WCD Asia Pacific Institute

Resilient Leadership for a Disruptive Era

February 21-22, 2019
Tokyo, Japan


WomenCorporateDirectors invites corporate directors from around the world to join their peers in Tokyo, Japan, a dynamic city where ancient culture intersects with cutting-edge technology.  

The institute, to be held at the Westin Tokyo, will feature a pre-institute networking reception and dinner on February 21, 2019, followed by a full day of programming, and a networking reception on February 22, 2019. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Meeting and Hotel Location:

The Westin Tokyo

1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku

Tokyo 153-8580 Japan

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.                 Asia Pacific Chapter Chair Meeting

Dinner Location:

International House

5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato

Tokyo 106-0032, Japan


6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                Registration and Cocktail Reception

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                Welcome Dinner and Keynote

Friday, February 22, 2019


The Westin Tokyo

1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku

Tokyo 153-8580 Japan


8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.                 Registration and Networking

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                 Opening of the Asia Pacific Institute

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                Keynote Speaker: Frontiers in Impact Investing

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.              Panel 1: Almost Human-the Age of Applied Intelligence

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.              Panel 2: Adapting Technology for Aging Labor Markets

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                Luncheon

1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.                 Panel 3: Investing in the Future-Venture Capital and the Role for Women

2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.                 Keynote: Blurred Lines: Corporations and Communities in Asia

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                Panel 4: Creating and Leading a Resilient Business Model

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                Breakout Sessions

  • Effectively Onboarding NextGen Family Members 
  • The Board’s Role in Oversight of Environmental and Social Issues

4:45 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.                Closing of the Institute

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                Closing Cocktail Reception

Visa Requirements

Note* Japan has reciprocal visa exemption arrangements for multiple countries. We advise members who plan to attend the event to click here to view the details and search for the rules as they relate to your specific home country.

WCD and BoardNext Members: USD $800.00
Non-Members: USD $950.00

If you have any questions regarding this event, please e-mail Chelsea Labzda at chelsea@womencorporatedirectors.org or call 561-366-2433.


2/21/2019 - 2/22/2019
The Westin Tokyo 1-4-1 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-8580

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