Our Tokyo 2017 Forum has launched, and the website is open for registrations now.
The first Forum we organised, in 2015, proved to be a huge success, with an incredibly high quality list of speakers and attendees, and this year’s event is shaping up to be even better. It is once more being held at the stylish and central Andaz, Toranomon Hills hotel.
Nissan design legend Shiro Nakamura is still the creative driving force behind this event, which takes place just before the Tokyo motor show, every two years.
Shiro Nakamura at the 2015 Forum
When we talk about the Asian market Japan has traditionally dominated the discussion, but this year, we are focusing on Alternative Asia – beyond Japan and the usual big players in this part of the world. We will be taking an inside look at what is happening in Korea, India and China thanks to speakers including Hyundai’s creative kingpin Luc Donckerwolke, Pratap Bose, the driving force behind the pocket Indian supercar the Tata TAMO Racemo, and GAC’s Zhang Fan, creator of the 2017 Detroit-launched EnSpirit concept car (which features its own bonsai tree…).
Tata's Pratap Bose is a speaker at this year's exclusive event
Other sessions will explore the notions of Super-Luxury, Adventure Heritage and Creating a Brand, which will feature Alfonso Albaisa, the new Senior VP of Nissan Design – largely responsible for giving the Infiniti brand its identity and status in recent years – who will speak about identity in this afternoon session.
Alfonso Albaisa will be speaking in the Masterclass - Creating a Brand Identity session
The Tokyo Forum is an intimate gathering that Car Design News works hard to keep small, focused and exclusive. So to get your invitation to this year’s meeting please register now on the Forum website.