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.
Mr Muto (pictured above) said:
It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to visit this year’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific, held in our very own land, Japan, the host country of the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. I am looking forward to visiting the convention, letting you know about the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee’s latest developments and receiving the insightful opinions of the sports and business representatives.
Akira Shimazu, President & CEO, Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee
Masaaki Okawa, Chairman, Japan Professional Basketball League
Plus an array of industry-elite professionals from across the globe.
With 36 venues proposed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and 19 confirmed for the Paralympics, in addition to the 2019 Rugby World Cup to be hosted across 12 sites and the 2021 Kansai World Masters Games, Japan is currently acknowledged as ‘the fastest growing market for sports event and venue development in the world’.
The Asia Pacific region as a whole currently has in excess of 75 stadiums and arenas planned or in development. A significant number of key project stakeholders will be represented at Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific from countries such as China, South Korea and Australia, in addition to North America, the Middle East and Africa, to name but a few…