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Eleventh Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum to be Held

For Further Development of the Content Industries among the Three Countries

October 17, 2018

The 11th Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum will be held from October 19 (Fri.) to October 21 (Sun.) in China (Tianjin).

1. Summary of the Forum

The Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum brings together people from the public and private sectors related to the content industries in Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK). Since its inauguration in 2002, it aims to provide continuous opportunities for participants to exchange information on the policies and trends in the field of content and to create opportunities for developing business among industries in these countries. The 11th forum this year will be held in Tianjin, China. The forum consists of an inter-government conference as well as a joint booth-based exhibition and business matching event, and several other events, bringing together vice-minister-level officials of the governments and representatives of a number of companies from these three countries.

Mr. Yoshihiko Isozaki, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry will attend the forum and will hold discussions with representatives from the governments of China and the ROK on the theme of the future direction of developmental cooperation among the respective countries' content industries. As an outcome of this forum, a joint statement on the establishment of a cooperative body of relevant organizations for the purpose of strengthening collaboration among content-related companies of the three countries is scheduled to be announced.

Date: Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Venues: Binhai New District, Tianjin City, China
Binhai Cultural Center, Tianjin City (Joint-based exhibition by the three countries)
Binhai Performance Center, Tianjin City (Sales negotiations and exhibition forum)
InterContinental Tianjin Yujiapu Hotel & Residences (Inter-government conference)

2. Programs

[Inter-government Conference]
Date: 9:30 to 11:40, Saturday, October 20
* At the end of the conference, a joint statement will be signed by the governments of the three countries and a photo session will be held.
Venue: InterContinental Tianjin Yujiapu Hotel & Residences

[Exhibition Forum]
Date: 14:00 to 18:00, Saturday, October 20
Venue: InterContinental Tianjin Yujiapu Hotel & Residences

[Joint-based Exhibition by the Three Countries]
Date: 10:00 to 18:00, from Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 21
Venue: Binhai Cultural Center

[IP Road Show]
Date: 13:00 to 17:30, Friday, October 19
Venue: Binhai Performance Center

[Sales Negotiations]
Date: 9:30 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 16:00, Saturday, October 20
Venue: Binhai Performance Center

3. Participants

Japan: Mr. Isozaki, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Mr. Yoshida, Deputy Director-General for IT Strategy, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, and others
China: Mr. Yu, member of the Communist Party of China, Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Mr. Wang, Director General Assistant, China Arts and Entertainment Group, and others
ROK: Mr. Rha, First Vice-Minister, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr. Kim, Vice President, Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), and others

Division in Charge

Media and Content Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau