Conveying a Vision of Future Society

Resolving social issues, forging a bright future

In this connection, Nikkei Business Publications is organizing the event called “Social Innovation 2014” with a view to forging ahead with future possibilities and resolving social issues. The conference is designed to provide a venue for stakeholders in Japan and other countries working to address social issues to forge new partnerships with corporations and to identify possible new technologies and solutions that can facilitate resolution. It also serves to showcase and provide information on Japan’s solutions for the rest of the world, from its position as a country addressing said issues early on. In sum, Social Innovation 2014 is intended to bolster new Japanese industry and to facilitate progressive future trends.


Dates October 29 (Wed.)-October 31 (Fri.), 2014 (three days)
Venue Pacifico Yokohama
Organizer Nikkei Business Publications
Special cooperation City of Yokohama
Supervision Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute
Cooperation Nikkei Business, Nikkei Ecology, Nikkei Electronics, Nikkei Computer, Nikkei Monozukuri, Nikkei Automotive Technology, Nikkei Architecture, Nikkei Business Online, Nikkei Technology Online, ITpro, KEN-Platz, Nikkei Business Publications Environmental Management Forum, Nikkei Digital Health, etc.
Attendance 50,000

Please note that while the above is anticipated, details are subject to change.

Features of Social Innovation 2014

Social Innovation 2014
— Bringing decisionmakers from Japan and around the world together.

Decision-makers spanning the entire industrial sphere come together with a view to creating new industry

Individuals with decision-making power on adoption of products and solutions as well as business partnerships comprise approximately 70% of the total number of visitors. In addition, this event is designed to draw executives and project managers considering new types of business.

[Job Category] [Industry Sector]


Over 3,000 visitors from 80 countries

Representatives of emerging nations of Asia and Africa, where business opportunities are ample, come to this event to seek out the knowledge, technology, and solutions of Japanese corporations and local governments. Social Innovation 2014 enables participants to bring their information to the world.

Over 1,000 visitors from Japanese local governments

Key people from Japanese local governments, who are faced with social issues on a day-to-day basis, come from all over Japan to network with other local governments as well as corporations.

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