Hosted Event

Asian Century Forum - Seoul

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - Thursday, May 09, 2013

8:45 PM BST - 12:40 AM BST

Seoul , Korea

Maximizing Investment Opportunities and Strategic Partnerships

Co-hosted by Paul Hastings and the Financial Times, in association with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the Asian Century Forum will bring together senior business executives and legal counsel from leading Korean and multinational organizations, as well as high-profile economic strategists and leading legal experts. During this half-day, invitation-only event, we will explore the opportunities and challenges created by increasing levels of Korean outbound investment.

*Simultaneous interpretation available throughout the Forum.


Dr. Il SaKong, Chairman and CEO, Institute for Global Economics
DC Choi, Executive Director, Global M&A Center, KOTRA
Minjai Cho, Managing Director and Head of Advisory, Korea Global Banking, HSBC
Soun Young Chung, Director, The Export-Import Bank of Korea
Michael Hellbeck, Chairman, Foreign Bankers Group Korea, COO and Head of Regulatory Affairs, Standard Chartered Korea and Standard Chartered Bank Korea
Steven Jeong, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Rajeev Kannan, General Manager, Project & Export Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Christopher Sung Wook Khang, President and CEO, General Electric Korea
Hyo Jong Kim, General Manager, Project Finance Team, Korea Electric Power Corporation
Tae Hyong Kim, Managing Director and Head of Korea, Principal Finance Real Estate, Standard Chartered Private Equity Managers Korea
Hee Youn Lee, Deputy Director, Korea Trade Insurance Corporation
Byungil Lim, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Jeong Hwan Oh, Vice President and Head of Legal Department, Korea Gas Corporation
Hee Gang Shin, Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
Kevan Watts, Vice Chairman of Global Banking, HSBC

9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:10 am Keynote Address: The Global Expansion of Korean Business
9:45 am Plenary Panel Discussion: Domestic Challenges, Global Outlook and Opportunities for South Korean Business

  • Why now is a critical time for Korean organizations to invest in overseas assets

  • The Free Trade Agreements and strategic partnerships that will create viable future investment opportunities

  • The impact of Basel III and other regulatory reforms on capital raising

  • How volatile lending and the bond market affect the funding of outbound investment

10:45 am Networking Break
11:00 am Breakout Panel Discussions: Positioning Your Organization for Future Opportunity

  • Outbound M&A: The critical components to a successful overseas M&A strategy

  • Capital Markets: International capital markets outlook for Korean companies and their investors

  • U.S. Litigation: The biggest U.S. litigation concerns for Korean outbound investors

  • Energy: The high-growth natural resources and energy markets for investors

12:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Roundtable Discussion (optional): Practical Tools, Tips and Techniques for Successful Dealmaking in Europe and the U.S.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Registration/Breakfast at 8:15 am
Program begins at 9:00 am
Networking Lunch at 12:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion (optional) 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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