Organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in Japan, under the patronage of the French Ambassador to Japan, the 4th edition of the French Japanese Business Summit ‘Visions for 2050, a path towards an imaginative and sustainable future’ will once again feature inspirational talks from prestigious speakers, and offer top-level networking opportunities.
The 2021 French-Japanese Business Summit will gather international speakers from diverse backgrounds to share their visions for long-term resilience, their strategies to achieve it, and the opportunities they foresee.
We aim for this summit to promote the strength and know-how of French and Japanese companies, reinforce cooperation, develop business and strategic contacts, in order to foster a sustainable and desirable future.
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Mr Olivier Oddos, 1 Michelin Star, Tokyo
Now more than ever, it is critical to take action to reinvent our future! While the Covid crisis has undoubtedly shaken countries, economies and societies around the world, it also offers a unique opportunity to reinvent and redefine the future for the current generations as well as generations to come. The resilience of our societies and businesses have been tested in real scale, and will be again in the coming years. Visions are needed for businesses and citizens to start taking action and create new products, services, and ways of living.
As such, setting long term goals for 2050 should help companies today develop new technologies, products, services and establish new business models. It is therefore crucial to wonder:
To attempt answering these ambitious questions, the 2021 French-Japanese Business Summit will gather top-level international speakers from diverse backgrounds – from institutions, citizens and businesses to social sciences, art and architecture – to share their visions for long-term resilience, their strategies to achieve it, and the opportunities they foresee.
▶︎ OPENING CEREMONY
▶︎ JOINING FORCES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
How communities, public sector & companies collaborate for sustainability
▶︎ TRANSITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS
Why and how tomorrow will be different
▶︎ Innovations for Energy and Sustainability
Awesome innovations that will shape the future of energy
▶︎ FINANCING THE FUTURE
Finance as a key pillar to enable sustainable transformations
▶︎ SHIFTING BUSINESS MODELS
How corporates have started adapting their business models to tomorrow’s new Society
▶︎ CONCLUDING REMARKS
with over 500 leaders, policymakers, researchers and journalists
trends and opportunities towards 2050 from diverse backgrounds
from expert speakers with in-depth knowledge into the future of their sectors
how strong partnerships between French and Japanese companies can lead to success
President, CCI France Japon
The French Chamber of Commerce has been contributing since its foundation in
1918 to strengthen the collaboration between French and Japanese companies, and
as such the strong ties that hold France and Japan together. By fostering debate and
sharing ideas, the Business Summit will once again be a unique opportunity for
leaders from our two countries and beyond to contribute to shape a vision for a
common future. This year, keeping in mind French and Japanese roadmaps for carbon
neutrality, speakers will help the audience draw possible futures for 2050 and
undoubtedly contribute to developing new relations between France and Japan.