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Ceremony

Conference on Competitiveness 2016

Hitotsubashi Hall, December 1, 2016
13:00 Opening Remarks by Professor Kazuo Ichijo
Dean, Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
13:05 Greetings from Mr. Koichiro Kimura
Territory Senior Partner, PwC Japan Group
13:10 Greetings from Mr. Haruo Nakamura
Deputy President, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
13:15 Announcement of the Winners of Porter Prize 2016 and Presentation of Prizes
Announcement by Professor Hiroshi Kanno
Visiting Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

Presentation by Professor Michael E. Porter
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard University

Conference on Competitiveness 2016
  • Mr. Takahiro Maeda, Senior Managing Director COO, Maeda Kosen Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Hiroshi Aoi, President and Representative Director, Marui Group Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Masaaki Arai, President & CEO, Open House Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Shigeru Yamashita, President and COO, Pigeon Corporation
  • Professor Michael E. Porter
13:30 Keynote Lecture by Professor Michael E. Porter,
"How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition and Companies"
Professor, Harvard University
14:15 Discussion on "Opportunities and Challenges for Japanese Companies"
Presentation by Mr. Kazunori Kuromoto
President of ICT Solution Division, Director and Senior Executive Officer, Komatsu Ltd.


Discussion by
Professor Michael E. Porter and
Mr. Kazunori Kuromoto
Facilitation by Professor Yoshinori Fujikawa

Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
14:45 Introduction of the Winners' Exhibits by Professor Ken Kusunoki
Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
14:50 Break
Please take a look at the winners' exhibits in Conference Rooms 3 & 4
15:20 Interviews with the Winners, Conducted by Professor Ken Kusunoki
Mr. Takahiro Maeda, Senior Managing Director COO, Maeda Kosen Co., Ltd.
Mr. Hiroshi Aoi, President and Representative Director, Marui Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Masaaki Arai, President & CEO, Open House Co., Ltd.
Mr. Shigeru Yamashita, President and COO, Pigeon Corporation

Professor Ken Kusunoki, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi ICS)
Interviewer:
Professor Ken Kusunoki, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi ICS)

Comments on the four winners by Professor Ken Kusunoki, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (Hitotsubashi ICS), a member of the Porter Prize Organizing Committee

The common point among these four companies is that they have produced great results in industries that have no special characteristics and no tailwind to help them sail. They have proven that excellent strategies make it possible to consistently earn high profits. I would like to encourage all the companies here today to create superior strategies and apply for the Porter Prize in the future.
16:20 Closing Remarks by Professor Emi Osono
Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

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