6th Asian SME Conference September 10th-13th 2018, Tokyo, Japan Venue: Iino Hall / Iino Conference in city center of Tokyo, direct access to Kasumigaseki subway station

Program

Speaker List

Preliminary Conference Program

11日は終日(ディナーを除き)日英同時通訳付き
Simultaneous Translation between English and Japanese is available on Sept. 11th.

Day 1: September 10th (Mon)
13:30
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17:30

Pre-Conference: NISTEP Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

19:00
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21:00

Welcome Reception for ACSB Conference Participants

  • TKP Shimbashi Conference Center
20:30
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22:00

ACSB Board meeting

  • TKP Shimbashi Conference Center
Day 2: September 11th (Tue) Iino Hall
10:00

Registration open

10:30
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11:00

Opening Ceremony

Moderator:
  • Tetsuo Minato (Aoyama Gakuin University, JP)
  • Hiroyuki Okamuro (ACSB 2018 Conference Chair, JP)
  • Itsutomo Mitsui (JICSB past president, JP)
  • Robert Lai (ICSB past president, Taiwan)
  • Hermawan Kartajaya (ACSB President, Indonesia)
  • Ki-Chan Kim (ICSB past president)
11:00
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12:20

Plenary Session I: Keynote Speeches (1)

Moderator:
  • Masatoshi Kato (Kwansei Gakuin University, JP)
  • Massimo Colombo (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
    “Venture Capital in Europe: What We Know and Why It Matters”
  • Dirk Czarnitzki (KU Leuven, Belgium)
    “Estimating the Causal Effect of R&D Subsidies in a Pan-European Program”
12:20
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13:30

Lunch (bento lunch box)

13:30
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14:30

Plenary Session II: SME Policy in Japan and Korea

Moderator:
  • Hiroshi Teraoka (Chukyo University, JP)
  • Hisayoshi Ando (Commissioner, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI, JP)
  • Koji Ito (Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI, JP)
    SMEs and SME policy in Japan
  • Young-Sup Joo (Korea University, former SME Minister, Korea)
    The Korean SME policy and humane entrepreneurship
14:30
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14:40

Coffee Break

14:40
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16:00

Plenary Session III: Keynote Speeches (2)

Moderator:
  • Masatoshi Kato (Kwansei Gakuin University, JP)
  • Mark Freel (University of Ottawa, Canada)
    “On the Consequences of Firm Growth”
  • Erik Stam (Utrecht University, NL)
    “Enabling Creative Destruction: An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Approach to Policy”
16:00
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16:30

Coffee Break

16:30
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18:00

Plenary Session IV: Challenges for Sustainable Growth: SME Policies in Asian countries

Moderator:
  • Masayuki Morikawa (RIETI VP, JP)
Panelists:
  • Dongsoo Kang (KDI, Korea)
  • Sharifah Najwa Syed Abu Bakar (SME Corp. Malaysia)
  • Ing-Kuen Lai (ITRI-ISTI, Taiwan)
  • Iichiro Uesugi (Hitotsubashi University and RIETI, JP)
19:00
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21:30

Conference Dinner (optional)

  • at Dai-Ichi Hotel Tokyo
Day 3: September 12th (Wed) Iino Conference
9:15

Registration open

9:45
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12:00
Room A Room B

9:45 - 10:30
The 1st Humane Entrepreneurship Initiative (HEI)
Global Forum (HEI)
Global Asia Forum

Speeches:
  • Hermawan Kartajaya (ACSB President) and
    Ayman Tarabishy (ICSB Executive Director)

Introduction of participating companies and entrepreneurs:

  • Japan (Noriyuki Takahashi),
  • Hong Kong (Jack Yao),
  • Indonesia (Hendra Warsita),
  • Korea (Ki-Chan Kim),
  • Malaysia (Yasmin Ahmad),
  • Singapore (Elim Chew),
  • Thailand (Sukit Uarmahacharoen),
  • Taiwan (Chiashen Chen),
  • Vietnam (Nguyen Viet Khoi),
  • etc.

10:30 - 10:50
HEI Global: Tokyo Declaration

  • (Yong-Jin Kim and Hiroyuki Okamuro)

10:50 - 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00
Keynote Speeches:

  • Hermawan Kartajaya (ACSB President),
  • Kook-Hyun Moon (CEO, Hansol Textile),
  • Hooi Den Huan (ICSB Singapore),
  • Z.T.Bae (KAIST) et al.
B1

10:00 - 11:40
Special session “Innovation and firm performance”

Chair:
  • Dirk Czarnitzki (KU Leuven, Belgium)

10:00 - 10:30
Effects of First Patent Acquisition on Corporate Growth

Presented by
  • Sadao Nagaoka (Tokyo Keizai University, JP)

10:30 - 11:00
Good Times, Bad Times:
Innovation and Survival over the Business Cycle

Presented by
  • Elena Cefis (University of Bergamo, Italy)

11:00 - 11:10

Discussion by
  • Yuji Honjo (Chuo University, JP)

11:10 - 11:40
Q&A session

B3

10:00 - 11:40
Special session “Start-up Finance in Japan and the US
(sponsored by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16H02027)”

Chair:
  • Daisuke Miyakawa (Hitotsubashi University, JP)

10:00 - 10:30
Current Status of Startup and Startup Finance in Japan

Presented by
  • Hirofumi Uchida (Kobe University, JP)

10:30 - 11:00
Credit Market Experiences and Lending Patterns
of Minority-Owned Employer Firms

Presented by
  • Alicia Robb (University of Colorado, Boulder, US)

11:00 - 11:10

Discussion by
  • Daisuke Miyakawa

11:10 - 11:40
Q&A session

12:00
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13:00

Lunch (bento lunch box)

13:00
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17:25
Room A Room B

13:00 - 13:40
Asian Women Entrepreneurship
Asian women entrepreneurs: Past, present and future

  • Elim Chew, Olivia Lu, and other women leaders

13:40 - 14:00
Japanese Session:
Breakthrough of Asian SMEs with information technologies

  • Atsushi Kato (JICSB) and Japanese entrepreneurs

14:00 - 15:30
Country Sessions:
Business Trends and New Business Opportunities

  • Hong Kong (Alex Hung),
  • Indonesia (Hendra Warsita),
  • Korea (Ki-Chan Kim),
  • Thailand (Sukit Uarmahacharoen)
  • and other countries with entrepreneurs

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:25
Discussion on future collaboration
among businesses in Asian Countries

Special address:
  • Stanley Au Chong Kit
    (President, International Small Business Congress)

Panel discussion
"How to enable humane entrepreneurs and
their collaboration in Asia"

  • Young-Sup Joo (Korea),
  • Itsutomo Mitsui (Japan),
  • Rumaizon Abdul Malik (Malaysia),
  • Alex Hung (Hong Kong),
  • Chiashen Chen (Taiwan),
  • Nguyen Viet Khoi (Vietnam)

Parallel Academic Sessions

17:30
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18:00
Room A

Closing with best paper award

18:00
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20:00

Entrepreneurs' Buffet for business session participants

Day 4: September 13th (Thu)

Excursion for participants with site visits of two local SMEs (optional)