The 19th World Knowledge Forum (WKF) will be taking place at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul next month from October 10-12.
The theme of this year’s forum is Global Challenges: Geopolitical Conflicts and Trade War, and is expected to welcome around 3,500 delegates.
Event delegates will gain insights on the developments of the diplomatic relations in the Korean Peninsula; how the blockchain technology is disrupting the existing monetary system; and ways to improve the quality of life beyond wealth and technology. Some of the 200 prominent speakers at this edition include former UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, founder of Crypto Exchange Miko Matsumura, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kawasaki Akira, and the president of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.
First launched in October 2000, WKF serves as a platform to educate about pressing global issues and seek ways to promote a balanced world economic growth. It sees participation from heads of state and government, business leaders, and other public figures.