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Asian Leadership in an Uncertain World

2024 sees major elections taking place across the globe, including in the US and Asia. Against a background of war in Ukraine and ongoing crisis in the Middle East, 4 billion people, more than half the world's population, take to the polls. At FUTURE OF ASIA, leaders from across the region gather to discuss the role Asia should play in an increasingly uncertain world.

About

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 is considered to be one of the most important global conferences in Asia.

Date
May 23(Thu)-24(Fri), 2024
Venue
Tokyo (Specific venue will be announced to in-person pass holders only)
Organizer
Nikkei Inc.
Sponsors
Nomura Holdings PwC Fumakilla
Academic Partner
Sophia University
Supported by
ASEAN-Japan Centre
Official Media
Nikkei Asia
Media Partner
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)
Contact
Secretariat of 29th FUTURE OF ASIA reg_foa2024@creative-net.co.jp
For Press & Media
Registration and permission by the organizer are required for media coverage. Please contact the Press Desk of 29th FUTURE OF ASIA.
press_foa2024@creative-net.co.jp
Organizer
Sponsors*In no particular order
Academic Partner

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For this year's Nikkei Forum "FUTURE OF ASIA," we are specially offering free online viewing. The latest information on Asian politics and economics can provide essential insights in understanding the fast-moving global situation. We hope that more people than ever will access the cutting-edge information only available at "FUTURE OF ASIA" and find it valuable in a wide range of fields such as business and research. We strongly encourage you not to miss this exceptional opportunity.

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AGENDA

(As of May 21, 2024)

*Honorific titles omitted.

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

*Please be advised that speakers and programs are subject to change.

*Some speakers will participate online. Please be aware that video and audio may be disturbed due to technical issues.

DAY 1May 23 (Thu), 2024 9:30-18:00 (JST, Tentative)

AM

9:30

Opening

Naoya YoshinoChief of International News Center, Nikkei Inc.

9:40

DAY 1-1

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar IbrahimPrime Minister, Malaysia

Moderator

Toru TakahashiSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

10:30

DAY 1-2

Le Minh Khai

Le Minh KhaiDeputy Prime Minister, Vietnam

Moderator

Yuji NittaHanoi Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

11:20

DAY 1-3

Gombojav Zandanshatar

Gombojav ZandanshatarChairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament), Mongolia

Navigator

Yuri MomoiChina Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

Panel Discussion
Banzragch Bayarsaikhan

Banzragch BayarsaikhanAmbassador to Japan, Mongolia

Guntevsuren Byambasuren

Guntevsuren ByambasurenDirector-General, Department of Policy and Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia

Khaltarkhuu Bazarkhand

Khaltarkhuu BazarkhandSales Director, Mongolyn Alt

Moderator

Hiroyuki Tsubai

Hiroyuki TsubaiMember of the Board, Executive Vice President, President, Machinery Company, ITOCHU Corporation

12:00 - 13:20

Break

PM

13:20

DAY 1-4

Sun Chanthol

Sun ChantholDeputy Prime Minister, Cambodia

Moderator

Yuji NittaHanoi Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

14:10

DAY 1-5

Zhou Xiaochuan

Zhou XiaochuanFormer Governor, The People’s Bank of China

Cheng Yonghua

Cheng YonghuaFormer Ambassador to Japan, China

Moderator

Tetsushi TakahashiSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

14:50

DAY 1-6

Miki Sugimura

Miki SugimuraProfessor, Sophia University

Romyen Kosaikanont

Romyen KosaikanontCentre Director, SEAMEO RIHED

Andrew Deeks

Andrew DeeksPresident, International Association of UniversitiesOnline

Moderator

Daisuke HatoriDeputy group leader of the Social Coverage Group, Nikkei Inc.

15:40

DAY 1-7

Chey Tae-won

Chey Tae-wonChairman and CEO, SK

Takeshi Niinami

Takeshi NiinamiCEO, Suntory Holdings

Moderator

Atsushi IjuinLead Economist, Japan Center for Economic Research

16:20

DAY 1-8

Junya Nishino

Junya NishinoProfessor, Keio University

Sue Mi Terry

Sue Mi TerrySenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Jin Chang-soo

Jin Chang-sooDirector, Japanese Studies, Sejong Institute

Moderator

Hiroshi MinegishiSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

17:20

DAY 1-9

Kao Kim Hourn

Kao Kim HournSecretary-General, ASEAN

Sutapa Amornvivat

Sutapa AmornvivatFounding CEO, ABACUS digital

Moderator

Chang Wan-seok

Chang Wan-seokEconomist, ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

19:00

Speech at the Commemorative Dinner
*Online streaming only.

