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41st ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting

Sunday 11 October – Tuesday 13 October 2015

The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore

Main Ballroom Lower Lobby


DRAFT PROGRAM (as of 23 Sep, 2015)




Day 1: Sunday, 11 October 2015                                                                   @ EDB Room


18:0019:00            Steering Committee Meeting  (Steering Committee Members only)


Chair:  Mr. Cecil Leong

- Acknowledgement and Updates from national committees

- The 41st AJBM schedule and agenda


19:0019:30             Pre-Meeting for Session Moderators & Panelists


To be coordinated by Moderators


19:3021:30             Welcome Dinner  (by invitation only)


Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant @ One Fullerton (1 Fullerton Road #01-09)


Day 2: Monday, 12 October 2015                                         @ Main Ballroom






Opening Ceremony

08:30 – 08:35

Event Open by:  Mr. Cecil Leong, 41st AJBM Singapore Steering Committee Chairman and CEO, Mayer Brown Consulting

08:35 – 08:40


Welcoming Remarks by: Dr. Robert Yap, Chair,  ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Singapore Chapter  and Chairman, ASEAN Business Group, Singapore Business Federation (SBF)

08:40 – 08:45


Welcoming Remarks by: Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga, Vice Chairman, Co-Chair of Asia/Middle East-Japan Relations Committee, Keizai Doyukai

08:45 – 08:50


Message from Prime Minister Abe (delivered by His Excellency Haruhisa Takeuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore)

08:50 – 09:05


Special Remarks by Guest of Honour: Emeritus Senior Minister,  His Excellency Goh Chok Tong*

09:05 – 09:15

Opening performance

Coffee Break (09:15 – 09:45)


Panel Session 1

Winning in ever-changing ASEAN : The Future of Regional Operating Model

09:45 – 09:55


Introduction by Moderator: Mr. Chikatomo Hodo, Chairman, Accenture Japan

09:55 – 10:25

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Alison Kennedy, MD, ASEAN, Accenture Strategy

10:25 – 11:45

Panelist 1: Ms. Wong Chian Voen, Director, Mayer Brown Consulting

Panelist 2:  Ms. Jennifer Han, Vice President, Supply Chain, Unilever    

Panelist 3:  Mr. Kerry Mok, COO, Goodpack

Panelist 4: Mr. Kensaku Konishi, President & CEO, South &Southeast Asia, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd

Panelist 5: Mr. Eddie Seow, CEO & Founder, IM Holdings Group

Comments from participating countries and Q&A



Luncheon @ Ballroom Foyer



Panel Session 2

Topic: Business Integration: Closer ASEAN & Japan Partnerships

13:00 – 13:10

Introduction by Moderator: Mr. Paul Theiss, Chairman, Mayer Brown

13:10 – 13:45

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Kazumi Nishikawa, Executive Director of JETRO Singapore and Special Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

13:45 – 14:30

Panelist 1: Mr. Tetsuya Iguchi, Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Headquarters for Asia of Nikkei Inc

Panelist 2: Mr. Sony Harsono, CEO, Harsono Strategic Consulting

Panelist 3: Mr. Bruce Nicolas Delteil, Managing Director for Growth Strategy and M&A, ASEAN, Accenture

Panelist 4: Mr. Manu Bhaskaran, CEO & Founder, Centennial Asia Advisors

Panelist 5: Dr. Bunluasak Pussarungsri, Vice Chairman Service and Investment Committee, Thai Chamber of Commerce

Comments from participating countries and Q&A

Coffee Break (14:30 – 15:00)


Panel Session 3

Topic: Regional Opportunities in Selected ASEAN Countries

15:00 – 15:10

Introduction by Moderator: His Excellency Teng Theng Dar, Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman

15:10 – 15:25

Speaker 1: Mr. Phu Sae Tong, President & CEO, ANCO Group, on Cambodia

15:25 – 15:40

Speaker 2: Mr. Ryuji Nishisaki, Managing Director and Deputy Head, Emerging Markets Business Division, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, on "Indonesia in Asia Centric Strategy"

15:40 – 15:55

Speaker 3: Mr. A.M. Kusumo, Chairman & Founder, PT. Catur Yasa, on Indonesia

15:55 – 16:10

Speaker 4:  Mr. Aylwin Tan,  Chief Customer Solutions Officer, Ascendas, on Malaysia

16:10 – 16:25


Speaker 5: Mr. Nathan Dodd, Partner, Head of Projects, South East Asia

Mayer Brown JSM (Singapore), on Myanmar

16:25 – 16:45

Comments from participating countries and Q&A


16:45 17:00             

Wrap Up Summary and Closing Remarks

16:45 – 16:55


Summary and closing remarks by Mr. Cecil Leong, Mayer Brown Consulting

Closing Remarks by Mr. Koichi Kawana, Co-Chair of Asia/Middle East-Japan Relations Committee

Greetings from the 42nd  AJBM Host

16:55 – 17:00

Closing performance

Rest Break (17:00 – 17:30)


Closing Dinner  (by invitation only)


Town Restaurant @ Fullerton Hotel Ground Floor

Greetings from Mayer Brown Consulting: Mr. Cecil Leong, CEO

Greetings from JETRO:  TBC

Greetings from Keizai Doyukai: TBC



Day 3: Tuesday 13 October 2015                                                       @Ballroom 2

✔Event organized and hosted by JETRO (by invitation only)

09:00 – 11:50  JETRO International Symposium on Service Industry  




Sionel Jose Boardroom        

11:50 – 12:50  JETRO Networking Luncheon




13:00 – 14:00  AJBM Steering Committee Meeting




* To be confirmed

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