State of the Nation: Korea (Sydney)

State of the Nation: Korea
Korean presidential election: implications and opportunities for Australia

After one of the most tumultuous periods in the Republic of Korea’s recent history, South Koreans have voted for change in the recent presidential election with Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party of Korea winning by a large margin and bringing an end to almost a decade of conservative rule.

Without the benefit of the traditional two-month transition period, the new President was sworn in immediately and faces enormous challenges of cleaning up corrupt ties between politics and big business, securing peace with his increasingly provocative northern neighbour and kick-starting the economy (4th largest in Asia and 11th largest in the world).

Date: Wednesday 14 June
Time: 12.00pm arrival for a 12.30pm start – 2.00pm
Venue: Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney

The expert panellists will share their insights on the following:

  • What is the political, security and economic outlook for Korea under President Moon?
  • What are the potential implications for Australia and how should we respond?
  • What are the opportunities for Australian business and how can we capitalise on them?


  • Dr Euan Graham
    Director, International Security Program, Lowy Institute
  • John W.H. Denton AO
    Partner and CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Andrew Han
    CEO, Bio and Gene
  • Daniel Kim
    Director, Australia-Korea Business Council

    Moderated by:
    Alan Morrell
    Head of Partnerships and Development NSW, Asialink Business

    Closing remarks:
    Mukund Narayanamurti
    CEO, Asialink Business

    For further information please contact Maeve Wood on or 03 9035 8527

    To book please click here.