Economist Conferences: Second International Japan Automotive Roundtable

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-So

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2002
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The automotive industry in Japan is facing a wide range of new challenges, many of which are structural and difficult to overcome. However, there are also likely to be new opportunities for acquisitions and partnerships as the wave of consolidation that has swept the industry continues. Domestic vehicle sales in Japan might be declining but the industry faces a maelstrom of upheaval at the same time as a host of new opportunities appear on the horizon.

The one-day Second International Japan Automotive Roundtable is designed to explore the challenges and opportunities forcefully presented by this dynamic field, through cutting-edge presentations and intensive, interactive dialogue.

The roundtable themes include

  • Global & Japan Auto Industry update
  • Changing global scenarios of trade & legislation
  • New product development & environment
  • M&A strategy in auto industry.

With strong corporate support, high-level participation from Japan, and timely focus on the global dynamics confronting business operations in Japan, this promises to be the premiere, senior-level event of the year.

Issues to be discussed at the Roundtable:

  • Market and competitive polarisation in the auto industry
  • International positioning strategies
  • Analysis of market trends and update on the successes of industry consolidation
  • New technological trends and directions for the industry
  • The offering / cost squeeze – greater expectations of innovations by consumers coupled with market slowdown