There are only three days left until Rakuten Future Forum Taiwan. Under the theme of “Connecting the Dots,” we have gathered together some of Asia’s most innovative minds to discuss their views on current trends in technology and retail, and how these trends will affect business both now and in the future.

Here are the details of the event and the agenda for the day. If you’re interested in taking part, please sign up on the invitation page. (Please note that the event will be held in Mandarin and Japanese.) We hope to see you there.

Date & Time: November 12, 2015, From 9:30 (Doors open at 9:00)
Venue: Room 101 CD, Taipei International Convention Center, 1F., Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C.)


Time Session Speakers
09:00 Doors open
09:30 Opening Greetings: “Welcome to the Future” Grace Lo, Head of Business, Taiwan Rakuten Ichiba, Inc.
09:33 Honorary Guest Speaker: “The Future for e-Commerce” Ming-Ji Wu, Director General of Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
09:40 Opening Remarks: “Connecting the Dots and the Future of the e-Commerce Industry” Seichu Kobayashi, Managing Executive Officer and Director, Rakuten, Inc., Executive Director of Asia RHQ
10:00 Speech: “The Power of Social Marketing” Charles Lee, Director of Digital Operations, Conde Nast Taiwan
10:15 Speech: “The Power of Content Marketing” Vista Cheng, Chairman, Taiwan e-Commerce Startup Association (TESA)
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Panel Discussion: “Connecting to the Future Through Managing the Power of Social Networks” Moderator: Eric Chang, Managing Director of OgilvyOne

Charles Lee, Director of Digital Operations, Conde Nast Taiwan

Vista Cheng, Chairman, Taiwan e-Commerce Startup Association (TESA)

11:05 Panel Discussion: “AI and the Future of Retail” Moderator: Yuichi Ejiri, Managing Director, Taiwan Rakuten Ichiba, Inc.

Masaya Mori, Global Head of the Rakuten Institute of Technology

Yuki Watanabe, Founder and CEO, Sensy

14:00 Speech: “Connecting the Now e-Commerce” Andrew Yang, Deputy Manager, Market Place Business Unit, Channel Marketing Department, Rakuten Taiwan Ichiba, Inc.
15:00 Discussion
16:30 Closing

*Please note that the agenda is subject to change