Preparing for future challenges with education and talent
The "Global HR Forum 2010" where representatives of global businesses, universities, governments, and international organizations will gather together to discuss global cooperation and fostering of talents will be held on October 26 ~ 28 at Sheraton Grande Walker Hill Hotel.
The theme of this year's Global HR Forum -- which is to be held for the fifth time under the slogan "Global Talent, Global Prosperity" -- is "Open and Ready for Tomorrow." More than 200 world-renowned great scholars from 48 countries all over the world will participate in more than 60 panel sessions and special lectures to present keen insights and words of wisdom on new supranational agendas to be faced by the world centered on G20.
During this forum, (former) Federal Reserve Board (FRB) Chairman Alan Greenspan, who is a living witness to modern capitalism and is referred to as the "president of economy," a "god of economy," a "magician that controls the world economy," and a "helmsman of the American economy," will participate in the keynote discussion together with Professor Jang Ha-Jun of the department of economics of the University of Cambridge to discuss everything that has happened so far, such as the sub-prime and credit crunch that triggered the world economic crisis, rapid food and oil price fluctuations, global inflations and financial crises, moral hazards, and double-dip, including how these should be considered and if there are ways to solve these problems.
In addition, the following will grace the event as speakers at the opening general assembly to present the blueprints of the new world after the crisis and resulting global leaderships in the areas of politics, economy, society, culture, and education: Planet Finance Chairman Jacques Attali, who is one of France's best-known living intellectuals and a director of world knowledge; Professor Robert Alexander Mundell of Columbia University, a 1999 Nobel prize awardee in economics and the so-called Father of Euro; Professor Wim Kosters of economics, ruhr-university of bochum, who is a great scholar in the areas of currencies and finance representing Germany; Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford University, who is spreading the human-oriented management philosophy as a guru in the area of personnel management and organizations; Head Master Tony Little of Eaton College, who took revolutionary steps to reform education as the head of the prestigious private school with 570 years' history in the United Kingdom, and; President Joseph Polisi of Julliard School of Music who is leading the world's best cradle for classical music and an academy of elites in the international music world.
In particular, this year's forum -- in linkage with the G20 summit meeting -- will implement diverse cooperation projects so that the experience of Korea, which had realized economic growth through talents, can serve as the bridge that connects between G20 advanced countries and G77 developing countries. With the financial support of World Bank and UNESCO, the "UNESCO APIED educational minister and vice-minister meeting" to be attended by more than 400 high-ranking government officials and relevant experts from 36 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific regions, a "developing countries' policy decision maker training program," and a "TVET (technical & vocational education & training) workshop for experts in developing countries" will be operated.
In the "workshop for predicting the future," distinguished futurologists including Chairman Walter Desco of Idea Lab and Chairman Michael Jackson of Shaping Tomorrow will give presentations on the smart economy & technology, ecosystems, future growth industries & business, and future macro science to provide business opportunities that will shape the next 20 years.
In addition, to provide the next-generation global talents of Korea -- who will lead the future -- with opportunities to become future leaders who will lead changes and innovations through meetings and communication with world-renowned great scholars, a "meeting between the 100 talent prize winners of Korea and great scholars" and the "100 Global HR Forum fellowship program" will be held.
Cultivating and nurturing talents are a key element in enhancing the competitiveness of the country and businesses as well as individuals and pursuing the mutual prosperity of mankind.
This forum is expected to make history in the areas of global mutual prosperity, global educational systems, and talent fostering.
For the detailed contents of the programs, refer to the homepage of the forum (www.ghrforum.org).
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