What's New

  • 2021.10.13

    Mr. Christophe Weber, President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Dr. Sachiko Kuno, Co-Founder, Phoenixi have confirmed participation as speakers.

  • 2021.09.17

    Registration is now open.

THEME OF THIS YEAR’S FORUM

World Economic Revival and
Corporate Management in the New Normal

The world economy, which was hit by COVID-19, has begun to recover, driven by the U.S. and China, with the spread of vaccinations and other positive factors.

However, it is still far from normalization, and the unprecedented pandemic has brought about a new normal, and corporate management continues to search for answers.

What kind of strategy should companies draw up for the next stage of growth?
What impact will the altered work styles and the consumer behavior have on corporate management?

Renowned executives from Japan, the U.S., Europe, and Asia will engage in heated discussions.
We sincerely look forward to your participation.

7 Take-aways

Leaders who transformed their business structures through great determination.
Tough challenges make a company strong.

Big bang in the Swiss luxury watch industry: Mr. Biver's revolution
How DTP leader Adobe changed its ecosystem to succeed
Shiseido's commitment to luxury: Decisions and attitudes that will lead to further growth beyond Covid-19
Becoming a Mega-Pharma from Japan: What is Takeda's next move after acquiring Shire?

A philosophy set forth by the founder is an intangible value of a company.
Sharing the corporate culture will enhance the overall strength of the team and is the first step to proposing new values to the world.

The belief in the common good that led to the creation of Roomba, the world's most familiar robot
What is the Iris Group's user-in philosophy?
The compassionate heart supported by "cheering consumption" Makuake

Japan's organizational culture is incompatible with startup culture: Decision-making takes time, zero-risk orientation. Japan's organizational culture is incompatible with startup culture, and an open ecosystem is needed to nurture talented entrepreneurs who can bring about change.

Why DeNA is encouraging its next leaders to spin off
The new challenge of the president of Mercari: Supporting society through both social and business activities

In order for giant corporations to compete on the global stage, it is essential they remodel their organizations to be agile and free of ties.

Generational change and the challenge of new businesses at Samsung Electronics, a leader in Asian manufacturing
ValueAct, activist shareholder, pushes reforms at Japanese companies
Japanese and U.S. business experts: Lake, chairman of Aflac, on the art of corporate governance
KPMG's vision of Japanese-style management innovation that generates creativity

The threat of climate change will hit people in the form of increasingly severe natural disasters.
How will corporate activities change in order to realize a sustainable energy society?

Why is Australian resource giant BHP abandoning oil?
Saudi Aramco's vision for the future of a low-carbon, hydrogen society
Mr. Karvinen, chairman of Finnair and a renowned European business executive, talks about his approach to a sustainable society

Recognizing the value of diversity in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, disability, individuality and values will lead to the realization of a society that accepts and welcomes differences.

The mother-type leader who helped Sanrio Puroland return from the doldrums
IBM's 100-year diversity initiative
Waffle aims to close the gender gap through IT education for girls
Philanthropy at BofA Securities, where two women lead the firm

The way we used to work and live will change. Will data utilization and AI breathe new life into traditional industries?

Mr. Taylor, the Salesforce CEO who created the 👍like button and acquired Slack, changed the way we work
Kubota's vision of the future of smart agriculture, cultivating the world with IT
Unlock Japan’s potential as people’s partner: Mr. Okuyama, President of Google Japan reveals its new vision

Speakers

※As of October 19, 2021
※Honorifics and titles omitted.

Tomoko Namba

Founder and Executive Chairman

DeNA

Shantanu Narayen

Chairman, President and CEO

Adobe

Amin H. Nasser

President and CEO

Saudi Aramco

Kentaro Ohyama

Chairman

IRIS Group

Masahiko Uotani

President and CEO, Representative Director

Shiseido

Colin M. Angle

Chairman, CEO and Founder

iRobot Corporation

Bret Taylor

President and COO

Salesforce

Shintaro Yamada

CEO

Mercari

Christophe Weber

President and CEO

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Jean-Claude Biver

Former Chairman

Hublot

Aya Komaki

President

Sanrio Entertainment

Hyun-Suk Kim

President and CEO

Samsung Electronics

Kana Bougaki

Co-Founder and Director

Makuake

Mike Henry

CEO

BHP

D. Robert Hale

Partner

ValueAct Capital

Sachiko Kuno

Serial Entrepreneur

Co-Founder, Phoenixi

Yuichi Kitao

President

Kubota Corporation

Jouko Karvinen

Chairman

Finnair

Reiko Hayashi

Director and Deputy President

BofA Securities Japan

Shinji Okuyama

President

Google Japan

Charles D. Lake II

Chairman

Aflac Life Insurance Japan

Toshiya Mori

Chairman

KPMG Japan

Akio Yamaguchi

General Manager and President

IBM Japan

Asumi Saito

Co-Founder

Waffle

Jean-François Manzoni

President

IMD

Dominique Turpin

Professor

IMD

Kazuo Ichijo

Professor

IMD

Hirotaka Takeuchi

Professor

Harvard Business School

Forum Outline

Date
November 9 (Tue) - 10 (Wed), 2021
Venue
IMPERIAL HOTEL, TOKYO
(TEIKOKU HOTEL) Access >
Organizers
Nikkei Inc. IMD Harvard Business School
Corporate Sponsors
Google Japan
Kubota Corporation
KPMG Japan
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
ValueAct Capital
BHP
Sponsor
IBM Japan
Special Supporter
Financial Times
Contact
Secretariat of the 23rd Nikkei Global Management Forumreg_ngmf2021@nikkei-ngmf.jp
Media coverage
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Tickets

Virtual Pass
JPY 55,000 - (including tax)
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    - Registration by the end of the event: Instructions will be sent by mid-November.

