Japan Corporate Finance Conference 2019
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Which Japan corporate sectors are most affected by digital transformation?

Which Japan corporate sectors are most affected by digital transformation?

Moody’s is hosting a conference on 14th June to discuss the key drivers and implications of evolving business environment in Japan. It will focus on the latest trends and major paradigm shifts across the corporate sectors.    

Senior corporate & infrastructure finance analysts will look deeper into what is driving progress, what are risks involved and how it will affect the creditworthiness.

Moody's Talks - Corporate Finance (Podcast)

Digital technology brings transformation and disruption to Japan’s auto, retail and office equipment sectors - June 11th 2019 (6.09mins)

In this podcast, Tokyo-based Associate Managing Director Mihoko Manabe and Vice President-Senior Credit Officer Motoki Yanase discuss the advancement of digital technology and the opportunities and challenges it brings to Japanese corporates.

Agenda

MC: Mihoko Manabe, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

12.30 Registration  

13.00 Opening Remarks

Laura Acres, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

13.10 MaaS Panel Discussion

New  way of travel – Will mobility as a service be a boon or bust for Japanese  automakers and other sectors?

  • Maas’s potential threat or opportunity for Japanese automakers
  • Companies’ initiatives to cope with the change and potential credit implications

Panelists:

Mr. Hirokazu Koyabashi, Counselor for Future Mobility and Competitiveness of Automotive Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Yosuke Hidaka, CEO, MaaS Tech Japan Inc.

Motoki Yanase, VP – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate  Finance Group, Moody’s

Moderator:

Masako Kuwahara, VP –  Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s  

13.55  E-commerce panel discussion

New way to do business – Will Japanese corporates shift successfully  to e-commerce?

  • The impact on traditional retailers vs. platformers
  • E-commerce strategies and their credit implications

Panelists:

Mr. Ken Shimizu, Executive Officer, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mr. Michiaki Tanaka, Professor at Rikkyo University Graduate School of Business

Akifumi Fukushi, VP –  Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s  

Moderator:

Mariko Semetko  VP – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate  Finance Group, Moody’s

14.40 Japan corporates presentation

Introduction to Moody’s approach to corporate governance assessment

  • Key factors to assess quality of corporate governance
  • Preliminary view on select Japanese corporates

Motoki Yanase, VP –  Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

15.10  Networking  & Coffee Break

15.30  Sector Roundtables (2 rounds)

Moody’s Corporate &  Infrastructure Finance Group

* 2 rounds will be taken place.

  • Masako Kuwahara (Diversified Technology and Trading Companies)
  • Akifumi Fukushi (Retail, Integrated Electronics, and Real Estate)
  • Motoki Yanase (Auto, Telecom, Beverage, Construction machinery)
  • Mariko Semetko (Utility, Gas, and Energy)
  • Takashi Akimoto (Auto Parts Manufacturing, Steel)
  • Yukiko Asanuma (Chemical, Pharma)
  • Hiroe Yamamoto (Regional and Local Governments)
  • LauraAcres (Emerging Marketo) * Interpretation is available for this RoundTable

16.30 Close  of the Conference

Agenda

MC: Mihoko Manabe, Associate Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

12.30 Registration  

13.00 Opening Remarks

Laura Acres, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

13.10 MaaS Panel Discussion

New  way of travel – Will mobility as a service be a boon or bust for Japanese  automakers and other sectors?

Panelists:

Mr. Hirokazu Koyabashi, Counselor for Future Mobility and Competitiveness of Automotive Industry, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Mr. Yosuke Hidaka, CEO, MaaS Tech Japan Inc.

Motoki Yanase, VP – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate  Finance Group, Moody’s

Moderator:

Masako Kuwahara, VP –  Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s  

13.55  E-commerce panel discussion

New way to do business – Will Japanese corporates shift successfully  to e-commerce?

Panelists:

Mr. Ken Shimizu, Executive Officer, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mr. Michiaki Tanaka, Professor at Rikkyo University Graduate School of Business

Akifumi Fukushi, VP –  Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s  

Moderator:

Mariko Semetko  VP – Senior Credit Officer, Corporate  Finance Group, Moody’s

14.40 Japan corporates presentation

Introduction to Moody’s approach to corporate governance assessment

Motoki Yanase, VP –  Senior Credit Officer, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s

15.10  Networking  & Coffee Break

15.30  Sector Roundtables (2 rounds)

Moody’s Corporate &  Infrastructure Finance Group

* 2 rounds will be taken place.

16.30 Close  of the Conference

Speakers

Guest Speakers

Mr. Hirokazu Kobayashi
Counselor for Future Mobility and Competitiveness of Automotive Industry

External Organisation

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

External Organisation

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Counselor for Future Mobility and Competitiveness of Automotive Industry
Mr. Hirokazu Kobayashi
Mr. Ken Shimizu
Executive Officer

External Organisation

Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

External Organisation

Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Executive Officer
Mr. Ken Shimizu
Mr. Michiaki Tanaka
Professor

External Organisation

Rikkyo University, Graduate School of Business

External Organisation

Rikkyo University, Graduate School of Business

Professor
Mr. Michiaki Tanaka
Mr. Yosuke Hidaka
CEO

External Organisation

MaaS Tech Japan Inc.

External Organisation

MaaS Tech Japan Inc.

CEO
Mr. Yosuke Hidaka

Moody's Speakers (Corporate Finance Group)

Mihoko Manabe
Associate Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Associate Managing Director
Mihoko Manabe
Laura Acres
Managing Director
Corporate Finance Group

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Corporate Finance Group
Managing Director
Laura Acres
Masako Kuwahara
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Masako Kuwahara
Akifumi Fukushi
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Analyst
Akifumi Fukushi
Motoki Yanase
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Motoki Yanase
Mariko Semetko
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Vice President – Senior Credit Officer
Mariko Semetko
Takashi Akimoto
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Assistant Vice President – Analyst
Takashi Akimoto
Yukiko Asanuma
Analyst
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Analyst
Yukiko Asanuma
Hiroe Yamamoto
Analyst Sub-Sovereign Group
Corporate Finance Group

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Moody's Investors Service

Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Japan K.K.

Corporate Finance Group
Analyst Sub-Sovereign Group
Hiroe Yamamoto

If you have any question to analysts or any inquiry, please contact Moody's Events Japan.