The 19th CITIC CLSA Japan Forum will take place 23-25 May 2023 in Tokyo



Tokyo, Japan – 28 March 2023: CITIC CLSA will open the 19th CITIC CLSA Japan Forum on 23 May 2023 at the Roppongi Grand Hyatt in Tokyo. Our three-day in-person event will host 380 institutional investors, 560 senior leaders from over 160 leading companies, and more than 60 speaker presentations by industry experts and acclaimed CITIC CLSA and CITIC Securities analysts.

As Japan fully reopens, an economic rebound and a newly-elected Bank of Japan governor will set the tone at the country’s central bank. May will be the perfect month to get up-to-speed on how Japan’s key sectors are shaping up. The Forum will showcase six themes that are top-of-mind for investors including, Policy: Looking for better returns; Inbound tourism; China reopening; Reshoring and the manufacturing renaissance; Labour shortages: Driving reform and digital transformation; and Energy security through energy transition.

Edward Park, Chief Executive Officer of Institutional Equities at CITIC CLSA, said: “We are excited to invite investors to join us in Tokyo for the 19th CITIC CLSA Japan Forum. The country is experiencing an accelerated uptick in inbound tourism and continued growth in digital transformation and automation. As the second-largest developed economy, it is primed for the next chapter of growth. Our Forum will provide a comprehensive view of the essential factors driving Japan’s reopening story and innovative change, diving deep into powerful investment insights that result from in-depth research and our presence on-the-ground.”

Unrivalled corporate access will once again become the key differentiator for the Forum. This year, in addition to a select number of highly insightful presentations, the Forum will offer access to over 160 fast-growing companies, top-notch CITIC CLSA and CITIC Securities Japan and regional analysts as well as a number of expert speakers through hundreds of one-on-one and group meetings.

Oliver Matthew, Japan Country Head at CITIC CLSA, said: “We are delighted to be the first foreign broker to hold a large-scale in-person investment conference in Japan since Covid. With the appointment of a new Bank of Japan governor, rising wages and modest inflation, we believe now is the time investors should evaluate how Japan’s companies are shaping up. A new enlarged Nippon individual savings account (Nisa) programme will launch in 2024, and our Forum is perfectly timed for investors to conduct channel checks before retail investors put a wall of money to work.”

To bring participants the best on-the-ground expertise, the Forum will also provide bespoke tours across a broad range of sectors in Japan, including property, semiconductor, retail, hydrogen and factory automation. These tours will offer keen insights into current political concerns, top investment themes and exciting innovations.

Shaun Cochran, Head of Research at CITIC CLSA, added: “In a reopened world, with major shifts in global monetary and trade policy underway, Japan is a crucial trading nation. It offers a unique cross section of top-down macro and bottom-up micro insights for investors seeking to calibrate the global cycle, while also isolating large, liquid single-stock opportunities. We highly recommend you make the trip and we remain fully invested in delivering the world-class Forum experiences CITIC CLSA is known for.”




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