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In a recent interview with Neil Levett, Managing Director of Alad – owners of PanStadia & Arena Management magazine and Stadia & Arena Events – which was first published in the latest edition of BCCJ’s ACUMEN magazine – Levett discusses the importance of sustainable models for sports venues for major events such as the Rugby World Cup 2019 and Tokyo 2020… 

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The Olympic Flag landed at Tokyo’s Haneda airport earlier this week, after having travelled more than 18,000km from the 2016 Olympic city of Rio to the Japanese capital. The flag was handed over by Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes to Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike at the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Games on August 21 at the Maracanã Stadium.

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Bill Sweeney, CEO at the British Olympic Association (BOA), is the latest high-ranking industry professional to confirm as a speaker for next month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 conference and exhibition, where he will deliver the Closing Keynote.

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If you want to benefit from an invaluable opportunity to meet principals from the key sports architecture, design and engineering firms, and learn about the latest sports venue developments, not only across the APAC region but around the world, then you need to be at next month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event.

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EVS, the world leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, has supplied FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, with its Xeebra video refereeing system for use at two of the three 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs), in Italy and in Serbia. The implementation of the system at the FIBA events comes as EVS is also officially approved as a technical partner of FIBA’s Equipment and Venue Centre.

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Just days after Tokyo 2020 celebrated four years until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (which will take place on July 24, 2020), Mr Toshiro Muto, Chief Executive Officer for Tokyo 2020, confirmed as a speaker for our Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event being held at the Yokohama Arena in Japan, September 26-28.

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The Official Press Launch for our Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 conference and exhibition was held in Tokyo, Japan, earlier this week, with speakers from the Japan Sports Agency, Congress Corporation – an Event Partner – and UKT&I/BCCJ, and was met with great interest from the many members of the press in attendance.

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Tokyo 2020 today unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Harmonized Chequered Emblems”. The design was highly acclaimed by the public and the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee for exemplifying Japan and the city of Tokyo, and for its representation of the spirit of the Tokyo 2020 Vision.

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Export to Japan, in association with UKT&I/UKTI Tokyo, have launched a Global Sports Events report detailing Japan’s progress on the road to Tokyo 2020 and provides details on the latest updates on business opportunities for British companies in this sector. 

This is the second Global Sports Event Webinar that UKT&I Tokyo and the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ) have hosted to date. NB: Only UKT&I and BCCJ members are allowed access to this webinar and the downloadable version of the report.

Since Export to Japan’s first webinar, Japan’s biggest achievements have included the completion of the venue planning and agreement of events with the IOC and the IPC.

The industry expert speakers introduce the Global Sports Event report on Tokyo 2020 and RWC 2019, which follows on from the previous report released last year.

They also discuss the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Olympics & Paralympics’ Action Plan, which will be soon available on Export to Japan.

About the Speaker

Tim Johnson, Head of Global Sporting Events and Strategic Trade at UKTI Japan hosts the guest speaker, Graham Davis, of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, who provides his expertise and discusses business opportunities for British companies as Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 draw ever closer.

Benefits of Watching 

UK companies are eligible to receive an executive summary of the Global Sports Event report and TMG Action Plan via the webinar, and receive the latest updates on planning and progress.

They will also be able to learn about opportunities that might exist for UK companies in the supply chain, how the new National Sponsors could be involved in Tokyo 2020 and the ways in which this may be of interest to UK companies.

About the Report

Three major global sporting events are set to take place in Japan over the coming years. This report sets the scene for British companies who may be interested in becoming involved in the delivery of these events.

It also gives a detailed explanation of the major global sporting events that will be hosted in Japan over the next few years.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Three Events
  • 2020 Olympics background
  • Timetable to the Olympics
  • Insight into Business Opportunities for UK companies
  • Tokyo 2020 – the view from LOCOG
  • Rugby World Cup 2019 background
  • Rugby World Cup 2019 – the organiser’s view
  • About the BCCJ, their partners and contacts

Updates to this report will delve more deeply into top level areas of opportunities for British businesses.


About the BCCJ

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s mission is to strengthen business ties between the UK and Japan, promote and support the business interests of all their members, and actively encourage new British business into the Japanese market, as well as Japanese investment into the UK.

