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"Advanced Logistics Human Resources Symposium" to be Held

- Logistics of the New Era and the Ideal Human Resources Required Today -

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

2. Venue

Gakushikaikan (address: 3-28, Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo) The symposium is also viewable online (Zoom webinar).

3. Program

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)

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

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