Honorable Mayor Suh, Byung Soo, Chairman Choi, Kyong Soo of Korea Exchange, President
Sung Se Whan of BS Financial Group, Cho, Seong Jei, Head of the BS Finance Reserach Institute,
and Ladies and gentlemen!
I feel highly honored by holding the 1st Busan Global Financial Forum jointly with BS Financial Group.
And I’d like to extend my hearty welcome to it to all of you who participate in it by sparing your precious
time for it.
I told you that I will give my best to grow Busan as the international finance-centered city through the
publication speech when I launched The Busan Financial News two years ago. In addition, I promised
you to make efforts to upgrade Busan’s status to a city in the world by holding international forums and
Now, Munhyeon Finance Complex is ready for taking a leap as a finance-centered city with Yeouido in
Seoul by holding a building dedication ceremony of the Busan International Finance Center while
President Park Geun-hye participated in it on August.
The Busan Financial News gets to hold this global financial forum based on the subject of ‘Global
financial city, Busan, opens the future.’ as the event to celebrate the second anniversary of the publication
to keep pace with this. I expect that the domestic and overseas erudite scholars and top experts will
have a heated discussion to grow Busan’s specialized derivatives and the shipping finance market
through this forum.
The Financial News, the parent company of the Busan Financial News, has been acknowledged as
the press which holds the best financial forums in Asia through the high quality financial events including
Derivatives Conferences and Insurance Symposiums as well as Seoul International Financial Forum
since it was launched in 2000.
I am confident that this forum which is first held in Busan will take its first step to be the international
financial city that Busan can come into competition with Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai.
In addition, the Busan Financial News has paid special attention to the public services for the future
of young people in Busan and Gyeongnam by holding Newspaper in Education in the universities,
the Term-Paper Contest, and the High School Baseball Championship in a brief span of two years.
Everything could be accomplished by the financiers and businessmen in Busan who have paid keen
attention to and supported the Financial News and the Busan Financial News. I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of them for their support.
I hope that this forum will be useful for all the people who participated in it and I pray for all of you good
Jeon, Jae Ho,
The Financial News