Pitt Business International Conference in Japan

Pitt Business International Conference in Japan

Join Pitt Business alumni for our first international conference in Japan on Saturday, November 9, 2019.The day will include professional development presentations along with networking opportunities and special remarks by Robert S. Atkin, Clinical Professor of Business Administration. The conference will conclude with a reception as Dean Arjang Assad presents our 2020 International Alumnus Award to San-e Ichii, Senior Managing Director and Secretary General at Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO).

Saturday, November 9, 2019
10 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Tokyo
2 Chome-7-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

A Hotel room block is available for the cost of JPY33,310 per room, per night. To reserve a room, please contact Emily moser at ecerrone@pitt.edu




Emcees:  Tom O’Toole (Executive Director of Development, Katz and CBA) and Amy McCloskey (Director of Alumni Relations, Katz and CBA)

9:30-10:00   Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcome by Masanobu (Mas) Tsukagoshi, KGSB ‘88  (Chairman and Board, KGSB Japan Alumni Network (JANet)) and Kazunobu (Kazu) Nakao, KGSB ‘94 (Japan Representative and Board, Pitt Business Alumni Association; Board Member, KGSB JANet)
10:20-10:50          “Cool Japan Strategy” San-e Ichii, KGSB ‘92

Alumni Panel “My Career Path Since Katz”-  Mr. Yoshichika Ochi (KGSB ‘90), Misako Hirose (KGSB ’97), Mr. Junichi Hashimoto (KGSB '03)

11:30-12:00   “Women in Leadership”  Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba, KGSB ‘90
12:00-1:10      Lunch

Katz School Update by Arjang Assad (Dean, KGSB and CBA, University of Pittsburgh)


Keynote Presentation with Q&A – “Governance and Scandal"                            
Dr. Robert Atkin (Clinical Professor of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh)

2:35-2:50    BREAK

“Trends in Global Trade” Kiran S. Sethi, KGSB ‘88 (President, Jupiter International Corporation)

3:30-4:30  KGSB JANet Annual Conference (Reports)
Masanobu Tsukagoshi, KGSB ‘88 – Chairman (History, Current & Future of KGSB JANet)
Kazunobu Nakao, KGSB ‘94 – Katz Liaison & Recruiting
Hiroshi Tanizawa, KGSB ‘94 - Membership
Kazunobu Nakao, KGSB ‘94 -  Japan Education Program and Event Planning
Takeshi Abe, KGSB ‘17 - Finance / Accounting / Donation
Yutaro Chiku, KGSB ‘17 - Venue / Attendance Management
Fumiyuki Okunishi, KGSB ‘18 - Public Relations
4:35-6:00     Reception and Networking
6:00-7:15     Dinner and Awards Ceremony for San-e Ichii, KGSB ‘92 (Senior Managing Director and Secretary-General at VIPO)