Tokyo, Japan | December 6, 2018

The Year Ahead

For global CEOs, 2019 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 for the first time this December.

What’s next. Right now.

From Donald Trump’s America First trade policy, to China asserting itself more on the global stage, and the disruption created by the expanding deployment of A.I., the issues for global CEOs to consider are myriad.

With Japan set to be at the center of these developments, Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead will come to Tokyo for the first time this December. Join us for this globally focused summit, as market-moving CEOs from across the world help shape the conversation around the most important trends and challenges facing every executive in the year ahead.

December 6 - Thursday

8:00 am

Registration Opens & Morning Refreshments

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

Opening Address & Interview: The Future of Japan

9:30 am

The End of the Old Order? Impact on Alliances & Markets

9:55 am

Spotlight: Mitsui & Co.

10:15 am

More Women, Less Jobs?

10:40 am

The Greatest Show on Earth: Tokyo 2020

11:05 am

Networking Break

11:30 am

The Robot & The Human: Creating the Right Balance

11:55 am

Spotlight: Japan Post Holdings

12:15 pm

The Year Ahead for Finance & Markets: 2019 Outlook

12:40 pm

Spotlight: Mori Trust

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm

The Future of Fun: Integrated Resorts in Japan

2:10 pm

The New Consumer Behavior

2:35 pm

Japan's New Corporate Governance Champions

3:00 pm

Solving the Wave-Power Puzzle

3:15 pm

Spotlight: The Year Ahead for Global Automakers

3:35 pm

Closing Remarks


Reiko Akiike

The Boston Consulting Group Senior Partner & Managing Director

Miwako Date

Mori Trust Co., Ltd. President and CEO

Ichiro Fujisaki

Nakasone Yasuhiro Peace Institute President

Yoshihiro Hidaka

Yamaha Motor President & CEO

Lawrence Ho

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman & CEO

Yoko Ishikura

Hitotsubashi University Professor Emeritus

Kenny Lam

Noah Holdings Group President

Bo Yung Lee

Uber Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Virginie Maisonneuve

Eastspring Investments Chief Investment Officer

Kathy Matsui

Goldman Sachs Japan Vice Chairman

Jim Murren

MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO

Akiko Naka

Wantedly Founder & CEO

Masatsugu Nagato

Japan Post Holdings President & CEO

Katherine Rabin

Glass Lewis CEO

François Riahi

Natixis CEO

Takumi Shibata

Nikko Asset Management President & CEO

Tsumoru Shintake

Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Professor of Physics

Tatsuo Yasunaga

Mitsui & Co., Ltd President & CEO


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