee's Mission Statement
The mission of the Capital Markets and Financial Services committee is to collectively identify the essential issues and topics regarding the financial industry in Korea and address suitable recommendations to the relevant government regulators and agencies through AMCHAM advocacy procedures. It also strives to explain to relevant stakeholders the importance of the financial services industry to Korea.

3) Activities in Support of the Mission
  • Engage with the relevant regulatory bodies on financial policy and regulatory issues of concern
  • Provide global best practice financial policy recommendations to the relevant regulatory authorities
  • Promote the historical and on-going contributions made by the foreign financial services industry to the relevant authorities
  • Guest speaker Series on Financial, Economic and Regulatory Topics
  • Regular discussion forums to share, discuss and address key industry issues
  • Face-to-face meetings with senior government officials and regulators
  • ​Coordination with other organizations (Foreign Bankers Group, Seoul Financial Forum, and other AMCHAM committees)
  • Expansion of committee membership
  • Regular meetings between co-chairs and AMCHAM leadership 

Co-Chairs

JOAN CHANG - KIM & CHANG (02-3703-1831)

SIMON HURST - GOLDMAN SACHS(ASIA) LLC SEOUL BRANCH (02-3788-1152)

MAN YEON CHOI BLACKROCK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (02-751-0500)

 

 

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CFO

1) Committee Mission Statement

The AMCHAM CFO Committee serves as a forum to identify, discuss and address key issues that impact CFOs in Korea as well as to facilitate peer-to-peer networking among CFOs.  While the committee is closed to CFOs and Finance Directors, speakers and guests will frequently be invited from various consulting firms, accounting firms, law firms, government organizations, and other AMCHAM committees from time to time to ensure meaningful discussions and coordinated follow-up on key issues.

 

2) Activities in Support of the Mission

1.   To have at least 4 seminars (one per quarter) aimed at facilitating peer-to-peer networking among CFOs with a focus on key issues/concerns faced in Korea, including but not limited to the following:

  • Treasury & Foreign Exchange Control Matters
  • Compliance & Fraud
  • Labor & Union Issues
  • Customs Duties, VAT, & Customs Audits
  • Transfer Pricing, Corporate Tax Compliance & Corporate Tax Audits
  • Data Privacy
  • Data Retention
  • JV Issues
  • Shared Services and Allocation of Common Expenses
  • Management Service Fees and HQ Expense Allocations
  • Business Restructuring & M&A
  • Public Relations Issues
  • Government Advocacy & Relations
  • Individual Income Tax and Foreign Bank Account Reporting
  • Valuations in Korea
  • Managing Forex Risk

 

2.   To have at least once special session in which the co-chairs of the Taxation, Compliance & Ethics, Legal Affairs, and Foreign Investment Committees would be invited to brainstorm and prepare a joint wish list for future discussions with the MOSF, NTS, Ombudsman, etc. (and to evaluate progress on prior year wish list)

3.   To coordinate with the ECCK CFO Forum to ensure mutual issues/concerns are jointly communicated to the Korean government.

 

Co-Chairs

JEREMY EVERETT - Yulchon LLC (02-528-5200)

JOSHUA HILLMAN - MSD KOREA LTD. (02-331-2000)

SARAH TENNESSEN - 3M KOREA (02-3771-4114​)

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CHEMICAL

1) Committee's Mission Statement

The Chemical Committee aims to provide forum for AMCHAM members to discuss various political, mainly regulatory issues of chemical industry in Korea. The Committee works to enhance regulatory environment so that chemical-related policies and regulations are more harmonized with global standards. One particular issue of the Committee’s interest is chemical control laws and the Committee seeks to engage in activities for opinion shaping opportunities with officials from Korean regulatory and policy-making organizations. The Committee also operates committee working group for more in depth discussion on technical matters of chemical regulatory issues and for setting agenda for the Committee meeting. The working group is open to all AMCHAM members, and have a regular meeting at quarterly basis. Twice or 3 times a year, the Committee provide informative meeting opportunities for members inviting high profile speakers from the Korean governments and international organizations.

