Headlines for October 2016
1. [Hanwha Group] Chairman Seung Youn Kim visited Hanwha Life and encouraged financial planners
Chairman Seung Youn Kim is very interested in FPs in sale of Hanwha Life Insurance. After Hanwha acquired HLI in 2002, Chairman Seung Youn Kim showed his interests by visiting the 2003 Annual Awards which took place in the following year. He recently visited the training session of FPs and showed his affection.
On September 8th, Chairman Seung Youn Kim visited Hanwha life Human Resources Development Center. As soon as he entered the auditorium, about 200 FPs welcomed him with a warm round of applause. He returned his gratitude with a big smile. This surprise visit of Chairman Seung Youn Kim encouraged FPs and listen to the voice of the sales field.
The FPs who met the Chairman at the Annual Awards of HLI in May asked him to come and visit where they work. And he promised to do so and kept his promise this time.
On that day, about 200 FPs from all parts of country gathered for the 2-day training session to learn how to strengthen their capabilities for VIP marketing. The Chairman Kim praised once again the efforts of FPs who played the leading role of reaching 100 trillion won assets and he took time to listen to what they had to say.
Chairman Seung Youn Kim said, “You are the heart of Hanwha”, and expressed his interests and love to them.
“HLI and FPs are playing a key role in the Group, and you are the ones delivering the warm hope to other’s lives. So I believe that FPs have warm hearts more than anyone in this world.”
Also he requested to work with love, respect, consideration, honesty and loyalty at all times.
And he signed the commemorative copper plaque written as ‘You Are The Heart of Hanwha’ and asked FPs to work together to make HLI the best insurance company.
While taking pictures with FPs, Chairman Seung Youn Kim made a heart symbol with his hand and had a casual conversation.
2. [Hanwha Group] Held Hanwha Finance Classic 2016 from September 1st to 4th in Korea
Hanwha Finance Classic 2016, boasting the largest prize in KLPGA was held at Golden Bay Golf & Resort in Chungchung province from September 1st to 4th. It became truly a global scale competition since not only active players in the LPGA Tour but also the players representing the U.S., Korea, and Japan participated. Who has won among those top-class players? Let’s check it out.
The drama that Korean female golf players who have proven their skills at the Rio Olympic Games was reenacted at Hanwha Finance Classic 2016 held in Taean.
As players from five countries including long hitters Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda participated this year. Hanwha Finance Classic is not only a part of KLPGA Tour but also it is a world class competition. A lot of spectators came to see the best players playing good games at the best golf course.
Hanwha Finance Classic boasts a total of 120 million won prizes and 30 million won prize for the winner which is the biggest prize in KLPGA Tour. As it provides the opportunity to compete with famous international players, it became a competition that many players want to win. Therefore, the competition among the players was fierce until the final round.
Lee Min-young who is a member of Team Hanwha chased the leader until the final round and ranked 3rd with three under the total 285 shots. And Park Sung-hyun who had long drive battles with Lexi Thompson scored six under the total 282 shots and won the winning trophy. Park Sung-hyun started the final round at 10th with four shots behind the leader. She beat Ko Jin-young who ranked the 2nd place with one shot. It was her 7th winning of this season.
Now the special attention goes to this year’s winner Park Sung-hyun because there’s a ‘winning formula’ that Hanwha Finance Classic winner becomes a winner in LPGA Tour. In fact, after winning at Hanwha Finance Classic, the winners got qualified for LPGA Tour and had many winnings since 2011.
The winners of this game, Choi Na-yeon in 2011, Ryu So-yeon in 2012, Kim Se-young in 2013, Kim Hyo-joo in 2014, and the last year’s winner Nomura Haru had the total of 22 winnings in LPGA Tour.
Therefore, the winner of Hanwha Finance Classic can establish a foundation to become a world class player. It’s possible because the game provided an opportunity for KLPGA players to step up by playing with international players at a world class course.
Meanwhile, a pro-am event was held prior to the main game. Chairman Kim Seung-youn visited the course to observe the progress of the preparation and encouraged players and people who participated in the pro-am.
Chairman Kim emphasized in his speech that Hanwha has been contributing to Korean women golf by having the largest golf game in Korea, Hanwha Finance Classic since 2011 after establishing Hanwha Cup Seoul Women's Open in 1990. He also looked around the course and encouraged Hanwha members who worked hard to make the event possible.
The Group is going to make Hanwha Finance Classic a renowned international event that represents Korea so that the second generation of Park Se-ri who was the winner of Hanwha Cup can continue to win at international games. Also the Group will continue to invite the world-class players and provide an opportunity to upgrade their mental strength, course-management, and game skills.
3. [Hanwha Q CELLS] Dong Kwan Kim, CCO of Hanwha Q CELLS, had a keynote speech at GGGW2016
Dong Kwan Kim, Chief Commercial Officer of Hanwha Q CELLS gave a speech as a keynote speaker at the Global Green Growth Week (GGGW) 2016 and he said, “If there was the Industrial Revolution in 18th century, we will be the first generation to experience the energy revolution.” He also mentioned that solar energy would bring the change to the energy industry, and it would change our lives as well.
