The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan together with our Rugby Alliance partners invite you to join us at the second of our Rugby Alliance series of events: Diversity in Rugby
From September 20 to November 2, forty-eight games involving 20 international teams will be held in 12 host cities across Japan. It will be the first time the mega event has been held in Asia, and the country is poised to welcome over 400,000 unique visitors across 44 days, attracting worldwide media attention from over 200 nations.
By the end of 2018, a record number of over 4.5 million ticket applications had been received by organisers. Beyond ticketing, it is estimated that the tournament will generate a total output of around ¥437.2 billion (£2.97 billion), boosting national GDP by ¥216.6 billion (£1.47 billion).
Underpinning these headline numbers, the Rugby World Cup 2019 is nurturing a diverse legacy. The ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ tournament has begun to hold promise for regional economies, businesses, communities, and families. Governing bodies say it could be a game-changer, thanks to the Impact Beyond legacy programme which has introduced the game to over 460,000 participants across the country. Sponsors are utilising the event as an agent for social change. Schools are celebrating shared rugby values, of teamwork, drive and ambition. And all of this is set against the backdrop of an incredible global gender shift – in 2017, more young women played rugby for the first time than men, and 29% of players are now female.
Join us on March 26 to discover the bigger D&I picture surrounding the RWC 2019, from a dream team of panelists. We promise you will see the power and potential of rugby in a completely new light.
Opening remarks from Akira Shimazu, CEO of the Rugby World Cup Organising Committee
Panelists (more exciting information coming soon!):
Keiko Asami, World Rugby Board member, Former Head Coach of Japan Rugby Women’s Sevens Team
Koji Tokumasu, President of the Shibuya Rugby Club and Senior Director at the RWC19 Organising Committee
ICCJ is very pleased to be co-hosting this special event with over 200 friends and colleagues from the following Chambers:
Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (main organiser)
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
French Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce
South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (added in Aug 2018!)
Also in attendance will be representatives from the RWC 2019, World Rugby, host cities, as well as rugby organising bodies in Japan.
Local Japanese Chambers of Commerce will participate, as well as their local tourism offices.
Join us for this special event, where we continue the story of our Rugby Alliance project, designed to support Japan on a journey of internationalisation and inclusion, as it delivers this major rugby sporting event for the first time.
What is the Rugby Alliance?
‘The Rugby Alliance is a coalition of 8 national foreign Chambers in Japan. Our mission is to support Japan’s delivery of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, fostering a legacy of more inclusive communities that embrace opportunities for international business and exchange.’
“Launch of Rugby Alliance, coalition of 8 international Chambers of Commerce, supporting Japan’s Rugby World Cup 2019” HERE
1130-Doors open, cloak room, networking
1230-Opening comments from Akira Shimazu, CEO of the Rugby World Cup Organising Committee
1240-Panel discussion includes an esteemed line up of panelists
1350-Thanks and close
Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Where: Conrad Tokyo, 2F Kazanami Ballroom
Address: 1-9-1 Higashi-Shinbashi Minato-ku
Admission: ICCJ Members 7,300 JPY (+ VAT 8%)
Non Members 9,300 JPY (+ VAT 8%)
Registration/Cancellation deadline: March 12 2019, 15:00
For further info: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Lunch: (i) Reguar meal (beef) or (ii) Vegan (No meat / No fish / No eggs / No dairy products)
If you would like to have Vegan menu, please inform us by the deadline. We cannot accept changes on the day.