The Mergermarket Japan M&A Forum returns to Tokyo in March 2018 for a full day of engaging and insightful conversations on the M&A trends, challenges, and outlook shaping the corporate agenda in Japan. Expert panels and networking opportunities with M&A thought leaders make this an event not to be missed.
09:10 Chair’s welcome by Acuris Studios
09:15 Keynote Address
by Kazuo Ichijo, Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo
09:40 Panel discussion - A global force: Japanese cross-border M&A trends
Japanese cross-border M&A: Going global in 2018
Corporate Japan’s overseas expansion agenda continues unabated. Yet, increasingly, it is becoming clear that being a global enterprise entails more than just having global operations. This panel will discuss recent deal drivers and the outlook for Japanese cross-border M&A, as well as the changing mentality sweeping boardrooms at Japan’s most successful international corporations.
10:40 Presentation by Shearman & Sterling
11:00 Networking coffee
11:15 Presentation by Intralinks
11:35 Panel discussion - Investing in India: Beyond bullet trains
Investing in India: Beyond bullet trains
Japan is betting big on India’s growth story, led most recently by the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link and other mega projects. Significant other opportunities can be found outside the infrastructure space, and this panel will explore the sectors and states with the highest M&A potential, as well as the steps and strategies Japanese corporations must take to yield the most from their India investments.
12:35 Networking lunch
13:30 Panel discussion - Corporate governance: A case for further reform
From Kobe Steel to Takata, the recent succession of scandals shows Japanese companies need better corporate governance. However, further reforms of management practices will go far beyond simply preventing scandals and corporate disasters. This panel will discuss recent developments on this topic and how continued change can help revitalize Japan Inc.
14:30 Panel discussion - Digital transformation: Taking the leap
Digital transformation: Taking the leap
The world’s most innovative companies are going digital. Is corporate Japan keeping up? This panel will discuss how corporations can transition from traditional to digital enterprises, using M&A and other innovative methods, as well the latest technologies that are driving the future.
15:30 Networking coffee
15:45 Panel discussion - Private equity in Japan
Private equity: Deal or no deal
With Bain Capital’s victory in securing Toshiba’s prized memory chip business, the doors to Japan may finally be opening for foreign private equity firms. This panel will discuss the playbook being used by the most active foreign PE firms to successfully navigate the Japan market as resistance to foreign buyout groups begins to thaw.
16:45 Closing speech
17:00 Networking cocktail reception
Early bird discount at USD455 ends on 15 Feb 2018.
Registration link: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/307772?discountcode=EB30
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