SPORTS BUSINESS JAPAN 2018 together with Stadia & Arena Japan 2018

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Event Outline

A sports event that promoting regional creativity using the sports business as a revenue generator!
This 3rd conference to be held in Osaka, Japan for the first time!

 The Japanese sports industry, facing major international sporting events for three consecutive years from 2019, is making rapid progress in efforts to revitalize the regions through sports regardless of the location.
Kansai (Western Japan) in particular, being the birthplace of Japan’s world-famous sports-related companies, has many historical sports competitions and famous sports facilities, including high school baseball at Koshien and high school rugby at Hanazono.
 It may be said that Kansai is a sports industry cluster with the potential to create new businesses based on sports. Kansai is also the location for international sports events such as the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai and the Rugby World Cup 2019, and its further development into an international sports industry cluster is anticipated.
 The 3rd Stadia & Arena 2018 aims to be a platform for solving issues that currently confront not only sporting facilities but also the entire sports industry. Rebranded as “Sports Business Japan 2018 together with Stadia & Arena Japan 2018,” it will be held in Osaka, a leader in the Japanese sports industry. This event will promote further development of the Japanese sports industry that already anticipates dramatic change through the integration of sports and the advanced technology of other industries such as ICT, leading to sports as a business, becoming a true part of our country’s growth strategy.
 We look forward to your support of this event’s aims and hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for PR of your products and services, for development of sales channels or as a place for networking and gathering information.

Name Sports Business Japan 2018 together with Stadia & Arena Japan 2018
  • Experience the current innovations in state-of-the-art stadia and arena
    In an environment where new construction and remodeling of stadia and arena is underway throughout Japan, we will aim for revenue-generating stadia/arena and the further growth of the sports industry by providing the opportunity to experience the latest technology and products, systems and services, all in one place.
  • Regional revitalization Place-making centered on sports
    By revitalizing the regions through sports, we will appeal to society with the latest case studies and trends that aim to solve regional issues such as the flight of population and “hollowing out,” thus stimulating contribution to the regions.
  • Fusion and Innovation
    We will aim to establish new sports industries through security measures and ways of enjoying sports that are being reborn as the fusion of ICT and various sports industries.
Date August 30 (Thurs.) – 31 (Fri.) 2018
Venue KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL Congrés Convention Center
Second Basement, North Building, Grand Front Osaka, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka Japan
Organizers Japan Society of Sports Industry / Congress Corporation / Space Media Japan Co., Ltd
Global Partner ALAD Limited – part of Hemming Group
Sponsors Panasonic Corporation / Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd. / Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. Nikkei BP Intelligence Group / Terraplas / Cox Architecture
Catering Sponsors Cox Architecture / KPMG / Mott MacDonald
Local Partners The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry・Sports Hub KANSAI / Kotobuki Seating Co.,Ltd. / Sports-Biz Co.,Ltd. / Sol Sports Management
Special Supporter Japan Top League Alliance / Japan Professional Basketball League
Supported by Japan Sports Agency / Japan Professional Football League / Women’s Japan Basketball League / Japan Rugby Football Union / Japan Volleyball League Organization / T League / Japan esports Union / Japan Athletic Facilities Association / The Japan Institute of Architects / Osaka Prefectural Government / Osaka City / Kansai Economic Federation / Kansai Association of Corporate Executives / Union of Kansai Governments / Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau / The Organizing Committee of The World Masters Games Kansai 2021 / The Japan Association of New Economy / NPO Japan PFI・PPP Association / British Embassy Tokyo (in no particular order)
No. of Exhibitors 50 companies/organizations (expected)
No. of Delegates 4,000 (expected)