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Central Banking Series: Japan

Monday, November 13, 2017
Shangri-la Hotel

Save the date as GIC returns to Asia for the next program in our Central Banking Series, supported by Asset One Management Co. and featuring Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

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Central Banking Series: Japan

Save the date as GIC returns to Asia for the next program in our Central Banking Series, supported by Asset One Management Co. and featuring Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. 

The dual-city program will begin on Friday, November 10 with a roundtable session in Kyoto, followed by a public conference in Tokyo on Monday, November 13. 

Hotel Block

We have arranged a hotel block in Kyoto (Kyoto Royal Hotel and Spa) and Tokyo (Shangri-La Hotel). Please email Jill Fornito at [email protected] for information on how to reserve within the group block. Please note that due to the peak tourist season, the rooms are very limited and our blocks will expire on July 28, 2017

November 9-11, 2017 – GIC Kyoto
Thursday November 9 – Arrival in Osaka (KIX)/Ground transportation to Kyoto
Friday November 10th – AM Roundtable/PM Dinner
Saturday November 11th – Bullet Train to Tokyo

November 11-13 – GIC Tokyo
Saturday  November 11 – Arrival in Tokyo
Sunday November 12 – City Tour/Welcome Dinner
Monday November 13 – Central Banking Series Conference


Event Location

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Time: 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM City: Tokyo Download iCal

Additional Event Location

City: Kyoto


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