Sanyo’s Challenge for the 21st Century

May 1, 2006
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Corporate Program past event

Innovators Series
Corporate Luncheon
Monday, May 1
12 – 2 pm

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Tomoyo Nonaka, Chairman, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

Naomi Moriyama, President, The Moriyama Group

Last June, Tomoyo Nonaka was chosen as SANYO Electric’s Chairman, joining the still select ranks of Japan’s female top executives.  With SANYO having posted a record loss just prior to her appointment, Ms. Nonaka’s tasks to streamline the firm’s business offerings and restore customer faith were formidable.  The company’s recently-announced corporate vision, “Think GAIA” is Ms. Nonaka’s recipe for rebuilding and establishing SANYO as a leading provider of Environment and Energy related products.  Ms. Nonaka will discuss the company’s plans to be more responsive to sustainable development issues by focusing its business on energy solutions such as photovoltaic systems, rechargeable batteries, HEV battery systems as well as water conservation and treatment and high-efficiency HVAC equipment.  She will also highlight the creation of the “SANYO Evolution Project,” a project designed to implement the ‘Think GAIA’ vision, underlying the company’s responsibility to its customers, society and the environment.

12 – 12:30 pm   Registration & reception
12:30 – 1   Luncheon
1 – 2   Lecture 

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only.  Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only.  The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only.  When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.


  • Monday, May 1, 2006
  • 12:00 pm