2) Activities in Support of the Mission

* Working group regular meetings (every 3 months) on on-going and new regulatory issue related topics.
* Regular meetings (bi-annual) inviting high profile speakers from the Korean governments including MOKE, MOE and MOL with following topics and speakers
MOKE: Dr. H. W. Lee, Korea REACH legislation
MOE: Korea REACH legislation and revision of Toxic Chemical Control Act
MOL: Revision of Occupational Health and Hygiene Act in accordance with Korea REACH legislation

 

Co-Chairs 

BO HYOUNG LEE - MACOLL CONSULTING GROUP (02-6915-3054)

YOHAN LEE - 3M KOREA LTD. (02-3771-4202)

PETER K. PAIK - KIM & CHANG (02-2122-3510)

YOUNG-KI RYU - PROCTER & GAMBLE KOREA (02-6940-6344)

 

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CLOUD

Chairperson

LIZ (KYO-HWA) CHUNG - MICROSOFT KOREA

 

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Compliance & Ethics

1) Committee's Mission Statement

The Compliance and Ethics Committee’s mission is to provide a forum for its members to exchange information and ideas regarding compliance and ethics issues that affect our members’ business operations in Korea and to share best practices. The committee invites expert speakers from private and public sectors as well as government regulators to share the latest regulations, risk trends and cases that will provide valuable insight to the committee members. 

Co-Chairs

Jai Wook Lee - Yulchon LLC (02-528-5864)

Samuel Nam - Kim & Chang (02-3703-1585) 
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DPRK

1) Committee’s Mission Statement


AMCHAM’s DPRK Committee is a forum for interested members of AmCham to gain understanding of issues related to North Korea, including the status of regional security, political and economic policy and developments that could impact the potential for conducting business in and with North Korea.


2) Activities in Support of the Mission


Q4 2019: Host talk on current developments in North Korea-U.S.-South Korea relations with a former U.S. Government official.

Q4 2019/Q1 2020: Host update on North Korea security-related issues and readiness with U.S. military official.

Q1/Q2 2020: Host panel discussion on North-South political and economic policy and regional issues with speakers from academia, policy-making and think tanks.

Q2/Q3 2020: Host panel discussion on Life in North Korea regarding the everyday impact of economic policies, featuring speakers from various professional backgrounds with experience inside the North.


Co-Chairs
Jeffrey D. Jones - Partners for the Future Foundation (02-3703-1140)

Penelope Richey Kim - Yulchon LLC (02-528-5420)

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ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

1) Committee's Mission Statement

 

The Energy & Environment Committee will serve as a forum for AMCHAM members to discuss energy and environment(including climate change) issues both among industry participants and with guests from the Korean government and international organizations headquartered in Korea. Topics will include (but not limited to), Korean energy strategy, use of LNG, renewable and alternative energies, new technologies (e.g. SMARTGRID), improvements in energy efficiency (especially in buildings) and technologies and policy measures to reduce/minimize carbon footprint. It will seek to provide a forum for AMCHAM members involved in the energy and sustainable growth industries, related disciplines, trades and sectors to discuss issues of common interest. It will also provide a mechanism to bring pressing energy and environment policy issues to the attention of the AMCHAM Board and, through AMCHAM education and advocacy procedures, the relevant Korean government authorities and representatives of international organizations with headquarters in Korea.


