Event Details

What challenges lie ahead for business in 2024, and where do C-suite executives see the most significant opportunities for growth? We begin the new year with a visit from EICN's Robert Willock, who will present the results of our latest Asia Business Outlook survey—a thorough and visually compelling analysis of executives' outlook on a series of critical and time-sensitive matters.

The study assesses specific areas of corporate activity, such as business costs, workforce size, days in the office, productivity, sales and profit movements, growth expectations, and many more key variables crucial to business leaders across industries. Utilising the award-winning analysis of EIU, we craft and present the survey results to offer our C-suite members an up-to-date summary of what company leaders are experiencing, expecting, and undertaking for the road ahead.

Join us for a breakfast event that promises a fresh perspective and a concise overview of the most significant challenges and opportunities perceived by company bosses at the outset of the new year.

Dress code: Business attire

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, don't hesitate to contact us.

Please note that this event is limited to senior-level executives and per invitation only. If you are not an existing member of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network, but would like to learn how you can attend our events, please contact us.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration and networking
8:30 AM - 8:50 AM
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
Panel discussion and Q&A


  • Junko Kubokawa (Representative Director & President of Croda Japan K.K.)

    Junko Kubokawa

    Representative Director & President of Croda Japan K.K.

    Junko is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan focusing on DEI, a Vice Chairman of the Japan Cosmetic Suppliers Association, and a Vice President of INSEAD Alumni Association Japan and co-lead for its Women in Business Club. Junko joined Croda Japan in 2014 as Sales & Marketing Director before assuming the current role in 2017.
    Previously, she held positions of Division Heads in the Japanese offices of a major German chemical company and of a Swiss company in the field of speciality chemicals for personal care, life sciences and other applications. Junko has a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

    She is married with a daughter of 26 years old.

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  • Ranjeet Dhumale (RVP, Client Services at Domo K.K.)

    Ranjeet Dhumale

    RVP, Client Services at Domo K.K.

    Ranjeet has over 25 years of experience working in System Integration, Consulting and Customer Success for Japanese customers.
    Closely worked with delivery teams and customers to bridge the expectation gaps and provide high quality services to end users.
    Ranjeet joined Domo in 2019 and have been leading the Customer Success team for last 3 years. Leveraging experience in consulting days to engage with customers, support their journey with the product and solve their business problems using their data assets.

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  • Robert Willock (Director MENA & Regional General Manager of EICN)

    Robert Willock

    Director MENA & Regional General Manager of EICN

    Robert is the Director of the Economist Corporate Network based in Dubai and covering the MENA region. Robert works closely with network members to help inform their business strategies through political, economic and operational insight and to connect them with their senior leadership peers.

    Robert is a business journalist, editor and publisher with 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of sectors, including hospitality, retail, construction, energy and transport, and a particular interest in human capital management.

    He is an accomplished event chairman, moderator and speaker.

    Robert completed an MBA at the University of Leicester School of Business in 2012 and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nottingham.

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  • Rodrigo González (Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Rodrigo González

    Director of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Rodrigo González is the Director for Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    He works closely with regional business leaders to assist them in economic and market trends, business competitiveness, monetary and fiscal policy and general economic advisory to help them optimise their business strategies and further enhance their connections to their c-suite peers.

    He has vast experience in statistical analysis, strategy consulting and market research in different industries in and outside Japan. Rodrigo is a published author in environmental and transport economics and has spoken at international conferences in global warming and fiscal policy throughout the world.

    Rodrigo holds a PhD in Economics from Keio University and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Japanese.

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