“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

10:00 am - 4:30 pm Japanese Secretariat Registration for Japanese Delegates (Sterling Room 9)

9:30 am – 4:30 pmU.S. Secretariat Registration for U.S. Secretariat (Sterling Room 6)

8:45 - 9:45 amMWJA Board Meeting – (Sterling Room 7)
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.

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 The Hall of Fame Club at Cardinal Nation – adjacent to Busch Stadium
(1:15 pm – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers)
Sunday Afternoon/Evening: VIP Meetings & Welcome Reception: St. Louis Art Museum
(dress attire is “business casual”)
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 - Griggs Gallery
6:30-8:30 pm Welcome Reception – Sculpture Hall
*Welcome greeting by Governor Jay Nixon”

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)

Conference Exhibition Opens – Foyer of the Plenary Session Ballroom
(Coffee/tea/rolls - served in the foyer area)
9:00 - 10:30 am Opening Ceremony: (Regency Ballroom)

Opening Remarks:
W. Gordon Dobie, U.S. Honorary Conference Chairman
Partner, Winston & Strawn

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. Bruce Rauner, State of Illinois
Gov. Kiyoshi Ueda, Saitama Prefecture
Gov. Pete Ricketts, State of Nebraska
Gov. Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
Gov. Scott Walker, State of Wisconsin
10:30 - 10:45 amCoffee Break (Foyer of Regency Ballroom)
10:45 - 11:45 am Opening Session Keynote Remarks:
Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement & Compliance
US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

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.
Shelley Lavender, President, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA)
Boeing Defense, Space & Security


(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:
David Adkins, Executive Director/CEO, Council of State Governments

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

Q & A Session
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, CEO, OCO Consulting
Keisuke Yokoo, Vice Chairman & President, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

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

Q & A Session
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:
Thad Simons, Managing Director, Yield Lab
Osamu Nagata, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
John Clark, CEO,Masterclock, Inc.
Tadashi Okamura, Honorary Adviser, Toshiba Corporation

Moderator:
Robert Reeg, President, Mastercard Operations and Technologies

Q & A Session
10:30-10:45 amCoffee Break (Foyer of Regency Ballroom)
10:45 - 11:30 amClosing Ceremony:
Adoption of Joint Statement

Guest Speeches:
Vice Governor Yutaka Ota, Nagano Prefecture
Hon. Mitsuhiro Wada, Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Detroit
Michael Downing, Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Closing Remarks:
Yuzaburo Mogi, Japan Conference Chairman
W. Gordon Dobie, U.S. Honorary Conference Chairman
Partner, Winston & Strawn

Gift Exchange
11:30 - 1:00 pmBuffet Lunch - “Regency Ballroom D