Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: Presentations 13:30 - 17:00 (Registration opens 13:00)
Networking 17:15 - 18:45
Venue: Hotel Okura Kobe
Hosting Committee(s): ACCJ Kansai - External Affairs Committee
Member Fee/ Guest Fee: Free
Sign-up: ACCJ Member Data Center
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, September 26, 17:00
The ACCJ Kansai will be hosting a multi-panel seminar on the future possibilities of manufacturing and talent development through the U.S.-Japan collaboration. Please join us as we discuss the roles that can be played by government, academia, business, and individuals for the further advancement of Hyogo Prefecture and the Kansai region.
The following will be the two main topics presented at this event:
(1) Manufacturing: What is the best win-win model for (a) the overseas expansion of SMEs in Hyogo and Kansai, and (b) to support the expansion of foreign companies that have a base in Hyogo prefecture?
(2) Development of the Region and Skilled Workers: What needs to be done in order to retain workers, maintain workers' health and lifestyle, to further revitalize the region, to further business expansion and to attract foreign direct investment?
Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to hear what leaders have to say on the future developments of Hyogo Prefecture and the Kansai region.
13:00 - Registration opens
13:15 - Doors open
13:30 -13:45 - Opening Remarks
13:45 -14:15 - Keynote Speech by Mr. Hidechika Koizumi, Director of the Office of Trade and Investment, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
14:15 -15:30 - Panel 1: Manufacturing - overseas expansion
・Moderator: Dr. Takaaki Hoda, Associate Professor of Corporate Finance and Entrepreneur Finance
・Panelists: Ichiro Sone (JETRO) / Ryoji Hirai (Suitosya-Caterpillar supplier) / Kotomi Takagi (P&G) / Steve Shoemaker (Caterpillar)
15:30 -15:45 - Break
15:45 -17:00 - Panel 2: Regional Development - attracting talent and investment
・Moderator: Makoto Kawai (P&G)
・Panelists: Masao Akune (The Consortium of Universities) / Masao Imanishi (Kobe city) / Koichiro Takahashi (Eli Lilly) / Hidekazu Maehata (Caterpillar)
17:15 -18:45 - Networking
Akio "Arthur" Matsumoto, Chair
Steve Iwamura, Vice Chair
ACCJ Kansai - External Affairs Committee
Sign-up: For ACCJ members, please sign up from the Member Data Center.
For Non-members, please contact ACCJ Kansai.
NOTE: Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.