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Oct 2016
International Conference
The 8th International Conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific


23 Oct 2016 - 26 Oct 2016



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This year’s conference is co-organized by Japan Intellectual Capital Management Association (Japan) and the Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Center (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), and will be held in Kobe, an important port city and also one of the most attractive cities in Japan.  

Please find the tentative rundown of the conference below:

23 Oct 2016 (Sun)

Time Activity
08:30– 09:00 Registration
Welcome Addresses
09:00-09:30 ·         Prof. Chitoshi Koga, Host of the IKMAP 2016, President of Japan IC Management Association


·         Prof. Rongbin Lee, Director of Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

·         Representative, Ministtry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan

Plenary Keynote Speeches
09:30-10:00 Plenary Keynote Speech 1: Prof. Ikujirou Nonaka
10:00-10:30 Plenary Keynote Speech 2: Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of the The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University faculty of management
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
Chair:  Prof. Koji Ikeda
10:45-11:15 Plenary Keynote Speech 3:  Yoshinobu Hiratsuka, Chief Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan
11:15-11:45 Plenary Keynote Speech 4: Prof. James Guthrie, Macquarie University, Australia
11:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-16:50 Paper Presentation (Parallel Sessions)
18:30 Dinner Banquet

24 October 2016 (Mon)

Time Activity
Plenary Keynote Speech (International IC Practices/KM Practices in different countries)
08:40-09:00 Welcome Address: S.Sukegawa & Y.Murakami, Sukegawa Chemical Co. Ltd.
09:00-09:30 Plenary Keynote Speech 5: Prof. Ulf Johanson, Malardalen University, Sweden
09:30-10:00 Plenary Keynote Speech 6: Kanji Ishimaru, Director (Member of the Senior Managing Executive Office), Sinmaywa Industries, Co. Ltd.
10:00-10:30 Plenary Keynote Speech 7: Prof. Eric Tsui, Associate Director, Knowledge Management and Innovation Research  Centre (KMIRC), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:25  Paper Presentation (Parallel Sessions)
12:25-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Paper Presentation (Parallel Sessions)
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:20 Guest Speech: Dr.Vishnupriya Sengupta ( Associate Director, PwC  India)
16:20-17:20 Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award Forum
17:30-20:00 Exchange Party for Business Society

25 October 2016 (Tue)

  • Company Visit (Toyota, ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd.)


26 October 2016 (Wed)

  • University Visit (Meiji University)