17 Aug AJBCC Annual Conference: Large Support from Japanese Corporates
- Prime Minister Abe’s key Economic Adviser to give key note
- Peter Yates AM added to Australian speaker list
- Half day site tour showcases Fukuoka’s R&D strength
Motoshige Itoh to speak
Member of the Japanese Government’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy (which includes PM Abe and the Governor of the Bank of Japan), Prof Motoshige Itoh is a key economic adviser and is renowned in Japan. He will give a keynote during the first session of the upcoming Fukuoka conference. That session, Globalisation – Context and Challenges for Australia and Japan will set the scene for the specific topics being discussesd during the two day program. Itoh is not only a specialist in international economics, but also analyses the impact of policies relating to SMEs. Have a look at this presentation he gave in Tokyo at the Foreign Press Club earlier this year – (locate an answer he gave at 47 minutes in, during the Q&A session.) or this commentary.
Peter Yates AM panel member
Peter Yates will join the panel discussion on Global Corporate Governance Challenges. With the recent revelations about Toshiba and the introduction of PM Abe’s reforms on the governance and stewardship codes, this is expected to be a thought provoking session. Australia’s long history in developing governance protocols provides some ideas as Japan looks to overseas experience as it seeks to further develop its own codes appropriate for the current Japanese board/management structures.
Peter Yates is an independent Director of insurer AIA Australia Ltd and a Deputy Chairman of the Myer Family Investments Ltd.
Half day site tour showcases Fukuoka’s R&D strength
Although the conference concludes late afternoon on Tue 6 October, the JABCC has organised a half day site tour in Fukuoka on Wed 7 October.
The half day tour will visit 3 facilities involved in researching and developing the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel source for both vehicles and industrial energy applications.
Note: The tour is scheduled to return attendees either to Fukuoka airport or Hakata station by 1pm
Register now: Full details of the conference program: Why Integration Matters?
The AJBCC’s annual joint conference already has over 200 registrations from Japan companies and the representation includes Chairmen, Presidents, and Board Members of some of Japan’s leading companies. With just on two months to go, please ensure that you have registered for the conference to be held in Fukuoka from 4-6 October, 2015. Your annual membership includes complimentary participation at the conference.