2) Activities in Support of the Mission


- Regular meetings, with varied formats, on energy and green growth sector topics featuring guest speakers from government and industry


- Meetings for Committee members to review relevant energy and green growth issues internally and to update the AMCHAM energy & green growth policy statement


- Develop items for AMCHAM Board advocacy to relevant Korean government authorities and international organizations, in writing as appropriate


- Regular reports by the Chair or other designated Committee member to the AMCHAM Board on the status of major developments in the energy and green growth sectors and the potential need for advocacy on these issues

- Meeting topics could include
a. MOTIE or other officials, e.g. KEPCO CEO or KEI Director, visiting executives from US DOE:
i. "Make up" of power supply -- implications to fossil fuel supply chain and carbon foot print. The relative roles of coal, nuclear and renewables could be related topics. 
ii. Lessons from the recent low reserve margin situation and potential impact on energy conservation (will there be changes in policy and regs to provide positive economic/financial incentives to encourage conservation on a sustainable basis?)
> Korea government's policy intentions embedded in RPS and ETS regimes and their projected effects on industries.
> Relative roles of MOTIE and ME in setting environmental policies and regulations.
> Potential linkage of ROK gas and power grids with DPRK 
> C40 states that 40 major cities in the world emit 80% of the world’s GHG emissions. We can facilitate more discussions on how energy efficiency in existing buildings can help South Korea achieve their 30% overall CO2 emissions reduction plan against BAU by 2020. With an estimated cost of KRW60 trillion to improve efficiency in existing buildings, this is an enormous market opportunity for Public-Private Partnerships.
> Facilitate discussions on how to build more sustainable cities as new cities are built in Korea. Understanding the importance of integrated energy master planning of cities, we can influence Korean officials to build more efficient cities. 
iii. The administration’s policy stance on key energy issues, including climate change, self-sufficiency levels, cost of supply, etc. 
iv. The role of energy in South-North rapprochement

b. Accelerate deployment of alternative energy sources (fuel cells, solar & photovoltaics, wind, biofuels, clean coal, ESCOs, information systems to access Korean projects and research) 

c. Energy conservation & efficiency (including green buildings)

d. What member companies are doing to develop and commercialize energy technologies, e.g. CEO as speaker

e. Increased use of LNG as a clean fuel; incl. 3rd party view, e.g. Wood MacKenzie

f. Carbon regulations and relevant management technologies

g. Technology deployment: Improving the power sector through use of SMART Grid and clean coal

h. Intellectual property protection for energy technology

i. KORUS FTA - consolidation of specific impacts on member businesses of ratification; improve understanding, identification of issues that may need to be addressed by FTA committee

j. Targeted white papers to frame advocacy positions based on member input

 

Chairperson

YOSEP HONG - KOAM INNOVATION 

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Food & Beverage

Chairperson

KAREN KIM - McDONALD'S KOREA (02-6191-3610)

 

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GOVERNMENT & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

1) Committee's Mission Statement 
 

The Committee aims to provide forum for AMCHAM members to discuss various economic and political issues in Korea, and other issues in international affairs. The Committee intends to focus on cross-sectoral issues, which are not likely to be covered by other industry specific committees and macro issues and international politics. Every year, the Committee provides numerous informative meeting opportunities for members by inviting high profile speakers from the Korean and U.S. government, company executives and Think Tanks. 


2) Activities in Support of the Mission
 

• Meetings with Korean government senior officials to discuss policy directions of the Park’s administration, especially for deregulation
• Meetings with visiting Washington officials and experts to get updates on US policy issues of the Obama's second term

• Networking Meetings for professionals working on government affairs/relations, advocacy, and public policy.

Co-Chairs

YUN CHUNG - GE KOREA (02-6201-3035)

YONG KAB YEE - MACOLL CONSULTING GROUP (02-6915-3003)

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HUMAN RESOURCES

1. Committee`s Mission Statement

The Human Resources Committee will focus on six key areas for HR management professionals:

* Recruitment and Retention of Employees
* Labor Relations and Policies in Korea
* Training and Development
* Performance Management and Performance Appraisal
* Career Development
* Creating business value through strategic management of the workforce.
Committee members will focus on the above HR related issues and propose viable solutions in a collective effort to enhance members’ knowledge and understanding of human resources management and development, labor practices and policies within Korea.

HR management professionals in AMCHAM Korea member companies in good standing will be eligible to receive information from the committee and participate in committee events, take active role in Committee’s activity, etc.

