North Korea: Which way is it going ?

A decade after Kim Jong Un took over, North Korea is more North Korea than ever.The country is ever more isolated, with its borders shut in response to the coronavirus pandemic. There are reports of food shortages and political purges. State media rebuff any diplomatic overtures from the West. One of the biggest risk factors on the Korean peninsula is the possibility of conflict with North Korea.At this breakfast event we will try to look forward to what we can expect in the next year and, beyond that, where North Korea wants to be ten years from now, and what this means for doing business and the economy in South Korea.Kindly note that all attendees must be fully vaccinated (14 days after 2nd shot and if it has been 6months since their 2nd shot, booster shot is required). Attendees will have to scan a QR code before they enter the hall.


Duyeon Kim

Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Indo-Pacific Security Program at Center for a New American Security

Chad O’Carroll

Chief Executive Officer at Korea Risk Group

JR Kim

Vice President and Secretary-General of The Council on Diplomacy at Korean Unification

Andrijana Cvetkovikj

Director, North Asia of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Jacco Zwetsloot

Network Moderator, Seoul at The Economist Corporate Network


07:30 AM – 08:00 AM Registration and Networking

08:00 AM – 09:15 AM Discussion and Breakfast


Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, ARA I

97, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu,
Seoul, Korea (South)

Meeting room details to be sent upon successful registration confirmation


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