Review of Initiatives at the World Forum on Sport and Culture[Topics]

Nov 04, 2016

Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Group CEO: Kengo Sakurada, hereinafter “Sompo Holdings”) announces the following review of its activities at the World Forum on Sport and Culture held last October. Sompo Holdings participated in the Forum as a Diamond Partner (one of the top 5 of 43 Partner companies).

1. Speaker at Tokyo Opening
In the Tokyo Opening program—which included keynote addresses by Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games President Yoshiro Mori, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, and World Economic Forum Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab—Group CEO Sakurada took part in a Panel Discussion by Minister and Business Leaders in which he talked about Sompo Holding's vision for Japan in 2020.

2. Session at Public-Private Workshop
Sompo Holdings organized a discussion titled "Technological Innovation toward a Prosperous Society" in a Public-Private Workshop held by the Japan government and the World Economic Forum, which hosts the annual meetings in Davos. The workshop brought together more than 600 global corporate leaders, government officials, and representatives from civil society to discuss the world’s future.

Date October 21 (Fri), 14:15-15:15
Venue Roppongi Academyhills
Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 49F, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Theme Technological Innovation toward a Prosperous Society
What will technological innovation bring in aging society, by utilizing the ICT and Robot in nursing and medical care?
Moderator Maoko Kotani
Panelist Akifumi Tamaoki
General Manager, Partner Robot Division, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (Robot developer)

Hiroyuki Saito
General Manager, Business Promotion Department, AGE-FREE Business Unit (nursing care products and service), Panasonic Corporation Eco Solutions Company
(ICT developer)

Mikio Okumura
Director, Executive Officer (Nursing Care & Healthcare Business owner), Sompo Holdings, Inc. /Representative Director and President, Sompo Care Inc. (Care service provider)
    Please see below website for the details.

3. Dispatch of Staff Responsible for Liaising and Coordinating with Sports Ministers from Various Countries
Sompo Holdings dispatched 14 volunteer employees to serve as liaisons (communication and coordination supporters) for sports ministers from around the world at the Sports Ministers' Meeting as part of the Forum, where the sports ministers and guests from the sports world had discussions.

4. Official Side Event "Eugène Carrière―110ème Anniversaire de sa Disparition"
As of October 31, some 20,000 people have attended "Eugène Carrière–110ème Anniversaire de sa Disparition," a retrospective on the 110th anniversary of the death of French painter Eugène Carrière, which has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as an official side event for heightening momentum leading up to the Forum.

Period September 10 (Sat) – November 20 (Sun)
Venue Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art
Official Site

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[Reference]Overview of the World Forum on Sport and Culture

  1. Background
    The World Forum on Sport and Culture is a collaboration between public and private entities, led by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology with participation from relevant ministries and agencies, economic organizations, local governments, and private enterprises, in preparation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Kansai World Masters Games 2021. The Forum was held in Kyoto and Tokyo in the fall of 2016, soon after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Combined with tourism, it is the first in a series of events aimed at generating global excitement through the discussion and dissemination of information on the international contributions and tangible and intangible legacies* of sport, culture, and business.
    * "Legacies" refers to the long-term positive impact of opportunities brought by sports and other events to society. It specifically refers to the development of facilities and infrastructure, and encouraging sports.

  2. Dates
    October 19-20, 2016 (Wed & Thur): Kyoto (Rohm Theatre Kyoto and other venues)
    October 20-22, 2016 (Thur – Sat): Tokyo (Roppongi Hills and other venues)

  3. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology "World Forum on Sport and Culture" website: