Program

WELCOME BREAKFAST 8:30 – 9:00

I/ KOREA, CHINA AND JAPAN : HISTORY & PERSPECTIVES 9:00 – 10:00

China, Japan and Korea: three very different countries but parallel destinies? Indeed, if they have at heart to keep their uniqueness, they have a common cultural background: Confucianism. They also have in recent history, experienced a tremendous and rapid growth, although at different times. For Japan, this period of prosperity has been behind for two decades. Korea seems to have taken over becoming leader in many economic sectors, not to mention China, which opening has enabled unprecedented economic development since the 1990s.

How have these regional upheaval impacted these societies, their values, their culture? Will a somewhat slower growth in China, emerging social unrest in South Korea bring more changes? In what sense?

With: Mr Emmanuel Lincot – Vice-Dean at the Catholic Institute of Paris, in charge of International Relations. Chief Editor of the journal ‘ China World New Asia’ (Choiseul Institute – Paris)

II/ SOUTH-KOREANS : YESTERDAY’S JAPANESE OR TOMORROW’S CHINESE? 10:00 – 11:00

If South Korea remains a small country both in size and in the number of inhabitants, its influence keeps growing and it has become a key player on the international scene.

With the weight of a hierarchical society that may seem similar in many respects to the Japanese one and economic dynamism closer to that of the Chinese, how do South Koreans perceive luxury? What values do they attach to this concept? Is luxury important in their lives? How does the Korean market compare to its neighbors? A cross vision of key luxury markets in Northern Asia founded, among other sources, on data from the ‘World Luxury Tracking’.

With: Mrs Catherine Jubin – Founder & Director – The International Luxury Business Association

END OF THE CONFERENCE 11:00 – 11:15

The Conference will be held in French