Opening Ceremony / Keynote Speech

Opening Ceremony / Keynote Speech

Forum Theme :  Advancing Sustainable Tourism Development :  A Vital Action towards SDGs

Tourism is expected to continue to grow further over the next decade becoming one of the leading global socio-economic sectors. The rapidly growing numbers of international travelers have made enormous impact and created various new opportunities for all the components of the tourism development in the host destinations. One of the global opinion leaders will speak about the outlook of future tourism development.

Program

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Japanese only

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English only

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Simultaneous interpreting available

Opening Ceremony

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Date Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:30-12:45
Venue Hyatt Regency Osaka 3rd floor, Regency Ball Room

Japan Tourism Awards ceremony

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Date Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:45-13:30
Venue Hyatt Regency Osaka 3rd floor, Regency Ball Room

Keynote Speech

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Theme An Unforgettable Journey
Date October 24, Thursday, 13:30-14:25
Venue HYATT REGENCY OSAKA, 3F, Regency Ballroom
Welcome Speech
Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili
Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Keynote Speaker Mr. Tadao Ando (Architect)
Outline
Mr. Tadao Ando (Architect) - 安藤 忠雄氏 (建築家)
Photo by 閑野欣次
The insights and knowledge I have obtained through my travel experiences are immeasurable. In 1965, one year after overseas travel was liberalized in Japan, I traveled through Europe onboard the Siberian Railway. My goal was to see the world's architecture and this experience had a great impact on my aesthetic values.
Today, I frequently visit cities around the world on business and I always receive fresh inspiration every time I go abroad.
As the globalized international communities increase, the tourism industry is becoming more important than ever. I will talk about the future of the city as I see it as an architect.
Registration By invitation only
Tourism EXPO Japan Promotion Office (Forum)
(Open: Weekdays 9:30-17:30)