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Tokyo 2020 procurement drive under starter’s orders

Tokyo’s Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (TOCOG) in 2020 will begin its procurement drive in the next few months, delegates at the Global Sports Projects Conference 2017 were told.

DIT Business Specialist Egemen Onen said:

I think we will start seeing more movement around procurement by TOCOG in the next couple of months. The majority of procurement will be done between now and 2019. The focus for the first period will be on construction related items.

Specific opportunities include temporary power; a focus on temporary venues including engineering and detailed design; overlay equipment, particularly tents and fencing; specialist sports equipment; anti-doping; ceremonies; sports presentation, particularly audio; consultancy and facility management.

Meanwhile, the UK Department of International Trade will be hosting a follow-up webinar to discuss the Tokyo 2020 Procurement Guide that it released last month.

The interactive webinar is aimed at UK suppliers looking to develop their business for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup, both of which will be held in Japan.

The sheer scale of the global sporting events taking place in Japan in 2019 and 2020, and the ambitions of the various organising bodies and governments, mean that there are a number of business opportunities for UK companies in many areas.

The speakers will be Esther Williams, Head of Trade at the Department for International Trade in Japan and Steve Crane, CEO of Business Link Japan and Export to Japan.

They will provide an overview of the procurement process, rules, and procedures governing these events, and aim to give a general overview and practical advice on winning tenders where possible.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 30 March 2017 at 10:30am UK time | 07:30pm Japan time.

Click here for more information and to register.