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GLOBIS Joins “YPO Innovation Week”, Focusing on Spurring Japan’s Corporate Innovation Culture


YPO, the premier global network of chief executives and business leaders, is partnering with GLOBIS University, the largest management school in Japan, for an interactive session exploring ways business leaders can build a culture that values innovation.

The session is part of
YPO Innovation Week, a series of more than 30 events taking place around the world – from Silicon Valley, Toronto and London, to Bangalore, New York and Sydney – focusing on different aspects of innovation. The events provide a platform for global collaboration, invigorating idea exchange, valuable education and immersive activities, involving innovative global thought-leaders as well as some of the world’s most advanced technology companies.

“With 24,000 members in more than 130 countries, the YPO community represents business leaders who are not only creating innovative products and strategies but more importantly they are committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of great innovators,” said Kevin Fallon, Chairman of Innovation Week and CEO of Pivotal Innovation. “In today’s competitive and fast changing business world, a corporate culture that promotes innovation is key to adapting to new realities. Business leaders have the power, and responsibility, to create an environment that allows fresh ideas.”

Managing Partner of GLOBIS Capital Partners and President of GLOBIS University, Yoshito Hori, a YPO member, will share his personal experience starting with his studies at Harvard Business School through the establishment of a start-up venture that became a world-class educational institution.

“From the beginning, the GLOBIS vision has been to nurture and inspire innovation throughout society by effectively managing ecosystems of people, capital and knowledge,” says Hori. “Japan is a country known for its innovations. In these times of business uncertainly, GLOBIS aspires to nurture this heritage and, like YPO, provide business leaders with tools, skills as well as collaboration opportunities to create and innovate.” By providing insight into his own career, Hori will share his aspiration to bring change to the Japanese society and his continued commitment to spreading global innovation tools and skills in Japan.

To mark the final day of the week, YPO champions will gather at the birthplace of 20th century innovation, the Thomas Edison National Historic Park, in New Jersey, U.S., before going to the Nasdaq Stock Market to ring the ceremonial closing bell with Nasdaq executives.

YPO is the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, representing a global community of leaders committed to the shared mission of becoming “Better Leaders Through Lifelong Learning and Idea Exchange.” YPO today provides more than 24,000 members in more than 130 countries with access to extraordinary educational resources, alliances with leading institutions, and specialized networks designed to support their business, community and personal leadership. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 15 million people around the world and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues. For more information, visit

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Since its foundation in 1992, GLOBIS has articulated a vision to create and innovate societies by fostering management ecosystems of People, Capital and Knowledge. In the area of “People,” GLOBIS develops human resources and organizations through the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, GLOBIS Executive and Management Schools, and corporate training. In the area of “Capital,” we invest in and nurture start-up firms through our venture capital company, GLOBIS Capital Partners. In the area of “Knowledge,” we provide management expertise through our publications and GLOBIS Chikenroku, an information website and mobile application. We provide MBA programs and corporate training in Japanese and English both online and at our campuses in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai and Fukuoka) and outside Japan (Shanghai, Singapore and Thailand). GLOBIS operates two non-profit organizations to promote creativity and innovation in society: the G1 Institute, which organizes conferences, and the KIBOW Foundation, which is engaged in earthquake reconstruction assistance.

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