Organized by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCI France Japon), under the patronage of the French Ambassador to Japan, the 6th edition of the French-Japanese Business Summit “Innovation: Racing for a Global Advantage” will once again feature inspiring discussions from prestigious speakers and be an opportunity for high-level networking.
The French-Japanese Business Summit 2023 will bring together international speakers and participants from a variety of backgrounds. Experts will share their vision about the forthcoming transformations awaiting France and Japan, the levers behind their global anchorage and influence of their industries and how they can proficiently outrun their challengers through sustained research, partnerships and promotion of diversity.
Our objective through this Summit is to promote the strengths and know-how of both French and Japanese companies, reinforce the cooperation between the two countries and expand strategic business contacts in order to foster an innovative and desirable future.
November 28, 2023
at the NIKKEI Hall
+ live broadcast
9:30 – 18:30
By Chef-owner of Chez Olivier, Mr. Olivier Oddos
As we move forward from Covid-19, it is time for businesses and institutions to reflect on the solutions designed to face its challenges and on ways to anchor them in the long-term. In light of the new rules of the game the pandemic has set, the world’s most advanced economies have to think new management, research and growth models for keeping pace with emerging economies.
In particular, France and Japan ought to move forward, find ways of becoming more resilient and creative, as well as reclaim a leading position in innovation. By focusing on how both countries can successfully transition to the digital, design innovative partnerships, efficiently mobilize financial resources and generate new ideas, we will grasp an overarching picture of the future opportunities awaiting their economies and bilateral relation.
To attempt to address these issues, the 2023 French-Japanese Business Summit will gather top-level international speakers from diverse backgrounds – from leading companies, startups and institutions to academics, bridging disciplines like social sciences, robotics and digital art – to share their visions, their strategies, and the opportunities they foresee.
▶︎ OPENING CEREMONY
▶︎ INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR SHAPING TOMORROW
This panel proposes to hear from CEOs and senior managers and gain meaningful strategic insights on how to achieve business resilience, successful R&D outcomes and positive societal impacts in 2023.
▶︎ STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND INVESTMENT
This panel will be an opportunity for pioneer partnering firms, startups and venture capitals to share their insights on how to find, finance and manage disruptive and creative business alliances.
▶︎ THRIVING IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION (DX)
This panel will have forward-looking companies showcase their strategies to take on digitalization, the 21st century’s core challenge, and harness the potential of AI.
▶︎ SUPPORTING A CREATIVE ECOSYSTEM
The last panel’s speakers will talk about open innovation, unveiling current initiatives and future opportunities to be seized through the diversification of stakeholders and integration of research and business.
▶︎ CONCLUDING REMARKS
Following the success of the France-Japan Business Summit for the past five years, the CCI France-Japan is delighted to organize its sixth edition in 2023 which will focus on “Innovation”. It will raise the questions of the key to success in a globally interconnected world where the push from disruption and technological change is accelerating. This Summit will feature prestigious guest speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds, who will share their visions on innovation and technology and also society and art amongst many other features. This forum could provide inspiration for the future in Japan and worldwide. An audience of opinion leaders, journalists and officials will have the opportunity to reflect and exchange on the changes to come and the learnings to navigate the current complexities and create a better world.
President, CCI France Japon
Chef and owner of Chez Olivier restaurant in the Ichigaya district since 2009, serves seasonal cuisine combining French and Japanese products in an elegant setting.