JIAM event "Global financial City: The power of art" on March 29, 2022.

2022.03.17 (Thu)


Great financial centers are also great art centers – How true is this?

JIAM has invited two art industry experts to explore the relationship between art and an international financial city. Dennis Layton, a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company, runs an art investment platform named Ikon exchange in London, a global financial city, and will be speaking to us about the relationship between art and finance in London. (presentation in English)

After that, Mr. Tai Iguchi, CEO of TRiCERA, Inc., which is a platform that supports artists to sell their works to the global audience, will talk about the current situation and issues of the domestic art market. (presentation in Japanese)

Finally, we will discuss how the art market could be developed in Tokyo under its “Global Financial City Tokyo: Vision 2.0”. (with consecutive translation)

Please join us either in person at Kable Lounge in KABUTO ONE, our new landmark near the Tokyo Stock Exchange, or online.

 We look forward to welcoming you.



●Held both online and offline

Venue: Book Lounge Kable
(7, Nihonbashi Kabutocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0026)

Online: You will receive a zoom link if you sign up as joining online.



Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5pm-6:15pm (JST), 8am-9:15am (GMT)

(For those attending at Kable, registration starts at 4:40)



1. Keynote speech #1Potential of Art and Art Business in London (10min)

Mr. Dennis Layton, Founder and CEO of Ikon Exchange, Senior Advisor to McKinsey and Company (presentation in English)

2. Keynote speech #2Current State of the Japanese Art Market and Issues


Mr. Tai Iguchi, CEO of TRiCERA, Inc. (presentation in Japanese)

3. Panel Discussion We will discuss the following questions(with consecutive translation)

  1. Do we find art where the wealthy congregate or do the wealthy congregate where there is art?
  2. Can NFT change the art market?
  3. How can art become an investment asset class and how does art add value to a financial city?


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Dennis Layton, Founder & CEO, Ikon Exchange, McKinsey and Company, Senior Advisor

In March 2021, Dennis founded Ikon Exchange which is a platform for buying and selling registered shares in fine art. He is one of Europe’s most influential organization strategists and a widely cited thought leader on multiple organization/ human capital topics including complexity, cost reduction, agile organizations, performance management, cyber-security, the future of work, and diversity. He also has extensive financial services industries experience.

<CAREER> Jul 2019-Mar 2021 OLIVER WYMAN Partner, Global Leadership Team Member. Mar 2017-June 2019 EY, LONDON Partner, Deputy Global Leader, People Advisory Services Deputy Global Leader of EY’s $1.5b People Advisory Services business.
Mar 2006-Feb 2017 MCKINSEY AND COMPANY, LONDON Partner
Leader of McKinsey’s Organization Practice in the UK & Ireland with a focus on Human Capital and Performance Transformation.
Oct 2005- Mar 2006 MCKINSEY AND COMPANY Consultant


Tai Iguchi, CEO of TRiCERA, Inc.

After graduating from university, he joined the long-established audio equipment manufacturing industry and started his career at its Asia Pacific headquarters.
He changed jobs to Siemens Co., Ltd., engaged in ordering and receiving medical equipment, and worked hard to introduce the system as a project lead.
After that, he joined Nike Japan Co., Ltd. in 2015 and became a manager in charge of the supply chain of directly managed stores in Japan in 2017, participated in global projects, and launched and executed several new projects in Japan.
On November 1, 2018, he established TRiCERA, Inc.


mumu Makinose JIAM Senior Expert

After joining the Bank of Tokyo, he worked at the Foreign Exchange Fund Department, Frankfurt and London branches. He is in charge of foreign exchange transactions and financial development. He is a major electronics manufacturer and he was in charge of finance and business planning in London, headquarters and Shanghai. Through these duties, he has experience in international financial matters from both financial institutions and companies.

Currently, at the Fukuoka City Global Startup Center (“GSC”), he is in charge of overseas expansion of Fukuoka Startup companies and soft landing of overseas startups to Fukuoka. He has also joined JIAM since January 2022.



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