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Resilience in Post-Pandemic World
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Resilience in Post-Pandemic World

We have finally reached the end of the pandemic, but now facing unprecedented challenges in political, social, and economic areas.

The world is in a state of flux, amid escalating conflict between the U.S. and China, a new Cold War triggered by the Russia-Ukraine war, reorganization of the supply chain around semiconductors, decline of globalization based on the division of labor, and a complex economic crisis triggered by high inflation and high interest rates.

The recent bankruptcy of Signature Bank, which follows the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the 16th largest U.S. bank by assets, has led to concerns that it is a precursor to a second Lehman crisis.

‘Resilience’ comes from the Latin word resilio, which means "to bounce back." The word has recently been interpreted to mean not simply returning to the way things were before the damage occurred, but also creating a better system than before by addressing structural issues that could lead to the same damage. In recent years, it has become a widely used term in the future response strategies of international organizations and governments.

In the post-pandemic era, complex crises and challenges can actually represent an opportunity for us. McKinsey, a global consulting firm, believes that when multiple crises are exposed at once, each society's proactive response can lay the foundation for future growth. In this context, the News1 Future Forum 2023 will explore ways to enhance resilience in the field of innovation ecosystem and technology innovation, semiconductors, export diversification, artificial intelligence (AI), and other areas, along with immediate diplomatic and security issues such as North Korea and the US-China conflict.

We need decisive policies and bold strategies to take a leap to a better place than before. The News1 Future Forum invites domestic and international experts, key figures in the government, and leading entrepreneurs and politicians to present a blueprint and continue the discussion. We hope to see you join our conversation to share your vision and solutions for a better world.