4th Asia Content Business Summit

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

MRI News

September 29, 2014


October 21 (Tues.), 2014
9:00 - 17:30


Hotel Nikko Tokyo 1F "Orion" [Access]
1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, TOKYO
The hotel connects to "Daiba St." of Yurikamome Line

Grand Pacific LE DAIBA [Only Session4] [Access]
2-6-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, TOKYO


Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Purpose of this Event

"Asia Content Business Summit (ACBS)" is an event to bring together public and private representatives of Asian countries/region to report the latest information on the content industry, including promotion policies, market updates, and overseas business expansion by leading Asian companies, and to discuss approaches to common issues they face, such as cross border content distribution and anti-piracy measures. The 1st ACBS was held in 2009, and this year, it marks the fourth time.
In the 4th ACBS, the two main themes to discuss are:
  - Content market expansion and integration in the Asian region
  - Initiatives for the development of content Industry in each country and the Asian region

Market Growth and GDP Growth of ACBS Countries


Source: ERIA "Study on the Development Potential of the Content Industry in East Asia and the ASEAN Region"

We look forward to meeting you in Tokyo on October for a fruitful exchange of ideas among key leaders in a broad range of content industries about future priority issues. We hope to make concrete steps forward to boost business opportunities through ACBS4, so that we can see the content industry in the Asian region evolve in our own way.

In addition, we will cooperate with "CoFesta 2014 (JAPAN INTERNATIONAL CONTENTS FESTIVAL 2014) and this summit.
In particular, we will be in close cooperation with Japan Content Showcase ("JCS", an international multi-content market featuring music, films and animation) that starts on the same date as this summit.
We are planning Session 4 of this summit -the theme is "international cooperation such as co-production"- at the venue of JCS. So, JCS visitors can also attend this seminar.
  > CoFesta website
  > JCS website


8:30 Registration/Doors Open
9:00-9:05 Opening
9:05-9:10 Welcome Address by Host Country
Mr. Hideyuki Ohashi, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Deputy Director-General for IT Strategy
9:10-9:30 Opening remarks by representative of the Asian content industry
Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Former Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand
Mr. Fred Wang, Chairman of Salon Films
9:30-11:00 Session1:
Content Market Expansion and Integration in the Asian Region (1):
- Current Status of the International Trade and Distribution of Audiovisual Content
This session looks at the current development status of the content industry in the Asian region and the future referring to the result of the ERIA research projects that were implemented in China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, considers its contribution to the higher-added value economy and introduces the latest cases and issues regarding cross-border (audiovisual) content distribution.
  • Mr. Kensuke Yasue (Chair)
    Chief Researcher, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (Japan)
  • Mr. Sirisak Koshpasharin
    Member of National Audio-Visual Board and Member of the National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contests Associations Board, Ministry of Culture (Thailand)
  • Ms. Kyoko Kashiwabara
    Director, Media and Content Industry Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
  • Mr. Makoto Makino
    Acting General Manager, Overseas Business Division, Multichannel Pay TV Business Group, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (Japan)
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Session2:
Content Market Expansion and Integration in the Asian Region (2):
- Efforts to Distribute Legitimate Content
This session looks into the latest efforts by private sector/ industrial organization/ public sector to facilitate legitimate content distribution in the Asian region. Presentations and a panel discussion among speakers are scheduled to discuss possible ways of future regional cooperation to foster the content industry through various ways including enhancement of cross-border content distribution and anti-piracy measures.
  • Mr. Takero Goto (Chair)
    Senior Executive Director, Content Overseas Distribution Association (Japan)
  • Mr. Atsushi Ito
    Legal Affairs Dept., Intellectual Property Division, SHUEISHA Publishing Inc. (Japan)
  • Dr. Jaesik Yoon
    Chief Researcher, Industry Policy Team, Korea Creative Content Agency (Korea)
  • Mr. Yukuo Nagano
    Executive Director/Secretary General, Content Overseas Distribution Association (Japan)
13:30-15:30 Session3:
Content Market Expansion and Integration in the Asian Region (3):
- Content Market and Technology
This session looks at the impact that technology gives to the content market. This session explores how the latest technology including Internet enables new ways of content creation/ distribution and human development, which can lead to further development of the content industry and its market expansion and discusses how to deal with the latest technology.
  • Mr. Kensuke Ichihara (Chair)
    Senior Executive Director, Digital Content Association of Japan (Japan)
  • Mr. Yoshitomo Nakanishi
    Chief Researcher, KADOKAWA ASCII Research Laboratories, Inc. (Japan)
  • Mr. Fred Wang
    Chairman of Salon Films (Hong Kong)
  • Mr. Kamil Othman
    Vice President for Creative Industry Strategy & Policy, Multimedia Development Corporation (Malaysia)
  • Mr. Masaru Ishikawa
    Project Researcher, IRT, The Univ. of Tokyo/DC EXPO Executive Producer (Japan)
  • [Presentation & Demonstration]
    Takashi Ohta, Professor, Tokyo Univ. of Technology/Hiroshi Asaeda,CEO, Beatrobo
    Hideki Kenmochi, VOCALOID PL, Yamaha Corp./Kenji Takahashi, Founder, OcuFes
15:30-16:00 Transportation to JCS Venue (Hotel Nikko Tokyo -> LE DAIBA)
16:00-17:25 Session4:
Initiatives for the Development of Content Industry in Each Country and the Asian Region:
- Possible Cooperation in the Asian Region
This session looks at cooperative activities as a key word for regional integration and development of the content industry in the Asian region. This session takes up major examples such as international co-production, discusses the benefits, issues/ countermeasures and KFSs through a panel discussion and explores ways to enhance future cooperative activities in the region.
  • Mr. Sirisak Koshpasharin (Chair)
    Member of National Audio-Visual Board and Member of the National Federation of Motion Pictures and Contests Associations Board, Ministry of Culture (Thailand)
  • Mr. Takayuki Hayakawa
    General Producer, Fuji Television Network, Inc. (Japan)
  • Mr. Kim, Han Cheol
    Vice President, Redrover Ltd. (Korea)
  • Ms. Lee Lie Yen
    Director, Industry Strategy & Resource Management, Media Development Authority (MDA) (Singapore)
17:25-17:30 Closing sessions
  • Mr. Kamil Othman
    Vice President for Creative Industry Strategy & Policy, Multimedia Development Corporation
17:30 Closing (Time TBD)
* PDF file is here.
* Both in each session, we will provide a simultaneous translation of Japanese and English.
* Time and contents of each lecture may be slightly modified.

Application Procedure

Target participants - Persons or groups that have interests in content business
- Persons or groups that consider business development in Asia
Participation fee Free of charge
The maximum number of participants 150 participants at most

First-come-first-served basis. Your application will be received until the 17th October. However, once the maximum number of participants is reached, further registration may be closed. Please register as soon as possible.
Application method The registration was closed.
Participation certificates A participation certificate will be sent around a week before the summit to your e-mail address that you have registered. Please print the participation certificate in advance and bring it to the venue of the summit together with your name card.


Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
10-3, Nagatacho 2-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8141, Japan
Secretariat of Asia Content Business Summit
Person in Charge:Mr. Tetsuji Asakura, Mr. Nao Fukushima
Tel: +81-3-6705-6016
E-mail: acbs-entry@mri.co.jp

Page Top