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Startups Minister Park Young-sun joins Stewardship Board for Davos Forum's body on manufacturing

All News 20:38 January 12, 2020

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) -- SMEs and Startups Minister Park Young-sun has become the first South Korean cabinet minister to join the Stewardship Board at a Davos Forum Platform, the ministry announced Sunday.

Park told reporters on Jan. 3 that she'd been offered a position on the Stewardship Board for the Platform for Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production. It is one of 18 Platforms for the annual Davos Forum, hosted annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Park then said in a radio interview on Friday that she will serve on the Stewardship Board and added, "It goes to show how much the Davos Forum values policies for SMEs and startups."

The Stewardship Board is made up of cabinet ministers and corporate executives from around the world. At the Davos Forum, they'll discuss key issues and projects in the field of advanced manufacturing and production

According to the WEF, these Platforms are designed to aggregate and integrate efforts to define interconnected problems, search for solutions and take action. Other areas covered by the Platforms include cybersecurity, consumption, digital economy, energy and healthcare.

The annual forum is held at the end of January in the Swiss town of Davos, bringing together CEOs from its 1,000 member companies, politicians, scholars and religious leaders, among others. Their discussions cover topics of global concern, including globalization, international conflicts and environmental issues.

This photo provided by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups shows its minister, Park Young-sun, speaking at a function for SMEs in Seoul on Jan. 6, 2020. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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