2017 Global Leaders Forum Indonesia: “Indonesia is the Land of Opportunity for the Precise and Humble”

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Noh Kyung-rae giving his special lecture

“Indonesia is the land of opportunity. But only those who are precise and humble will be able to gain such opportunities.”

On the 23rd of August, at 6 pm (Korea time), to kick-off the 2017 Global Leaders Forum Indonesia with Korean member participants, Jung Moo-young (Vice President of Korindo), Indonesian citizens, and embassy workers, Noh Kyung-rae gave a special lecture on “The Today and Tomorrow of Indonesia”.

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Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Cho Tai-young gives the welcoming speech

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Lee Jong-kun (Korea National Assembly Member) giving a speech on behalf of all the Korean members

Noh Kyung-rae covered the following topics: 1) Indonesia and Indonesian people: Indonesians are similar to Koreans but at the same time, very different; they are what make Indonesia all the more beautiful. 2) Colonial history of Indonesia: Westernization of Indonesia and the influence of the Spice Wars during the 15th to 16th Centuries. 3) Indonesia and the Chinese: Why do the Chinese living in Indonesia conflict with Indonesian people but also have such a big impact on Indonesia’s economy? 4) Religion and Lifestyle of the Javanese: Originating from the Indonesian island of Java, the Javanese have become the largest ethnic group; how do these people behave in certain situations?

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Participants listen to the speakers

Known as the “POSCO-man” for successively directing the Indonesia Resource Development division of POSCO, Noh Kyung-rae goes around the world introducing to others the country of Indonesia. Last April, his book on his experience living in Indonesia The Indonesia Koreans Need to Know: Women, Sandals, and Rukun was published through Sunjung Eye Books, Korea.

Amongst his Indonesian friends, Noh is referred to as “Noh Muhliady” (Muhliady being a very common and familiar name in Indonesia) and with his first-hand experience, he urged the audience the importance of “Building trust with the Indonesian people if you want to establish a relationship. Be willing to wait for that trust to develop.”

After the special lecture, participants enjoyed dinner at the Korean restaurant, Soban. Here, Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Cho Tai-young along with other embassy workers, Lee Jong-kul (Korean National Assembly member), and Eddy Suprapto (Acting President of Asia Journalist Association and Deputy Director of RCTI Indonesia) gathered to further discuss the enhancement of Korea-Indonesia relations and the prospects of future bilateral communication.

Forum members from Korea will be staying in Indonesia over the course of 5 days (August 23rd to 24th) to actively contribute ideas as key members in Korean politics and business. On the 24th at 9:30 a.m. (Korea time), members will formally open the 2017 Global Leaders Forum, meeting with Ambassador Cho Tai-young and VIP Indonesia guests such as the Ministers of Transportation, Industry, Finance among other high-ranking officials.

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Ambassador Cho Tai-young (center-front) and Noh Kyung-rae with participants

After the special lecture, participants enjoyed dinner at the Korean restaurant, Soban. Here, Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Cho Tai-young along with other embassy workers, Lee Jong-kul (Korean National Assembly member), and Eddy Suprapto (Acting President of Asia Journalist Association and Deputy Director of RCTI Indonesia) gathered to further discuss the enhancement of Korea-Indonesia relations and the prospects of future bilateral communication.

Forum members from Korea will be staying in Indonesia over the course of 5 days (August 23rd to 24th) to actively contribute ideas as key members in Korean politics and business. On the 24th at 9:30 a.m. (Korea time), members will formally open the 2017 Global Leaders Forum, meeting with Ambassador Cho Tai-young and VIP Indonesia guests such as the Ministers of Transportation, Industry, Finance among other high-ranking officials.

 

Photos by: Park Yang-sul (ESS Myungsim CEO), Ryu Jin (Eden E&C CEO), and Kang Hyun-chul Junior Ambassador and primary secretary

 

 

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