GGGW 2016, an annual conference of green growth knowledge platform was held at International Convention Center Jeju from September 5th to 9th. It is co-hosted by Global Green Growth Summit (GGGS), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the World Bank, OECD, and Unite Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
On September 7th, Dong Kwan Kim, Chief Commercial Officer of Hanwha Q CELLS attended the Asian Regional Policy Dialogue as a keynote speaker and he spoke on “Innovation in Battery and Energy Storage Technologies”. During this 10-minute speech, he emphasized that it’s expected that solar energy would be the fastest growing and competitive energy source through reaching 26% market share by 2040.
Especially, he got a lot of attention because he forecasted the fundamental changes in a way we all live. He mentioned the energy revolution that will be introduced by combining solar energy and the Energy Storage System (ESS).
Meanwhile, Hanwha Q CELLS introduced and the monocrystalline solar cell that used their own Q.ANTUM Technology and polycrystalline solar module at the exhibition. The technology in Q.PLUS, a polycrystalline solar module has been recognized as the world’s best by setting the world record of 19.5% efficiency in polycrystalline module.
4. [Hanwha Group] Created the 6th Hanwha Solar Forest in China
The Group has been putting an effort for solving climate changes and environmental issues through creating “Hanwha Solar Forest” by planting trees where desertification is in progress every day. The Group plans to create the 6th eco-friendly forest in China.
On September 1st, a tree planting ceremony was held for “6th Hanwha Solar Forest” in the Maowusu desert located in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China. The senior officials including Choi Sun-mok, Senior Executive Vice President of Hanwha Group HQ, Kim Young-rak, Senior Vice President of Hanwha China, and the high-ranking government officials from Ningxia attended the ceremony.
The Group is planning to create a forest by planting about 50,000 trees such as a sand pine, a juniper, and more on the land of over the size of 23 soccer fields. The Group also will use energy that is necessary for saplings and creating the forest by utilizing the solar generating facility the Group donated in 2012.
The Group continues to carry out the eco-friendly social contribution project to prevent the yellow and the fine dust by creating the 2nd Solar Forest in 2013, 5th Solar Forest in 2015, and 6th Solar Forest in this area where the fine yellow dust originates.
The officials from Yinchuan city and National Nature Reserve of Lingwu showed their appreciation to the Group’s continuous anti-desertification social contribution efforts and delivered an appreciation plaque.
The Group has been carrying out the campaign
5. [Hanwha Corporation, Hanwha Chemical] Opened Hanwha R&D Center specialized in the future technologies
Investments on R&D for the state-of-the-art future technology which will lead the future industry is very important for the Group’s future. Hanwha Corporation and Hanwha Chemical opened Hanwha R&D Center Pangyo specializes in the future technologies. I am very curious too. Shall we go and take a look?
Hanwha R&D Center Pangyo is located in Seongnam. About 200 people including Lee Tae-jong and Kim Youn-chul, CEOs of Hanwha Corporation, Kim Chang-bum, CEO of Hanwha Chemical, Shin Hyun-woo, CEO of Hanwha Techwin, Chang Si-kwon, CEO of Hanwha Thales, and Choi Kwang-ho, CEO of Hanwha E&C gathered to celebrate the new beginning.
About 120 billion won has been invested to build Hanwha R&D Center Pangyo. It covers the total of 34,203 ㎡ floor spaces with 12 floors including 5 underground floors.
The core technology of guided weapons such as a laser and electro-optical sensors, image processing technology, and solar cell manufacturing facility, the factory automation equipment are supposed to be researched at the place.
It can also create synergy by cooperating among the affiliates with the high-tech research institutes in defense such as Hanwha Techwin R&D Center in Pangyo.
6. [Hanwha Group] Hosted a luncheon for the 2016 Rio Olympics National Shooting Team to congratulate on their outstanding performance at the Olympics
The Hanwha Group has been sponsoring the Korea national shooting team for the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a main sponsor of the Korea Shooting Federation, the Group invited the national shooting team to a luncheon to congratulate them for their outstanding performance at the Olympics and gave them prize money. They performed well at the Olympics and gave us unforgettable memories. Let’s take a look.
On September 20th, the Group, which is the presiding company of the Korea Shooting Federation, hosted the luncheon at The Plaza. This luncheon was held to congratulate the Korea national shooting team which won a gold medal and a silver at the Rio Olympics.
Hwang Yong-deuk, CEO of Hanwha Galleria and the president of Korea Shooting Federation, congratulated the players for gaining recognition from the World once again. He encouraged the players and the coaching staff to work together to continue to increase the status of Korean shooting.
On behalf of the Chairman Kim Seung-youn, CEO Hwang gave a total of 230 million-won prize money to the team. Jin Jong-oh who won a gold medal in the men's 50m pistol received 100 million won and Kim Jong-hyun who won a silver medal in the men's 50m rifle prone received 40 million won. The head coach Park Sang-soon, other coaching staff, and all members of the team received the prize.
The Group has been providing about 12.5 billion won in sponsorship to the Shooting Development Fund to promote Korean Shooting sports. After the Korea Shooting Federation was founded, the Group established the Hanwha Chairman’s Cup National Shooting Competition which was the first to be organized by a private company, and it became one of five top major shooting competitions in Korea.
I believe that our national shooting team players need our continuous support and encouragement.