Japan Technology Investors Summit
|Event Date/Time: Nov 28, 2001||End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2001|
|Abstract Submission Date: Sep 10, 2001|
November 29-30, 2001
Ritz Carlton, New York City
(July 25, 2001 Draft)
The Japanese economy has gone through substantial change throughout the past decade as the equities market has had its ups and downs. A new reform-minded government and increasing pressure to correct depressed domestic demand has brought policy makers at a cross-roads. In general, during this time, foreign interest in the Japanese equities markets has increased substantially and is expected to continue as the the economy restructures and rehabilitates itself. Foreign shareholdings are expected to continue their long-term upward trend. Japan still represents the biggest restructuring story for global investors.
Though macroeconomic conditions in Japan have been difficult, Japan's high-technology oriented sectors have continued to nurture and develop world-class technologies and created new market opportunities. These companies have been the first to globalize their operations, to introduce investor-focused corporate governance agendas as they look abroad to diversify their investor base and expand business opportunities.
This investor’s forum includes:
· Leading industry analysts who will discuss the current state and future outlook of the Japanese public market with a focus on emerging technologies which are expected to have a significant future impact on corporate earnings.
· An explanation as to how the continued economic restructuring, political changes and the new regulatory climate in Japan will work towards improving the outlook for the equity market in the near future.
· How to analyze and identify new investment opportunities in Japan by measuring the potential impact of new emerging technologies in which Japanese firms have accrued a comparative advantage in, or which need to do so in order to compete globally. These technology areas include those associated with the Life Sciences, MEMS/Micro-electronics/Nanotechnology, Next Generation Wireless Communications and Advanced IT.