The needs for SDGs initiatives are increasing in attracting and holding business events.
This page is an introduction page of the initiative of each base.
Marunouchi—A wellness area where an Imperial Palace Running Program is available
Information about various other MICE-related activities conducted in this area to promote sustainability is available on the website of DMO Tokyo/Marunouchi.
SDGs study meetings held for members
DMO Roppongi also invited a lecturer well-versed in MICE situations abroad to give a lecture on SDGs in other countries. It was a fruitful event that allowed the attendees to learn overseas approaches to MICE in light of SDGs, including actual examples, as well as to understand points of particular importance, such as viewpoints of SDGs that must be heeded when they host MICE tourists in the future.
Tokyo Waterfront City
Progressive initiatives for energy and resource conservation by the city as a whole and by individual facilities
Tokyo Big Sight, Japan’s largest convention and exhibition center, is working to help achieve SDGs. For Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), Tokyo Big Sight is shifting to LED lighting for its exhibition halls to reduce power consumption and CO2 emissions. It also promotes renewable energy use, with solar panels installed for South Exhibition Halls. To help achieve Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), Tokyo Big Sight has set waste reduction as one of its goals, working to promote the recycling of waste generated during exhibitions, to promote resource recycling such as by turning kitchen waste from its restaurants into livestock feed, and to prevent illegal waste disposal and other acts through supervision for adequate waste disposal.
Event focusing on regional revitalization, D & I, and decarbonization held
The summit, held under the theme of “regional revitalization, diversity & inclusion (D & I), and decarbonization,” brought together diverse businesses, just as the Nihonbashi area does. The goal was to create a new community of co-creation through an opportunity for the participants to share the challenges they were facing and the results of their initiatives. The summit provided an intense experience unique to face-to-face events that can never be experienced in events held at a single venue or online. Examples of such an experience include: collaborative events with businesses operating in Nihonbashi, where the spirit of mutual help has taken root; the use of different facilities with distinct characteristics as the venues; talks with a sense of culture and history by representatives of long-established businesses; and open-air networking parties with an approachable feel.
A variety of SDGs initiatives undertaken individually by businesses and through area-wide collaboration
Along with initiatives undertaken individually by businesses, Hops Community Activities were launched as a community initiative in 2021. This initiative aims to bring together businesses, school operators, and residents in the Takanawa Gateway Station area to grow hops, an ingredient of beer, to promote exchanges and cooperation through greenery. DMO Gateway Shin-Shinagawa is committed to promoting sustainable MICE activities by making the most of the characteristics of businesses in the area while strengthening initiatives that involve the local community and beyond.
Final round of the 19th AXA Brave Cup Blind Football Japan Championships held
Tama River Cleanup Activity for the protection of a Tokyo water supply source
Japan’s most progressive diversity & inclusion initiatives
*Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion is a term referring to the concept of creating an environment where people can demonstrate their abilities while respecting each other’s differences in gender, nationality, age, physical characteristics, religion, and beliefs.
Takeshiba's New Eight Sceneries and Takeshiba Tidal Flat:
Initiatives for biodiversity conservation
Takeshiba Tidal Flat developed in WATERS takeshiba represents an initiative aimed at restoring and preserving the environment where shellfish, crustaceans, and various other creatures that once inhabited Tokyo Bay can thrive. The tidal flat offers visitors an opportunity to observe creatures there and enjoy fishing. Together with cruises to and from Takeshiba, the tidal flat is also available for MICE programs that trace the history of the area that has developed along with the waterfront environment.