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Visitor Pass
JPY 93,500 - (including tax)
*Limited to first 100 seats
  • Attending all sessions (on-site)

    Day 1 Day 2
  • Special sessions (on-site)

    Day 1 Day 2
  • Lunch vouchers

    Day 1 Day 2

    Available in the venue.
    (We will not provide Buffet Lunch this year)

  • Access to live streamings

    Day 1 Day 2

    Available full access

  • Access to full video archives

    Day 1 Day 2

    Available until the end of May 2022

  • Nikkei Asia subscription

    6-month

    * Nikkei Asia subscription instructions will be sent via email upon your registration for the forum.
    - Registration by the end of September: Instructions will be sent by early October.
    - Registration by the end of October: Instructions will be sent by early November.
    - Registration by the end of the event: Instructions will be sent by mid-November.

Please note that we may cancel or change the event, or stop accepting visitors, due to guidelines by the national and local governments.

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Program

November 09(Tue)

09:00 - 09:05

Opening

09:05 - 09:50

 1-1

Colin M. Angle

Chairman, CEO and Founder, iRobot Corporation

Reiko Hayashi

Director and Deputy President, BofA Securities Japan

10:00 - 10:30

 1-2

D. Robert Hale

Partner, ValueAct Capital

10:40 - 11:10

 1-3

Changing industrial landscape -- The Future of the Resources Business

Mike Henry

CEO, BHP

11:20 - 11:50

 1-4

Kentaro Ohyama

Chairman, IRIS Group

11:50 - 13:30

Break

11:50 - 12:20

 1

Special Session※Only available with Visitor Pass

Kentaro Ohyama

Chairman, IRIS Group

13:30 - 14:15

 1-5

Akio Yamaguchi

General Manager and President, IBM Japan

Asumi Saito

Co-Founder, Waffle

14:25 - 14:55

 1-6

Corporate management beyond Covid-19

Masahiko Uotani

President and CEO, Representative Director, Shiseido

14:55 - 15:25

 1-7

Toshiya Mori

Chairman, KPMG Japan

15:25 - 15:55

Break

15:55 - 16:25

 1-8

Kana Bougaki

Co-Founder and Director, Makuake

16:35 - 17:05

 1-9

What are the strategies of the world's largest energy company?

Amin H. Nasser

President and CEO, Saudi Aramco

17:15 - 17:45

 1-10

Yuichi Kitao

President, Kubota Corporation

17:55 - 18:25

 1-11

Jouko Karvinen

Chairman, Finnair

18:35 - 19:05

 1-12

Kazuo Ichijo

Professor, IMD

Jean-François Manzoni

President, IMD

November 10(Wed)

09:00 - 09:30

 2-1

Shantanu Narayen

Chairman, President and CEO, Adobe

09:40 - 10:10

 2-2

Google's Next Vision Upon its 20th Anniversary in Japan

Shinji Okuyama

President, Google Japan

10:20 - 10:50

 2-3

Bret Taylor

President and COO, Salesforce

11:00 - 12:15

 2-4

Tomoko Namba

Founder and Executive Chairman, DeNA

Yasunori Beppu

Co-Founder and CEO, mish

Yuzuki Fukuzawa

Co-Founder and COO, Matilda

Shun Hashimoto

CEO, BASE FOOD

12:15 - 13:15

Break

13:15 - 14:00

 2-5

World-class entrepreneurs from Japan

Shintaro Yamada

CEO, Mercari

Sachiko Kuno

Serial Entrepreneur Co-Founder, Phoenixi

14:00 - 14:45

 2-6

Christophe Weber

President and CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

Masahiko Uotani

President and CEO, Representative Director, Shiseido

14:45 - 15:05

Break

15:05 - 15:35

 2-7

Aya Komaki

President, Sanrio Entertainment

15:35 - 16:05

 2

Special Session※Only available with Visitor Pass

Aya Komaki

President, Sanrio Entertainment

16:15 - 16:45

 2-8

New Home, New Life

Hyun-Suk Kim

President and CEO, Samsung Electronics

16:55 - 17:25

 2-9

Charles D. Lake II

Chairman, Aflac Life Insurance Japan

17:35 - 18:05

 2-10

Jean-Claude Biver

Former Chairman, Hublot

18:15 - 18:45

 2-11

Summary Session

Dominique Turpin

Professor and Dentsu Chaired Professor, IMD

Hirotaka Takeuchi

Professor, Harvard Business School

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