December 5, 2019 | Tokyo

The Year Ahead

For global CEOs, 2020 will see their investment opportunities defined by the ongoing tectonic shifts in the global economy. With Japan set to be at the center of these developments, Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead will come to Tokyo again this December.

Change is constant

Change is the one constant that unifies global CEOs — and the pace of change only seems to be quickening. Which is why Bloomberg convenes The Year Ahead Summit, an invitation-only event creating a 360-degree view of the most urgent topics facing every executive in the coming year. The issues are myriad, from ongoing geopolitical uncertainty to the next generation of cyber security challenges to the radically changing nature of work in the age of A.I. to the most promising new global investment opportunities. Join Bloomberg this fall to help shape the conversation around the most important trends, issues and challenges every executive will need to consider in 2020 and beyond.


December 5 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens and Welcome Refreshments

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

Into the Next Decade

A conversation about the macro trends that will define global business and investor sentiment in 2020 and beyond.

9:30 am

Spotlight Interview

A one on one conversation with a top CEO.

9:55 am

Revolution 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is here. We explore the new technologies that will push global business and societies forward.

10:20 am

What’s the Alternative?

Global renewable energy development is accelerating in the push to lower carbon emissions and keep within the Paris Agreement. What will the future global energy mix look like?

10:45 am

Networking Break

11:15 am

The Rise and Rise of ESG

It’s becoming imperative for companies to work on environmental, social and governance issue to attract investment and remain competitive. Who is leading the way?

11:40 am

Half the Sky

A candid conversation about diversity, equality and inclusion in the corporate world.

12:05 pm


12:30 pm

The Olympics and the Legacy

We get an update on 2020 preparations.

12:55 pm

Closing Remarks

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

Close of Summit

2018 Speakers

Davide Agnelli

Managing Director IDEO

Alfonso Albaisa

Senior Vice President, Global Design Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Eva Chen

CEO and Co-founder Trend Micro

Miwako Date

President and CEO Mori Trust Co., Ltd.

David Dwyer

Global Director of Research Bloomberg Intelligence

Ichiro Fujisaki

President and CEO Nakasone Peace Institute

William F. “Bill” Hagerty IV

U.S. Ambassador to Japan United States of America

Yoshihiro Hidaka

President & CEO Yamaha Motor

Lawrence Ho

Chairman & CEO Melco Resorts & Entertainment

Yoko Ishikura

Professor Emeritus Hitotsubashi University

Masahiro Kasuya

CEO Meltin MMI

Kinji Kato

Executive Managing Director, North Asia and CEO Natixis Investment Managers Japan Co. Ltd

Tetsuya Kodama

Chairman Barclays Securities Japan Limited & Barclays Bank PLC Tokyo Branch

Yuriko Koike

Governor of Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Bo Young Lee

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Uber

Virginie Maisonneuve

Chief Investment Officer Eastspring Investments

Kathy Matsui

Vice Chair Goldman Sachs Japan

Toshimitsu Motegi

Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy Japan

Jim Murren

Chairman & CEO MGM Resorts International

Masatsugu Nagato

President & CEO Japan Post Holdings

Akiko Naka

Founder & CEO Wantedly

Katherine Rabin

CEO Glass Lewis

Takumi Shibata

President & CEO Nikko Asset Management

Tsumoru Shintake

Professor of Physics Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology

Miki Tsusaka

Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer Boston Consulting Group

Tatsuo Yasunaga

President & CEO Mitsui & Co., Ltd

Participation is by invitation only.


To request an invitation or inquire for more details, please email