The world has recently experienced tremendous challenges and undergone a significant socioeconomic and technological transition through COVID global pandemic and climate change. Science and technology innovation has significantly impacted our Basic Science Agriculture and Food, Manufacturing, Medical, Engineering and, 'Information and Technologies applications. Our collective leadership for sustainable futures are critical to building an integrated approach to a sustainable and resilient society. The Asia-Korea Conference (AKC) for scientists, engineers and researchers is an annual international conference that brings together international experts in science and technology from leading research institutes in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China. It will provide a series of special sessions hosted by cutting-edge research institutes to discuss the use of data and technology to plan and shape our future scientific direction towards sustainability.

This year the 11th annual AKC conference will be jointly held in Sydney, Australia 17-19 November 2023. This is the second time AKC has come to Sydney, Australia, the beautiful Southern Hemisphere. This event will be organised by the Korean Academy of Scientists and Engineers in Australasia (KASEA). The KASEA is a leading international association focused on the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and research results relating to science, engineering and technologies across South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. The conference will provide knowledge exchange and networking with face-to-face venues to facilitate the invited institute-led special sessions from esteemed directors, CEOs and experienced professionals. It will comprise scientific presentations, technical workshops, masterclasses, and special field trips to the Sydney Opera House (indoor tour) and the Barangaroo Smart precinct site via ferries. We welcome your institutions and seek your contributions to all aspects of science, engineering and built environment in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China.

Hoon Han

President of KASEA

Professor of City Planning, UNSW