The first ever Digital Economy Forum Seoul 2018 will be held this week at Hotel Conrad Seoul. The ICON Foundation announced that its team would be attending the event in Korea. The forum is co-hosted by the Korea Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS) and Korea Ministry of Economy and Finance (MOEF). It is being co-organized by the Korea Internet Corporations Association, Startup Alliance and Korea Startup Forum.

ICON’s Participation at the Event

The ICON team will participate in the forum as representatives of the blockchain industry. ICON Foundation council member J H Kim will also host a session on the first day of the forum at 16:00 titled “Blockchain and Platform Revolution.”


According to the Foundation:

“J.H. Kim will present the value of blockchain technology as a ‘new platform revolution’ from the perspective of a startup entrepreneur, informing the audience about prospects of various use-cases.”

What Is the Digital Economy Forum Seoul 2018?

The event will be hosting over 400 attendees from different government institutions, technology giants as well as promising startups in the digital ecosystem. It will also include companies representing the AI, blockchain, mobility and FinTech sectors.

On the event’s website, Bongjin Kim, the Chairman of Korea Startup Forum talks about the rapidly evolving global economy and how tech-driven corporates and startups are leading the growth spurt. He noted further that the first edition of the event would seek to analyze the key forces that drive the world’s digital economy, explicitly focused on entrepreneurship and the platform economy.

He added:

“We expect the Forum to help guide us in the right direction for the innovative growth through in-depth debates and discussions with experts from diverse fields.”

The 2-day event will be divided into four sessions, each dedicated to burning topics in the industry.

Session 1 will focus on the big trends of the industry and the platform business. Session 2 will focus on innovative technology and innovation growth use cases. Session 3 will focus on building an ecosystem for the digital economy that cultivates entrepreneurship. Session 4 will be dedicated to the real stories of entrepreneurs.



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