Through quarterly meetings, it also acts as a forum for transferring information between member companies, the Korean and US governments, Korean corporations, and labor organizations.

These meetings are designed to provide an exchange of information between speakers and members. The HR Committee also coordinates an annual Human Resources Seminar, an open forum for the discussion of current human resources issues in Korea.

2. Activities in Support of the Mission

The Human Resources Committee activities will be built around the following objectives:
* Raising of professional standards within the HR community and the promotion of an active HR management 
* Facilitate regular exchange of information, and share best experience within the area of HR management
* Development of closer ties of co-operation between HR experts in the business sectors and their counterparts in government     
* Research and development of HR best practices and lobbying for their adoption
* Networking within the HR community in order to enhance and facilitate understanding and co-operation
* Provide seminars, training, conferences for HR management professionals

Co-Chairs

Matthew F. Jones - Kim & Chang (02-3703-1445)​
Youme Jeon - Kelly Services, Ltd. (02-760-8800)​
Mira Lee - GE Korea (02-6201-3047)​​
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ICT

Co-Chairs

CHRIS AHN - APPLE KOREA LTD. (02-6712-6733) 

SHANE HONG - KIM & CHANG (02-3703-4502) 

SUN HEE KIM - YULCHON LLC. (02-528-5200)

YOUNG HOON KIM - AMAZON WEB SERVICES KOREA (02-3430-9657)

SUNG UNG LEE - IBM KOREA, INC. (02-3781-5923)  

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INSURANCE

1) Committee's Mission Statement
The mission of the insurance committee is to collectively identify the essential issues and topics regarding the insurance industry in Korea and address suitable recommendations to the relevant government regulators and agencies through AMCHAM advocacy procedures. In serving the best interest of the members and the insurance industry, insurance committee strives to achieve the following goals in a responsive, efficient and effective manner, consistent with the needs and demands of its members.

- Promote and protect members’ interest;
- Promote fair and competitive insurance markets;
- Support and improve government regulations on insurance.

2) Activities in Support of the Mission
- The committee organizes regular meetings on insurance related issues, typically involving guest speakers from regulatory agencies, U.S. and Korean governments, and academia.
- The committee works together with the U.S. and Korean governments, Embassy of The United States, Ministry of Finance and Strategy, Financial Services Commission, Financial Supervisory Services, Korea Life Insurance Agency, General Insurance Association of Korea, and American Council of Life Insurers.

 

Chairperson

RODIS PAIK- METLIFE KOREA (02-3469-9380)

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LEGAL AFFAIRS

1) Committee's Mission Statement
The Legal Affairs Committee serves as a forum to identify and discuss issues of concern to AMCHAM members relating to laws, regulations, judiciary, corporate governance, transparency, ethics, and the legal profession in Korea.  The committee follows developments related to the Korea legal services industry opening in accordance with Korea’s free trade agreements and the entrance of global law firms into Korea.  The committee provides a mechanism to bring pressing legal and regulatory issues to the attention of the AMCHAM Board and, through AMCHAM advocacy procedures, to the relevant Korean government authorities.  The committee includes foreign and domestic lawyers, academia, risk management advisors, and other professionals related to or interested in legal matters. 

 
2) Activities in Support of the Mission

- The committee holds regular meetings on germane topics, typically involving guest speakers from professional legal circles, the U.S. and Korea government, and/or academia. 

 

- The committee works together with the American Bar Association, Korean Bar Association, the Ministry of Justice and other organizations and bodies, including the In-House Counsel Forum, to continually advance jurisprudence and legal services in Korea.

 

Co-Chairs 

ROGER CHAE - OTIS ELEVATOR KOREA (02-6007-3033) 

ANTHONY CHANG - BAE, KIM & LEE (02-3404-0243)​​

DAVID WATERS - KIM & CHANG (02-3703-1114) 

 

 

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

1) Committee's Mission Statement

Marketing is defined as the process of communicating the value of a product or service to customers. The mission of the Marketing & Communication Committee is to support companies operating in Korea by sharing best practices in the areas of marketing and communications. This could cover a diverse number of areas, including: advertising, brand management, channel management, market research and analysis, product positioning, sales, promotions, and communications.



