CLSA will host its 18th Annual CITIC CLSA Japan Forum virtually from 23-27 May 2022


• Centred on six themes that are top-of-mind for investors considering to invest in Japan
• Exploring how Japan’s key sectors are shaping up as its economy rebounds
• Unrivalled corporate access to meet top corporate executives, CLSA analysts and expert speakers

Hong Kong – 10 March 2022: CLSA will host its 18th Annual CITIC CLSA Japan Forum virtually from 23-27 May 2022 (Monday-Friday), bringing together hundreds of institutional investors from around the globe, an array of expert speakers, award-winning CLSA analysts and over 150 companies from Japan and beyond. The carefully tailored Forum will provide a diverse range of viewpoints and discussions on six themes that are top-of-mind for investors considering to invest in Japan. In addition to a select number of highly differentiated webinars, this year’s Japan Forum will also offer unrivalled corporate access through hundreds of virtual one-on-one and group meetings with the region’s top executives.

As Japan gradually reopens and its economy rebounds, May 2022 will be the perfect month to get up-to-speed on how the country’s key sectors are shaping up. Focusing on six highly differentiated and topical themes – Corporate Governance/ESG, Reopening, Energy Transition, Automation, Technology Innovations and Digitalisation – this year’s Forum will offer in-depth, well-rounded views of major factors that will shape Japan’s future and provide essential knowledge to help investors navigate the recent Covid-19 shocks. We will generate detailed, hard-hitting yet nuanced dialogue and insights entwined with these six themes impacting Japan’s economy over five enlightening days.

Oliver Matthew, CLSA’s Country Head of Japan, said: “While the real GDP growth in the USA and most of Europe is slowing, Japan is experiencing accelerating economy expansion driven by the record ¥55.7tn stimulus package announced in November 2021. With the path out of the pandemic in sight, fear of permanent labour shortages has surpassed Covid-19 as global executives’ top concern for 2022. Set in a dominant position within the global automation supply chain, Japan is well-placed to boost its economy with world-class cost-efficient automation solutions.”

Edward Park, CLSA’s CEO of Institutional Equities, said: “Japanese corporates are facing challenges brought about by an uncertain macro environment, weaker domestic currency and global geopolitical crisis repercussions. Our Forum will dive deep into these important factors impacting Japan’s economy and provide unique insights to help global investors unlock growth opportunities in the country.”

Kai Kaufmann, CLSA’s Head of Corporate Access and Client Strategy, said: “The 18th Annual CITIC CLSA Japan Forum will provide an exceptional platform that enables institutional investors to participate in discussions on key themes and trends with top corporate executives from Japan and other markets, distinguished speakers and award-winning CLSA analysts. We are committed to offering participants a smooth and user-friendly meeting experience in a virtual format via thematic webinars, one-on-one and group meetings over five action-packed days.”

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Peter Joblin
Director of Communications, CLSA
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Lizzie Wang
Communications Specialist, CLSA
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