5th Annual CKGSB China-Japan CEO Roundtable
2014-04-09  - Tokyo

Last year’s event was a success…


“It is often said that the 21st century is Asia’s century. It is time for the people of Asia to make contributions to the world. Facing the challenge of globalization, Asians must boost cooperation and overcome their differences to effectively contribute to human development.”


Xiang Bing, CKGSB Founding Dean,
Professor of China Business and Globalization


“It is my first time at such an event, and executives of Chinese and Japanese companies have indeed had an engaging and genuine discussion. I am sure this event will play an important role in the development and communications between Chinese and Japanese companies.”


Takashi Nishibayashi

Vice President, General Manager, China Division, Nissan Motor 


This year, we hope to continue the genuine exchange and engagement between the participants of the China-Japan CEO Roundtable, with hopes of strengthening such forms of dialogues between the two countries.


This year’s roundtable will focus on the keyword: growth. After witnessing several years of supercharged growth, China has seen its gradual deceleration in 2013. At the same time, Japan has struggled with jumpstarting its stagnant economy in recent years. While both countries have passed a number of reforms aimed at bolstering growth to attractive and sustainable levels, it is clear that for individual businesses, opportunities lie in fast-growing markets and sectors. How should companies position themselves, both strategically and geographically, to most effectively leverage such pockets of opportunity?


Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

Media Partner

Nikkei Inc.


Wednesday, April 9th, 2014


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


New Otani Hotel, 4-1 Kioicho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Roundtable of 11 Japanese CEOs and 13 Chinese CEOs, with an additional 100+ Chinese and Japanese executives as observers

Panel Topics
& Moderators

Topic 1: Fast-growing regions – how can companies effectively integrate 3rd and 4th-tier cities and developing countries into their expansion strategy, and what are the potential challenges of such opportunities? (Moderator: Mr. Waichi Sekiguchi, Prominent Nikkei Editorial Writer)


Topic 2: Fast-growing sectors – how can companies in China and Japan develop new businesses through the manufacturing and service sectors, and what other sectors are poised for attractive growth? (Moderator: Dr. Teng Bingsheng, CKGSB Associate Professor of Strategy Management)

Notable Speakers

  • LUAN Xiuju – CEO, COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd.
  • MAO Jihong – President, MIXMIND ART & DESIGN CO., Ltd
  • Takashi NISHIBAYASHI – Vice President, General Manager, China Division, Nissan Motor
  •  Shinjiro SAWADA – CEO, Executive Chief Representative, Mitsui & Co. China
  • SUN Yiping – President, China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd.
  • Kazuo USHIDA – Executive Vice President, Nikon
  • Hiromasa YAMAZAKI – Executive Vice President / Head of Asia Strategy, Nomura Securities
  • ZHOU Hongyi – Chairman / CEO, Qihu 360 Technology Company

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