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The Wall Street Journal will convene nearly two dozen of Asia’s leading business and political leaders to address critical issues facing the region at the Journal’s second annual CEO Council Tokyo. The meeting will take place on May 15 at The Palace Hotel.
The conference will explore how businesses and governments can capitalize on the return to global growth, and will assess how monetary policy, nationalism, security and technology are creating new opportunities and challenges. Key issues include North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policy and the implications for further friction between the U.S. and China.
The event will be hosted by Wall Street Journal editors including Editor in Chief Gerard Baker, Associate Editor John Bussey, Asia Editor Andrew Dowell, Tokyo Bureau Chief Peter Landers, Senior Editor Yun-Hee Kim and Executive Washington Editor and Chief Commentator Gerald Seib. It will feature in-depth interviews on stage and unrivaled networking opportunities with some of Asia’s top business and political figures.
“This year’s CEO Council takes place at a pivotal moment in Asia’s development,” said Gerard Baker, Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal. “With continued uncertainty around the Korean Peninsula and ongoing trade friction between the U.S. and China, it is a fascinating time in the region’s history. I am delighted once again to host some of the leading decision makers in Asian business and politics as we analyze the key issues affecting the region.”
Scheduled speakers include:
Terry Branstad, U.S. Ambassador to China
William F. Hagerty IV, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor for Unification, Foreign and Security Affairs for President Moon Jae-in, South Korea
Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister elect, Malaysia
Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, Center for Policy Research; Foreign Secretary, India (2004-2006)
Yibing Wu, Joint Head, Portfolio Strategy and Risk Group, and Joint Head, China, Temasek
Kathy Xu, Founder and Managing Partner, Capital Today Group
Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch
Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, SoftBank Group Corp.
The conference will be covered in the Journal’s digital home, WSJ.com.
For more information about CEO Council, please visit https://ceocouncil.wsj.com/annual-meetings/
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