DC leadership conference to gather Korean American leaders

October 21, 2015
CKA leadership conference guests

CKA leadership conference guests

Korean American leaders from 17 states and from South Korea will gather Oct. 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C., for a leadership conference.

Guests and speakers expected at the CKA National Summit & Gala include United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Yale Law School professor Harold Koh, Senator Mazie Hirono, ABC Nightline anchor Juju Chang, Forever 21 CEO Chang Do-won and Bright Future Foundation President Hong Myung-ki, as well as recently elected Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu.

A White House briefing, a congressional briefing, a gala award ceremony and a leadership conference will comprise the two-day event.

Sixty Senate and House members have been invited to attend the briefing, according to organizers.

The Korea Times is an event sponsor.

Sam Yoon is the president of the Council of Korean Americans, a non-profit organizing the event.

“Korean American community leaders from all around the country, from every field, are joining in this historic event,” Yoon said. “We can strengthen the Korean American community by bringing together these people and providing a space for networking and the exchange of ideas.”