Experts in the tourism and technology fields will judge the presentations as to whether they will contribute to sustainable tourism or if they are innovative and will have a large social impact. The companies who give the top three presentations will have the opportunity to present at the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting on October 26 in front of the G20 tourism ministers, and representatives from international organizations.
The best practices from the private sector will be shared at the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting, and we believe that through active discussion, this advance sustainable tourism on a worldwide scale.
In addition, in cooperation with Mizuho Bank Co., Ltd, JTB and the Development Bank of Japan, we are also pleased to announce that we are inviting the 20 finalists of the G20 Innovation Pitch Contest to the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting business-matching side event to be held on Friday October 25. Innovative technologies and/or services unearthed at the G20 Innovation Pitch Contest will be presented to tourism-related Hokkaido businesses and therefore giving back to the host prefecture, Hokkaido.
(Previous announcement: https://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/page07_000016.html)
[Outline of the G20 Tourism Innovation Pitch (For details, please see Appendix 1)]
- Date and Time: Tuesday October 1, 2019 13:30-17:15
- Location: B1F, EDOCCO STUDIO, EDO Culture Complex（2-16-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo）
- Note: This contest will be fully open. Press who wish to have an interview, please return Appendix 2, Interview Application, by Friday September 27.