Tokyo Forum 2022
14 September 2022,
Connecting Japanese investors with natural capital opportunities
The Agri Investor Tokyo Forum on 14 September connected Japan’s leading institutional investors with opportunities in global agriculture, timberland, food, and natural capital.
Build relationships with GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Nippon Life Insurance, Norinchukin Bank, Zenkyoren, and many more who frequently attend our Tokyo events to discover the best outbound investment opportunities.
Join the Forum to discover what Japanese investors are looking for in a global ag investment partner.
Connect with Japanese investors
Join Japan’s leading investors searching for global sustainable agriculture, food, and timberland investments.
Demonstrate your unique value
Showcase your firm’s distinctive advantages to Japan’s leading investors. Grow your business by creating relationships with the key players across the region.
Understand capital allocation tendencies
Identify how new and experienced Japanese investors are creating sustainable portfolios with natural capital investments across global markets.
Meet our Keynote
CEO & CIO, The Agribusiness Investment & Consultation
Counsellor on Global Food & Agri Business to the President at the Norinchukin Bank
Mr. Matsumoto shared the latest analysis of the Japanese investor mindset and his unique perspective on natural capital investments in Japan and across the globe.
2022 Confirmed Speakers include:
2022 Confirmed investor attendees include:
View crucial topics shaping the conference
Key agenda items include:
- Japanese investor appetite for natural capital investments
- Understanding how timberland and agriculture can create net-zero portfolios
- Market deep dives: Australia, Europe and North America
- Opportunities to invest in Agtech
- And more.
Attendees at Agri Investor events say
Harmony Agriculture and Food
Great opportunity to understand what is needed in Ag investment and how different sectors view the opportunity and risks of Ag investments.
A Pragmatic discussion about deploying capital into agri investments
Westpac Banking Corporation
Fantastic networking event and a chance to hear from experts how to make agri investments work.
Discover the industry shifting programme
Understand what Japanese investors are looking for in a natural capital investment opportunity. Contact our producer Andrew Wolff to discuss speaking opportunities.
Agri Investor Tokyo Forum - Wednesday 14th
Registration and Networking
Keynote Presentation: Investing in Food Value Chain and Japanese Agriculture
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, The Agribusiness Investment & ConsultationRead bio
Keynote Panel: Getting the lay of the land: why should Japanese LPs be investing in natural capital?
- Where does agri fit within a standard institutional investment portfolio?
- Which sectors and strategies present the best suitable for Japanese LPs? Understanding the basics of agri portfolio construction.
- How Agri complements the impact/ESG investing portfolio
Executive Manager, Private Asset Investments, Strategic Fund Investment Group, Asset Management OneRead bio
Managing Director, Agriculture CapitalRead bio
Managing Director, Meros ConsultingRead bio
Head of Business Strategy Team, Alternative Investment Department, Nomura AMRead bio
Investment Officer, Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Services - Asia, IFCRead bio
Investor Panel: Japanese investors perspectives on investing in the asset class
- Understanding Japanese LP’s appetite for the asset class
- What are the major challenges for investing in agri for LPs? On site due diligence, lack of gatekeeper?
- What is the manager the selection process? How do they select GPs?
Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nissay Asset Management CorporationRead bio
Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 3, Development Bank of JapanRead bio
Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese CorporationsRead bio
Managing Director, Soleil Global Advisors JapanRead bio
Panel: Spotlight on Australia: Investing in Australia Agri
- The case for Oz – why can Australian agriculture be a great investment?
- Risk return profiles: how does Australia compare to the US & Europe?
- From farmland to water assets – where do the best opportunities lie?
Panel: Investing in Forestry & Timberland
- Understanding the risk return profile of timberland compared to agri
- How does forestry help diversity the portfolio?
- Timberland in the natural capital portfolio
Director, Business Development & Investor Relations, Asia Pacific, Manulife Investment Management Timber and AgricultureRead bio
Chief Executive Officer, G-Cubed Partners, Inc.Read bio
Head of Business Development, BTG PactualRead bio
General Manager, Asset Management Business Department, Financial Business Division, Mitsui & Co.Read bio
Deputy Divisional Manager, General Manager of Forest Carbon Sink Business Department, Environment and Resources Division, Sumitomo ForestryRead bio
Panel: The agtech investing opportunity
- Understanding the impact of robotics and automation in the agsector
- Agricultural innovation in vertical farming and aquaculture
- Agtech investing success cases studies
Explore the event
2022 Agenda (update weekly)
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2022 Event guide
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2022 Attendee list
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2022 Japanese event guide
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Year-on-year attendee list
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View latest trends shaping Japan’s ag investor appetite.
Interested in speaking at the conference? Please contact Andrew Wolff for more information.
2022 Confirmed speakers
Manager, Venture Capitalist (Agri/Food), Beyond Next Ventures
Chief Investment Officer, goFARM Australia
Head of Business Development, BTG Pactual
Managing Director, Agriculture Capital
Investment Officer, Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Services - Asia, IFC
Deputy Divisional Manager, General Manager of Forest Carbon Sink Business Department, Environment and Resources Division, Sumitomo Forestry
APAC Editor, Infrastructure Investor
Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations
Chief Executive Officer, G-Cubed Partners, Inc.
Co CEO, SDG Impact Japan
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, The Agribusiness Investment & Consultation
Founder and Managing Director, Laguna Bay
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nihon Agri
Managing Director, Meros Consulting
Managing Director, Soleil Global Advisors Japan
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Routrek Networks
General Manager, Asset Management Business Department, Financial Business Division, Mitsui & Co.
Deputy General Manager, Corporate Finance Department, Division 3, Development Bank of Japan
Head of Business Strategy Team, Alternative Investment Department, Nomura AM
Executive Manager, Private Asset Investments, Strategic Fund Investment Group, Asset Management One
Director, Business Development & Investor Relations, Asia Pacific, Manulife Investment Management Timber and Agriculture
Foreign Equity and Alternative Investment Department, Nissay Asset Management Corporation
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To help keep you and your peers safe, we require you to follow the Covid principles below to ensure the smooth running of the Agri Investor Tokyo Forum 2022.
All attendees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status before checking into the event’s venue. All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve.
To expedite this process, PEI Media and our venue will be using the physical copy of vaccination, or digital proof of COVID-related health insights from the “Tokyo Vaction” mobile App and other government-recognised mobile App. Complete your health screening with the apps ahead of time for expedited check-in and entry. We will NOT be accepting any other form of record of vaccination at the event. We are only accepting physical proof, photos of the vaccination record or digital proof via selected mobile apps.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The below information is as of 2 September 2022 and will be updated if health, safety and security guidelines change.
What additional measures are being followed at the Agri Investor Tokyo Forum 2022?
We would like to ensure our attendees feel confident as they return to attending our in-person events. Click here for Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo document outlining actions the hotel is taking.
I plan to travel to Japan to attend this conference, what are the current travel restrictions?
Do I need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test to attend?
When you arrive at the event, you’ll need to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 according to your national vaccine programme
(*Definition of fully vaccinated varies among cities, however, you will be required to take your 2nd dose at least 14 days before the event i.e. 31 May 2022)
How to show my vaccination
1. “Tokyo Vaction” mobile app,
2. Wakupass mobile app,
3. Other government-recognised mobile app or
4. COVID-19 Vaccination Record (Hard Copy)
What do I need to do if I receive my vaccination outside of Japan?
– Please click here to view the list of recognized Covid-19 vaccines outside Japan
– Guests must prepare and present Covid-19 Vaccination Record (issues outside Japan)
Do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve in the hotel’s public spaces at all times.