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Business Summit: huge success for our 4th edition

Business Summit: huge success for our 4rd edition

On November 9th, over 950 participants attended the 4th edition of the French Japanese Business Summit titled “Visions for 2050 – A path towards an imaginative and sustainable future”, after a series of successful sectorial conferences held throughout the year (on Energy, Healthcare, Aeronautics, Mobility...)

Since 2018, the French-Japanese Business Summit has become a flagship event for the French and Japanese business community, aiming to strengthen and highlight partnerships towards the future.

This edition was held in a hybrid format that live-streamed 10 keynotes and 4 plenary discussions featuring over 35 top-level speakers. The participants heard from KUMA Kengo, Jean-Dominique SENARD, and many other experts, high level government officials and top-level executives from major companies on the following topics around 2050:

  • JOINING FORCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY: How communities, public sector & companies collaborate for sustainability
  • TRANSITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS: Why and how tomorrow will be different
  • INNOVATIONS FOR ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY: Awesome innovations that will shape the future of energy
  • FINANCING THE FUTURE: Finance as a key pillar to enable sustainable transformations
  • SHIFTING BUSINESS MODELS: How corporates have started adapting their business models to tomorrow’s new Society

The Opening Ceremony gave off an inspiring start with 4 prestigious speakers: Armel CAHIERRE, President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan; ISHII Masahiro, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Philippe SETTON, French Ambassador to Japan and KUBOTA Masakazu, Vice Chairman & President of Keidanren.

All officials focused on the importance of cooperation between Japan and France in regards to a sustainable future.


During the day, 35 top level speakers from Europe and Japan shared their visions on 2050 from their field of expertise, offering a unique and complete overview on what to (potentially) expect in 30 years and how to prepare accordingly.

Prestigious speakers include: NOBUTANI Kazushige, President of JETRO; MURATA Yoshio, President of TAKASHIMAYA CO., LTD. and Chairman of the Japan Department Stores Association; Marie BOGATAJ, Head of the AXA Research Fund and Foresight; KOMIYAMA Hiroshi, Chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. and former 28th President of the University of Tokyo or Matthieu GIARD, Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee of Air Liquide. We would like to thank all of the other great speakers.

The lunch served by Chef-owner of Chez Olivier, Mr. Olivier Oddos, 1 Michelin Star, Tokyo., was a great networking opportunity for speakers and participants.

In 2022, the 5th edition of the Business Summit will be held on November 29th – we hope that you will be part of the discussion! The topic will be announced soon.

Do not hesitate to contact us to be part of next year's journey!
 

Finally, we would like to express our gratitude again to the following sponsors and partners for their support of this event.

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