"Hyogo Global Business Summit" and "The Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network and Hyogo Global Business Gathering"

Seminar

Hyogo Global Business Summit  

and

The Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network and Hyogo Global Business Gathering

The CCCJ is glad to invite interested members to participate in both the (1) Hyogo Global Business Summit and (2) The Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network and Hyogo Global Business Gathering. Details on the afternoon summit and the evening reception are provided below. Join the CCCJ and Hyogo prefecture for a chance to exchange opinions on how to attract new business to Hyogo-Kobe.

1. The Hyogo Global Business Summit

  • Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016 15:30-17:30
  • Venue: Conference Room 2, 3rd floor, Hyogo House
  • (4-4-1 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe)

Objective: To serve as an opportunity for representatives from Hyogo-based foreign companies and the foreign chambers of commerce located in Japan, to exchange opinions from international points of view on subjects related to policies undertaken by Hyogo Prefecture, and to discuss opportunities to work together with Hyogo Prefecture. 

Theme: “Regional Revitalization* in Hyogo-Kobe ~ for the resolution of the overconcentration of population and businesses in Tokyo ~”

(Topics)

  1. What are the specific challenges with regards to attracting foreign/foreign-affiliated businesses to Hyogo-Kobe in order to resolve the overconcentration of population and businesses in Tokyo and promote the influx of people, companies and other resources into Hyogo-Kobe?  (What are the points to be improved regarding Hyogo-Kobe’s investment environment in comparison with the Tokyo metropolitan area?  What points should we focus on as our strengths?)
  2. In order to promote regional revitalization, what specific challenges do you expect to be resolved through the utilization of Hyogo’s scientific technology infrastructure (the large-scale synchrotron radiation facility SPring-8, the X-ray free electron laser facility SACLA, the K supercomputer, etc.) and promotion of deregulations based on the special zone system?
  3. What specific challenges do you expect to be resolved through cooperation with Hyogo, regarding the operations and social contributions of companies/organizations?

*Regional revitalization

An approach to establish mechanisms that allow each region to be self-sustained, and to build energetic communities throughout the prefecture on a continuous basis by taking measures against rapidly aging population and low birth rate to control depopulation, and by decentralizing the population and power that are currently concentrated in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Scheduled Participants: Approx. TBC

(a) Representatives from Hyogo-based foreign companies and members of Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ, ACCJ, IFCCJ) 
(b) Hyogo Prefectural representatives (Governor, CEO of Industry, Employment, and International Affairs Department, Director General of International Affairs Bureau, and others)

Program:    

15:30-15:35     Opening
15:35-15:40 Opening address (Governor of Hyogo Prefecture)
15:40-15:55 Presentation of administrative policies by Hyogo Prefecture
15:55-17:25 Presentation of opinions and suggestions, followed by discussions
17:25-17:30 Summary (Governor of Hyogo Prefecture)

*Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English

 

2. The Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network and Hyogo Global Business Gathering

  • Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016 17:45-19:15
  • Venue:  Main Conference Room, 1st floor, Hyogo House
  • (4-4-1 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe)

Objective: The Gathering provides an opportunity for members of the Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network, participants in the Global Business Summit, and Hyogo-based businesses to gather in one place in order to develop mutual exchange and build relationships with Hyogo Prefecture. 

Participants: Approx. 150 people

  • Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network members
  • Participants in the Hyogo Global Business Summit
  • Japanese and foreign companies located in Hyogo

Style: Cocktail party (Buffet)

Program:    

  • 17:45     Opening
  • 17:45-17:50 Opening address (Governor of Hyogo Prefecture)
  • 17:50-17:55 Toast (Representative guest)
  • 17:55-19:10 Informal discussion
  • 19:10-19:15 Closing

*Simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English

Event Details

March 17 (Thu)
Registration Closed
15:30 - 15:30
(1) The Hyogo Global Business Summit - 15:30-17:30; (2) The Hyogo-Kobe Alumni Network and Hyogo Global Business Gathering - 17:45-19:15
4-4-1 Shimoyamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
complimentary

Event Registration

Registration is Closed
  • To register, please contact admin@cccj.or.jp by February 17th, 2016 with the following e-mail subject line: FY 2015 Hyogo Global Business Summit 
  • Event participation is complimentary for members. 
  • Travel fare, expenses and accomodation are the responsibility of each individual participant