2) Activities in Support of the Mission

The Marketing & Communication Committee will strive to hold 10 meetings annually using various delivery formats such as case studies, panel discussions and key notes​.

Our topics will focus on top business trends: 

 • Marketing In A Digital World Including The Use Of Digital Analytics

 • Digital Marketing Channels Including Social Media Advertising

 • Focus On Connecting Customers

 • Invest In A Corporate Culture Of Customer Service To Grow Revenue

 • Fun And Games To Engage Customers And Employees

 • Shift From Complaining About To Embracing Millennials 

 • Commodity Products Will Continue To See Margins Erode. Services Will Extend Value

 • Integrate Content Marketing Into Your Sales Process

 • Developing “Selling/Solving” Skills For Non-Salespeople

 • Measure And Deliver Results Not Just Solutions

 

Co-Chairs 

JEFFREY BOHN - EDGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC (02-734-2732)

TYLER KIM - WEBER SHANDWICK (02-6250-7000) 

STEVE MCKINNEY - MCKINNEY CONSULTING INC. (02-725-3830)

 

 


 

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MEDICAL DEVICES

1) Committee's mission statement and Activities in Support of the Mission

 

The Medical Devices Committee is founded to maximize their communications and engagements for U.S. medical device companies in Korea. The committee advocates to shape ethical business environment and to position as a reliable partner with stakeholders and a trustworthy provider of innovative medical devices for a timely patient access to safe and effective products. The Committee engages in activities and initiatives which promote best practices transferring, advanced knowledge and opinion-shaping opportunities with policy makers, payers, healthcare providers, physicians and patients. The Committee strives to facilitate an openness representing all segments of the medical device industries.

 

Co-Chairs 

TAE UP KIM - 3M KOREA LTD. (02-3771-4114)

SANG-SOO LEE - MEDTRONIC KOREA CO., LTD. (02-3404-7760)

YOUNG JOO SONG - JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL KOREA LTD. (02-2094-3807) 

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PHARMACEUTICAL

1) Committee's Mission Statement

The Pharmaceutical Committee strives to shape the environment for fair competition and positive business prospects in Korea for US pharmaceutical companies and to build strong collaboration between Korean society and the US companies.

2) Activities in Support of the Mission

· Regular update of Key stakeholder list
AMCHAM pharmaceutical Committee member list update - Once a year
External Stakeholder list update - Once a year
· Pharmaceutical Committee Meeting - Have at least two meetings per year. However, we can hold a meeting whenever an urgent matter in industry business or a significant change in policy takes place at a national level.
· Key stakeholder engagement program
External speaker program - Once a quarter
Roundtable discussion on key policy issues with key stakeholders - Once a year
· Knowledge sharing with key stakeholders
Share KRPIA policy position papers with key stakeholders - On-going
Face to face meeting with stakeholders - On-going
· Update to AMCHAM & US Embassy
Have a regular meeting with AMCHAM and US Embassy with AMCHAM authorities to address pharmaceutical industry issues
· Keep in contact with the US-Korea Business Council to deliver industry message to relevant Korean government bodies

 

Co-Chairs

KYUNGSUN KYLE CHOI - KIM & CHANG (02-3703-1119) 

TONG-SOO CHUNG - YULCHON LLC (02-528-5721) 

SUNG-HYE HWANG - PFIZER PHARMACEUTICALS KOREA LIMITED (02-317-2321)​ 

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POPULATION HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY

1.Committee's Mission Statement


The mission of the Population Healthcare & Technology committee is to support a more sustainable healthcare ecosystem, helping AMCHAM and its members develop innovative solutions to improve health outcomes for the Korean population, at lower cost. This committee aims to source global best practices and thought leadership on the better use of big & small data, advanced analytic techniques (Descriptive, Predictive, Prescriptive), innovative disease management and care delivery models etc. Healthcare is a broad & rapidly advancing sector with increasing focus on more preventative, personalized and precision care solutions. Optimizing the Korean healthcare ecosystem requires strong collaboration from the many stakeholders involved, including but not limited to consumers, government, re/insurers, medical providers and other healthcare services companies


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Activities in Support of the Mission

 

The committee organizes regular meetings and event-based seminars, typically involving guest speakers (often subject matter experts) from Healthcare service providers/consultants, National Health Services, Korean Government Ministries, Medical Industry Associations and Public Health Academia. Types of topics for discussion could include:
 Sustainable healthcare financing (role of government, private sector & the consumer)
Challenges & Opportunities of a Rapidly Aging population  
Importance of ‘Total Health’ - Physical, emotional, financial & other social determinants of health
Dis/Advantages of Value Based Care
Identification and reduction of systemic Fraud, Waste & Abuse
Drivers of Chronic Disease, Solutions for management/reduction
Leveraging data & technology (Analytics, Machine Learning, AI, IoT, Wearables, Sensors, Genomics, Virtual Health models etc.

 

   Co-Chairs

 DAMIAN J DELANEY – AETNA KOREA LTD (02-750-6033)

 SEON YOUNG LEE – FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE KOREA (02-2112-8802)

 

 

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PRIVATE EQUITY & STARTUP

1) Committee's mission statement and list of general activities in support of that mission statement:

AMCHAM Private Equity Committee serves as a forum for AMCHAM members to obtain the latest news and information, and to discuss current issues, which are of interest to the private equity and venture capital industry in Korea. In furtherance of our mission, we hold at least one meeting each quarter, and generally invite influential speakers who can address areas of interest both domestic and global.

 

Co-Chairs

JAMES AHN - CD&R (ASIA), LLC (02-2010-8860)

CHARLES YUN-SIK CHANG - ACCOLADE INC. (02-773-2655)

NINA KIM - YULCHON LLC (02-528-5294)

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REAL ESTATE

1) Committee’s mission statement and Activities in Support of the Mission

The Real Estate Committee strives to bring relevant real estate issues to the forefront of AMCHAM members to stimulate dialogue leading to a best practices ideology for implementation in the Korean marketplace.  The Committee covers the gamut of real estate activities in Korea today, including acquisition, disposition, development, management and financing of commercial, residential, leisure and industrial properties. Professionals from the following industries will benefit from participating: construction, legal, architecture, facility management, finance, construction management, development, accounting, technology and manufacturers and distributors of building materials. The Real Estate Committee holds breakfast or luncheon meetings on a quarterly basis and from time to time may schedule seminars on current issues affecting the Korean real estate market and arrange tours to various projects of interest in and around the Seoul area.

 

Co-Chairs

ALEX CHAN - CBRE KOREA CO., LTD. (02-2170-5800)

MATTHEW SHAMPINE - WEWORK KOREA (02-521-8238)

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SMALL & MEDIUM SIZE ENTERPRISES

1) Committee's Mission Statement 

The Small & Medium Size Enterprises Committee will serve as a forum for AMCHAM members to discuss common issues that affect businesses with small & medium-sized operations in Korea. The purpose is to enhance and promote closer association among American related businesses and share “best practices” ideas. In addition, also provide a mechanism to bring regulatory issues to the attention of the relevant Korean Government and US Embassy authorities; thru reviews with the AMCHAM Board

2) Activities in Support of the Mission

Regular meetings on Small & Medium Size Enterprises related topics featuring guest speakers from with the various industries and government agencies as required;

Develop Sub-team members by business function to be the experts in gathering and presenting best practice ideas and needs;

Coordinate combined committee meetings with other AMCHAM Committees when there is a topic overlap and when it makes sense. For example: should taxes on small businesses become a desired topic of discussion or Intellectual Property Rights a joint meeting with the relevant committees would be entertained.

