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FT & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series - Tokyo

Resetting for the Future: A Window into the Global Brexit Conversation

Tokyo |
Speakers include:
Robin Harding

Robin Harding

Financial Times

Hiroshi Miura

Hiroshi Miura

KPMG in Japan

His Excellency Viorel Isticioaia-Budura

His Excellency Viorel Isticioaia-Budura

European Union Ambassador to Japan

Overview

Brexit and other geopolitical shifts are preoccupying corporate minds on global scale. For many multinational businesses, the implications of Brexit are still unclear. Supply chain operations, talent acquisition, data management and other key business functions may all be affected by negotiated outcomes on issues such as trade and citizenship.  

The Financial Times & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series is taking place in New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo and London. The objective is to bring business leaders together to discuss the latest developments on Brexit and the wider geopolitical landscape, sharing insights on how to plan for various scenarios.

Key questions on Brexit will be addressed at each event. What are the opportunities and risks for each sector? What can businesses do to mitigate uncertainty during the negotiation period? How are they planning for harder borders after Brexit?  

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fallback Add to my Calendar 10/05/2017 07:30:0010/05/2017 10:00:00falseFT & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series - TokyoBrexit and other geopolitical shifts are preoccupying corporate minds on global scale. For many multinational businesses, the implications of Brexit are still unclear. Supply chain operations, talent acquisition, data management and other key business functions may all be affected by negotiated outcomes on issues such as trade and citizenship.  The Financial Times & KPMG International Brexit Boardroom Series is taking place in New York, Frankfurt, Tokyo and London. The objective is to bring business leaders together to discuss the latest developments on Brexit and the wider geopolitical landscape, sharing insights on how to plan for various scenarios.Key questions on Brexit will be addressed at each event. What are the opportunities and risks for each sector? What can businesses do to mitigate uncertainty during the negotiation period? How are they planning for harder borders after Brexit?  FT-&-KPMG-International-Brexit-Boardroom-Series---Tokyofadb097d10a39f80763e9fcc780f5e6eMM/DD/YYYY

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Agenda - 5th Oct

  • 7:30am
    Arrivals, networking and breakfast
  • 8:30am
    Welcome and opening remarks

    Robin Harding, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Financial Times

    Hiroshi Miura, Head of Global Japanese Practice, KPMG in Japan

  • 8:40am
    EU Presentation

    His Excellency Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, European Union Ambassador to Japan

  • 8:55am
    UK Presentation

    His Excellency Paul Madden, United Kingdom Ambassador to Japan

  • 9:10am
    KPMG Presentation

    Karen Briggs, Head of Brexit, KPMG in the UK

  • 9:30am
    Brexit observations

    Antony Phillipson, Director of Trade & Partnerships, Dexeu, UK Government

    Tsukasa Obayashi, Editor-in-chief for Europe, Nikkei

  • 9:40am
    Q&A session

    Political risks

    • What are the biggest political risks for Japanese businesses in the coming 12 months?
    • How are Japanese businesses investing and planning to manage the impact of Brexit?
    • How could diplomatic relations between the UK and Japan evolve?

    Trade and operating models

    • What would be the main objectives of a new UK-EU trade deal?
    • Is investment and trade in the UK/EU more or less appealing as a result of Brexit?
    • How are businesses transforming operating models in the shifting global trade environment?

    People

    • What could be the impact of immigration reform on Japanese businesses operating in the UK/EU?
    • How can businesses plan for the impact of harder borders on talent acquisition?
    • Can relocation, digitization and automation soften the blow?
  • 9:55am
    Closing remarks

    Hiroyuki Sakai, Managing Partner, CEO, KPMG in Japan

Chair (1)

Robin Harding

Robin Harding

Tokyo Bureau Chief
Financial Times

Robin Harding is Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, covering the Japanese economy, politics and foreign relations. He was previously based in Washington DC, where he covered all aspects of the US and international economy, from the Federal Reserve to the IMF.

Mr Harding was born in Durham, in the north of England, and has degrees in economics from the University of Cambridge and Hitotsubashi University. Before becoming a journalist, he worked in banking, asset management and public policy research. 

Speakers (7)

Hiroshi Miura

Hiroshi Miura

Head of Global Japanese Practice
KPMG in Japan

Hiroshi Miura has 25 years of experience at KPMG, having worked at the Osaka, New York, London and Tokyo offices. In Tokyo, he was appointed as the head of the GJP and Executive Board Member in October 2013.

His work includes advising global manufacturing companies through various projects including designing feasible new organizational structures to fit multinational business models, building internal control processes in overseas operations, establishing global corporate governance and risk management procedures and providing internal audit for overseas group companies. He has been an ICOFR audit committee & ICOFR QC committee member, as well as a core member of the IFRS advisory service group, and deputy director of IFRS since 2008.

His Excellency Viorel Isticioaia-Budura

His Excellency Viorel Isticioaia-Budura

European Union Ambassador to Japan

H.E. Viorel Isticioaia-Budura has been a diplomat for several years. He began his career in 1978 as a Diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania until 1985, before becoming a Diplomatic Press Officer at the Embassy of Romania in the People’s Republic of China, where he served until 1990. From 1990 to 1992, he headed the Staff of the Prime Minister of Romania, followed by a position as the Minister-Counsellor (DCM) at the Embassy of Romania in Japan until 1996.

