Summit Agenda

APEC Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit Gifu, Japan October 1, 2010

09:00 - 09:45am | Welcome Remarks
Gender Equality as Smart Economics

Introductory Remarks: Yoshikatsu Nakayama, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Seiji Maehara Video message
, with remarks by Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan, Makiko Kikuta

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton Video message

  • Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State
  • Asako Hoshino, Corporate Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Dina Powell, Managing Director, Global Engagement, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

    Moderator for Day’s events JETRO Nagoya Chief Director, Junko Ishii

09:45 - 10:45 | Session 1: Engendering Entrepreneurship in the Asia Pacific Region
Entrepreneurship drives economic growth and job creation. How do we encourage more women to be entrepreneurial? What can governments, international financial institutions, trade and business associations, or other stakeholders do to catalyze women’s entrepreneurship? Established women entrepreneurs will share their path to success.

  • Amanda Ellis, Deputy Secretary, International Development Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand
  • Ginger Lew, Senior Counselor, U.S. White House National Economic Council
  • Dato’ Beatrice Nirmala, Editor-In-Chief, International Business Review & PASSIONS
  • Noriko Tojo, Managing Director, Corporate Development, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.

    Moderated by Mariko Sanchanta, Tokyo Deputy Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal

10:45 - 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 | Session 2: Public-Private Partnerships to Close the Gender Gap for Economic Growth
There are huge opportunity costs to not fully tapping women’s potential as consumers, business people or employees. The gender gap between men and women in economic participation remains wide and closing the gender gap can be a new opportunity for business and economic growth. What kind of role can the government or the business sector play? What kind of synergy can come out of public-private partnerships to catalyze growth?

  • Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of the City of Yokohama, Japan
  • Maria Paz Lagos, Vice Minister, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Chile
  • Katie Stanton, Vice President, International, Twitter

    Moderated by Hiroko Kuniya, Anchor

12:00 - 12:15 | Lunch preparation time. Participants may remain seated

12:15 - 13:45 | Luncheon Interview with Economic and Business Leaders

Minister of State for Gender Equality, Japan, Tomiko Okazaki, Video message

Gender Equality as Smart Economics: Kathy Matsui, Chief Strategist, Goldman Sachs

  • Yoshikatsu Nakayama, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • James Adams, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • Beth Brooke, Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young
  • Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

    Moderated by Kyung Lah, CNN Correspondent

13:45 - 14:00 | 15mins to move to breakout session venues

14:00 - 15:00 | Session 3: ACCESS (Break-out sessions)
This working session will discuss practical skills and strategies. Each of the sessions will focus on best practices and be led by business experts and incubators.

  • Access to Markets
    • Naoko Banno, CEO, NonStress, Inc.
    • Sandra Bock, Production manager, Procesos Naturales Vilkun Berries S.A.
    • Minja Lee, Flora Basic
    • Mary Ryckman, Senior Policy Advisor, United States Trade Representative
    • Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder, WeConnect International

      Moderator: Patricia Bader-Johnston, Ernst & Young, Japan

  • Access to Financial Services
    • Mei-Yueh Ho, AU Optronics Corporation
    • Pacita Juan, Founder, Figaro Coffee
    • Ana Ma, Chief of Staff, U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Helen Robinson, Managing Director, Markit Environmental Registry
    • Kiyomi Saito, CEO, JBOND, Totan Securities Co., Ltd.

      Moderator: Daniela Carrera Marquis, Financial Markets Division Chief, Inter-American Development Bank

  • Access to Technologies
    • Elana Berkowitz, Innovation Advisor, U.S. Department of State
    • Mami Ito, Representative Director, Nihon Dento Kougyo Co., Ltd.
    • Kate Morrison, Principal, Vulture Street
    • Masumi Reynders, New Business Development ,Head of Japan/Pacific (JAPAC), Google, Inc.

      Moderator: Ann Kambara, Director, Tokyo American Center, U.S. Embassy Tokyo

  • Access to Skills Enhancement and Scaling Up
    • Nanz Chong-Komo, Founder of Nanz Inc.com
    • Laily Maulidya, Partner, KWas Design
    • Mavis Mullin, Paewai Mullins Shearing
    • Kyoko Nishimura, Director of Overseas Business and International, Morimatsu Group

      Moderator: Patricia Foley-Hinnen, Founder and CEO, Capital Sisters International

15:00 - 15:30 | Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30 | Session 4: Innovation for Business Growth and Networking

  • Deb Henretta, President, Procter & Gamble Asia, and U.S. ABAC member
  • Fujiyo Ishiguro,  President & CEO, Netyear Group Corporation
  • Andrina Lever, Co-Founder, APEC Women Leaders Network
  • Ambassador John Roos, United States Ambassador to Japan

    Moderated by Kae Inoue, Bloomberg

16:30 - 17:00 | Session 5: Commitments and Community Engagement

  • Yoshikatsu Nakayama, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Hideko Kunii, Vice-Chairperson, 2010 APEC WLN Organizing Committee, Chairperson, Ricoh IT Solutions Co., Ltd. 
  • Christina Tchen, Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls

    Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State

18:00 - 20:00 | Dinner

  • Hajime Furuta, Gifu Prefecture Governor, Japan
  • Akihiro Ohata, Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Yoshikatsu Nakayama, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan
  • Ambassador John Roos, United States Ambassador to Japan
  • Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State