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The 2016 Korea-Myanmar Connectivity Forum:
In Search of Promoting the Relations of Myanmar and Korea

 


1. OBJECTIVES

  • To update and share useful information on the relationship of Myanmar and Korea;
  • To facilitate networks and projects promoting the relationship;
  • To extend more engagement among different levels for a firmer platform of goodwill and friendship;
  • To promote the political, economic and socio-cultural exchanges between Korea and Myanmar.

 

2. ORGANIZATION

  • Date: 29 September 2016
  • Venue: Multi-purpose Hall, National Museum, Yangon
  • Co-organized by CKPSEAS/ISEAS, Busan University of Foreign Studies(BUFS), Korea and the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture(MORAC), Myanmar
  • Sponsored by Myanmar Connectivity Forum

 

3. PROGRAM

 

08:30-09:00  Registration

 

09:00-09:30  Opening Ceremony

M.C.: Ms. Khin Hpone Oo (MORAC)
            Ms. Hkawn Mai Aung (MORAC)

 

Opening Remarks

H.E. Thura Aung Ko (Union Minister, MORAC)

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. PARK Jang Sik (Professor and Director, BUFS)

Congratulatory Remarks

H.E. YOO Jae Kyung (Korean Ambassador to Myanmar)

Photo Session

 

10:00-10:20  [KEYNOTE SPEECH]

Enhancing Korea-Myanmar Connectivity for Shared Prosperity: Toward a Lasting Partnership

Moderator: Dr. Kyaw Win (Secretary, Myanmar Historical Commission)

Presenter: H.E. KIM Young-sun (Secretary General, ASEAN-Korea Centre)

 

10:20-10:30  Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:30-12:30  [SESSION ONE]

RECIPROCAL POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

Moderator: U Tun Aung Chein (Member, MHC)

 

1-1. Leadership Scarcity in Myanmar History

Presenter: Dr. Toe Hla (Member, MHC)

 

1-2.The Role of Myanmar in Building ASEAN Connectivity and Its Implications for Korea-Myanmar

Presenter:Dr. KIM Hyung Jong (Professor, Yonsei University, ROK)

 

1-3. Economic Relations between Korea and Myanmar

Presenter: Dr. Thida Kyu (Professor, Yangon University of Economics)

 

1-4. Prospect and Challenges for the 2016 National Economic Policy

Presenter: Dr. SHIN Jae Hyeok (Professor, Korea University, ROK)

 

Open Discussion

 

12:30-14:00  Lunch (Catering Service)

 

14:00-15:40  [SESSION TWO]

ECONOMICAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL COOPERATION AND EXCHANGES

Moderator: Dr. Nanda Hmun (Permanent Secretary, MORAC)

 

2-1. Developing Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Myanmar: Lessons Learned from the Experience of Korea

Presenter: Dr. Nu Nu Lwin (Professor, Department of Management Studies, Monywa University of Economics)

 

2-2. Development Cooperation between Korea and Myanmar

Presenter: Dr. JEONG Yeon Sik (Professor, Changwon National University, ROK)

 

2-3. Korea-Myanmar Connectivity through Agriculture Cooperation

Presenter: Dr. Tin Htut (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation)

 

Open Discussion

 

15:40-16:00  Coffee/Tea Break

 

16:00-17:00  [SESSION TWO]

TO BE CONTINUED

 

2-4. Socio-Cultural Exchanges between Korea and Myanmar

Presenter: Dr. PARK Jang Sik (Professor, BUFS, ROK)

 

2-5. Promoting Cultural Cooperation between ROK and Myanmar

Presenter: Daw Khin Kyi Pyar (Rector, National University of Arts and Culture, Mandalay)

 

Open Discussion

 

17:00-17:20  Coffee/Tea Break

 

17:20-17:40  Closing Ceremony

Closing Remarks

Dr. Nanda Hmun (Permanent Secretary, MORAC)

 

 17:40-18:00  Moving for Dinner (Taw Win Centre) 

 

18:00-21:00  Dinner (Only guests to be invited)

Venue: SU Chinese Restaurant, Taw Win Garden Hotel, 45 Pyay Road, Dagon Township, Yangon