Tokyo, Japan – 23 May 2023: The 19th CITIC CLSA Japan Forum opens today at the Roppongi Grand Hyatt in Tokyo. This is the first foreign broker event in Japan since the pandemic and will host debates on key issues and trends impacting the Japanese market through the lens of keynotes, experts and analysts focused on six themes:
- Policy: Looking for better returns
- Inbound tourism
- China reopening
- Reshoring and the manufacturing renaissance
- Labour shortages: Driving reform and digital transformation
- Energy security through energy transition
Since its inception in 2004, the CITIC CLSA Japan Forum has become a must-attend event for foreign and domestic institutional investors looking to gain direct access to corporate Japan. This year, the Forum brings together 500+ institutional investors to meet with 600+ senior leaders from almost 200 leading companies. Over three action-packed days, delegates will hear from 36 renowned speakers on what’s driving Japan’s post-pandemic recovery.
Edward Park, Chief Executive Officer of Institutional Equities at CLSA, said: “We are excited to welcome delegates back to Japan, post pandemic, for the 19th CITIC CLSA Japan Forum, a not-to-be-missed event for investors looking for actionable insights into the companies that will propel growth in Japan. Over the coming days, investors will gain access to in-depth investment analysis of the industries where investment opportunities can be found, while engaging with local business leaders and global experts.”
At a time of heightened economic uncertainty amid an increasingly complex geopolitical landscape, many experts remain divided on the outlook for a recession in 2023. Alex Redman, Chief Equity Strategist at CLSA, and Eric Fishwick, Chief Economist at CLSA, will open the Forum and discuss Japanese and global growth prospects in this age of uncertainty.
Keynote and expert speakers will follow and deliver unique insights into the opportunities and challenges facing investors in Japan and overseas. Among them, Hiromi Yamaji, President and CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, will leverage his decades of expertise in the local stock markets to provide an assessment on investment strategies available in Japan. Ken Shibusawa, Senior Advisor at Brunswick, and seasoned entrepreneur in the Japanese investment industry, will explore why stakeholder capitalism is a key issue for corporates looking to ensure sustainable growth and development.
Oliver Matthew, Japan Country Head at CLSA, said: “We are expecting over 500 investors to join the 19th CITIC CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo from today. A marked increase in the number of attendees from the last in person CITIC CLSA Forum hosted in 2019. We are seeing an upswing in registrations from Japanese corporates, with a higher percentage of senior management attending than in 2019. The estimated AUM represented by investors attending our Forum is over US$20tn.”
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