Economic Rivalry & the Future of Financial Markets in Asia: Challenges & Emerging Opportunities

October 8, 2002
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Half-Day Conference
8 am – 2 pm

Tokyo is Asia’s dominant financial center and economy, but for how much longer? Some observers expect China to emerge as the political, economic and financial powerhouse in the region, exacerbating Japan’s troubles, such as deflation, and benefiting from the hollowing of its industries. How will Japan come to terms with China’s growing strength in the coming decade? Which economy and financial system will be best able to compete in the global marketplace in the coming decade? Which will provide the best environment for foreign investment? Medley Global Advisors and Japan Society bring together senior leaders from the investment and policy communities to discuss China’s rapid ascendancy and what it means for Japan’s future as Asia’s leading economy.

Keynote Speakers
Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor at Keio University, worked for Japan’s Ministry of Finance for more than 20 years, most notably as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs. He was the force behind the proposal for an Asian Monetary Fund during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. In 2000, he was nominated for the position of Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

Simon Jiang, Chairman, Vision Century Corporation Limited & Chairman CyberCity Holdings, represents the new generation of Chinese businessmen. Based in Hong Kong, his companies are active throughout China and Asia. Dr. Jiang’s companies own and operate a number of key IT and infrastructure projects throughout the region and integrate technology and real estate. A former fund manager with the United Nations, he has taken an active role in financing some of China’s leading new high-tech ventures.

Other speakers include
Rob Dugger, Managing Director, Tudor Investment Corporation
Yasheng Huang, Associate Professor, Business, Government and International Economy, Harvard Business School
Etsuro Honda, Deputy Consul General (Finance), New York; Minister, Japanese Embassy
Ron Insana, Anchor, CNBC
Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors Global Headquarters
Richard Medley, Chairman, Medley Global Advisors
Jeffrey Shafer, Vice Chairman, Salomon Smith Barney International; Managing Director, Global Privatizations Group
Kazuhito Yoshihara, CEO, WestLB Asset Management

8 am     Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30      Welcoming Remarks
8:35      Morning Keynote
9:30      Panel I: Finding Value in Asia’s Equity Markets:
             Transparency, Rule of Law & Economic Reform
10:45    Panel II: Economic Rivalry in the Global Marketplace:
            Challenges & Opportunities for Japan & China
12 pm   Closing Keynote
1           Luncheon Reception
2           Adjourn

Tickets: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on each company’s current membership levels. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants pay the discounted corporate member rate of $125.
Nonmember tickets: $195.
Academic tickets: $75.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2002
  • 8:00 am