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June 24, 2022
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
Global Event 2023 Executive Committee

Tokyo Metropolitan Government's first global event to be held under the theme of "TOKYO City-Tech" to solve urban issues!

The Global Event 2023 Executive Committee will hold a global event to support both Japanese and international startup companies, at the Tokyo International Forum in February next year, aiming at contributing to the evolution and globalization of the Tokyo startup ecosystem and Tokyo's development.
Information about the event is as follows.

1) Event Outline

Date and Time

Monday, February 27 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Main Location

Tokyo International Forum (3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
(* Hybrid event (in-person and online).The Official name for the event to be determined.)

2) Global Event 2023 Executive Committee members

As shown in the attached sheet(PDF:373KB)

3) Event Vision

TOKYO City-Tech for a sustainable future, powered by startup spirit

* City-Tech is a new approach to create a vision to solve large cities’ common issues with various ideas and technologies

4)Program (Planned)

  • Keynote speeches by participants from abroad
  • Talk sessions by start-up companies, domestic and international firms, investors, experts, etc.
  • Pitch contest with both Japanese and international startups
  • Demonstrations by companies in themed exhibition booths
  • Activities for facilitating open innovation among domestic and international startups, major companies and public sectors etc.

5) Purpose

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has set a goal of making Tokyo "the most startup-friendly city in the world" as one of its visions for the 2040s in its comprehensive plan, “Future Tokyo Strategy”. In February 2022, it also formulated “Startup Collaboration Strategy ver. 1.0”, working to promote startup measures across all relevant departments of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This event will be held as one of the major projects to implement this strategy.
The event aims to contribute to the evolution and globalization of the Tokyo startup ecosystem by strengthening and expanding relationships between Japanese and international players, and attracting overseas investors. In addition, this event also has the purpose of contributing to Tokyo’s development and the improvement of lives of Tokyo residents by promoting overseas startups’ expansion to Tokyo and their business development in Tokyo as well as the global business expansion of Japanese companies through collaboration with overseas startups.

Establishment of Collaborative System for Event Implementation

We would like to proceed with preparations for a successful event by establishing a broad public-private partnership with related organizations and companies involved in supporting startups, as well as relevant events. If you would be interested in sharing your ideas and working with us, please email to the Global Event 2023 Executive Committee Secretariat.

Related Information

*Please click here for the original Japanese press release.

This is project to promote the Future Tokyo Strategy.
Strategy 11: Startup City Tokyo Strategy "Innovation Ecosystem Formation Project"


(About the event)
Global Event 2023 Executive Committee Secretariat
Phone: 03-6213-1251
Email: tokyo-globalevent(at)
* Please replace (at) with @ when sending email.

(About this press release)
Strategic Projects Section, Strategic Projects Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
Phone: 03-5388-2865