Nikkei Inc. announces that this year’s international forum on the "Future of Asia" scheduled for May 28 to May 29 has been canceled due to
the new coronavirus pandemic.
The decision came as the Tokyo government is asking businesses and people to
refrain from holding large gatherings. The worldwide restrictions on travel
which are unlikely to be lifted soon, including Japan's ban on visitors from overseas,
also factored into consideration.
Please click here for the full conference program.
Seeking a new global order -- Overcoming the chaos
The world is beset by uncertainties, including the U.S.-China trade war, the struggle for high-tech military supremacy, and the rise of protectionism. In 2017, the U.S. withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and later announced that it would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, an international framework to tackle global warming. On the other hand, a movement to promote free trade is rising. A TPP without the U.S. has come into force, with 11 countries participating, including Japan, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. Another agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, is also targeted for conclusion by the end of this year by 16 countries, including the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, along with Japan, China, South Korea, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Amid then continuing chaotic state of the U.S.-led global order, how should Asian countries and companies react? We expect to hear some intense discussions when eminent government leaders, business executives and academics gather at our exclusive forum.
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 9:30 - 18:00 (tentative)
Friday, May 31, 2019, 9:30 - 18:00 (tentative)
|Venue||Tokyo (Specific venue will be announced to registered participants only)|
Financial Times (U.K.)
China Business Network (China)
People's Daily (China)
Hindustan Times (India)
JoongAng Ilbo (Republic of Korea)
Maeil Business Newspaper (Republic of Korea)
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
Myanmar Times (Myanmar)
CNBC Asia Pacific (Singapore)
The Straits Times (Singapore)
Bangkok Post (Thailand)
Vietnam News Agency (Vietnam)
|Registration Fee||64,800 yen (8% consumption tax included)
*Lunch will be served on both days.
*English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be available during the conference.
|Registration Deadline||Friday, May 17, 2019|
From 24th International Conference on The Future of Asia (2018)
- May 28:
Nikkei Asian Review will be live streaming selected sessions on YouTube.
- May 23:
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Malcolm Bligh Turnbull, Former Prime Minister, Australia will be giving a speech at this year's conference.
- May 15:
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry, Republic of Indonesia will be giving a speech at this year's conference.
We regret to announce that Mr. Jusuf Kalla, Vice President, Republic of Indonesia had to cancel his appearance at this year's conference.
- May 13:
We are pleased to announce that Mr. Gombojav Zandanshatar, Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia, Mongolia will be giving a speech at this year's conference.
We regret to announce that H.E. Mr. Khurelbaatar Chimed, Minister of Finance, Mongolia had to cancel his appearance at this year's conference.
- May 7:
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Kingdom of Thailand will be giving a speech at this year's conference.
Mr. William Tanuwijaya, CEO, Tokopedia will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Asia's startup to change the world".
- April 26:
We are pleased to announce that H.E. Mr. Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor, Republic of the Union of Myanmar will be giving a speech at this year's conference.
- April 16:
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