Conference news: LSE SU Korea Future Forum 2016

The London School of Economics Students Union Korea Political and Economic Forum returns in February 2016:

LSE SU Korea Future Forum 2016

Korea-EU FTA: After 5 Years of EU’s First Trade Deal with an Asian Country, Korea
London School of Economincs, Old Building, Old Theatre.
Saturday, 6 February 2016, 8am – 5.20pm
Open to all; registration fees apply. Deadline for registration: 1 February 2016
Register here.


The 2016 forum will be held under the topic of “Korea-EU FTA: After 5 Years of EU’s First Trade Deal with an Asian Country, Korea”. The forum includes keynotes, panel discussions and debates about the economic impact of the KOR-EU FTA, recently drafted Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), South Korea’s Multi-Trace FTA Strategy, analysis of the effect of trade on the automobile and law industry and many more. With the Korea-EU FTA reaching its fifth anniversary this year, and EU’s plan to soon expand trade relations to other Asian countries, the topic is more relevant than ever.

Speakers are global leaders in their fields, among those in attendance this year are:
Bark Taeho – Former Minister for Trade of Korea
Fredrik Erixon – Co-founder of ECIPE & Brussel’s 30 Most Influential People by FT
Signe Ratso – Director in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade
Warwick Morris – Former British Ambassador to South Korea
Tony Dymond – Former Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehill’s Seoul Office
John Hilary – Executive Director at the War on Want
Stephen Woolcock – Head of the International Trade Policy Unit at LSE

The KFF is a unique chance for students to gain experience, knowledge, and contacts. We strongly encourage any student from any degree or discipline to apply to attend this educational event. Deadline for applications is the 1st February 2016 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The provisional agenda is as follows:

8:00am – 9:00amRegistration & Coffee
9:00am – 9:30amOpening Ceremony
9:30am – 10:20amFive Years after the Rectification: What were Its Economic Impacts on EU and Korea?: Fredrik Erixon
10:20am – 11:10amKorea’s External Trade Relations and Trade Policy: Bark Taeho
11:10am – 11:20amRefreshments
11:20am – 12:10pmEU’s FTA Strategy: Europe as a Collective Entity: Signe Ratso
12:10pm – 1:00pmPanel Discussion: FTA’s Social-Economic Implications
1:00pm – 2:00pmNetworking Buffet Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pmCase Study: Structural Shifts in the Automobile Industry
3:00pm – 4:00pmCase Study: UK Law Firms’ Breakthrough in the Korean Legal Market: Warwick Morris, Donna Evans, Tony Dymond
4:00pm – 4:10pmRefreshments
4:10pm – 5:10pmDebate: Changing Patterns in World Trade: Is Korea on the Right Track for Its Development?: Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Bark Taeho, John Hilary
5:10pm – 5:20pmClosing Ceremony


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