Fumio KishidaPrime MinisterLive Streaming

DAY 2May 24 (Fri), 2024 9:30-18:30 (JST, Tentative)

AM

9:30

Opening

Shin NakayamaEditor-in-Chief, Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

9:40

DAY 2-1

Srettha Thavisin

Srettha ThavisinPrime Minister, Thailand

Moderator

Toyoaki FujiwaraEditor-in-Chief of Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

10:30

DAY 2-2

Gan Kim Yong

Gan Kim YongDeputy Prime Minister, Singapore

Moderator

Fumika SatoSingapore Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

11:20

DAY 2-3

Iqbal Muslimin

Iqbal MusliminCo-founder, Evermos

Moderator

Tomoyoshi OshikiriJakarta Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

11:50 - 13:10

Break

Lunch Session & Networking
*Only available for In-Person Pass holders.
*Japanese only.

The State of Asia's Economy and Politics: a Discussion with Veteran Nikkei Correspondents

Toyoaki FujiwaraEditor-in-Chief of Editorial Headquarters for Asia, Nikkei Inc.

Yuri MomoiChina Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

Tetsuya FujitaSeoul Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

Moderator

Toru TakahashiSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

PM

13:10

DAY 2-4

Airlangga Hartarto

Airlangga HartartoCoordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia

Moderator

Tomoyoshi OshikiriJakarta Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

13:50

DAY 2-5

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Mahathir bin MohamadFormer Prime Minister, Malaysia

Moderator

Shin NakayamaEditor-in-Chief, Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

14:30

DAY 2-6

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Subrahmanyam JaishankarExternal Affairs Minister, India

Moderator

Toru TakahashiSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

15:10

DAY 2-7

Park Cheol-hee

Park Cheol-heeChancellor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

Seiko Noda

Seiko NodaMember, House of Representatives

Moderator

Tetsuya FujitaSeoul Bureau Chief, Nikkei Inc.

15:50

DAY 2-8

Tetsuya Watanabe

Tetsuya WatanabePresident, ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

Arifin Tasrif

Arifin TasrifMinister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Chea Serey

Chea SereyGovernor, National Bank of Cambodia

Moderator

Kiyoshi AndoSenior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.

16:40

DAY 2-9

Maria Monica Wihardja

Maria Monica WihardjaVisiting Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Kitti Prasirtsuk

Kitti PrasirtsukProfessor, Thammasat University

Angeline Tan

Angeline TanAnalyst, ISIS Malaysia

Moderator

Kei Koga

Kei KogaAssociate Professor, Nanyang Technological University

17:50

DAY 2-10

Yuki Isogai

Yuki IsogaiLead Partner, PwC Japan Group

Akimoto Uchikawa

Akimoto UchikawaPresident and CEO, Teijin

Sushil Purohit

Sushil PurohitCEO, Gentari

Moderator

Akito TanakaNews Editor, Nikkei Asia, Nikkei Inc.

SPEAKERS

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*As of May 21, 2024

*Honorific titles omitted, in no particular order.

*Please be advised that speakers and programs are subject to change.

Gombojav Zandanshatar

Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament)
Mongolia

Anwar Ibrahim

Prime Minister
Malaysia

Srettha Thavisin

Prime Minister
Thailand

Le Minh Khai

Deputy Prime Minister
Vietnam

Sun Chanthol

Deputy Prime Minister
Cambodia

Kao Kim Hourn

Secretary-General
ASEAN

Airlangga Hartarto

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs
Indonesia

Gan Kim Yong

Deputy Prime Minister
Singapore

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister
India

Arifin Tasrif

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources
Indonesia

Takeshi Niinami

CEO
Suntory Holdings

Chey Tae-won

Chairman and CEO
SK

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Former Prime Minister
Malaysia

Zhou Xiaochuan

Former Governor
The People’s Bank of China

Chea Serey

Governor
National Bank of Cambodia

Seiko Noda

Member, House of Representatives
Japan

Park Cheol-hee

Chancellor
Korea National Diplomatic Academy

Cheng Yonghua

Former Ambassador to Japan
China

Akimoto Uchikawa

President and CEO
Teijin

Sushil Purohit

CEO
Gentari

Sue Mi Terry

Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations

Junya Nishino

Professor
Keio University

Jin Chang-soo

Director
Japanese Studies, Sejong Institute

Sutapa Amornvivat

Founding CEO
ABACUS digital

Tetsuya Watanabe

President
ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

Yuki Isogai

Lead Partner
PwC Japan Group

Miki Sugimura

Professor
Sophia University

Romyen Kosaikanont

Centre Director
SEAMEO RIHED

Andrew Deeks

President
International Association of Universities

Kitti Prasirtsuk

Professor
Thammasat University

Maria Monica Wihardja

Visiting Fellow
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Kei Koga

Associate Professor
Nanyang Technological University

Angeline Tan

Analyst
ISIS Malaysia

Chang Wan-seok

Economist
ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

Hiroyuki Tsubai

Member of the Board, Executive Vice President, President, Machinery Company
ITOCHU Corporation

Khaltarkhuu Bazarkhand

Sales Director
Mongolyn Alt

Banzragch Bayarsaikhan

Ambassador to Japan
Mongolia

Guntevsuren Byambasuren

Director-General, Department of Policy and Planning
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia

Iqbal Muslimin

Co-founder
Evermos

Why attend?

Exposure to Diverse Perspectives

Networking Opportunities