Agenda
13:35 – 13:40 Welcome Video Message Ms. Věra Jourová
EU Commissioner, Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality
European Commission
13:40 – 13:55 Opening Speech Dr. Danica Purg
President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management and Head of the European Leadership Centre
13:55 - 14:20 Keynote Speech Mr. Katsunobu Kato
Minister for Promoting Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens, Minister for Working-style Reform, Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment, Minister of State for Gender Equality
14:20 – 14:45 Keynote Speech Dr. Sari Raassina
Member of the Finnish Parliament and President of the Finnish Council for Gender Equality
14:45 – 15:05 Presentation of EU-Japan Comparative Report of Economic Empowerment of Women Dr. Jesper Edman
Researcher, Hitotsubashi University
15:05 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Panel Session 1:
Public Policy for the Economic Empowerment of Women

Moderator:
Ms. Keiko Yamamoto
Correspondent
NHK WORLD
Ms. Kuniko Inoguchi
Member, House of Councillors, Japan

Mr Raimo Pärssinen
Chair, Standing Committee on Labour Affairs, Swedish Parliament

Amb. Mara Marinaki
EU/EEAS Principal Advisor on Gender/UNSCR 1325

Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa
Member, House of Representatives, Japan

Ms. Astrid Krag
Former Minister for Health and Prevention, Danish Parliament

16:30 – 17:30 Panel session 2:
Private Sector Practices for the Economic Empowerment of Women

Moderator:
Ms. Sonoko Watanabe
Editor-in-Chief
Nikkei Asian Review
Ms. Sakie T. Fukushima
President & Representative Director, G&S Global Advisors Inc., Board Member of
Bridgestone, Ajinomoto, J. Front Retailing, Ushio Electric

Ms. Kaori Sasaki
Founder and Chair of the Intl Women in Business Conference

Ms. Kumi Sato
President & CEO, COSMO

Ms. Tiziana Alamprese
Marketing Director, FCA Japan (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Mr. Akira Matsumoto
CEO, Calbee
17:30 – 17:40 Closing Remarks H.E. Ms. Anne Barrington
Ambassador of Ireland to Japan
18:00 – 20:00 Networking Reception hosted by H.E. Mr. Viorel Isticioaia-Budura, Ambassador of the EU to Japan