HISTORY

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Advancement of Customer Support Systems
and Strengthening of Research Capabilities

2022

08
Established SGR’s New Vision
05
Website renewal
03
Launched the GloreUs chat system with the CEO
02
Established GloreUs Talk, SGR’s town hall meeting
Established SGR’s Environment Management Research Team
12
Changed the company name to 「Samsung Global Research」 and revised department names
12
Held SERI’s 35th anniversary ceremony
07
Established SERI’s PM bootcamp education program
05
Inaugurated a professional forum for semiconductors, ESG and the management environment
04
Pursued digital transformation
02

2021

2020

01
Established the Electronics & New Industry Headquarters
Inaugurated the T&M (Technology & Management) Forum
06

2019

2018

12
Established the Financial Industry & Policy Headquarters
11
Published the 「Future Tentacle」 series
Established SERI’s New Industry Research Department
12
Published 「Exploring China」 and 「Exploring India」 (for in-house distribution only)
08
Established the bootcamp education program for new employees
05
Published 「CEO Insight」 and 「Economic Focus」 (for in-house distribution only)
04
Reestablished strategic tasks
01

2017

2016

07
Held SERI’s 30th anniversary ceremony
Tcha MoonJoong inaugurated as president
12

2015

Choosing and Focusing: Strengthening Business Competitiveness

2014

08
Reorganized SERI’s KMS (Knowledge Management System)
Established SERI’s Industry & Strategy Department III
12
Spun off SERICEO
11

2013

2012

12
Launched SERI’s Financial Industry and Strategy Department
11
Co-hosted the “Women and Family in 2030” seminar with the Korean Women’s Development Institute
11
Founded SERICEO Inc.
09
Hosted the “Merchants Change, Markets Dream” Symposium
07
Published the first issue of “CEO Brief’
06
Hosted the international symposium, “Fostering Top Talent in Science and Technology” in commemoration of SERI’s 26th anniversary
04
Hosted the Korea-China international economic forum “Review of and Prospects for the Korean and Chinese Economies: Cooperation and Development”
02
Hosted the Yonsei-SERI EU Centre Business Forum, “Opportunities for M&A in Europe”
Hosted the “Present and Future of Chinese Industries and Challenges to Korea’s Mainstay Industries” Symposium
11
Held the “2020 Outlook for China’s Markets, Technology and Industries and Korea’s Responses” symposium for SERI’s 25th anniversary
06
Launched SERI’s Corporate Citizenship Research Department
02

2011

2010

12
Held a symposium on the “Post-crisis Course of the Korean Economy”
12
Held SERI’s fifth Complexity Conference “New Format for Communication”
06
Held SERI’s 25th anniversary symposium, “2020 Outlook for China’s Markets, Technology and Industry and Korea’s Responses”
04
Held the 「2010 Korea-China International Economic Forum」
02
Held the International Conference, 「Economic Impact of the Carbon Emissions Rights Trading System」
02
Held an International Symposium to Commemorate the 100th Birthday of Samsung’s founder Ho-Am (Lee Byung-Chul)
Held SERI’s fourth Complexity Conference, “Diffusion Mechanisms”
11
Awarded by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for special libraries in the 2009 Assessment of Korean Public Library Operations
10
Jointly prepared a special series of articles with the Maeil Business Newspaper titled 「The First Anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis: What Has Changed」
09
Held the 「2009 Korean Economic Forum」 with Joongang Daily
06
Launched a new report series 「SERI Management Notes」
04
Held the “Forecasting the Future” Symposium with KISTEP: 「Mid- to Long-Term Forecasts and Technology Strategy in Overcoming the Global Financial Crisis」
02
Chung Ki-Young inaugurated as SERI’s fourth president
01

2009

Pursuing Globalization

2008

12
Held the 「Global Financial Crisis and Korean Policy Responses」 Symposium
12
Published SERI Research Essay No. 100
09
Held the 「Promoting Korea’s Renewable Energy Industry」 Conference
07
Held the 「New Financial Capitalism: New Financial Paradigms and the Global Economy」 Symposium to commemorate SERI’s 23rd anniversary
04
Hosted the Korea-China International Forum with Sungkyunkwan University to commemorate the 15th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and China
01
Launched the English-language quarterly journal 「SERI Quarterly」
Held 「Sustainable Responses to Population Aging: The Korean and Japanese Cases」 Symposium
11
Hosted the 「How to Enter Russia’s Golden Market」 Symposium jointly with KOTRA
09
Hosted the international academic seminar 「Recent Changes in China’s Legal System and Korean Companies' Response Strategies」
08
Hosted an invitational seminar with Peter Schwartz on 「Inevitable Surprises」
08
Hosted the 「Renaissance of the Korean Economy: Outlook and Strategy for the Next 10 Years」 Symposium to commemorate SERI’s 21st anniversary
07
Co-hosted the 「Study on Korean and Taiwanese Investment Patterns in China」 Symposium with Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
07
Co-hosted the 「Cultivating and Developing Asian Financial Markets」 Seminar with the National Institute for Research Advancement
04

