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From Toronto to Seoul and beyond — A pre G‑20 conference in Seoul on October 25, 2010

October 22, 2010

TORONTO, ON — The G20 Research Group, with its part­ners the Korea Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Insti­tute and Kore­a’s largest news­pa­per, Chosun Ilbo, are pleased to present its first pre-G20 sum­mit aca­d­e­m­ic con­fer­ence.

The con­fer­ence will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on Mon­day, Octo­ber 25, and will be web­cast live, begin­ning at 9:00 AM (Seoul time).

It will open with keynote address­es by Kore­an finance min­is­ter Yoon Jeung-hyun and Cana­di­an finance min­is­ter Jim Fla­her­ty, fresh from the G20 finance min­is­te­r­i­al meet­ing in Gyeongju.

Mr. Fla­her­ty will be avail­able for a press con­fer­ence for media present at the con­fer­ence at the Grand Hyatt at 10:30 AM (Seoul time). The press con­fer­ence will not be web­cast.

Oth­er speak­ers include John Kir­ton, Don­ald Bre­an and Alan Alexan­droff, G20 Research Group; Kim Yuoung Tae, Korea Cap­i­tal Mar­ket Insti­tute; Kim Jin Ho, Ewha School of Busi­ness, Ewha Wom­en’s Uni­ver­si­ty; Nao­ki Tana­ka, Cen­tre for Inter­na­tion­al Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Stud­ies, Tokyo; Lee Dong-hwi, Insti­tute of For­eign Affairs and Nation­al Secu­ri­ty, Min­istry of For­eign Affairs and Trade, Korea; David Shorr, Stan­ley Foun­da­tion, Unit­ed States; Park Chang-Gyu, Chung-Ang Uni­ver­si­ty; Isabel Stud­er, Tec­no­logi­co de Mon­ter­rey, Mex­i­co; and many oth­ers.

For the full pro­gram and to reg­is­ter, please vis­it the KCMI web­site here.

The con­fer­ence is being pro­duced with the sup­port of the G20 Seoul Sum­mit; Depart­ment of For­eign Affairs and Inter­na­tion­al Trade, Cana­da; the Embassy of Cana­da in Seoul; the Asian Insti­tute at the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs; the Munk School of Glob­al Affairs at Trin­i­ty Col­lege in the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to; Mirae Asset; and Kore­an Invest­ment and Secu­ri­ties Ltd.

Grand Hyatt Seoul, 747–7 Han­nam 2‑Dong, Yongsan-Ku, Seoul, South Korea


For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Made­line Koch
Man­ag­ing Direc­tor
G20 Research Group
Tele­phone: 416–588-3833
In Seoul as of Octo­ber 24: +82–010-8659–6542