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Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2018

Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2018

Managing economic and social change toward a sustainable future

Unprecedented changes are buffeting countries worldwide. Demographic shifts and technological advances are impacting political alignments and economic structures in ways that can only be dimly perceived today, yet business leaders must make significant and long-lasting commitments amidst this uncertainty. The global legal and regulatory landscape is under stress as demands are made for the renegotiation of trade agreements and new responsibilities are imposed on corporate leadership. Competition for access to energy and other resources will only intensify while incumbent enterprises and new entrants will contest intellectual property rights in an effort to secure competitive advantage.

White & Case Tokyo will present our 27th Annual Back-to-Business Program Series on September 18-20, 2018 focusing on managing economic and social change toward a sustainable future. Senior business leaders and White & Case partners will offer insights on how companies can safely navigate the challenges posed by this new era of uncertainty and how they can seize the opportunities that it presents. We will also host a keynote address featuring political commentator and former diplomat Mr. Yukio Okamoto and Dr. Robert Feldman, a professor at Tokyo University of Science and senior advisor at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities. This keynote event will be moderated by noted NHK Special Affairs Commentator, Ms. Aiko Doden.

We hope you will join us for these thought-provoking sessions about what lies ahead and our 27th Annual Reception.

Event schedule

Tuesday, 18 – Thursday, 20 September 2018


Thursday, 20 September 2018, 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Uneasy alliances with "America First" United States: What New World Order is emerging?


Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
US energy: Halfway up or upside down? Searching for opportunity amid uncertainty

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
USPTO under Director Iancu: A new era for US patents

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Shareholder activism meets social activism: Are you ESG-activist ready?

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tackling trade under Trump: A view from the frontline


Thursday, 20 September 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The 27th Annual Reception


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The date and time, and speakers are subject to change.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.