The Wall Street Journal launches CEO Council in Asia

CEO CouncilThe Wall Street Journal has launched its event series CEO Council in Asia, with the first event to be held in April in Tokyo.

The announcement:

Tokyo (1 June 2016) – The Wall Street Journal this week announced the Asia debut of its signature CEO Council, which will take place next April in Tokyo. This international invitation-only event will bring together the world’s top chief executives to address critical business and policy issues shaping the future in Asia and globally.

To mark the Council’s official launch in Asia, Gerard Baker, Editor in Chief of the Journal, hosted a private dinner last night in Tokyo with some of the region’s most influential executives.

“I’m delighted the Journal is expanding the global footprint of our signature CEO Council to Asia,” said Mr. Baker.

“Given Asia’s critical role in the global economy, we believe this new annual event, led by the Journal’s senior editors, will provide an invaluable, highly sought-after forum for regional and global business leaders to convene and discuss pressing business and geopolitical issues.”

Since its 2008 launch in the US, Wall Street Journal CEO Council members have convened each year in Washington, D.C. to address the most urgent issues facing business, the economy and geopolitics.

Current member companies collectively employ more than 5 million people, generate $2 trillion + in annual revenue, and represent 11 countries across a wide collection of industries.

What began as a landmark meeting in Washington D.C. has grown to include a calendar of exclusive events across the US, Europe and Asia, giving members a formative voice in the global agenda.

Source: press release


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