December 16, 2021
The "Web Summit Tokyo", which was announced in a press release dated March 19, 2021, has now been canceled in light of changes in the COVID-19 situation. The decision was made as a result of coordinating with the main organizer.
1. Outline of the canceled Web Summit Tokyo
To develop and fortify a Japanese ecosystem of startups, enhance Tokyo’s attractiveness as a base city for it, and thereby prompt new innovations.
Scheduled to run for approximately three days in early September, 2022 (to be held at the Tokyo International Forum and other venues)
Reference: Web Summit
The world's largest-class technology conferences, connecting people and ideas that will transform the world. Since the conference was launched in Dublin in 2009 with about 150 participants, a total of 500,000 people have attended it, via the Web Summit in Lisbon, the "Collision" event in Toronto and the “RISE” event in Hong Kong. The attendees have included CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, media representatives, politicians, and cultural leaders. In addition to holding the events, the organizers are also working on developing software that will enable participants to form mutually beneficial connections with each other.
2. Comments from the organizer
The main organizer Web Summit delivered the following message:
"We are extremely grateful for all the in-depth talks we have had with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Tokyo Metropolitan Government in preparation for the event, and for everything they have done in the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is very unfortunate that it cannot be held this time, but Tokyo will continue to be a candidate location. We will continue to build our relationships with METI and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and are looking forward to exploring the future potential that this amazing tech hub has to offer."
Division in Charge
For the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's efforts:Strategic Projects Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
For METI's efforts:
Startup and New Business Promotion Office, Economic and Industrial Policy BureauInvestment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau