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Keynote Session One more step into the New Normal-era Ocean
Date 10.27(Tue.) 16:00~17:35 (GMT+09:00)
Place Please participate in WOF 2020 online through the wof.kr/eng.

Kim Hyun-kyum
Chair of the Planning Committee / President / President
World Ocean Forum / Sea Power League of the Republic of Korea / PanStar Group
Chairman Kim Hyun-kyum(1961) studied Civil Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University and completed Master and Ph.D. degree in International Logistics & Trade Strategy at the graduate school of the same university.
He founded PanStar Group in 1990 and now running eight companies as a chairman including a KOSDAQ listed PanStar Enterprise, a RoRo passenger ship operator PanStar Line Dot Com, and an overseas affiliated company SanStar Line in Japan, and more.
He was a committee member of the Busan Port Authority, a representative of the Korea Shipping Association, a vice chairman of the Korea Trade Research Association, and a chairman of the Audience Committee of KBS(Korea Broadcasting System).
He is now playing active roles in the marine and shipping industry in Korea as a chairman of the Sea Power League of the ROK, also a chairman of the Planning Committee of the World Ocean Forum 2019, and a cochairman of the Korea Association of Marine Industry.
[Keynote Speaker]  
On the Road to a Sustainable Blue Economy
Peter Thomson
United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
United Nations(UN)
Ambassador Peter Thomson is a Fijian diplomat who served as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations from September 2016 until September 2017. He was Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations between 2010 and 2016. For the year 2014, he was elected President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS). He led the Fiji team of diplomats that in 2013 chaired the Group of 77 and China – the UN’s largest negotiating group comprised of 133 developing countries. He was elected as President of the International Seabed Authority’s Assembly in 2011 and as President of its Council in 2015. In October 2017, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Ambassador Thomson as the first UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, in which role he is driving the implementation of SDG14, the UN Sustainable Development Agenda’s goal to conserve and sustainably use the resources of the Ocean. Ambassador Peter Thomson is also Co-chair of the Friends of Ocean Action (FOA).
[Keynote Speaker]  
Accelerating recovery by creating a sustainable ocean economy
Frode Solberg
Norwegian Embassy in Seoul
Ambassador Frode Solberg joined the Diplomatic Trainee Programme in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1995, and has been a career diplomat ever since. Before joining the foreign service, he served as an officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces after having graduated from the Norwegian Military Academy with focus on language and political science. In addition to his military and diplomatic education, he also has a short programme on Global Climate Changes from the University in Bergen, Norway.
Before coming to the Republic of Korea, Ambassador Solberg had the position as Personnael Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has experience from many different positions both int the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo as well as Norwegian Embassies abroad, including Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Stockholm, Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin as well as postings in his country’s Embassies in Vienna and Abu Dhabi
He has been Norwegian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea since July 2018. He is married to Herta Marie Solberg and together they have two children.
[Keynote Speaker]  
Eco-friendly upcycling technology for floating marine debris reduction
Lee Jae-myung
Professor, Department of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
Pusan National University
Lee Jae-myung is professor of Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and director of Cryogenic Material Research Institute (CMRI) and Hydrogen Ship Technology Center(HySTC) in Pusan National University.
He was appointed as a professional committee member for Establishing Korea's Hydrogen Economy Activation Roadmap. He obtained his PhD degree in Ship and Ocean Engineering from University of Tokyo in Japan in 1999. He is also the deputy editor of Ocean Engineering (SCI Journal) and associate editor of Metals (SCI Journal). His research interests focus on continuum damage mechanics, finite element analysis, modeling of material nonlinearity, and simulation based design. He has carried out various projects such as development of advanced insulating materials, cryogenic storing system, computational method for failure prediction, etc.