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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