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Date and Time
19:00-22:00, October 21, 2016
Theme
Leadership: Thinking the Unthinkable
Venue
GLOBIS University, Tokyo, Japan
Language
English
Expected no. of participants
140
Registration Fee
40,000 JPY (Deadline: Sept 15th)
News
 

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
 

Theme: "Leadership: Thinking the Unthinkable"

In June, the Brexit triggered an avalanche of events for which most leaders have been unprepared: the resignation of UK PM Cameron, a possible second referendum on Scottish independence, and havoc in the global markets, not to mention the implications for immigration, business, and the world order.

Brexit and the popularity of Donald Trump have confirmed the unthinkable that many political and corporate leaders would not even accept: the scale of public disillusionment at leaders' assumptions that they know what is best for their people and customers. Brexit showed how out of touch the UK government was, and the strategic error of believing they held the high ground of political wisdom.

The Brexit was once "Unthinkable." How can we learn to “Think the Unthinkable”? Nik Gowing, the former BBC broadcaster who is now a Visiting Professor at King’s College London & Nanyang University in Singapore, has conducted research on this topic and will be joining us again as the main G1 Global Facilitator. His research shows us that to respond effectively to events like this, a new type of leadership is required. G1 Global participants will discuss “Thinking the Unthinkable” and taking action, with focus on the realms of business, technology, and diplomacy, and with special attention on the role of Japan.

For more information on "Thinking the Unthinkable," click here.

Date Friday, October 21, 2016
Venue
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Registration Fee
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Day 1
19:00-20:00
Opening and Plenary Session 1
Leadership: Thinking the Unthinkable
Keynote Speech
Nik Gowing
International Broadcaster, Visiting Professor, King's College London
Panelists
Richard
Edelman
President & CEO, Edelman
Taro Kono
Member of the House of Representatives, Former Chairperson of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission
Tomohiko Taniguchi
Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Moderator
Nik Gowing
International Broadcaster, Visiting Professor, King's College London
20:10-21:00
Breakout Sessions
[Business] Unthinkable Politics, Disruptive Innovation, Incredible Opportunities
A Call to Action For Private Sector Leaders and Entrepreneurs
Panelists
Scott Halliday
Area Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Brian Kelly
Managing Partner, Asian Century Quest Capital, LLC
Hiromichi
Mizuno
Executive Managing Director, CIO, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Mio Takaoka
Executive Director, Monex Group, Inc.
Moderator
Jesper Koll
CEO, Wisdom Tree Japan KK
[Technology] New Frontiers in AI, VR/AR, and Robotics
Panelists
Hiroaki Kitano
President &  CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories
Meri Rosich
CMO, Marketing Business Intelligence, Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc
Shinichi (Shin) Takamiya
Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, GLOBIS Capital Partners
Tak Umezawa
Japan Chairman and Partner, A.T. Kearney
Moderator
William Saito
 Special Advisor - Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
[Diplomacy] Globalization in Retreat? Opportunities for Japan?
Panelists
Vannarith Chheang
Consultant, Nippon Foundation
Abigail
Friedman
CEO, The Wisteria Group
Glen S.
Fukushima
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Timothy
Langley
President & Representative Director, Langley Esquire
Moderator
Ken Jimbo
Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
21:10-22:00
Plenary Session 2 and Closing
Thinking the Unthinkable -100 Actions Special Session-
Panelists
Abigail
Friedman
CEO, The Wisteria Group
Jesper Koll
CEO, Wisdom Tree Japan KK
William Saito
Special Advisor - Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Moderator
Nik Gowing
International Broadcaster, Visiting Professor, King's College London

Please note that all the session titles, speakers and other details are subject to change.

 
Sponsorship
2016
Gold Sponsor
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
Bronze Sponsors
Edelman Japan
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
Individual Sponsors
Mr. Naoki Endo
Mr. Ross Rowbury
In cooperation with
ITO EN, LTD.
Urakasumi Sake Brewery Saura Co., Ltd.
 
Advisory Board
Robert Alan Feldman 
Chief Economist of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Ken Jimbo 
Associate ProfessorFaculty of Policy ManagementKeio University
Jesper Koll 
CEO
WisdomTree Japan KK
Taro Kono 
Member of the House of Representatives
Soichiro Minami 
CEO & Founder, BizReach
Yumiko Murakami 
Head of Tokyo Centre at OECD
Ross Rowbury 
President andRepresentative DirectorEdelman Japan KK
William Saito 
Special Advisor - Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Makoto Takano 
CEO, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes JAPAN
atomixmedia inc.
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
Nik Gowing 
International Broadcaster
and Journalist
Barbara Judge 
Deputy Chairman
TEPCO Nuclear Reform
Monitoring Committee
Moon Chung-In 
Professor of Political Science
Yonsei University
 
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