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Date and Time
9:00-18:00, Sunday, October 14th, 2018 (followed by a reception, 18:15-20:00)
Connecting a Fractured World
GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Expected no. of participants
Registration Fee
78,000 JPY (registration until August 30)

Launched in 2011, the G1 Global Conference addresses global and regional challenges through English-only discussions. The G1 Global provides a unique opportunity for global leaders to interact, share visions for the future, and develop ideas into concrete actions.

  • 1 Cross-industry, multi-sector networking with opinion leaders and corporate and government decision-makers from around the world
  • 2 An outreach platform showcasing the diverse potential of a changing Japan to the world

This year’s theme is “Connecting a Fractured World.” As US President Donald Trump pursues an “America First” policy, traditional alliances are becoming challenged. Japan and other anxious allies carefully balance their interests with the US while building up relations with other countries. At the same time, new technological breakthroughs in AI, IoT, and blockchain are upending our traditional notions of trust, productivity, and privacy.

In this fractured world, new connections in politics, business, society, and technology will be needed to survive. At the 8th G1 Global Conference, we will discuss “Connecting a Fractured World,” bringing together the wisdom from various sectors and regions from around the globe.

Expected speakers include (subject to change): -Taro Kono, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs
-Jane Harman, Director, Wilson Center, former Member of US Congress
-Heizo Takenaka, Professor, Toyo University
-Mark Kennedy, President, University of North Dakota, former Member of US Congress
-Sachiko Kuno, President & CEO, S&R Foundation
-Tom Kelley, Partner, IDEO
-Pallavi Aiyar, award-winning journalist
-Robert Alan Feldman, Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
-Soichiro Minami, CEO, BizReach
-Amb. Jim Zumwalt, CEO, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
-Hiromichi Mizuno, Executive Managing Director, CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
-Michael Cusumano, Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
-Tak Umezawa, Japan Chairman and Partner, A.T. Kearney
-Narendra Taneja, Spokesperson, BJP (India’s governing party)
-Ross Rowbury, President and Representative Director, Edelman Japan KK
-Kent Calder, Vice Dean and Director, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS
-Yumiko Murakami, Head, Tokyo Centre, OECD
-Jesper Koll, CEO, Wisdom Tree Japan
-Abigail Friedman, CEO, The Wisteria Group
-Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
-Dong Wang, Professor, Peking University
-Abraham Denmark, Director, Asia Program, Wilson Center
-Leo Lewis, Tokyo Correspondent, Financial Times,
-Joanna Pitman, fmr Tokyo Bureau Chief, Times of London,
-Terrie Lloyd, CEO LINC Media
-Hannah Bauman, Social Policy Analyst
-Denes Ban, Managing Partner, OurCrowd
-Judy Marlinski, President, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management
-Sachin Shah, CEO, MetLife Japan
-Chiaki Hayashi, Co-founder, Loftwork, Inc.
-Dr. Chiew-Ping Hoo, Sr. Lecturer, National University of Malaysia
-Marjut Hannonen, Minister-Counsellor, Delegation of the European Union to Japan
-Shigehiro Tanaka, Dir-Gen, Trade Policy Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
-Bu Maoliang, Professor, Nanjing University
-Nobuko Nagase, Professor, Ochanomizu University
-Naho Shigeta, CEO, Infobridge
-Lin Kobayashi, Founder, IWC ISAK Japan
-Emre Yuasa, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Gold Sponsors
EY Japan
WisdomTree Japan Inc
Bronze Sponsor
Edelman Japan
Individual Sponsors
Mr. Akinori Matsui
Mr. Hiroyuki Ono
Mr. Ross Rowbury
Mr. Mamoru Taniya
Mr. Toshinobu Yamamoto
Strategic Partners
ADC Forum
Roscongress Foundation
Wilson Center
Advisory Board
Robert Alan Feldman 
Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.
Chiaki Hayashi  
Co-founder, Loftwork, Inc.
Ken Jimbo 
Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Jesper Koll 
CEO, WisdomTree Japan KK
Taro Kono 
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Member of the House of Representatives
Soichiro Minami 
CEO & Founder, BizReach
Yumiko Murakami 
Head of Tokyo Centre at OECD
Ross Rowbury 
President and Representative Director, Edelman Japan KK
Makoto Takano 
CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes JAPAN
Heizo Takenaka 
Professor, Toyo University
Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Tomohiko Taniguchi 
Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Miki Tsusaka 
Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Yoshito Hori 
President, GLOBIS University
Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners
International Advisors
Ian Bremmer 
Founder and President
Eurasia Group
Victor Chu 
Chairman and CEO
First Eastern Investment Group
Abraham Denmark
Director, Asia Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Barbara Judge 
Deputy Chairman
TEPCO Nuclear Reform
Monitoring Committee
Chung-In Moon
Professor of Political Science
Yonsei University
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