The Evolving Workforce in Japan and Asia

06 Dec 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm MST
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Join Global Chamber® IN-PERSON or via Zoom on December 6th (U.S.) and 7th. (Asia).

It's a conversation about how the evolving workforce in Asia is creating new opportunities. We'll be providing tips for you to lead and adapt to help guide business growth in Asia and beyond. How fast is it happening? What are the implications for businesses? Who is leading in these areas and how are they doing it? How is increased diversity driving innovation and business growth?

We'll also have groups gathered in a few places including the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, Arizona USA and a location in the Washington, DC area. Speakers are planned to be in North America and Japan.

It's a conversation about how the evolving workforce in Asia is creating new opportunities. We'll be providing tips for you to lead and adapt to help guide business growth in Asia and beyond? How fast is it happening? What are the implications for businesses? Who is leading in these areas and how are they doing it? How is increased diversity driving innovation and business growth?

Locations: Zoom in from anywhere! And...

Metro Phoenix: Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, Globinar 4-5pm AZ; arrive 3:45pm AZ - Japanese food till 6:00pm

Metro Balt/Wash: Globinar 6-7pm ET

Metro Tokyo: 8-9pm Tokyo

 

Agenda

15 minutes ahead.... local registration/connecting

4-5pm AZ / 3 - 4pm PT / 6 - 7pm ET / 8 - 9am Tokyo: Program

   Leila Aridi Afas - Director, Int'l Public Policy, Toyota North America

   Sachiko Yoshimura - Director-General, Trade Fair Department at JETRO

   Claudio Toyama - CEO/founder of Toyama&Co.

Globinar End at 5pm AZ / 4pm PT / 7pm ET / 9am Tokyo

Afterwards, for Attendees in Phoenix... food/drink by Hana Sushi!!

 

Thank you to our sponsors Japanese Friendship Garden and Hana Sushi

 

Speaker Biographies

 

Leila Aridi Afas - Director, International Public Policy, Toyota North America. In her leadership role at Toyota Motor, Leila collaborates with Toyota's external affairs and corporate strategy teams to help develop and advocate positions on global issues, as well as monitor and report on geopolitical trends impacting the mobility industry by working with Toyota's global consulting firms, think tanks and other organizations. Leila also augments Toyota's government affairs operations in emerging markets, such as Southeast Asia and Latin America, where the company has business operations. She has more than 15 years' experience in international trade and investment, project development and finance, government relations and strategic communications. Leila is frequently invited to speak at global business conferences and author articles and other thought pieces. Prior to joining Toyota, she served as an appointee for President Obama at the U.S. Trade and Development (USTDA).

 

Sachiko Yoshimura - Director-General, Trade Fair Department at JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). Ms. Yoshimura is a Director-General of JETRO based in Tokyo. Previously she supervised operations at JETRO Los Angeles, promoting trade and investment between Japan and the United States in sectors such as biotechnology, medical devices, environmental technologies, food and cultural products, as well as entertainment content. Earlier she was the Director of Intellectual Property Division assisting Japanese companies in protecting their intellectual properties in various countries. Her 28 year tenure has allowed her to amass a wealth of experience in international trade affairs, research and economic analysis to support Japanese companies, especially small and medium enterprises in their efforts to expanding business overseas. Ms. Yoshimura graduated from Sophia University in Tokyo with a Bachelors degree in English Literature.

 

 

Claudio Toyama - CEO and Founder of Toyama&Co. Claudio is committed to raising the awareness of people around the world so that they live full and fulfilled lives at work and at home. Claudio's ability to create paradigm shifts in organizations results in more thoughtful leadership, a staff of brand ambassadors and customers who feel the difference and embrace it. He is an International best-selling author and award-winning speaker and the CEO of Toyama&Co., an International leadership consultancy specializing in the small shifts that produce big results. He has delivered projects in 113 countries, has traveled to over 40 of them and has lived in 5 different countries on four continents. He is a Forbes contributor, a sought after international speaker and a featured guest on TV, including NBC and FOX, where Claudio shares his unique expertise on Leadership and Company Culture. He lives with his daughter outside Washington, DC (USA).

  

Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - CEO/founder of Global Chamber®. Doug is CEO/founder of Global Chamber®, helping companies grow more effectively across metros, cross border and globally. Doug is from Mt. Kisco, New York and he has been doing international business for over 30 years including being a two-time expat with the Dupont Company (Tokyo and Singapore). He's now leading Global Chamber® - which is growing in 195 countries and 525 metro areas, i.e. everywhere! Doug is a member of US District Export Council, advisor for US Global Leadership Council and past president at Global Ties Arizona. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

 

With participation by...

  • Global Chamber® Baltimore/Washington
  • Global Chamber® Tokyo, Japan
  • Global Chamber® Bangkok, Thailand
  • Global Chamber® Bombay, India
  • Global Chamber® Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Global Chamber® Singapore
  • Global Chamber® Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Global Chamber® Seoul, Korea
  • Global Chamber® Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Global Chamber® Yangon, Myanmar
  • Global Chamber® Shanghai, China
  • Global Chamber® Pakistan
  • Global Chamber® Kathmandu
  • Global Chamber® Phoenix 

 

06 Dec 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm MST

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