April 2, 2021
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will jointly host the "Advanced Logistics Human Resources Symposium: Logistics for the New Era and the Ideal Human Resources Required Today" in cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Japan Association for Logistics and Transport.
Faced with serious challenges—including labor shortages, falling behind in digitization, and now the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic—the logistics sector is in urgent need of drastic reforms. Breaking out of this situation and achieving the logistics of the new era will require two kinds of personnel: those who can lead the digital transformation of logistics, and those who can develop management strategies by taking an overall view of supply chains as a whole, taking into account domestic logistics issues and overseas trends.
The symposium will be held to clarify the capabilities required by these advanced logistics personnel, discuss the logistics industry's future potential, and encourage a wide range of human resources into the logistics sector, including people from both the arts and sciences.
1. Date and time
April 27, 2021 (Tue.); from 16:00 to 19:00
Gakushikaikan (address: 3-28, Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) The symposium is also viewable online (Zoom webinar).
Please see the attachment.
4. How to participate
Please apply after reading "How to participate" in the attachment.
(Participation is free of charge; application required in advance, accepted on a first-come first-served basis; maximum capacity: 1,000 for online, 80 for Gakushikaikan)
5. Other information (for the press)
- Participants can be interviewed at the venue for this seminar. (You will only be able to take photos from your own seats.)
- Due to the space available because of measures against COVID-19, only 10 companies will be able to attend the venue (one person per company). If you wish to be present at the venue, complete prior registration by sending your name, the name of your company and your contact details by email to the prior registration counter below by 12:00, April 20 (Tue.). Applications for interviewing at the venue will be closed as soon as capacity is reached. (Symposium Secretariat: Japan Association for Logistics and Transport)
- To take part as an online observer, please apply as a general participant as explained in "How to participate" in the attachment.
On the day, please arrive at the venue reception at least 10 minutes before the start of the seminar.
Organized by: Japan Association for Logistics and Transport, MLIT, METI
Supported by: Japan Institute of Logistics Systems
Division in Charge
Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group