The International Conference for Women in Business, the largest conference of its kind in Japan, is open to anyone who is positive and highly motivated.

This Conference has been held every summer since 1996. The aim of the Conference is for highly motivated people from both Japan and abroad to share time together as they aim to discover and reach a higher version of themselves.
The Conference works to provide participants who want to contribute via their work as proud professionals, with a forum to share knowledge, skills, attitude and ways of thinking, and the opportunity for active exchange, stimulation from international perspectives, and mutual support among peers who share a strong determination to succeed.

Between 800-1,000 highly motivated women join the Conference every year!
Attendee satisfaction rate is over 99%!

The Conference, a ten-hour event, begins at 10 am and ends at 8 pm. The average rate of attendee satisfaction, from the 1st Conference through to last year’s 20th Conference, has consistently exceeded 99%, making it unique among business conferences for women.
The reason behind the high level of satisfaction is the strong motivation of the participants. From high school girls to government officials, entrepreneurs, executives, and CEOs. Positive-minded people from all over the world come to the Conference of their own accord, fostering an inspiring atmosphere for everyone. Approximately 70% of the attendees come alone. Yet by the time the Conference ends at 8 pm, most participants have made new friends.

The doors open at 9 am, with the first main session starting at 10 am. The 800-1,000 participants quickly take seats at the round tables in the main venue. The main session, which goes until lunchtime, is packed with exciting presentations based on the annual theme. (Simultaneous interpretation is provided for all speeches during this session.) Participants can then enjoy the culinary skills of the hotel chefs when they are served with a seated course lunch at their tables.

In the lobby, participants mingle and peruse the booths set up by partner companies or browse through the many books authored by the Conference speakers that are available for purchase.

In the afternoon, participants select two from a list of 70-minute Roundtable, interactive discussions. Led by renowned speakers, these interactive discussions provide for, as their name implies, some interactive discussion between the speakers and participants. To enable the flow of the discussion, none of these afternoon sessions use interpreters, with English discussions held entirely in English, and Japanese sessions conducted entirely in Japanese.

The day ends with a networking party featuring a delicious buffet especially prepared by the hotel chefs. This is a time when participants eat, drink, socialize, and converse. Participants from all walks of life and the speakers can be seen enjoying each other’s conversation and company, the ideal way to end a fulfilling and exciting day.

There is, undoubtedly, no other business conference like the International Conference for Women in Business. If you are looking to discover new role models, make like-minded friends, share your experiences, and acquire skills and knowledge to enrich your life and career, then this is the conference for you. We sincerely look forward to you joining us.



Think Big

The theme for the 21st International Conference for Women in Business is “Think Big”.
This means to think without boundaries, at the highest level possible, and with a broad perspective.
Last year at the 20th anniversary of this Conference, our theme was Make History,
and this year, we move forward with Think Big to create an open future.

Kaori Sasaki, Founder and Chair

How to Register

The Conference is open to positive and highly motivated people, regardless of occupation, age, gender or nationality.
Men are, of course, also welcome to participate, as are high school and university students, those on maternity or childcare leave, and those on leave from work.
More than half of the participants each year are first-timers or attending alone
and our total satisfaction rate has exceeded 99% for each of the previous 20 Conferences. We would love to have you join us on July 18!

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