Rugby Scrum Hackathon
Launched in 2014, our Global Sporting Events programme has supported knowledge-transfer between the London 2012 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, as well as the England 2015 and Japan 2019 Rugby World Cups.
Having delivered more than 40 related events, including speeches, seminars and workshops; produced a huge library of content including 7 reports and 6 webinars; and developed a formidable network of key global and domestic stakeholders, we find ourselves asking: now what?
Rugby World Cup 2019
The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan across 12 stadia from September 20 to November 2, 2019. Not only will this will be the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia, but also the first time that the event will take place outside the traditional heartland of the sport.
This "once in a lifetime" experience could leave a lasting legacy for Japan and its communities. The Japan Sports Agency says:
"The 2019 RWC will also help boost Japan’s socio-economic development during and after the games through the creation of tangible and intangible legacies. The tournament is anticipated to revitalize regional economies, disseminate the allure of Japanese culture by utilizing cultural programs, advance reconstruction after the March 11 Great East Japan earthquake, and promote educational activities, tourism and international exchange. The RWC will help elevate the significance of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, further advance the Olympic and Paralympic movement, boost foreigners’ interest to visit Japan, and revitalize the nation’s society and economy."(1)
With such ambitious goals in mind, how can the international business and sporting community most effectively support Japan as it delivers this major event for the first time? How exactly can a developing sport help to rejuvenate the country's regional economies? And if you haven't secured your RWC2019 tickets yet, is there still time?!
To tackle these questions and more, join us on May 24, for our inaugural 'hackathon'. The hackathon format is designed to promote creative thinking and problem solving, by bringing together BCCJ members as well as invited external stakeholders - including representatives from other Chambers of Commerce, and the Japanese public and private sectors.
Our 'Rugby Scrum Hackathon' is an inclusive event focused on RWC2019, and will connect people across industries, job functions, nationalities and age groups, on a topic that has national and global significance.
As ever, we remain committed to supporting Japan to achieve the best possible community and commercial results before, during and after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
- Global Sporting Events at the BCCJ HERE
- Volunteering at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and 2019 Rugby World Cup HERE
- (1) http://www.mext.go.jp/sports/en/b_menu/policy/international/2019rugby.htm
- Members who have paid their annual membership fee can use a free seat coupon to attend this event.
- Paid reservations by May 15 1700 after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. No-shows will be charged.
- Bookings on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Prior reservation is essential. We cannot accept cash at the door. Thank you for your understanding.
Venue InformationBCCJ Office
Ark Hills Front Tower RoP
2-23-1 Akasaka Minato-ku
Due to office security restrictions, reception will start at 1145 and attendees arriving after 1215 can not be admitted.
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