11/08/2018, Osaka, Japan
ISPO Academy Japan

The ISPO ACADEMY comes back to Japan!

For the first time the ISPO Academy will be accompanied by a Japan Tour which includes a visit of the ASICS headquarter in Oaska, a Toray factory tour with regards to their sporting good materials as well as a walkabout through the Panasonic stadium. Each visit comes along with an explanation of the latest technologies being used as well as some interesting cases and insights to learn from.

The ISPO Academy itself focuses on providing useful knowledge about the European Sporting Goods market and adds value to Japanese companies aiming to enter European markets. Benefit from detailed information about the outdoor industry and its future forecast.

The event is rounded off by a matchmaking service which offers the opportunity to get in touch with potential business partners and assists in creating valuable connections.

Learn from European success stories and gain a formidable advantage in knowledge.

Venue: Osaka City Central Public Hall, 1-1-27Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka

Day 1 - November 7, 2018, Factory Visiting Tour

Visit head office & sports museum of ASICS

Learn about the history of ASICS, touch and try various shoes of ASICS including athlete models and benefit from a discussion with ASICS Head of Institute of Sports Science. 

Lunch Break
Visit Toray's Head Office

Learn about Toray’s sporting good materials and gain insights from Toray's research & development department.

Visit Toray's factory/laboratory
Visit Panasonic Stadium Suita
  • Stadium tour
  • Explanation of latest technologies
Get Together & Dinner at Panasonic Stadium Suita


Day 2 - November 8, 2018, ISPO Academy

Welcome speech by Hirofumi Yoshimura

Mayor of Osaka City

Opening speech by Motoi Oyama

CEO of ASICS Corporation

Insights on the European Sport Market by Tobias Gröber

Director of ISPO Group, Messe München

The Outdoor Industry in Europe by Mark Held

General Secretary of The European Outdoor Group

Crowd Sourcing & ISPO Open Innovation
Matchmaking Presentation


Day 3 - November 9, 2018, Business Matchmaking Program

Individual Matchmaking

The following speakers will give a speech in Osaka:

  • Mr. Oyama, CEO at ASICS Corporation
  • Mr. Tobias Groeber, Director of ISPO Group, Messe München
  • Mr. Mark Held, General Secretary of The European Outdoor Group

Admission for ISPO Academy on Day 2 is free with previous registration.

4 Days ISPO Academy Japan Tour  

The package tour includes:

  • 3 nights in hotel including breakfast, November 7-9, 2018 (any additional night at ¥18,000/per night)
  • Shuttle Bus to the factory and laboratory visiting Tour
  • Day 1 breakfast & lunch & dinner
  • Day 2 breakfast & lunch
  • Day 3 breakfast & lunch
  • Access to ISPO Academy
  • Day 3 Matchmaking Service 

Costs: 1,100 €/per person