Japan Summit: Future Works – Oct 21st 2016, Tokyo
Japan Summit: Future Works will explore the coming changes to the world of work and discuss how these might help re-boot Japan’s growth. This event will bring together the country’s opinion leaders for a day of debate and high-level discussion.
- Click to download the bilingual brochure
- Read The Economist article “Japan’s economy: Three-piece dream suit”.
For much of the 1980s, the world looked to Japan for a glimpse into the future. The country experienced an average of 5% growth in GDP and prospects looked bright for the world’s second-largest economy.
Thirty years on, does Japan still have the right formula for world-beating success? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe thinks so and his grand plan to restore vim to the economy, ‘Abenomics,’is making headway—most notably in reforms to modernise company boards and enhance the role of women in the workplace. Change is happening in the private sector too: more of Japan’s business leaders are on the path to modernising their management practices and corporate cultures to better compete in a globalised, technology-led economy, moving to flexible working hours and performance pay and tapping into Silicon Valley’s innovation capabilities.
- What economic mega-trends will shape Asia’s economies and how will they affect Japan?
- What productivity levers will organisations be able to pull in the future? How will industries tap into new sources of talent?
- How can employers, governments and educators bridge the skills gap to produce the kinds of graduates Japan’s future economy will need?
- And how can business, governments and educators foster creativity and entrepreneurialism in the next generation of business leaders?
Speakers & Agenda
Japan Summit: Future Works convenes business leaders, senior policy-makers and leading academics to examine economic mega-trends that will shape Asia’s economies and how will they affect Japan. More than 70% of our country summit delegates are vice-presidents, managing directors, general managers, and directors, head of business or higher.
Benefits of attending
- NETWORK with 180+ senior executives from business, government and academia to discuss the future of Japan’s workforce
- DISCOVER how employers and policymakers are responding to changing technologies
- LEARN about how collaborations with overseas innovators are giving Japanese companies a boost
- HEAR from businesses that are working with governments and universities to build their “talent supply chain”
“Only The Economist can hold this kind of annual event-inviting Japan’s top people from the political, economical & academic industry.” Managing director, Global Investment Banking, Daiwa Securities
“Every year, the quality of the Japan Summit is very meaningful and productive and there is always very much to learn.” – Audit and supervisory board member, Sony Bank
Hotel Okura Tokyo
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0001, Japan