On September 29, 2017, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the 16th Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC) at Four Seasons Hotel Seoul under the theme of Seoul’s Response Strategy to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
SIBAC is an advisory council to the Seoul Mayor that was established in 2001 and consists of 27 CEOS of global companies such as McKinsey & Company, Nomura Holdings, Forbes, Siemens and five consultants. 15 annual meetings have been convened so far. 322 advisories have been made to the Seoul Mayor in the areas of economy, society, city, infrastructure, culture and environment and 271 of them, accounting for 84%, have been reflected in the administrative affairs of the city.
The 16th annual meeting for the SIBAC will be carried out in three sessions: ▴ Combining talents, technology and leadership, ▴ Innovation and cooperation: Tasks for local governments, ▴ Fourth Industrial Revolution and cases in world cities. 13 advisory panels and five consultants will attend the meeting.
Speakers for the first session, ‘Combining Talents, Technologies and Leadership’, will be Global Managing Partner Dominic Barton of McKinsey & Company, Chairman Peter Zec of the Red Dot Design Award, Chairman Rudolph Schlais of ASL Management Consulting Company (Shanghai), and Chairman Yan Lan of Lazard China.
The second session will seek for ways to enhance Seoul’s competitive power focusing on the theme of ‘Innovation and Cooperation: Tasks for Local Governments.’ The sessions will be attended by Chairman of the Board of Directors Nobuyuki Koga of Nomura Holdings, Vice Chairman Roland Busch of Siemens, BOD Member Sanjeev Gandhi of BASF, CEO Akihiro Nikkaku of Toray Industries, Chairman and CEO Marco Provera of Pirelli.
Finally, the third session will discuss the direction that Seoul City should pursue under the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and cases in world cities. CEO Bernard Charles of Dassault Systèmes, Vice Chairman Christopher Forbes of Forbes, CEO Masakazu Tokura of Sumitomo Corporation, President of Operations André Wyss of Novartis and Chairman Antoine Frérot of Veolia will share outstanding cases of Fourth Industrial Revolution in their cities and also talks about international trends regarding the topic.