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Latest Updates"Wakayama" ICT Wakayama Forum in Shirahama (November 28, 29)

Oct 17, 2016

Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture is gifted with the beautiful ocean, rivers, hot springs and rich nature. Coupled with its comfortable office environment, as well as a convenient location being just a one-hour flight from Tokyo, Shirahama is now drawing the sites of IT companies including a world-leading cloud service company Salesforce.com Co., Ltd. and NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
Shirahama is set to hold an ICT forum to further promote the establishment of business bases by IT companies. In the forum, the town is going to deseminate information on its excellent business environment and preferential treatment for companies expanding into Shirahama, of which the town boasts among the highest levels among local governments.

DATE November 28 (Mon), 2016 13 : 30-19 : 00 [Forum / Networking]
November 29 (Tue), 2016 [Tour of IT companies]

[Forum]Convention Hall, Shiraraso Grand HotelExternal site: a new window will open.
 (868 Shirahama-cho,Nishimuro-gun,Wakayama)
[Networking]  Fisheman’s Wharf of Shirahama (Japanese only)External site: a new window will open.
 (1667-22 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama)

Scheduled outline

November 28 (Mon)
[Forum]13 : 30 - 17 : 00  

  1. Opening remarks, preserntation for promotion of investment
    Yoshinobu Nisaka, Govornor, Wakayama Prefecture
  2. Keynote speech  
    Go Takizawa, Director, Information Service Industry Division,
    Commerce and Information Policy Bureau,
    Ministry of Economy,Technology and Industry (METI)
  3. Presentation by IT companies located in Shirahama
    ・Kiyoharu Ura, President, SRI (Shirahama Research Institute),
      Representative of Quality Group 
    ・Speaker from Salesforce.com Co., Ltd.
    ・Speaker from NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
  4. Short speeches by participating companies (3-5 minutes per company: speakers selected on application basis)
  5. Closing remarks  
    Makoto Itani, Mayor, Shirahama Town
    Proceed to networking venue

 [Networking] 17 : 30-19 : 00
 Networking event to be held at a restaurant that commands an ocean view

November 29 (Tue)
・Clean-up activity at Shirahama Beach - early morning (applicants only)
・Tour of IT companies in Shirahama - morning

  1. Shirahama-cho IT Business Office (2998-119, Shirahama-cho)
    (Office building accommodating Salesforce.com Co., Ltd., and NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.)
  2. New building of Quality Group (1701-3, Naka, Shirahama-cho)

・Tour of Shirahama environment - afternoon


IT companies from Tokyo Metropolitan Area, companies which have a presence in

*Participation of foreign affiliated companies is cordially welcomed.

Seats Available 300 persons
Language Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation is available)
Admission Fee Free
Language Japanese (Interpretation will not be offered.)
Organizer Wakayama Prefecture, Shirahama Town
Deadline for application November 20, 2016
Other Information Wakayama Prefecture will offer a gift card worth 40,000 yen to the participants who are visiting and staying in accommodations in Wakayama from the headquarters located outside of Wakayama afterwards, on the condition that the recipients take part in an informational exchange event with Wakayama Prefectural Government.  

Please visit the website (Japanese only)External site: a new window will open. for details of the gift card Program, “Experience Wakayama Program for ICT Companies.”
Application For more details, please see the website (Japanese only)External site: a new window will open.
Investment Promotions Division of Wakayama Prefecture
Mr. Tsuji, Mr. Magaride
TEL : 073-441-2748, FAX : 073-422-1933
E-mail : e0622001@pref.wakayama.lg.jp