Dear Busan Metropohtan City Mayor SuhByung-soo, Dong-a University President, Kwon Oh-Chang,
Chief Prosecutor Jung In-Chang of Busan District Prosecution Service, BNK Financial Group Chairman
Sung Se-hwan, Korea Asset Management Corporation Chairman & CEO Hong Young Man, and
We would like to thank you for joining us today. Busan Financial News is honored to hold the 2nd Busan
Global Financial Forum following the joint event last year with Busan Metropolitan City and the BNK
This year marks the 3rd anniversary for Busan Financial News, and as the only local economic daily
newspaper, it has been endeavoring to foster Busan as a hub of global finance. We shared Busan’s
intention of raising the city as the center of the world by holding international forums and conferences.
The construction of BIFC in August last year and the regional relocation of the public financial institutes
located in Metropolitan cities have become the core motivation for Busan to advance as the center of
marine and derivative financial in Northeast regions. Busan was ranked 24th later in the year, following
the early year, from the world financial city evaluation. In addition, Busan ranked third this year in an
evaluation composed of world-wide financial experts, which appraises short-term development potential
as a key financial city in the next few years. This is recognition that Busan has the potential to become
the center offinance.
As a special event for its 3rd year anniversary, Busan Financial News has prepared a global financial
forum in the theme of “Busan, a Global Financial City - Challenges and Tasks.” In the morning session,
we will discuss topics related to global financial city advancement marine finance cluster building plans,
and Chinese Yuan off shoretrading hub and fund industry specialization plans. In the afternoon, we’ll
focus on Fin Tech’s growth and future, which is the latest issue in the financial sector as part ofa creative
economy. We expect enthusiastic discussions of scholars at home and abroad as well as leading experts.
Financial News, the parent company of Busan Financial News, has been praised as Asia’s finest financial
forum in hosting media, thanks to quality events, such as derivatives conferences and insurance industry
symposiums as well as the Seoul International Financial Forum since its founding in 2000.
During its three years in business,Busan International News has held some sizeable events, including
CORE MBA Courses, term paper competitions using newspapers at universities, and prestigious high
school baseball tournaments. As such, we’re highly interested in public-profit projects for youth and their
future in Busan, South Gyeongsang Province.
Behind our accomplishments are those in the financial and economy sectors in Busan, who supported
Busan Financial News with interest and affection. Again, I would like to express my gratitude.
Our hope is that Busan will learn the wisdom and insight necessary to grow as a global financial city and
also gain the opportunity to widen the understanding of FinTech, a new wave in the financial industry.
I appreciate you all for attending this event and wish each of you the best of luck.
Thank you very much.
The Busan Financial News