Global Sports Mission to Japan 2015

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is organising a trade mission for UK companies that wish to explore and access business opportunities in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Japan.

Global Sports Mission 2015 - Export to Japan

Opportunities Overview

As with all major sports events, the organisers require a wide range of goods and services and all interested companies are invited to join this mission. With venues either planned, under construction or existing ones being used, the organising committees are looking ahead to fit-out and overlay. In addition, there is still an appetite for HR/volunteering, marketing and advisory services, including on event delivery itself; this is especially true for Pyeongchang, where thinking is turning to their opening and closing ceremonies. As ever, security is a priority for major events, with transport planning remaining important for Tokyo 2020.

South Korea, 6th-7th July

This is our first sports mission to South Korea since March 2014, since when the appointment of Chairman Cho has accelerated delivery and prompted an increasing appetite for international expertise at the Pyeongchang Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (POCOG). The mission will visit both Pyeongchang and Seoul.

Japan, 8th-10th July

This mission follows our first to Japan last November. Since then, Tokyo 2020 has submitted its masterplan to the IOC, which means delivery can begin in earnest. The focus of the masterplan was a move to existing and temporary venues, although plans for the new Olympic stadium in central Tokyo remain. Events have also moved on for the organisers of the Japan Rugby World Cup. In February, they announced the 12 cities that will host matches in 2019 and plan a number of promotional activities in the UK during the 2015 World Cup. Once that tournament is over, the spotlight will move to Japan.

How To Join
Companies are able to join the mission in both or either country.
Interest in this mission is expected to be high so don’t miss out – apply now.
Please note, you are only eligible to apply if your company is registered in the UK.
Find out more:
T:  +44 (0)20 7034 4848

Mission Costs

Please note that an Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) will be payable by companies joining the mission of £420 plus VAT per country. Additional costs include flights, accommodation, insurance and airport transfers.

Contact Details

Event Organiser
UK Trade & Investment Japan
Main Contact
Fumiyo Kawabata

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
8-10 July 2015
8-10 July 2015
2 Day Mission | Japan Time
2 Day Mission | Japan Time

British Embassy Tokyo, 1 Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082

See Mission Costs Above