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Agenda Topics Announced for the 2023 Korea-U.S. Standards Forum in Seoul


Join the ANSI delegation for this important event

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) will co-host the hybrid 2023 Korea-U.S. Standards Forum on Wednesday, August 9 (EST) / Thursday, August 10 (KST), with in-person attendance at the Grand InterContinental Seoul. The annual forum establishes a valuable platform for leaders and subject-matter experts from industries, government, and academia from both countries to enhance mutual understanding, exchange expertise and best practices, and develop future cooperation. 

Each year, the forum provides a unique opportunity for U.S. experts and Korean executives and officials to come together to discuss standards across a range of critical sectors. This year’s forum will feature technical presentations and breakout sessions on the several strategic areas:

Opening and Welcome Remarks

(Korea & U.S.) Congratulatory Speech

Korea Opening Remarks

U.S. Welcome Remarks

Speakers: Youngjin Jang, 1st Vice-Minister, MOTIE; Mr. Chongwook Chin, Administrator, KATS; Joe Bhatia, President, ANSI


Keynote Speeches

U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology, Jayne Morrow, Senior Advisor Standards Policy, NIST

Korea Standardization for Emerging Technologies, TBD


Open Forum: Technical presentations

U.S. on AI, TBD

Korea on Semiconductor – R&D and Standardization, Deok Kee Kim, Professor, Sejong University

U.S. on Quantum Technology, Phil Wennblom, Global Director of Standards Policy, Intel Corporation, Chair of ISO/IEC JTC1

Korea on Autonomous Vehicles, TBD


Open Forum: Breakout sessions


Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous Vehicles

Quantum Technology

Carbon Neutrality


Stakeholders interested in speaking at the event can contact Laiyin Yuan ([email protected]) or Joseph Conrad ([email protected]) for more details before July 24, 2023.

Click the links below for the forum in previous years:


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