Title Global HR Forum 2019
Slogan Global Talent, Global Prosperity!
Theme Together, for a better future
Dates November 6 (Wed) – November 7 (Thu), 2019
Venue Grand Walkerhill Seoul (177, Wakerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea / Tel: +82-2-455-5000)
Hosts & Partners


Program Partners

Media Partners

Participants Profile - Ministers of related fields and high ranking officials from international organizations and HR divisions
- CEOs of global businesses and HR executives
- Presidents of the world’s top universities and experts from academia
- Heads from industries, research institutions, and economic development agencies
- Other HR-related agency representatives
Official Language English & Korean (Simultaneous interpretation provided)
Goal To understand the importance of international cooperation to address the challenges regarding talent development that the world is now facing
Background As globalization has rapidly changed our lives, the boundaries between countries have disappeared and the movement of human resources from one country to another has become commonplace. Accordingly, governments, international organizations, companies, and individuals are required to be globally competitive.

The reason global competitiveness of human resources is a key issue is that now everyone, and not just a small number of elites in specialized fields, must compete against one another in order to survive in the world. Because human resources are the foundation where the prosperity of individuals, businesses, society, and the world is built upon, the governments, businesses, and educational institutions must join efforts to improve the education, training, and utilization of human resources.

In response, the Korean Ministry of Education, Korea Economic Daily, and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training recognized the needs for international cooperation and collaboration, and thus initiated the Global HR Forum in collaboration with the private sector in 2006.
The story of hosts

The Ministry of Education, as Central Administration Organization, was reorganized in March 2013. Since then it has been in charge of setting up talent policy, programs of school education and lifelong education and academia. Under the slogan ‘happy education nurturing dream and talent’, the ministry is working hard to realize the education which inspires dream and hope in anyone in Korea, regardless of any condition and environment. By doing so, children will enjoy their diversity and be given chances to fully unlock their potential.

The Korea Economic Daily(KED), established in Oct. 12th, 1964 as Daily Economic Newspaper, changed its name to The Korea Economic Daily in Nov. 26th, 1980. As its 50-year history manifests, KED has grown together with Korean economy and been selected as one of the most-trusted economic newspaper in Korea. According to its company philosophy ‘the promotion of democratic market economy’, KED never stopped constructive criticism and proposals. More importantly, KED is in pursuit of media group compassing comprehensive economy in this new media era. KED is standing shoulder to shoulder with three major economic newspapers in the world; the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the Nikkei. Now KED that has authority on daily business newspaper is striving to go further.

Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), established in 1997, is a national policy research institute that is affiliated with the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences under the Prime Minister's Office. KRIVET is not only conducting research on programs of lifelong vocational education and training and national qualification system, but also developing and promoting them. Furthermore, the Institute is carrying out research on occupational capability development in order to vitalize lifelong vocational education and training and improve vocational competency. In fact, since it was established, the institute has committed to various research and programs to develop national qualification system and vocational education and training. Plus, related-policy research and the support for national agenda are among its tasks. The national institute was designated as UNESCO Regional Center in the Asia and Pacific region, which indicates the Institute is keeping step with globalization.