Provide opinions on Small Business Operations in Korea regulations to the AMCHAM Board for review and discussion with the relevant Korean government and US Embassy authorities through the appropriate approval process.

 

Co-Chairs

JEFFREY BOHN - EDGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC (02-734-2732)

STEVE MCKINNEY - MCKINNEY CONSULTING (02-725-3830) 

MATTHEW SHAMPINE - WEWORK KOREA (02-521-8238)

 

 

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TAXATION

1) Committee Mission Statement


The AMCHAM Taxation Committee serves as a forum to identify, discuss and address key tax issues that could impact the members of AMCHAM Korea. The Committee also promotes sound tax policy in the promulgation and administration of tax laws and regulations. The Committee engages in dialogue with governmental bodies, tax officials, tax organizations and tax professionals to promote its mission.

2) Proposed Events

1. To have at least 3 breakfast seminars covering the following topics: new tax law changes, recent trends and developments, and proposed tax law changes; Or on any topic of interest to AMCHAM Korea members. Each of the co-chairs shall be responsible for organizing one event).

2. To have at least one face to face dialogue each with National Tax Service, Korea Customs Service, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, or other governmental body (with AMCHAM Executive/Management support).

3. To submit position papers (at the invitation of NTS) on key tax issues impacting AMCHAM.
 

4. To have at least one joint session with another committee focusing on topic of interest to the AMCHAM Community (e.g., IP, Insurance, Financial Services, Real Estate, Labor, etc.).

 

Co-Chairs

HENRY AN - SAMIL PRICEWATERSHOUSECOOPERS (02-3781-2594)

SEAN KAHNG - KIM & CHANG (02-3703-1694) 

JAY SHIM - LEE & KO (02-2191-3235) 

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Committees

TOURISM/TRANSPORTATION

Committee's Mission Statement

Travel & Tourism is the United States’ 3rd largest export sector of goods & services, exceeding $7.3 bn in 2014. The Visit USA Committee serves as a forum for AMCHAM members to discuss travel and tourism sector issues, assess regulatory changes, exchange industry views and shape policies with both Korean and US Govt policy makers in all areas impacting the industry. It serves as the industry advocate for promoting the economic value of tourism, and facilitating in-country, market based activities that promote the USA as a destination of preference to the Korean market in concert with Brand USA, the public-private National Tourism Office of the United States of America. The Committee is part of the US Travel Association’s worldwide network of “Visit USA Committees”. The Korea committee’s membership includes a diverse scope of businesses that are touched by travel and tourism.


Activities in Support of this Mission


• Quarterly workshops for exchanging industry information, best practices and developing cross- marketing opportunities between members to increase market demand and commercial activity

• Sponsorship of Korean trade and consumer events to promote awareness and demand for US travel

• In country marketing co-ordination with “Brand USA” to secure matching funds for the execution of marketing activities in Korea that build economic value for members and foster US commerce

• Serve as a clearing house for travel related industry data for members

• Liason with US Travel Association and Brand USA in Washington, DC to lobby key Korea issues and execute global marketing initiatives in Korea through the Committee members

 

Chairperson

DAVID RUCH - UNITED AIRLINES, INC. (02-754-2932)​​ 

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TRADE & CUSTOMS

Mission Statement

 

The Trade & Customs Committee will serve as a forum for AMCHAM members to identify and discuss trade and customs issues with expertise in both government and private sectors.  The committee will seek to provide a mechanism to address current issues of common concern such as: implementation and enforcement of free trade agreements, customs audit, non-tariff barriers, and other issues to improve transparency and facilitation of legitimate trade.

 

Going forward, the Trade & Customs committee will explore a wide range of cross-border trade and customs enforcement issues related to the facilitation of movement of goods and people associated with investment opportunities to assist AMCHAM members. 

