SEMI Global FPD Partners Conference Registration Opens

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SEMI Global FPD Partners Conference Registration Opens

Conference runs from April 9-11, 2009 in Chiba, Japan

TOKYO, Japan – February 16, 2009 – “Green and Growth – Exploring the Frontiers of FPD” is the theme of the 2009 SEMI Global Flat Panel Display Partners Conference (GFPC), to be held April 9-10, 2009 at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan. Attended by company CEOs, presidents and senior-level executives, the GFPC is the world’s largest flat panel display (FPD) gathering of its kind, and providing valuable networking opportunities for information exchange and cooperation among executives within the FPD industry.

GFPC will include an impressive line-up of keynote addresses from global executives, focusing on a range of topics including:

  • The impact of networking on the industry: Takeshi Natsuno, guest professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
  • 2009/10 Macroeconomic Outlook:: Nobuyuki Saji, chief economist and equity strategist, general manager of the Equity Research Division of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities
  • Human-friendly Computers: Takashi Saito, manager, Accessibility Center, Tokyo Research Laboratory at IBM Japan
  • Future of the PV Industry: Tetsuya Wadaki, senior analyst, Electronics Industry Research Group, Equity Research Department, Financial Economic Research Center at Nomura Securities
  • Bridges Between Brain Science and Society: Ryuta Kawashima, distinguished professor, Department of Functional Brain Imaging, Division of Developmental Cognitive Nueroscience, IDAC at Tohoku University
  • Cutting Edge Technology in Medical –ray Imaging: Satoru Suzuki, director, member of the board, general manager, Medical Systems Division at Shimadzu

"From an executive's point of view, GFPC is a truly excellent international conference,” said Takeshi Uenoyama, executive officer at Panasonic, “The conference brings leaders together to explore mutual issues and to exchange ideas, offering the chance to ensure our business/technological strategies are on the right track to face the future."

GFPC 2009 will feature a number of executive panel discussions including:

  • “Vista of a Dream and Rich Lifestyle in the Next Generation”: Moderator–Fumiaki Sato, advisor, Investment Banking Division, Japan Origination, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities
  • “New FPD Technologies Bringing Qualitative Changes”: Moderator–Yosuke Mochizuki, publisher, Nikkei Microdevices/Nikkei Monozukuri at Nikkei Business Publications
  • “Display Technology in 2015 – Talk about the Road Map”: Moderator–Masaya Hijikigawa, President, FPD Associates

In addition to the panel discussions, the conference will also offer a number of break-out sessions, and and executive round table focusing on the topics of lifestyle and business management.

“GFPC provides our industry an opportunity to share perspectives and to foster knowledge,” said I. J. Chung, executive vice president and CTO, LG Display. “I expect that GFPC will continue to provide us a great deal of value in the future. GFPC plays a vital part in growing our business.”

GFPC is sponsored by the world’s leading FPD technology-related associations and consortia including the 3D@Home Consortium, FlexTech Alliance, Korea Display Industry Association (KDIA), Korea Information Display Society (KIDS), LCD TV Association, Taiwan TFT LCD Association (TTLA), Nikkei Business Publications, and the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).

To register for the conference or view the detailed conference agenda, please visit, or contact SEMI Japan Event Registration at +81.3.3222.5993 or by e-mail at

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GFPC 2008 :

SEMI Japan Event Registration

Tel : 81.3.3222.5993


Media Inquiries :

Scott Smith/SEMI US
Tel: 1.408.943.7957

Marketing, SEMI Japan
Tel: 81.3.3222.6018


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