From 1996 to 1998 H.E. Isticioaia-Budura became the Deputy Head of Multilateral Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, from where he moved to the UK to serve as Minister Counsellor (DCM) at the Embassy of Romania. In 2000, he was appointed the Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Korea until 2002, followed by the same position - this time in China. During his tenure in China he was awarded the Diplomatic Rank of Ambassador by Decree of the President of Romania. He stayed in that position until 2011, when he became the Managing Director and Head of Asia and Pacific Department at European External Action Service. In 2014, H.E. Isticioaia-Budura moved once again to his present post as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Japan.

His Excellency Paul Madden

His Excellency Paul Madden

United Kingdom Ambassador to Japan

H.E. Paul Madden has built a solid career in the British Foreign Service. His experience dates back to 1992 when he served at the Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in charge of expansion and environmental problems of the European Union until 1996. After that, he was appointed First Secretary on Trade Policy at the British Embassy in the USA, where he worked until 2000. In that year until 2003, he served as the UK Deputy High Commissioner to Singapore.

In 2006, Mr Madden took on the role of Managing Director to the Trade and Investment Ministry of International Trade. He was in charge of coordinating and enforcing international trade development strategies to support companies across several sectors. In 2005 he headed a team involved in winning the British Museum at the Aichi Expo, and was two years later appointed as the British High Commissioner to Singapore, where he stayed until 2011. He moved to Australia to serve as the Senior High Commissioner, and left in 2015 as he was appointed as the Asian Pacific Special Administrator from the Foreign Commonwealth Office. Since January 2017, Mr Madden has served as the British Ambassador to Japan.

Karen Briggs

Karen Briggs

Head of Brexit
KPMG in the UK

Karen Briggs is the Head of Brexit and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board at KPMG in the UK. She has built a strong market reputation for working on large-scale international regulatory issues, involving complex legal negotiations, for some of KPMG’s most high profile clients making her well placed to work with organisations at home and abroad as they adapt to the post Brexit world.

In her current role, Ms Briggs leads a dedicated team of specialists to support clients in mitigating the risks and taking advantages of the opportunities that arise from Brexit. 

A Forensic partner by background, Ms Briggs was seconded for two years to the Bank of England's Special Investigations Unit, and became Head of Bank Investigations within the Enforcement Division of the FSA (now FCA) during this period. During this time she was also an advisor to the Board of Banking Supervision.

Ms Briggs’ experience ranges from leading money laundering and fraud investigations to the provision of financial crime advisory services covering fraud risk strategy and operational efficiency reviews.  She has been involved in a number of reports to the regulator concerning fraud investigation, money laundering and miss-selling. She has led large regulatory and fraud investigations for investment banks, insurers and retail banks and has written reports used as expert evidence in the prosecution of fraud. 

Ms Briggs has a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics from the University of Leeds and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has been a Partner at KPMG for eighteen years and joined the Executive Board in January 2015.

Ms Briggs has held a number of senior positions including Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering and more recently UK Head of Solutions, which comprises Tax, Deal Advisory and Management & Risk Consulting and the innovation and investment strategy.

Antony Phillipson

Antony Phillipson

Director of Trade & Partnerships, Dexeu
UK Government

Antony Phillipson is Director of Trade and Partnerships in the Department for Exiting the European Union. His career in the Civil Service started in 1993 at the Department of Trade and Industry, with posts as Private Secretary and then Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.

After four years as a Counsellor (Global Issues) in the UK Embassy in Washington, he was the Prime Minister’s Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs (2004-2007). Recently, he was appointed as the Head of the Iran Co-ordination Group in the FCO. In April 2011 he was appointed as High Commissioner to Singapore. Back in London in April 2015, he was appointed as Director (EU External) in the European and Global Issues Secretariat in the Cabinet Office.

Tsukasa Obayashi

Tsukasa Obayashi

Editor-in-chief for Europe
Nikkei

Mr Obayashi has joined the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (The Japan Times) in 1984. After working as deputy general manager in the Tokyo head office editorial committee, he worked as the editor in the European editorial board, based in London. Soon after that, he was appointed as the European editor-in-chief director in 2016, and from 2017 as the editorial writer for advanced level.

During his tenure in London, he wrote a column on European structural issues on the Nikkei papers and an electronic version, centred on Brexit. Mr Obayashi works as the Editor-in-chief for Nikkei, a leading publication in Asia. His expertise in the European region, a broad network as well as his significant experience have been valuable when conducting analysis on European matters as part of his current position.

Hiroyuki Sakai

Hiroyuki Sakai

Managing Partner, CEO
KPMG in Japan

Hiroyuki Sakai is the Managing Partner and CEO of KPMG Japan from July 2015 as well as serving as the Chairman of the Global Japanese Practice. Prior to taking on this role, he served as the Tokyo Office Managing Partner from July 2013 to June 2015, as well as an Executive Board Member since June 2010.

Mr Sakai has over 25 years of experience providing professional services to large multinational clients and Japan domiciled public companies. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co in 1980, and was elected to the partnership in 2001. He has a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Keio University in 1980 and Certified Public Accountant in 1985 as a member of the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA).

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KPMG is committed to helping businesses transform for tomorrow by bringing innovative approaches and deep expertise to the challenge of Brexit. Given the on-going market uncertainty and potential wide-sweeping changes that lie ahead, we believe that businesses need to prepare fully to maximise opportunities and remain agile to secure competitive advantage in a post Brexit world.  It is an opportunity for businesses to rethink and reset their futures. KPMG is a global network or professional services firms operating in 154 countries around the world with more than 200,000 people. Providing audit, tax and advisory services we combine our multi-disciplinary approach with deep industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and find opportunities each and every day. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity.

Venue

Imperial Hotel
1 Chome-1-1 Uchisaiwaicho
Chiyoda
Tokyo 100-8558

Japan


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