The oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Its mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world. Yonsei’s main campus, which will serve as the conference site, is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world.
The Konrad Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is one of Germany’s political foundations. With its international activities, 78 offices abroad and projects in over 120 countries, the Foundation provides a substantial contribution to international cooperation and understanding. KAS’ Regional Programme in the Asia-Pacific Region, based in Singapore, focuses on three key areas, namely political dialogue, media development and the rule of law. The “Media Programme Asia” was established to promote a free, responsible and ethical press by strengthening dialogue amongst leading editors and journalists as well as by providing further education for journalists in the region.
The Pacific Century Institute is a multi-national organization working with a broad spectrum of individuals and groups to foster positive change around the Pacific Rim in the 21st century. The Pacific Century Institute was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to foster education, policy dialogue and research concerning the whole Pacific Rim region. PCI’s chosen constituency is government officials, scholars, business people and journalists as significant actors on the regional stage.
The Henry Luce Foundation was established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., to honor his parents who were missionary educators in China. The Foundation seeks to bring important ideas to the center of American life, strengthen international understanding, and foster innovation and leadership in academic, policy, religious and art communities. The Foundation’s sponsorship will support alumni of the East-West Center’s annual Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange program to attend the conference. The Henry Luce Foundation has been a primary sponsor of this exchange program since 2006.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is South Korea’s largest automaker. Now ranked as the fifth-largest car manufacturer in the world, the company sold about 3.6 million automobiles worldwide in 2010 through some 5,300 dealers in more than 185 countries. Employing more than 78,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor is implementing a new global policy aimed at localization. This includes product development, design, sales, marketing, and consumer services to satisfy local customers’ tastes as well as that of the global market. In 2011, the company unveiled an updated corporate philosophy based on the slogan “New Thinking. New Possibilities,” with the idea of creating a new future through ingenious thinking and constantly challenging new frontiers.
KT Corporation was first established when it spun off of the Ministry of Communications in 1981. There were only 4.1 million telephone lines when the company was first established, but it increased the number to 20 million in just 12 years. In this way, KT made telephone service a universal service for every citizen, and engaged in the development of advanced communications services. More recently, it established advanced broadband network for the first time in Asia, and launched Korea’s first communication satellite dubbed ‘Mugunghwa (Sharon’s Rose)’, contributing to making Korea one of the advanced countries in information and communications.
The mission of The Korea Foundation is to promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs. Among its activities, the Foundation organizes and participates in various events aimed at fostering international exchange, supports overseas research on Korea, increases goodwill via exchange and cooperation with major overseas international exchange organizations and supports relevant activities by overseas Korean organizations.
The University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre brings professional journalism education to Hong Kong’s premier university, creating an environment for vibrant interaction among students from Hong Kong, mainland China, Asia and the rest of the world. Students develop convergent skills enabling them to operate comfortably in all aspects of the industry, ranging from print, audio, video and multi-media to interactive online journalism. JMSC alumni work at a number of leading international news organizations, and the program has also equipped other graduates for careers in fields as diverse as banking, finance, public relations and government service.
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The Wall Street Journal Asia is the leader in global business news for Asia. Since 1976, it has provided indispensable news and analysis of regional and global business developments for an influential pan-Asian audience of corporate and government decision-makers. The Journal Asia has been voted Asia’s most “important business reading” in every ABRS study since the survey’s inception in 1985.
The conference organizers thank the following organizations for their generosity and support in the sponsorship and development of this 3rd International Media Conference.
- All-China Journalists Association
- Asia New Zealand Foundation
- East Asia Foundation
- Institute of East and West Studies
- Samsung d’light Showroom
- Shih Hsin University
- Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club
- Singapore International Foundation
- University of Missouri School of Journalism
- U.S. Embassies in Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
It is a rare occasion when journalists from Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States have an opportunity to come together for three days to hear newsmakers, experts and one another speak about the most important issues in the region and in media. Four years ago the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Center for Journalists held its first international media conference in Bangkok and drew 200 participants from 21 nations. In 2010, the second international media conference was held in Hong Kong and drew over 350 participants from 26 nations. Participants received the most up-to-date information on the region from the people who knew it best.
Working in partnership with the respected Yonsei University and KAS, we expect at least 300 journalists and other professionals to attend this third international media conference. South Korea, the “most wired nation in the world,” provides an ideal venue because of its dynamic media, leadership and innovation in IT, economic success and growing reputation for international gatherings.
We invite you to partner with us in helping to support this conference. To become a sponsor contact Susan Kreifels, EWC Media Programs Coordinator, at +1 808-944-7176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.