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

January 23, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a seminar bringing together representatives of mid-ranking Japanese companies successfully engaging in business overseas and overseas companies with significant achievements in global business activities. The seminar will discuss the roles of mid-ranking companies and their business opportunities for expanding business into foreign markets. It will also provide participants with opportunities to learn domestic and overseas trends, overseas business development and 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., investment funds). METI is looking forward to seeing many business operators of mid-ranked companies and SMEs participating in the seminar.

1. Outline of the event

13:30 - 13:35 1. Opening remarks (METI)
13:35 - 14:10 2. Presentations by representatives of global networking companies and experts
- Blackstone Group Japan (10 minutes)
Mr. Atsuhiko Sakamoto, Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Equity, Japan
- Boston Consulting Group (10 minutes)
Mr. Satoshi Kiyama, Senior Partner and Managing Director; Personnel Responsible for the Chubu and Kansai Offices
- School of International Corporate Strategy, Business School, Hitotsubashi University (10 minutes)
Mr. Takashi Nawa, Visiting Professor
Question and answer session: 5 minutes
14:10 - 14:45 3. Presentations by representatives of mid-ranking companies and regional financial institutes
- Imuraya Group Co., Ltd. (10 minutes)
Mr. Yasuki Onishi, President
- SYS Holdings Co., Ltd. (10 minutes)
Mr. Hironori Suzuki, President
- Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd. (10 minutes)
Mr. Takashi Tsuchiya, President
Question and answer session: 5 minutes
15:00 - 15:45 4. Workshop
Participants will be divided into small-number groups and exchange views with the speakers from the presentations.
16:00 - 16:40 5. Networking event

To attend the seminar, please visit the website below and submit an application form.
METI will start accepting application forms from 12:00 p.m., January 24 (Thur.), 2019.

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 Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, METI