2007

2006

12
Hosted SERI’s first Complexity Conference
11
Hosted the 「2006 Assessment and 2007 Outlook for China」 Symposium
11
Hosted the 「Premium Strategies for Agriculture and Agricultural Villages」 Symposium
09
Hosted the 「Looking at the Indian Market」 Symposium
07
Hosted the 「Rural Tourism Meets Culture」 Symposium
06
Hosted the 「Historical Transitions in the Korean Economy and Challenges (Reflections on 20-years of the Korean Economy)」 Symposium for SERI’s 20th Anniversary
05
Held the KGSS Symposium on 「Generations, Work and Confidence: An International Comparison」
05
Hosted the 「2006 Korea-China International Forum」
04
SERIJapan.org granted a special award by Allabout of Japan
02
Hosted an international conference on 「Global Companies’ R&D Strategy for Northeast Asia」
Hosted the 「Korea Opens the Digital Renaissance: Digital2」 Symposium
11
Hosted the 「Rethinking BRICs – Potential and Risk Factors」 Symposium
11
Hosted the 「For Great Korean Agriculture」 Symposium
11
Opened 「Complexity.or.kr」, a complexity theory site
11
Hosted the 「Rural Tourism Is Not Development but Management」 Symposium
07
Established 「SERI China」 SERI’s Beijing office
07
Hosted the 「University Reform and Pursuit of Excellence」 Symposium
06
Hosted the 「Global Strategist Jang Bogo: God of the Sea」 Symposium
06
Launched 「SERIJapan.org」 a knowledge link between Korea and Japan
06
Hosted the 「Koreans’ Economic and Civic Awareness and Social Networks: An International Comparison」 Symposium
05
Hosted the 「Challenges of the 21st Century: The US-Korea Relationship」 Symposium
04
Hosted the 「2005 Forex Outlook and Management of Forex Risk」 Symposium
01

2005

2004

12
Hosted the international Symposium: 「Defining the US-Korea Alliance: Economic and Security Challenges」
11
Hosted the 「Exploring Cooperation Models Between Large Companies and SMEs to Strengthen Global Competitiveness」 Symposium
09
Hosted the international Symposium, 「The Rise of China and East Asia’s Response」
09
Hosted the 「Experience of Financial Reform in Korea and China」 Symposium
07
Hosted the 「Future of Rural Tourism」 Symposium
06
Hosted the 「International Comparison of National Values」 Symposium
06
Hosted the 「Korea’s Entrepreneurship: Diagnosis and Agendas」 Symposium
05
Hosted the 「Outlook for the Korean Economy in the Second Half of 2004」 Symposium
Hosted the 「Future of Korea’s Venture Agriculture」 Symposium
12
Hosted the 「Outlook for the Korean Economy in 2004」 Symposium
11
Jung Ku-Hyun inaugurated as SERI’s third president
09

2003

Building a Knowledge Ecosystem

2002

11
Hosted the 「Future of Venture Agriculture」 Symposium
10
Hosted the 「Industrial Cluster Development Strategy」 Symposium”
04
Hosted the 「Recent Economy and Industry」 Symposium
04
Hosted the 「Venture Crisis and Green Shoots of Recovery」 Symposium
Hosted the 「Advancing Women in the Workforce」 Symposium”
12
Opened 「SERICEO」, a multimedia service for managers
10
Published 「Fifteen Years of SERI」
07
Hosted the 「Industrial Competitiveness」 Symposium
05
SERI’s Internet site chosen by Alexa as a prominent Internet research institution, ranking it as the No. 1 site for think tanks in the world.
05

2001

2000

11
Hosted the 「Korea, China, Japan Industrial Cooperation Proposals」 Symposium
05
Hosted the 「Sharing Economy」 Symposium
04
Hosted the Digital Symposium
03
Hosted the Venture Symposium
Opened 「Cyber SERI」, an online knowledge portal
11

1999

1996

10
Opened SERI’s first Internet homepage
09
Moved premises from the Samsung headquarters to the Kukje Building
07
Published 「Ten Years of SERI」
02
Held an essay competition for undergraduate and graduate students to commemorate SERI’s 10th anniversary
Published 「CEO Information」, SERI’s weekly diagnosis of current issues
08
Launched the 「Regional Economic Forum」 with the participation of local businesses and academics
08
Choi Woo Seok becomes the President of SERI
05

1995

Founding and Growth

1994

07
Moved premises from the Samsung Life Building to Samsung Headquarters
Launched a member-based community called 「SERI CLUB」
10
Established an independent Samsung Global Environment Research Center
09
Began book publishing and sales with the publication of 「Seize One Second」
01

1993

1991

07
Incorporated as Samsung Economic Research Institute Co. Ltd.
Commenced management consulting business
07

1990

1987

07
Hosted SERI’s first International Symposium on its one-year anniversary
Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI) established as a subsidiary of Samsung Life, with Lim Dong Seung as President
07

1986

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