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International Conference for Women in Business

The International Conference for Women in Business is an event designed to provide working women with a) knowledge and skills they need to succeed as professionals in today's business scene, b) a forum for positive exchanges among peers who share a strong determination to succeed, and c) stimulating opportunities from international perspectives, and d) an avenue of mutual support. The Committee for the International Conference for Women in Business organizes the conference each year to support a growing number of influential women in business.

The conference consists of three parts: The keynote address and feature speeches are presented in the morning followed by the hotel course lunch served while participants network at round tables. The afternoon is spent in a variety of workshops. A buffet-style reception in the evening provides a further chance to see old friends and make new connections. Simultaneous interpretation is available for the morning speeches only.

Over 1200 corporate managers, entrepreneurs, business owners and freelancers are expected to spend a day of learning and discussing ideas, networking, and ultimately developing new business opportunities. We also welcome men to join the Conference.

This Year's Conference

"Diversity and Inclusion"

The awareness that diversity is a significant factor for companies and society to maintain their sustainable development has growth stronger than ever. In Japan, companies, educational bodies, non-profit organizations, health and medical institutions are starting to offer equal opportunities to people regardless of their race, nationality, gender, and age.

This year working theme is “Diversity” from various angles, such as the importance of diversity in company’s management system and the importance of a diverse way of thinking for personal development.

This July 19th will be a very special day of the year for all of us taking part in the Conference and 1200 seats will be prepared for the day. I can already imagine the positive energy from so many like-minded people from across Japan and the world gathered in one place to share their dreams and passions and to move forward together.

Kaori Sasaki, Chair
Committee for the International Conference for Women in Business


The Conference is open for anyone with spirit and high motivation to move forward and improve her/his skills in the professional career and personal life.

Participants come from various background; office workers, corporate managers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, academics and professors, lawyers, SOHO workers, physicians, engineers, etc. The age ranging is from late teens to seventies and the majority of participants are in their 30’s and 40’s.

Students, men, and those who are currently unemployed are also sincerely welcome to attend the Conference.

Date & Venue
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Venue: GRAND PACIFIC TOKYO LE DAIBA (Special Rate/Discount)
(Formaly Le MERIDIEN GRAND PACIFIC TOKYO / From June 1, the hotel’s name has been changed.)
2-6-1, Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel 03-5500-6711
*Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line [Access Map]
Door’s Opening: 09:00
Opening: 10:00
  • All seats, including for workshops, are non-reserved seats.
  • Yurikamome and other transportation lines are predicted to be very crowded on the day. To avoid the crowd and long queue, we strongly recommend you to arrange an extra time and depart early.

  1. Please register from this web site. Before filling in the registration form, please make sure to read "Please Note the Following" which appears below on this web page.
  2. The conference consists of three parts: the speeches in the morning, the workshops in the afternoon, and the networking reception in the evening. The workshops are divided into two sessions. Please choose one from each session. For further details, please see Program.
  3. Upon receipt of your application, “the note of confirmation” will be automatically e-mailed to you. (In case you do not have an e-mail account we will fax or post the confirmation letter within 24 hours on working days.)
  4. Within a week of receiving the confirmation note, please complete the bank remittance by following the directions on the note.
  5. If you do not receive “the note of confirmation” after 30 minutes of your registering, please notify at the Secretariat.
Please Note the Following
  1. Registration will not be confirmed until the payment is received. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis and will close as soon as capacity is reached.
  2. The registration fee is non-refundable.
  3. The applicant is responsible for the bank remittance fee.
  4. Please make sure to make the remittance under the name of the applicant on the registration form.
Registration Form

Registration Fee
Registration fee includes the morning speeches, the hotel course lunch, the workshops, and the buffet-style networking reception.


Paid by
July 11

Paid after
July 12
or at the site
Internet JPY 32,000 JPY 38,000
Tel and Others JPY 35,000

* Registration will not be confirmed until the payment is received.
* Please note that if the payment is not received until the payment’s deadline, your registration might be canceled.
* Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will close when capacity is reached.
* The registration fee is non-refundable. If you wish to change the participant’s name, please contact the Secretariat beforehand.
* The registration fee includes all the programs mentioned above, the hotel course lunch.

Kids Room

The Conference participants can use "Poppins Kids Room" at the AQUA City, near the Daiba station, at the special rate. Advanced reservations required.

10:00-18:00 JPY 1260/h
18:00-20:00 JPY 1890/h
20:00-22:00 JPY 2520/h

* You are required to receive the ticket at the hotel before you pick up your child(ren).

For details and for reservations, please contact "Poppins Kids Room" directly.
Aqua City Poppins Kids Room

1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo (across the Toy’s R Us)
TEL: 03-3599-4510   FAX: 03-3599-4545

* You are required to make a reservation at least 2 days in advance. For an early morning use (10:00 – 11:00) and after 20:00, please make reservation 3 days in advance.
* For information on child (ren)’s belongings and meals, please contact Poppins Kids Room directly.
* Please note that the Committee for the International Conference for Women in Business is not responsible for any problems and troubles at the Kids Room.

For more information, please contact at the Secretariat.
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