Global Human Resources Conference 2008 (HR Forum 2008)

Venue: Seoul

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Event Date/Time: Nov 04, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 06, 2008
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We cordially inform you to "Global Human Resources Forum 2008 (Global HR Forum 2008)" on Nov. 4th - 6th, 2008 in Seoul, organized by The Government of Korea(Ministry of Education, Science Technology) and The Korea Economic Daily, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training.

Due to global sourcing and cross-border workforce mobility, the development of globally competitive human resources has now become a necessity, not a matter of choice, for all. Global competence is the key issue for all international organizations, governments, enterprises and individuals, because today, literally everyone is competing and cooperating on a global basis, not just a few talented people. Indeed, qualified human resources serve as the major building block for the betterment of individuals, corporations and societies, and ultimately shared global prosperity. This recognition is calling for a common worldwide effort to develop and utilize competent human resources, not to mention stronger collaboration between governments, enterprises and educational institutions.

It was upon this understanding of the necessity of an international HRD approach that the Government of Korea inaugurated the Global Human Resources Forum in 2006, in collaboration with The Korea Economic Daily. The 2nd Global HR Forum opened in October 2007 with video messages from Bill Clinton, former President of the U.S., Oscar Arias Sanchez, President of Costa Rica and Ban, Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General. Special addresses were delivered by over 150 prominent global leaders from 35 countries including Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jerome Glenn, executive director of the WFUNA, Francis Fukuyama, Professor of Johns Hopkins University, Ben Verwaayen, President of BT, and CEO/CHOs from Goldman Sachs, BMW, Boeing, Walt Disney and Changi International Airport. With the attendance of more than 4,000 participants, the Forum firmly established itself as a ‘venue for meeting and communication,’ where knowledge and insights on global HRD cooperation are shared effectively and extensively.

Continuing the success of past gatherings, the Government of Korea plans to hold the 3rd Global HR Forum in Seoul from Tuesday November 4 to Thursday November 6 2008, under the theme of ‘Creative Talents for Global Collaboration’. A diversity of specific topics will be discussed including higher education innovation for the nurturing of creative talents, corporate evolution and human resources management, public sector roles in HRD, and international cooperative efforts for talent development. In-depth sessions will also be prepared for global experts to seek ways for the efficient accumulation and distribution of creative experiences.

There is no doubt that this is a must-attend event in the industry and the 2008 forum promises you the most valuable experience. This meaningful event will be held on November 4th - 6th, 2008 in Seoul, so please mark these dates in your diary now.

Early confirmed speakers include:

- Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman, Virgin Group, UK
- Jacques Attali, Chair, the Committee for the Liberation of French Growth, France
- Diane McGifford, Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy, Canada
- Hiroshi Komiyama, President, Tokyo University, Japan
- Jean Robert Pitte, President, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
- Jo Ritzen, President, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
- Ji Baocheng, Present, Renmin University, China
- Lynda Gratton, Professor of London Business School, UK
- Jeffrey D. Sachsis, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, USA
- Barbara Ischinger, Director for Education, OECD
- Susanne Huttner, Director for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD
- Ruth Kagia, Director of Education, World Bank
- Bruno Laporte, Director of World Bank Institute
- Jouko Sarvi, Principal Education Specialist, ADB
- Nicholas Burnett, Director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report Team, UNESCO
- Richard K. Lyons, Chief Learning Officer, GoldmanSachs, USA
- Moira H Dickson, Head of Shared Service PacRim, Leadership and Talent Mgt, Merrill Lynch, USA
- Anthony Murphy, Senior Vice President of HR, Lilly, USA
- Jurgen Brokatzky-Geiger, Global Head of HR, Novartis, Swiss
- Lisa Brooks-Greaux, Director of Executive Development, Pfizer, USA
- Cliff Taylor, HR Director, Eli Lilly Asian Opertions Ltd., Hong Kong
- Scott J. Smith, Knowledge and Collaboration Global Leader, IBM, USA
- Marshall Smith, Program Director for the Education Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA
- Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor, National Science Foundation, USA
- William J. Rothwell, Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Rudolf Tippelt, Professor, University of Munchen, Germany
- Richard A. Kleinert, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA

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