“Midwest U.S.-Japan: Gateway for the Future“

OVER 50 YEARS OF US : JAPAN RELATIONS

Sept. 11 – 13, 2016

(Hyatt Regency at the Arch)

Partial speaker list.

Saturday, September 10th
12:00 pm - 5:00 pmJapanese Secretariat Registration for Japanese Delegates (Sterling Room 9)
U.S. Secretariat Registration for U.S. Delegates (Sterling Room 6)

Sunday, September 11th

8:45 - 9:45 amMWJA Board Meeting – (Sterling Room 7)
10:00 am - 4:30 pmJapanese Secretariat Registration for Japanese Delegates (Sterling Room 9)
U.S. Secretariat Registration for U.S. Delegates (Sterling Room 6)
10:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday tours:
“Mark Twain Tour” (Hannibal, Missouri)
Visit the home of Mark Twain, incl. lunch on a riverboat on the Mississippi River.
(90 minute drive each way)

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm“Afternoon of baseball at Busch Stadium”
All delegates will be hosted for an afternoon of baseball and lunch at Busch Stadium.
(1:15 pm – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers)
Sunday Afternoon/Evening: VIP Meetings & Welcome Reception: St. Louis Art Museum
4:30-4:45 pmChairman’s Meeting - Board Room of Panorama Restaurant
4:45 pm - 5:45 pmJoint Executive Committee Meeting – Main room of Panorama Restaurant
5:45-6:30 pmVIP Reception - Beckman Gallery
6:30-8:30 pm Welcome Reception – Grand Hall
*Welcome greeting by Missouri Host”

Monday, September 12th
8:00 amAll Conference Plenary Sessions at “Regency Ballroom A/B/C” – 2nd fl.

Opening Ceremony & Plenary Sessions – Regency Ballroom A/B/C
(U.S. & Japanese Registration Desks – foyer of the Plenary Session Ballroom)

1-on-1 Meeting Rooms: meeting rooms located on the same floor as Plenary Sessions

Spouse Tour – (visit cultural centers, museums, gardens, etc)
9:00 - 10:30 am Opening Ceremony: (Regency Ballroom)

Opening Remarks:
Hon. James R. Thompson, U.S. Conference Chairman
Senior Chairman, Winston & Strawn & former Governor of Illinois

Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation

Welcome Remarks:
Gov. Jay Nixon, State of Missouri, Conference Host

Hon. Toshiyuki Iwado, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

Guest Speeches:
Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, Saitama Prefecture
Gov. Mike Pence, State of Indiana
Gov. Bruce Rauner, State of Illinois
Gov. Pete Ricketts, State of Nebraska
Gov. Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
Gov. Scott Walker, State of Wisconsin (invited)
10:30 - 10:45 amCoffee Break (Foyer of Regency Ballroom)
10:45 - 11:45 am Opening Session:
Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (invited)
H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Japanese Ambassador to the United States (invited)
11:50 - 1:15 pmLuncheon Program with Keynote Address: “Regency Ballroom D/E/F” – 2nd fl.
The Boeing Company – speaker to be advised

(return to Regency Ballroom A/B/C for Plenary Session)
1:30 – 3:15 pmPlenary Session I: Executive Panel Discussion
“Innovation for the Future”

Opening Session Keynote Remarks:
“US Keynote presenter – to be advised”

Executive Panelists:
Brian Clevinger, Founder, Prolog Venture
Japanese panelist
Shigeo Ohyagi, Chairman, Member of the Board, Teijin Limited
Jason Hall, VP Entrepreneurship & Innovation, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce
Kojiro Shiojiri, Senior Advisor, ANA Holdings Inc.

Moderator:
Yasuyuki Motoyama, Director of Research & Policy, Kauffman Foundation
3:15 - 3:30 pmCoffee Break (Foyer of Regency Ballroom)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmPlenary Session II: Executive Panel Discussion
“Partnerships for the Future”

Executive Panelists:
Mark Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Takeo Inokuchi, Senior Advisor, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Mark O’Connell, Partner, OCO Consulting
Keisuke Yokoo, Vice Chairman & President, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
Moderator:

Moderator:
Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

6:00 pm - 9:00 pmGala Dinner:
Cocktail Reception
Formal Dinner & entertainment
(Peabody Opera House)

Toasts by Chairman Thompson and Chairman Mogi

Brief remarks by Governor Nixon.

Entertainment following dinner

Tuesday, September 13th
Coffee/tea/rolls - served in the foyer area)
9:00 am-10:30 amPlenary Session III: Executive Panel Discussion
“Technologies for the Future”

Executive Panelists:
Osamu Nagata, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
US panelist
Japanese panelist

US panelist
Tadashi Okamura, Honorary Adviser, Toshiba Corporation

Moderator:
Robert Reeg, President, Mastercard Operations and Technologies

10:30-10:45 amCoffee Break (Foyer of Regency Ballroom)
10:45 - 11:30 amClosing:
Adoption of Joint Statement

Guest Speeches:
Lt. Governor/s - tba
Hon. Mitsuhiro Wada, Consul General of Japan in Detroit

US (Mayor of St. Louis or Missouri Secretary of Commerce)

Closing Remarks:
Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
Hon. James R. Thompson, U.S. Conference Chairman

11:30 - 1:00 pmBuffet Lunch - “Regency Ballroom D/E/F”