Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) and Nikkei Business Publications (Nikkei BP) will co-organize the 3rd China-Japan CEO Forum in Tokyo, Japan, on March 8, 2012. The full-day forum—which will bring together top executives, government leaders and scholars from China and Japan—is centered on building bridges for sustainable growth between the two nations.
The China-Japan CEO Forum takes on special meaning this year because 2012 is the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations. More than 400 participants will come together to mark this important anniversary by seeking ways to strengthen cooperation and build bonds between enterprises in Asia’s two largest economies.
Among the influential attendees will be students from CKGSB, including participants in the school’s elite China CEO Program. The globally-delivered course is open to high-level executives from China’s most successful companies and has been called a “who’s who of Chinese business” by Businessweek.
Additionally, CKGSB Founding Dean Dr. XIANG Bing will deliver a keynote speech on win-win strategies for Chinese and Japanese enterprises, examining the issue from the perspective of the relationship and interdependency of the two economies. CKGSB professors CHEN Long and Juliet (Rui) ZHU will also host dialogue sessions.
Joining the participants from China will also be a number of leading executives from Japanese enterprises. Among these are: Mr. Suzuki Toshifumi, president and CEO of Seven & i; Mr. Chuzo Matsui, president and executive director of MUJI; and Mr. Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of Rakuten Co. These business leaders from both nations will deliver speeches and exchange ideas on the topics of: globalization and global branding; new economies and new opportunities; lean management; and innovation.
The forum is another important step in CKGSB’s mission of being a constructive innovator in global business that helps companies bridge cultural and economic gaps to develop new strategies for the changing global business landscape.
|9:00 – 9:05||Opening remarks and introduction of guests||Moderator|
|9:05-9:10||Remarks||President and CEO of Nikkei BP,
Mr. Kohei Osada
|9:10-9:40||Opening remarks and keynote speech||Dean Bing XIANG, CKGSB|
|9:40-10:10||Experience sharing of globalization
How Japanese enterprise conduct sustainable development and make world-class enterprise
|President and CEO of SEVEN & I,
Mr Suzuki Toshifumi
|10:10-10:30||Experience sharing of globalization
The challenges and opportunities
|President of Shanshan Group
Mr. Yonggang ZHENG
|10:40-11:10||Experience sharing of globalization (Dialogue between Chinese and Japanese enterprise)||Panelists:President and CEO of SEVEN & I, Mr. Suzuki Toshifumi
President of Shanshan, Mr. Yonggang ZHENG
Moderator: Nikkei BP Visionary Institute,
|11:10-12:10||Creating world-class brand
Japanese enterprise: successful experience of brand globalization
Chinese enterprise: The challenges and opportunities of brand globalization
|Panelists:President and executive director of MUJI, Mr. Chuzo Matsui
Nomura Reserch Center (Shanghai), Mr. Takashi Sarada
President of Beijing Poly-bona Film Publishing Co. Ltd, Mr. Dong YU
Moderator: Prof. Juliet ZHU, CKGSB
|14:00-15:00||Lean management and innovation
How can enterprises achieve strategic upgrade in terms of skill innovation, local talents strategies, product quality and safety?
|Panelists:Yaskawa Electric Co. Chairman Mr. Koji Rishima
President of Zonda Auto Group, Mr. Liankuan XU
Moderator:Hitotsubashi University Professor Mr. Ikujiro Nonaka
|15:10-16:00pm||New economy, new opportunities 1
New business opportunities in aging societies in terms of age care and nursing, medication, health.
|Panelists:Former president of TANITA Co., TANITA Research Center, Mr. Daisuke Tanita
President of Luye Pharma, Mr. Dianbo LIU
Moderator:CSIS Global Aging Initiative, Mr. Keisuke Nakajima
|16:10-17:00pm||New economy, new opportunities 2
The Upsurge of the middle class. To promote the service industry (e.g. entertainment industry, e-business innovation) through increasing the purchase ability of the Middle Class in China and Asia.
|Panelists: RAKUTEN Co. CEO, Mr. Hiroshi Mikitani
President and GM, Future Architect, Mr. Yasufumi Kanamaru
C-Trip CEO, Mr. Min FAN
Moderator:Professor Long CHEN, CKGSB
|17:00-17:02pm||End of the forum||Moderator|