Japan Securities Summit 2017 in London

Feb 27, 2017

The Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) and the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) will co-host the Japan Securities Summit on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at The Mansion House in London.

The summit, featuring contributions from a high-level delegation from the Japanese market, government and central bank, will help European investors and financial market professionals to understand challenges and the potential of Japanese economy and securities market.

There will be many keynote and guest speakers, including: Dr Motoshige Itoh - Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, Mr Akira Kiyota - Group CEO of Japan Exchange Group, members of the HM Treasury and the City of London dealing with Brexit. The summit will serve as a great opportunity to hear out from the opinion leaders of the finance industry, as well as providing a significant space for network-building.

Date: Wednesday 8th March 2017

Time: 13:00-19:00

Venue: The Mansion House, London EC4N 8BH, United Kingdom

Admission: free-of-charge; open to all ICMA members and financial market participants who are interested.

Registration in advance is essential.

For further information, as well as the registration form, please visit the official homepage:



13:00 - Registration, Tea & Coffee

13:30 - Welcome Remarks

             [Mr Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)]

13:35 - Introduction and Opening Remarks

             [Mr Kazutoshi Inano, Chairman and CEO, Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA)]

13:40 - Guest Speech: London's future and expected relationship with Tokyo

             [Mr Richard Knox, Director (International) of Financial Services Group, HM Treasury]

13:55 - Keynote Speech: Key challenges facing the Japanese economy

             [Dr Motoshige Itoh, Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, Cabinet Office of Japan]

14:20 - Panel Discussion I: Japan - its challenges and potential

             [Moderator: Mr Duncan Innes-Ker, Regional Director, Asia and Australasia, The Economist Intelligence

             Unit, The Economist Group; Panellists include: Mr Kenta Ichikawa (Deputy Director-General of the

             Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan), Ms Takako Masai (Member of the Policy Board, Bank of

             Japan), Mr Bob Jolly (Head of Global Macro and long standing Portfolio Manager, Schroders)]

15:30 - Coffee Break 

15:50 - Guest Speech

             [Alderman Sir Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor Locum Tenens]

16:00 - Keynote Presentation

             [Mr Akira Kiyota, Group CEO, Japan Exchange Group]

16:15 - Panel Discussion II: London and Tokyo: markets that attract people and industries

             [Moderator: Mr Paul Hunter (Secretary General, International Bankes Association of Japan); Panellists

             include: Mr Takashi Nagaoka (Director, Securities Business Division, Supervisory Bureau, Financial

             Services Agency, Japan), Mr Mark Boleat (Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee, the City

             of London), Mr Takeshi Shimizu (Financial Services Industry Leader, PwC Japan)]

17:25 - Closing Remarks

             [Mr Martin Scheck, Chief Executive, International Capital Market Association (ICMA)]

17:30 - Evening Reception

17:30 - Guest Speech

             [H.E. Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary]

19:00 - Close

*This programme is subject to change.