About First Wednesday

Characteristics
Advantages of First Wednesday Membership
First Wednesday's Characteristics: Discussion
First Wednesday members
First Wednesday Themes
First Wednesday keynote speakers

What makes First Wednesday distinguishing from other business forums?
First Wednesday, which is hosted by Kishi & Associate, is an exclusive business forum for the management from multinational companies and professional firms.
The topics of First Wednesday are chosen on the basis of what the management have to do. According to this criterion, the topics that have high priorities for those who are involved in global management have been selected. The speakers include the management and academia who are known as the top for the fields.
First Wednesday makes a big difference from other business forums in following ways. First of all, individual participants are not audience but speakers. They are encouraged to join the discussions. Second, confidential parts of discussions are not open to the media.

Advantages of First Wednesday Membership
*First Wednesday give many advantages you never experience in other business forums.
In First Wednesday, members enjoy frank discussions, so individual members can deeply understand the topics, trust one another, and establish business relationships. In addition, extra people from member companies are allowed to join some sessions of First Wednesday according to their topics and to view meeting summaries of all 60 sessions.

First Wednesday's Characteristics: Discussion
*Discussion between the speaker and members is the most unique point.

First Wednesday members
*Individual members, who have diverse backgrounds and a lot in common, create very active, vivid, and constructive discussions.

First Wednesday Themes
*Monthly discussions about the most interesting topics for the management

First Wednesday keynote speakers
*The keynote speakers, who are the management and academia known as the top for the fields, give presentations.
Mr. Tsunenari Tokugawa(the 18th head of Tokugawa Family)
Dr. Peter Lorange(President of IMD)
Dr. Zhu Jianrong(Professor of Toyo Gakuen University)
Mr. Yutaka NaritaiPrincipal Advisor of Dentsu Groupj
Mr. Uichiro Niwa(Chairman of Itochu Corporation)
Mr. James R. Stengel(Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble Company)