2019 energy symposium

As a part of our commitment to enhancing dialogue across all sectors in the energy industry, KAEA hosts annual energy symposium that addresses important issues impacting various sectors of the U.S. & Korea energy industry.  


Date and Time

Wed. June 12, 2019,   8:30 am to 2:00 pm


Keynote Speakers

David Park

Dave Park leads hydrogen infrastructure development for the California Fuel Cell Partnership, balancing the needs of the hydrogen value chain in the rapidly developing hydrogen marketplace. His role is best described as aligning the economics of vehicle manufacturing with those of retail hydrogen and providing industry consensus feedback to California agencies tasked with stimulating electric drive vehicle markets.
Dave’s passion lies in the subject of motivating society to prefer sustainable transportation choices through changes in long-term behavior. His core background is the development of public policy related to transportation and the environment, guided by his experience in the management of advanced transportation demonstration projects, in real-world applications, and has advised transportation policy while serving in public, private and nonprofit sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science in Environmental Health and Science from Harvard University.

Byong Sung Kwak

Byong Sung Kwak is the head of Korea Institute of Energy Research (KEI).
Kwak is a graduate of Seoul National University in the Department of Chemical Engineering with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University. Since then, he has served as the director of the SK Corporation Chemical Research Center, Director of the CRD Research Center, Director of the Life Science Business Division, General Manager of the Global Technology Division, and Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Korea University. He was an advisor to SK Innovation.

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08:30 – 09:00 :  Registration

09:00 – 09:15 : Opening Remarks (Chairman of KAEA)

09:00 – 09:15 : Congratulatory Remarks (Hon. Wan Joong Kim, Consul General Republic of Korea in Los Angeles)

09:00 – 09:15 : Congratulatory Remarks (Cory Shumaker, California Hydrogen Business Council)

09:15 – 09:45 : Keynote Presentation, The California Fuel Cell Revolution (David Park, Infrastructure Lead, CAFCP)

09:45 – 10:15 : Keynote Presentation, Korean Trends and Outlook for Hydrogen (Byong Sung Kwak, Principle of Korea Institute of Energy Research)

10:15 – 10:25 :  Q & A


Policy Drivers and Incentives

 CALSTART, Tarah Campi, HVIP Program Manager

 South Coast AQMD, Lisa Mirisola, Program Manager

 South Coast AQMD, Ash Nikravan, Senior Staff Specialist

 Q & A


11:25 – 12:10

Fuel Cell Vehicle and Hydrogen Infrastructure State of Affairs

Cal State University Long Beach, Sam Min, Professor & Chair of Marketing Department

 Hyundai, Michael O’Brien, VP of Product, Corporate, and Digital Planning at Hyundai Motor America

 Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, Jorden R. Kemper, VP of Sales

 Q & A

12:20 – 13:30 : Networking & Lunch

09:00 – 14:00

Hyundai Nexo SUV

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