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
Global Business Hub Tokyo
3F, Otemachi Financial City Grand Cube, 1-9-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004
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.
President & Representative Director, Advanet
Dr Joseph Haldane
Chairman & CEO, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
President (11th Generation), Hosoo Corporation
Senior Managing Executive Officer, Nestle Japan Ltd
Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Reverend Takafumi Kawakami
Zen Priest & Vice Abbot, Shunkoin Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Global Head of Automated Driving Mobility and Innovation, Toyota Motor Corporation
Partner, Head of Japan, Eight Roads Ventures
Jin Song Montesano
Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Public Affairs Officer, LIXIL Corporation
Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute, Japan
President & Craftsman, Nakagawa Mokkougei, Japan
Executive Vice President, Obata Sake Brewery
General Manager, Business Creation Dept., Kirin Company, Ltd.
Professor Haruko Satoh
Professor, OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan
Director of Innovation, IBM Innovation and Incubation Labs
Iyonoma Ryu Aikido Kyoto Dojo, Japan
Professor Philip Sugai
Professor, Doshisha University, Graduate School of Business, Japan
Governor, Mie Prefecture, Japan
David M. Uze
Co-Founder & CEO, Trillium Secure, Inc.
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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
CEO & Founder, INFOBAHN Inc.
Managing Director & Chairman, Monex Group
Honorary Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corp., Japan
Dr Sachio Semmoto
Chairman, RENOVA, Inc.
Digital Business Director, J. Walter Thompson, Japan
Board Director, Vicela Japan Co., Ltd. & External Board Director, Mitsubishi Electric Company
David Hajime Kornhauser
Director, Global Communications, Kyoto University, Japan
Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal
President, Edelman Japan
Founder, Nissan Global Media Center
Chief, International Division, Studio Ponoc, Japan
2018 Sponsors and Partners:
CORPORATE STRATEGIC PARTNER:
• J. Walter Thompson Japan
• Doshisha Business School
• MITSUBISHI ESTATE
IAFO GLOBAL PARTNERS:
• ZHENGZHOU UNIVERSITY