The BCCJ works closely with the UKT&I Tokyo in order to achieve this goal.

For more information, go to: http://www.exporttojapan.co.uk/videos/recorded-webinar-global-sporting-events-highlights-and-opportunities-for-Tokyo-2020#sthash.Z84SBta5.dpuf

 

About Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016

If Asia Pacific is a region you are interested in or is a region you are already working in and would like to secure more leads/clients/distributors etc., then you need to attend our annual Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 conference & exhibition – as mentioned during the above Global Sports Events Report’s webinar – which is being held at Japan’s Yokohama Arena from September 26-28.

Now in its 18th year, the event brings together the industry leaders from all aspects of sporting events and sports venues, from design & build, to management, operations and technology.

Some 50+ top industry professionals, from architects, engineers, sports venue owners/operators, LOC’s, government/council representatives and producers/suppliers, will share their insights over the 3-day event, during which you can network, learn, knowledge-share and do business.

Japan is the perfect choice for our 2016 event, with the Rugby World Cup 2019 taking place across 12 sites, 36 venues being currently proposed for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and 19 confirmed for the Paralympics. This is all in addition to the country’s successful three-tier Soccer League, a well-established Baseball League, and a soon-to-be expanded Basketball League (with 15 arena projects already planned and many more proposed), making Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 too good of an opportunity to miss!

For further information, visit the event website at: www.saevents.uk.com

 

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Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 will bring together the movers and shakers from the world of sports venue design/build, management, operation, fit-out and technology at the Yokohama Arena, Japan this September (28-30), for three days of networking, knowledge-sharing and doing business.

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ALAD Ltd (the show organisers) are delighted to announce that Major Events International (MEI) has renewed its status as an event partner for 2016, with much closer cooperation between the two. MEI members will benefit from participating in an MEI trade mission to include panel speaking opportunities, discounted exhibition stands and sponsorship rates, as well as specially reduced delegate pass rates and roundtable meetings with key organising committee stakeholders.

With MEI focusing on Japan as the next big major events market, Dennis Mills, CEO of Major Events International, commented:

We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific this year. This expo allows us access to the Japanese market for our members and clients; a growing market full of sporting opportunities with the Rugby World Cup 2019 and Summer Olympics 2020 taking place in Japan.

Major Events International is the only global professional membership scheme across all sectors in the major events industry. The organisation has years of experience working with ‘best of breed’ companies for the world’s most iconic sport events, including World Cup series, Olympics and regional games. With direct links to organising committees, specialist sector groups, and targeted networking opportunities, MEI’s promise is to make companies succeed in the global major events marketplace.

With a conference featuring over 50 industry experts and a free-to-attend exhibition showcasing the leading product and service providers in the sector, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific is already established as the largest gathering of industry professionals in the entire APAC region.

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Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 welcomed nearly 400 attendees from around 40 countries, from stadium managers to event organisers, who spent three days networking, doing business, learning and knowledge-sharing.

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For further details on the event or to discuss speaker &/or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Sam Wibrew, Event Director, on Tel: +44 (0)208 133 7678 or email: sam@aladltd.co.uk or visit the website at: www.saevents.uk.com

To find out more about Major Events International and the membership scheme, please contact Richa Ghai, Partnerships Manager, on Tel: +44 (0)207 073 2661 or email: rghai@majoreventsint.com

 

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PanStadia & Arena Management is proud to be an Official Media Partner for the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event, as well as to the MEI and its members.

According to a piece by Kyodo reported on the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) website, Yokohama Stadium has become a top candidate to host baseball during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Baseball and softball, which have not been played at the Olympics since 2008, are among the sports that 2020 organisers have nominated for the Tokyo Games in addition to the core Olympic program.

The other sports are surfing, skate boarding, sport climbing and karate. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce 2020’s additional sports this August, prior to the Rio de Janiero Games.

Tokyo Games organisers also looked into the Tokyo Dome and Chiba city’s QVC Marine Field as potential venues. However, Tokyo Dome’s candidacy suffers from the lack of nearby space needed for security and media. Chiba is already set to host three competitions, including wrestling, and it said that Kanagawa Prefecture is favoured by some for baseball out of a desire to achieve balance.

