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Unveiling Tokyo's Blueprint for Sustainable Urbanism: SusHi Tech 2024

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SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 will continue Tokyo's sustainable city initiative.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has detailed its plans for SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024, to be held in April-May next year.

This event follows its predecessor, 2023, and is designed to address global urban challenges.

Why It Matters: The event underscores the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's commitment to sustainable urban development and integrating modern technology solutions.

The Key Points

Event Duration: The event will begin on April 27, 2024, and end on May 26.

Anticipated Attendance: Over 500,000 visitors are expected to visit the Tokyo Bay area where the event is planned.

Main Segments: SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 will feature three programs:

  • The Global Startup Program at Tokyo Big Sight focused on bridging startups, investors, and municipalities; the City Leaders Program at Hotel New Otani Tokyo for discussions with global city leaders; and the Showcase Program, an interactive exhibition on the future of cities at venues such as ARIAKE ARENA and The Symbol Promenade Park.
  • In 2023, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has set aside 28.6 billion yen for its startup ecosystem, with a focus on the city tech segment.
  • The first global startup event was under the SusHi Tech banner, City-Tech.Tokyo was held in February 2023. The event attracted 328 startups from 41 regions and 26,000 participants from 67 countries.

The Big Picture: The global startup program of SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors.

Meanwhile, the City Leaders Program will see Tokyo work with international counterparts on urban solutions through technological innovation and startup collaboration.

The Showcase Program, or "SusHi Tech Tokyo Festival," offers a glimpse into Tokyo's envisioned 2050 urban scenario that integrates sustainable practices and modern conveniences.

Tokyo's historic efforts include its 2022 "Global Innovation with STARTUPS" strategy, which aims to grow the startup sector over the next five years.

The Tokyo Bay eSG project, introduced in April 2021, focuses on harmonizing natural elements with modern conveniences in future urban planning.

The upcoming SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 is integral to Tokyo's ongoing urban sustainability efforts.