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Event Titled “Seminar on Global Top Management: Effort for Encouraging Regional Companies to Embark on Global Markets” to be Held

October 31, 2018

On December 5, 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a seminar bringing together representatives of mid-ranking Japanese companies developing successful business overseas and those of overseas companies having made significant achievements in global business activities. The seminar will discuss the roles of mid-ranking companies and business opportunities for expanding business overseas. It will also provide participants with opportunities to learn domestic and overseas trends, overseas business development as well as approaches to refining future overseas business development strategies using case examples as references. In addition, it will explain measures for supporting mid-ranking companies in succeeding in M&A with regional SMEs by taking advantage of externally raised capital, e.g., funds. METI is looking forward to seeing many business operators of mid-ranking companies and SMEs participating in the seminar.

Outline of the event

13:30-13:35

  1. Opening remarks (METI)

13:35-14:15

  1. Presentations by representatives of global networking companies and experts

  • The Blackstone Group Japan K.K. (10 minutes)
    Mr. Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Japan

  • McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan (10 minutes)
    Mr. Motohiro Hojo, Managing Partner, Kansai Office

  • New Stories Corporation (10 minutes)
    Mr. Naoki Ota, President and Producer of Business Co-Creation
    Questions and answers: 10 minutes

14:15-14:55

  1. Presentations by representatives of mid-ranking companies and regional financial institutes

  • Otowa Electric Co., Ltd. (10 minutes)
    Mr. Osamu Yoshida, President

  • Hisakado Co., Ltd. (10 minutes)
    Mr. Tatsuaki Hisakado, President

  • Shiga Bank, Ltd. (10 minutes)
    Questions and answers: 10 minutes

    〔質疑応答〕(10分)

15:00-15:45

  1. Workshop

Participants will be divided into small-number groups and exchange views with the speakers in the presentations.

16:00-16:40

  1. Networking event

Note: Any information that you provide to us will only be used for this seminar and will not be used for any other purposes.

Division in Charge

Regional Business Innovation Promotion Division, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group