Seoul to host World Knowledge Forum next month

lifestyle September 21, 2018 01:00

By THE NATION

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The 19th World Knowledge Forum (WKF) is taking place at Jangchung Arena Shilla in Seoul from October 10 to 12 and is expected to welcome around 3,500 delegates.



Launched in October 2000, WKF serves as a platform to educate people about pressing global issues and seek ways to promote balanced world economic growth. Heads of state and government, business leaders and other public figures participate, building the event’s reputation as the World Economic Forum’s Asian counterpart.

The central theme this year is “Global Challenges: Geopolitical Conflicts and Trade War”. Delegates will gain insight into interesting developments in diplomatic relations on the Korean Peninsula and how blockchain technology is disrupting the monetary system.

There will be 200 speakers, including former UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, Crypto Exchange founder Miko Matsumura, Nobel Peace laureate Kawasaki Akira and Estonia’s President Kersti Kaljulaid.