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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

5:45 pm
Opening Night Dinner
Opening Address by
Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister, Japan

Prime Minister Abe's Opening Address in Japanese (PDF)
Prime Minister Abe's Opening Address in English (PDF)

Participation by:

Christine Brendle, Managing Director, Wall Street Journal Asia and Far Eastern Economic Review

Robert Clyde, Chairman, President, CEO, AIG East Asia Holding Management

Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society

David Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Junichi Ujiie, Chairman, Nomura Holdings, Inc.

6:30pm
Dinner

8:00pm
Program Concludes


THURSDAY, MAY 17

I. STAYING AHEAD IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD

8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks
Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society

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8:35 am

Fostering an Innovative Society
Keynote Address
Koji Omi, Minister of Finance, Japan

With Introductory Remarks by
David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

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8:45 am
SESSION I
New Global Corporate Titans: Leading the Way in Innovation

Graham Atkinson, Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, United Airlines

Yoonwoo Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Global Collaboration Officer, Samsung Electronics

Venkataraman Sriram, Senior Vice President, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Moderator: John Bussey, Editor, The Wall Street Journal Asia; Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal

10:15 am
Coffee/Networking Break

10:45 am
SESSION II

What Does it Take to Develop a Society Able
to Compete in Today's Global Economy?

Chen Liming, Deputy Director, Tianjin Commission of Commerce, China

Heang Chhor, Senior Partner & Director, McKinsey & Company,
Japan

Sakie T. Fukushima, Managing Director & Country Manager, Korn/Ferry International, Japan

Shahid Yusuf, Economic Adviser, Development Economics Research Group, The World Bank

Moderator: John S. Wadsworth, Jr., Honorary Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia

12:15 pm
All Delegate Luncheon

1:30 pm
SESSION III
The Overhaul of Asia's Financial Services Sector: New Opportunities in Japan and Elsewhere

Akira Kondoh, Vice Chairman, AIG Companies, Japan and Korea

Oki Matsumoto, Chief Executive Officer, Monex, Inc.

Thierry PortÚ, President and CEO, Shinsei Bank

Moderator: Sebastian Moffett, Deputy Tokyo Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal

2:45 pm
Coffee/Networking Break

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3:00 pm
Keynote Address
Mari E. Pangestu
, Minister of Trade, Indonesia

With Introductory Remarks by
Charles Foster, Managing Partner, Tindall & Foster
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3:30 pm
SESSION IV

Developments in Asia's Private Equity Sector

Timothy Collins, Chief Executive Officer, RHJ International

Nobuyoshi John Ehara, Partner, Unison Capital

David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Carlyle Group

Jun Tsusaka, Representative, Manager, TPG capital

Moderator: Henny Sender, Senior Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal

4:45 pm
SESSION V

Confronting Asia's Demographics Problem: New Strategies, Shifting Realities

Robert Feldman, Managing Director and Head of Japan Economic Research, Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd.

Harry Harding, Visiting Fellow, Asia Society Center on US-China Relations; University Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University

Stuart Leckie, Chairman, Stirling Finance Limited

Kathy Matsui, Managing Director and Chief Japan Strategist, Goldman Sachs

Moderator: Yumiko Ono, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal

6:15 pm
Sessions Conclude

6:30 pm
Reception, Dinner, and Cultural Performance at Roppongi Hills

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18

II. ENHANCING INTRA-ASIAN PARTNERSHIPS

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8:30 am

Welcoming Remarks
Vishakha Desai, President, Asia Society
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8:35 am
SESSION VI
Solutions and Breakthroughs in Asia's Environmental Crisis: Can Japan Green the World?

P.C. Kesavan, Distinguished Fellow, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

James R. Mortensen, President, Philip Morris Japan

Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Vice-Chairman, Toyota

Tadakatsu Sano, Partner, Jones Day; Former Vice-Minister of METI

Moderator: Orville Schell, Director, Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations

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9:45am

Keynote Address
Hoang Trung Hai, Minister of Industry, Vietnam
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Kozo Yamamoto, Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Japan

With Introductory Remarks by
Robert W. Clyde, Chairman, President, CEO, AIG East Asia Holdings Management, Inc.

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10:45 am
Coffee/Networking Break

11:00 am
SESSION VII
Meeting Asia's Energy Demand: New Partnerships for Energy Security

Bob Pegler, General Manager, Offshore Resources Branch, Department of Industry, Tourism, and Resources, Australian Government

Audie Setters, Vice President, International Marketing & Business Development, Chevron

Tsutomu Toichi, Managing Director and Chief Economist, The Institute of Energy Economics

Woochung Um, Director, Energy, Transport & Water Division, Regional & Sustainable Development Dept., Asian Development Bank

Moderator: Colum Murphy, Deputy Editor, Far Eastern Economic Review

12:15 pm
All-Delegate Luncheon

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1:30 pm
Keynote Address
Taro Aso, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Minister Aso's Keynote Address in Japanese (PDF)
Minister Aso's Keynote Address in English (PDF)

With Introductory Remarks by
James R. Mortensen, President, Philip Morris Japan
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2:00 pm
SESSION VIII

Going Global: Discussing the Future of Intra-Regional Trade

Myron Brilliant, President, U.S.-Korea Business Council

Yasuo Hayashi, Chairman, JETRO

Hugh Morgan, Chairman, Asia Society Australasia Centre

Michael Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Malaysia

Moderator: Toru Kunimatsu, Economic Editor, Yomiuri Shimbun

3:00 pm
Coffee/Networking Break

3:15 pm
SESSION IX
China, India—and Japan: Engines on the Regional Economy

Masahiro Kawai, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

Aftab Seth, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University

Wang Yufu, Secretary General, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhejiang Subcouncil

Masaaki Yamaguchi, Managing Director, Head of Asia and Emerging Markets Department, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.

Moderator: Hugo Restall, Editor, Far Eastern Economic Review

4:45 pm
SESSION X
Concluding Discussion:
Looking Forward at the Asian Community

Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Juan JosÚ Daboub, Managing Director, The World Bank

Murray McLean, Australian Ambassador to Japan

C. Raja Mohan, Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Moderator: Vishakha N. Desai, President, Asia Society

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5:15 pm

Keynote Address
Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Chief Cabinet Secretary, Japan

Secretary Shiozaki's Keynote Address in English (PDF)

With Introductory Remarks by
Audie Setters, Vice-President, International Marketing & Business Development, Chevron

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5:45 pm
Sessions Conclude

 

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