The conference offered an extensive professional and social programme. Professionally, we heard from leading authorities such as Heizo Takenaka who provided an in-depth insight in to the Japanese and Asian economies and Bob Murray, MBA, PhD on The Science of Leading High-
Performance Teams. The schedule also allowed for significant networking time and breakout sessions; including a special trip to the Tokyo courts for our Disputes members; Australasia workshop and business and practice management session.
Whilst socially, there was a variety of member hosted events, opening drinks reception at The Ritz Carlton and walking tour of the city. The evening dinner was hosted at the Gonpachi Nishi-Azabu, otherwise known as ‘the Kill Bill restaurant’. The restaurant gave itself a name when its beautiful decor inspired director, Quentin Tarantino, for the set of his blockbuster ‘Kill Bill’. Due to its big name it has been visited by many an important figure, including George W. Bush. The Friday optional excursion to the Robot show was a unique entertainment experience for the attendees to see a very different side to Japan. Whilst, our Saturday excursion to Nikko was an historic and scenic retreat in the
heart of Japan, nestled in the mountains north of Tokyo.
Within this pack, you will find details of all presentations, along with links to photos and video galleries. If you would like a high-resolution copy of any image, please let us know and we will happily send it on to you.
Please keep a close eye on group updates, as there are many exciting developments coming soon. It is an exciting time to be part of IR Global and we thank you again for your ongoing support.
Wednesday May 8th
Drinks reception at Grand Ballroom
The evening drinks reception was hosted at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The reception included drinks and canapés and offered attendees time to meet in a relaxed social setting prior to the main conference day.
Thursday May 9th
Presentations and Networking
Presentations and networking day within the hotel. During the main conference day, attendees heard from the IR management team, guest speakers and have significant networking time.
Evening Meal at Gonpachi Nishiazabu
Networking dinner at Gonpachi Nishiazabu, a blend of tradition and uniqueness in their dining experience. Gonpachi Nishiazabu is not only famous for “Kill Bill restaurant” since Quentin Trantino was inspired by trader Japanese decor, but also the former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi took the former President George W. Bush there while Bush was visiting Japan in 2002.
Friday May 10th
Multiple meetings / breakout sessions for our various working groups; dedicated meetings for the regional, firm management and women in leadership groups; and workshops on different topics.
FRIDAY 10th MAY EVENING
Optional – Robot Show
Join us for a truly unique experience at the Robot Restaurant! Japanese culture meets robots and bring you to a new world of entertainment!