2016 Summit for Council of Korean Americans 2017-02-03T21:22:26+00:00

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On October 14-15, 2016, the Council of Korean Americans’ (CKA) hosted its annual National Summit & Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. We celebrated the contributions of Korean Americans to our nation and engage in dynamic discussions on key issues of interest to our community.

The Summit started on Friday, October 14th with an exclusive briefing at the White House, co-hosted by CKA. In the evening, we held our fundraising gala and awards dinner featuring the following honored guests:

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

Eighth Secretary-General of
The United Nations

Sung Y. Kim

Sung Y. Kim

US Special Representative
for North Korea Policy

First Korean American US
Ambassador to South Korea

Lucy Koh

Lucy H. Koh

US District Judge for the
Northern District of California

First Korean American
District Court Judge

Gideon Yu

Gideon Yu

Chairman and CEO, Bowers & Wilkins

First Korean American &
Minority President in the
National Football League

Do Won Chang

Do Won Chang

 Founder and CEO, Forever 21

Dr. Myung Ki Hong

Myung Ki Hong

Chairman, M&L Hong Foundation

Paul Kim

Paul Kim

President and Managing Member, Aventis Asset Management

Roy Kim

Roy Kim

South Korean Singer-Songwriter

On Saturday, October 15, we reconvened at the Ronald Reagan Building for a full day of conversations with distinguished Korean American leaders from government, business, academia, and media/entertainment.

CKA’s mission is to assert a strong, clear voice on issues vital to Korean Americans while helping them engage in American society to achieve meaningful success. Since our founding in 2011, we have already gained recognition as the leading voice for Korean Americans at the national level.

Past speakers at the National Summit & Gala include Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, Harold Hongju Koh of Yale Law School, Thai Lee of SHI International, and noted chemist and philanthropist Myung Ki Hong.

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