 

Lists of the Committee’s business plan for the coming years include:  

• Navigate customs and origin verification under the amended KORUS FTA 

• Find practical ways to facilitate business travel and investment between Korea and the U.S. 

Understand how the latest international trade news affects your business (e.g., unilateral trade actions—Section 232 investigations and sanctions—WTO, and implementation of regional FTA’s—CPTPP, RCEP, etc.)

• Identify customs and trade issues and convey them to relevant government agencies

​ Convene joint discussion sessions with other committees to address industry-specific  and/or other common issues  (e.g., Tax Committee to address transfer pricing and customs valuation concerns)  

 

Activities in Support of the Mission


 Regular meetings with varied formats on trade enforcement topics featuring guest speakers from government and industry.

 Meetings with Committee members to review and discuss internally and elevate to appropriate government agencies, as appropriate.

 Develop recommendation for KORUS FTA Working Group implementation/enforcement issues to relevant government agencies (e.g. MOTIE, MOEF, KCS)

 

Chairperson

KATRINA CHANG - KIM & CHANG (02-3703-1537)

 

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Women’s Leadership

1) Committee's Mission Statement

  

The Women’s Leadership Committee provides a forum for AMCHAM members to discuss and explore women’s issues for the primary purpose of cultivating women leaders and generally increasing women’s productive engagement in the workforce. The Committee aims to impact and work with both individuals and companies in encouraging the development of competencies and policies that support these goals and increase the inclusion of women at all levels of corporate life, placing no limits on either career aspirations or career opportunities.


2) Activities in Support of the Mission
 

* Organize forum/meetings on a quarterly basis but will be flexible to have joint meeting with other committees.

* Women’s Leadership will primarily focus on female agenda to develop/increase the number of female leaders in Korea but will take the subject getting feedback from the audience to address the major interests.

 

Co-Chairs

EUN-MI CHAE - FEDEX EXPRESS, KOREA (02-330-4601)​​

KUMJOO HUH - KYOBO LIFE INSURANCE CO., LTD. (02-721-2121) 

Policy Seminar
Policy Seminars

Introduction

Drawing on deep and long-standing relationships with the U.S. and Korean governments, AMCHAM provides the premier platform to advocate for priority issues that affect our member companies. AMCHAM members are able to frequently engage with government representatives through public seminars and closed-door roundtable meetings.

Let us know if you would like to join AMCHAM Policy Seminar by contacting marketing@amchamkorea.org

Schedule

· Schedules are subject to change.

  • April

    AMCHAM Human Resourses Workshop

    AMCHAM Human Resources Workshop is one of the signature annual industry seminars. Attended by more than 100 members and relevant stakeholders, this exclusive seminar will provide updates on the latest trends and practices in the HR field both in Korea and internationally.

  • May

    AMCHAM Sustainability Seminar

    AMCHAM Sustainability Seminar discusses how companies can contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all while also improving their business performance. The seminar will focus on ways to improve public well-being but at the same time spur economic growth.

  • June

    AMCHAM Healthcare Innovation Seminar

    As life expectancy is steadily increasing and access to medical care is vital, AMCHAM Healthcare Innovation Seminar discusses the advantages of various medical technologies in Korea with experts in pharmaceuticals and medical devices industry.

  • October

    AMCHAM Doing Business in The U.S. / Korea Seminar

    AMCHAM Doing Business Seminar discusses how to find constructive solutions to business issues faced by foreign-invested companies in Korea and U.S. and highlight the contributions of such companies as key stakeholders in the Korean economy.

Social Networking
Social Networking

Introduction

AMCHAM holds networking events that allow professionals and executives across all industries to explore business opportunities.
These events take place four times a year.

Let us know if you would like to join AMCHAM Networking night by contacting amchamrsvp@amchamkorea.org

Schedule

· Schedules are subject to change.

  • March

    Networking Night

  • June

    Networking Night

  • September

    Networking Night

  • NovemBEER

    Networking Night