ULI Japan Fall Conference 2020 (Physical Attendance)


Thursday, November 26th, 2020
7:50am - 1:10pm JST

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    Standard Pricing Until November 20 Members Non-Members
    Private ¥50,000 N/A
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit ¥50,000 N/A
    Retired ¥50,000 N/A
    Student ¥50,000 N/A
    Under Age 35 ¥50,000 N/A
    Member Only - ¥50,000
    *Exclusive to first 40 registrants 
    *Please note that the cancellation policy is as follows:
    • No charge up until one week before the conference (20th November)
    • ¥10,000 cancellation fee applies for cancellations between 21st~23rd November
    • Any cancellations on the 24th and 25th November will incur a 100% cancellation fee.  
    We are glad to announce the very first 'hybrid' ULI Japan fall conference. We will be welcomed by many panels and keynote speakers including:
    • Sam Zell (Equity Group Investments)
    • Katsunori Sago (Softbank Group)
    • Naoki Yoshida (Pan Pacific International Holdings)
    • ULI Japan WLI
    • ULI Japan NEXT 
    Please register below for physical attendance, which is limited to the first 40 registrants.
    We ask that all attendees to the venue be wearing masks. We will also be checking temperatures at the venue.
    *PLEASE NOTE: Anyone with a temperature over 37.5 degress Celsius will be refused entry.
    For more information, please check out https://japanconference.uli.org/

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    Sam Zell

    Chairman & CEO, Equity Residential

    Sam Zell is a global, industry-agnostic entrepreneur and investor. He has a long track record of turning around troubled companies and assets, leading industry consolidations, and bringing companies to the public markets. His current investments are in logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, energy and real estate. Sam is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm he founded more than 50 years ago. He also chairs five companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Equity Residential, an apartment REIT; Equity LifeStyle Properties, a manufactured home community and resort REIT; Equity Commonwealth, an office REIT; Covanta Holding Corporation, an international owner/operator of energy-from-waste and power generation facilities; and Equity Distribution Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) targeting opportunities to apply technological advancement within the industrial industry. Sam also founded and chaired Equity Office Properties Trust, the largest office REIT until its 2007 sale for $39 billion in the largest leveraged buyout at the time. In addition, he introduced the first Brazilian and Mexican real estate companies, respectively, to the New York Stock Exchange through Equity International, a second private investment firm he founded to focus on real estate-related businesses in emerging markets. Sam is an active philanthropist with a focus on entrepreneurial education. Through the Zell Family Foundation, he has led the sponsorship of several leading entrepreneurship programs, including: the Zell/Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business; the Zell Fellows Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; and the Zell Entrepreneurship Center at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). The Zell Global Entrepreneur Network (ZGEN) unites the students and alumni of these programs and actively provides them with connections, opportunities, mentorship and support. Sam also sponsors the Samuel Zell/Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Real Estate Center. He holds a JD degree and a BA from the University of Michigan. Sam was recognized in 2017 by Forbes as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds. That same year, Sam debuted his book, Am I Being Too Subtle? (Penguin RandomHouse), in which he shares fundamentals and philosophies that made him a self-made billionaire.


    Katsunori Sago

    Vice President and CSO, SoftBank Group Corp.

    Katsunori Sago joined SoftBank Group in 2018 as the Group’s Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. He oversees multiple functions and businesses domains within the Group with a special focus on investment strategies for both the SoftBank Vision Fund and SoftBank Group’s balance sheet investments. He has played a pivotal role in the effort to transform the Group into a global investing powerhouse with the vision to lead the AI information revolution. Before joining SoftBank Group, Mr. Sago was the chief investment officer at Japan Post Bank. He was tasked with revamping the management of the company’s $1.9 trillion investment portfolio amid ultra-low interest rates. One of Mr. Sago’s many achievements include the building of a strong private equity investment team. Mr. Sago started his career at Goldman Sachs Japan in 1992. During his career at Goldman Sachs Japan, he fulfilled various roles including deputy president and vice-chairman.


    Naoki Yoshida

    President & CEO, Representative Director, Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation (PPIH)

    Naoki Yoshida is the President & CEO (Representative Director) of Pan Pacific International Holdings Corporation (PPIH). He was recruited by then President, Takao Yasuda, and joined PPIH in 2007 as General Manager of Overseas Business Headquarters and President of Don Quijote (USA) Co., Ltd. He was appointed as a board member (Director) in 2012, and subsequently promoted to Senior Managing Director in 2013. After holding a broad range of responsibilities in the Chairman's Office, Finance, Legal & Compliance, M&A and Employee Management amongst others, he was appointed as Representative Director & CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) & Senior Managing Director in 2018 and then as President & CEO in 2019. As CEO, he has been leading PPIH and initiating key new strategies such as PMI with Uny, projects for further empowerment and delegation at all levels of employees and managers, cultivation of leaders for the next generations, digitalization of the group through the Marshmallow Initiative including AI based pricing, and others. He also serves as a Board member of Asia Crime Prevention Foundation and is an Executive Member of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Prior to joining PPIH, Yoshida worked for a renowned consulting firm and financial institutions. He graduated from International Christian University with a BA in 1988, and earned an MBA from INSEAD in 1995.