Organising Committee President Yoshiro Mori has previously indicated his stance to have some events hosted in Fukushima Prefecture in the heart of the area affected by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

 

The Yokohama Arena will host this September’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event, which will include tours of many of the city’s sports venues, including Yokohama Stadium. To guarantee your place at this must-attend conference and exhibition, visit the website at: www.saevents.uk.com

 

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The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today published its High-level Sustainability Plan and Fundamental Principles for the Sustainable Sourcing Code, confirming its readiness to deliver a minimal impact Games and aiming to raise awareness of the significance of sustainability in today’s world.

Takeo Tanaka, Senior Director of the Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Department, confirmed:

Among the recommendations adopted in the Olympic Agenda 2020 is the important theme of sustainability. Tokyo 2020 has also made sustainability one of its overriding priorities and will include sustainability in all aspects of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Moreover we have incorporated several Japanese values into our plans including the concept of Mottainai, or the sense of avoiding waste.

Tokyo 2020 is embracing the entire concept of “sustainability” in its preparations, which covers not only environmental matters, but also the consideration of human rights, working conditions and management of supply chains.

The High-level Sustainability Plan (download here, PDF: 700 Ko) is the framework outlining the basic approach to be adopted to ensure sustainability in Games preparations and operations. Tokyo 2020 aims to finalise its sustainability plan by the end of 2016, and to obtain the ISO 20121 international standard for event sustainability management.

The Fundamental Principles for the Sustainable Sourcing Code (download here, PDF: 500 Ko) will ensure the sustainable sourcing of products and services deemed vital to the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games with full consideration given to of economic rationality, fairness and equity.

These two documents provide a basis for considering sustainability from the planning stage, but leaves scope for further development through the collection of ideas, opinions and information from various delivery partners, such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the national government, private entities, and NGOs/NPOs. The Organising Committee is also inviting suggestions from people throughout Japan and across the wider world to further ensure the delivery of sustainable Games. Ideas, suggestions, etc. can be proposed through the Tokyo 2020 official website until Friday, 12 February.

 

PanStadia & Arena Management’s ‘live’ event, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific – the must-attend event for all those involved in sporting events and sports venue design, build, management, operation and fit-out – will take place at Japan’s Yokohama Arena this September, 26-28. To book your place, go to: www.saevents.uk.com

We are delighted to announce that our ‘live’ event, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016, will take place at a brand new venue – the Yokohama Arena in the City of Yokohama, Japan, from 26-28 September 2016. This 18th Stadia & Arena event will bring you together with many of the industry leaders in all aspects of sports venue design/build, management, operations and technology from around the world.
Our last two events have welcomed 500 attendees, with 50+ industry-expert speakers, 40+ industry-leading exhibitors and sponsors, all in addition to the high-level attendees from clubs, venues, leagues, federations etc. The 2.5-day event provides attendees with a unique opportunity to network, knowledge-share, learn and do business, all under one roof. Please register your interest in attending &/or participating in Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific by visiting our website at: www.saevents.uk.com or email the Event Director, Sam Wibrew, at: sam@aladltd.co.uk

Yokohama Arena

With a total area of 8,000sqm and a capacity of 17,000, Yokohama Arena is one of the largest multipurpose indoor arenas in Japan. It can hold music concerts, sporting events, shows, exhibitions, and a variety of other events. Yokohama Arena utilises such state-of-the-art equipment as 11,000 computer-controlled movable seats, a large four-screen projection system and a ceiling capable of suspending more than 100 tons.

Yokohama City

The City of Yokohama is Japan’s 2nd most populated city and a great tourist destination. Why not combine your participation in the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific event with a visit to the colourful Shin-yokohama precinct, Cosmo World, the seaside Minato Mirai district with its 296m Landmark Tower, or even plan a tour to the magnificent Mount Fuji (Fuji-san) – Japan’s largest peak at 3,776m?

 

NB: You can read a comprehensive post-show review of our Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event in the latest Showcase Special edition of PanStadia & Arena Management and you can also watch a video online at: www.saevents.uk.com

 

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