Global Business Hub Tokyo
Global Business Hub Tokyo, 3F, Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004

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Event Date Fri Oct 5 HKT - Sun Oct 7 HKT (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Fri Oct 5 12:00am - Sun Oct 7 12:00am
Location Global Business Hub Tokyo
3F, Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004
Region APAC

GIVS Summit Theme: "The Spirit of Innovation"
The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 will be held in Tokyo, one of the world’s greatest cities, and brings together some of the biggest names in business in Japan. The conference will consider and contextualise questions of innovation and value with a focus on innovation ecosystems in the global, regional and local ecosystem of Japan.

The Summit comprises both a powerful one-day symposium, and a two-day academic conference that explore the ideas in more depth.The Symposium will bring together a number of high profile keynote speakers to set the scene and speak to the theme of the conference, before then continuing with four plenary panels looking at questions of innovation and value. The first will look at Heritage companies in Japan, as with more than 50 percent of the world’s companies over 200 years old, the country offers excellent case studies of companies which have had to repeatedly innovate to survive. The next two panels will offer contrastive insights and perspectives from both big companies and start-ups, and the final panel will look at policy from the side of government and education.

Delegates may choose to register for either the GIVS Summit (GIVS Symposium and GIVS Conference), or the GIVS Symposium only. The GIVS Summit includes attendance at both the day one symposium at the Global Business Hub Tokyo, and the two-day academic conference which follows in the Toshi Center. Both venues are located in central Tokyo. Delegates presenting at the conference must register for the GIVS Summit.


2018 Speakers:

Ludovico Ciferri
President & Representative Director, Advanet

Dr Joseph Haldane
Chairman & CEO, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Masao Hosoo
President (11th Generation), Hosoo Corporation

Masafumi Ishibashi
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Nestle Japan Ltd

Yoko Ishikura
Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Reverend Takafumi Kawakami
Zen Priest & Vice Abbot, Shunkoin Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Mandali Khalesi
Global Head of Automated Driving Mobility and Innovation, Toyota Motor Corporation

David Milstein
Partner, Head of Japan, Eight Roads Ventures

Jin Song Montesano
Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Public Affairs Officer, LIXIL Corporation

Kosuke Motani
Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute, Japan

Shuji Nakagawa
President & Craftsman, Nakagawa Mokkougei, Japan

Rumiko Obata
Executive Vice President, Obata Sake Brewery

Tamaki Sano
General Manager, Business Creation Dept., Kirin Company, Ltd.

Professor Haruko Satoh
Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan

Kei Shimada
Director of Innovation, IBM Innovation and Incubation Labs

Yoshie Sugai
Iyonoma Ryu Aikido Kyoto Dojo, Japan

Professor Philip Sugai
Professor, Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business, Japan

Eikei Suzuki
Governor, Mie Prefecture, Japan

David M. Uze
Co-Founder & CEO, Trillium Secure, Inc.


Yoshimasa Hayashi
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology & Member of the House of Councillors, Japan

H.E. Dr Toshiya Hoshino
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Motoko Imada
CEO & Founder, INFOBAHN Inc.

Oki Matsumoto
Managing Director & Chairman, Monex Group

Yuzaburo Mogi
Honorary Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corp., Japan

Dr Sachio Semmoto
Chairman, RENOVA, Inc.


Marco Koeder
Digital Business Director, J. Walter Thompson, Japan

Hiroko Koide
Board Director, Vicela Japan Co., Ltd. & External Board Director, Mitsubishi Electric Company

David Hajime Kornhauser
Director, Global Communications, Kyoto University, Japan

Peter Landers
Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Ross Rowbury
President, Edelman Japan

Dan Sloan
Founder, Nissan Global Media Center

Geoffrey Wexler
Chief, International Division, Studio Ponoc, Japan

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners:

• J. Walter Thompson Japan

• Doshisha Business School