Online Streaming

May 20(Thu)-21(Fri), 2021 9:30-18:00(JST)

Shaping the post-COVID era:
Asia’s role
in the global recovery

The coronavirus outbreak is changing the shape of Asia. In the midst of anxiety over the spread of the virus, populism and authoritarianism are rearing their heads, and some people worry that democracy is receding.

Will Asian leaders be able to pave the way for the post-COVID era while preserving the principles of "peace and stability" and "diversity"? Will they be able to cooperate on international issues, including overcoming future pandemics? In the 26th International Conference of the Future of Asia, we will discuss how Asia can enter a new era during this time of uncertainty.

The Future of Asia is an international gathering where political, economic and academic leaders from the Asia-Pacific region offer their opinions frankly and freely on regional issues and the role of Asia in the world. Held by Nikkei every year since 1995 (it has been canceled due to the new coronavirus pandemic last year), it is considered one of the most important global conferences in Asia.

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Outline

Date

May 20 (Thu) - 21 (Fri), 2021 
9:30-18:00 (JST, tentative)

Organizer

Nikkei Inc.

Corporate Sponsors

The Japan Foundation

Philip Morris Japan

Sponsor

Nomura Group

Official Media

Nikkei Asia

Media Partners

Financial Times (U.K.), Yicai Media Group (China), People's Daily (China), Hindustan Times (India), Kompas (Indonesia), JoongAng Ilbo (Republic of Korea), Maeil Business Newspaper (Republic of Korea), New Straits Times (Malaysia), CNBC Asia Pacific (Singapore), The Straits Times (Singapore), Bangkok Post (Thailand), Vietnam News Agency (Vietnam)

Registration Fee

Early Bird RateJPY 66,000(including tax)※Until 5:00 p.m., May 7 (Fri), 2021 (JST)

JPY 88,000(including tax)

※Including full access to live streamings, 6-months video archives, and 1-year subscription of Nikkei Asia.
Registration Deadline
Online Streaming

5:00 p.m., May 18 (Tue), 2021 (JST)

※You will only be able to register for archive streamings after 5:00 p.m., May 18 (Tue) (JST)
Contact

Secretariat of 26th International Conference on The Future of Asia

E-mail: reg_foa2021@creative-net.co.jp

For Press & Media

Pre-registration and permission by the organizer are required for media coverage. Please contact the Secretariat of 26th International Conference on The Future of Asia.

Registration Fee

Early Bird Rate

JPY66,000 - (including tax)

JPY88,000 -  (including tax)

Early bird rates are available until May 7 (Fri), 2021 (JST)

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Access to live streamings
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
6-month access to full video archive
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Available until the end of October 2021
Access to
"Future of Asia" online seminar series
  • The "Future of Asia" seminar series will be held six times a year after the "Future of Asia" conference in May.
Asian business media by Nikkei 
Nikkei Asia 
1
-year subscription
  • Available to subscribe
  • ※From June. We will send an invitation email after you registered.
    ※Invitation email will be sent around second week of May or first week of June depending on the registration date.
Registration Fee

Early Bird Rate

JPY66,000 - (including tax)

JPY88,000 -  (including tax)

Early bird rates are available until May 7 (Fri), 2021 (JST)

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(As of May 7, 2021)

※Honorifics and titles omitted.

※English and Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be available during the forum.

※Speakers will participate online, with few exceptions. Please be aware that video and audio may be disturbed due to technical problems with internet connections or server.

DAY 1May 20 (Thu), 2021 9:30-18:00 (JST, tentative)

Conference Moderator:
Shigesaburo Okumura  
Editor-in-Chief of Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

AM

DAY 1-4

Moderator

Christopher GrimesExecutive Editor of Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

PM

DAY 1-5

Moderator

Toru TakahashiEditor-in-chief of Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

DAY 1-7

To be confirmed

DAY 1-8

To be confirmed

DAY 1-9

Asia, which has developed in harmony and tolerance of different religions and cultures, is facing a crisis of fragmentation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exchanges across borders, cultures and religions are essential for mutual understanding and the development of culture in the region as a whole. This session will look back at the origins and historical background of Asian culture, and ask leading figures in culture and the arts, as well as experts, about the importance of cultural exchange in the wake of the pandemic and ways to overcome the divisions.

DAY 1-10

The new coronavirus that broke out in China has spread around the world, and there is still no way to contain it. When a new infectious disease spreads, developing countries are likely to suffer the most. Developing countries with inadequate medical infrastructures are at risk of delays in detecting infected people and being unable to provide adequate treatment. In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, international cooperation from various perspectives is essential, including the expansion of medical systems, including human resources, the securing of vaccines, and the development of supply networks. What should Asian countries and regions do in order to overcome this global crisis and open up the way to the future? In this session, we will discuss with experts and policymakers how international cooperation should be carried out, taking into consideration the future of new infectious diseases.

DAY 2May 21 (Fri), 2021 9:30-18:00 (JST, tentative)

Conference Moderator:
Shigesaburo Okumura  
Editor-in-Chief of Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

AM

DAY 2-1

To be confirmed

DAY 2-3

US-China tensions appear to have entered a new dimension since the start of the Biden administration in the U.S. As the conflict spreads to fundamental differences over political systems and national ideologies, experts from the U.S., China, Singapore and Japan will discuss the impact on Asia’s stability and growth, and how Asia should respond to the tug-of-war between the two superpowers.

PM

DAY 2-5

Moderator

Ryosuke HaradaSenior Executive Editor, Nikkei Inc.

DAY 2-6

モデレーター

Go YamadaSenior Writer, Nikkei Inc.

DAY 2-9

Panel discussionHow can Asia build fair society?

Moderator

Kaori TakahashiSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

DAY 2-10

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely hampered the growth of the global economy by fragmenting the movement of people and goods. At the same time, it has provided opportunities for major changes in working styles, such as increased telecommuting, and triggered a rapid advancement in digitization, including the spread of online conference systems. How will Asian start-ups, which have emerged in diverse industries such as e-commerce, car-delivery services and fintech, survive the COVID-19 era? What are the new business opportunities created by the pandemic? What challenges to growth have emerged during this period? An entrepreneur, a venture capitalist and others will discuss how to keep innovating in the COVID-19 era.

Moderator

Takehiko KoyanagiSenior Staff Writer, Editorial Board Member, Nikkei inc.

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Jacek Olczak
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Evan Medeiros
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Jia Qingguo
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Kenichiro Sasae
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Kiyoshi Kurokawa
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Masayuki Yamauchi
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Teruhide Sato
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Thitinan Pongsudhirak
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Imran Khan
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Zara Stanhope
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa
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Damien O'Connor
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Brillante Mendoza
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