Message from members

Messages from the members
Why First Wednesday is so attractive? - It's an ideal meeting place

Message from members
Unlike other business forums which are superficial, in First Wednesday, I learned the essential issues and troubles which are usually not unveiled. In addition, discussions between keynote speakers and members offer opportunities to consider and understand the essence of issues. This essence is common in every management.(Mr. Tadashi Minami, Former President of Hitachi Hybrid Network Co., Ltd.)

First Wednesday is very attractive to me because keynote speakers tell stories of their experiences.(Mr. Kazuo Miyakawa, Former Managing Director of Dentsu Inc.)

First Wednesday is a wonderful business forum. I can join the discussions by a limited number of participants. I get precepts not only for my business but for my life.(Mr. Yasue Sekiguchi, President of Dow Jones Japan K.K.)

In First Wednesday, I am invigorated by opinions from other fields because I joins many meetings with people from my industry.(Mr.Masatsugu ShinozakiCorporate Officer and General Manager of Car Information Systems Project Hitachi, Ltd.)

First Wednesday brings together a connection of leaders who otherwise might not meet. It is important but relaxed.(Mr. Nelson Graves, Editor of Thomson Reuter Japan)

Why First Wednesday is so attractive? - It's an ideal meeting place
A good meeting place is particularly critical today when there is turbulence. In my opinion, this is also exactly First Wednesday is doing. By bringing people together from various backgrounds, [First Wednesday] lets them be exposed to some outstanding speaker with new thinking and then debate what it means in terms of best practice at each participant who stands for various companies.
Basically I think that First Wednesday is an outstanding example of this kind of learning, advancing, and sharpening own thinking by this dialogue. This meeting place concept is where new propositions get thoroughly freshed and operationalized by, should we say, a meeting, best of prescriptive thinkings from best of practices.

Dr. Peter Lorange, Former President of IMD