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The G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting Innovation Pitch Contest
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Who will be going to Hokkaido where the G20 tourism ministers will be waiting?
The G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting Innovation Pitch Contest

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Last Update : 2019/9/24

The Japan Tourism Agency will be holding the G20 Tourism Innovation Pitch Contest concerning the theme “tourism and tech” on October 1, 2019. From the 108 entries from 22 countries, we have narrowed it down to 20 organizations who will compete on the day. They will present technology and services that intend to solve various issues in the field of tourism and the 3 most innovative proposals will have the chance to present their ideas at the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting on October 26.

   The Japan Tourism Agency will hold the G20 Tourism Innovation Pitch Contest concerning the theme “tourism and tech” on Tuesday October 1, 2019. From the 108 entries from 22 countries, it has been narrowed down through a screening process to 20 companies (see Appendix 1) who will give a 5 minute presentation on the day introducing their technology and services that intend to solve various issues in the field of tourism.
 
   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.
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International Affairs Division, Japan Tourism Agency 
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